User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Protection :: Policy
Last updated: Jul 11 2018 15:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Hope rises for critically endangered monkey thanks to conservation efforts 18.1.2018 TreeHugger
The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey may survive because of work by communities, NGOs and the Myanmar and Chinese governments.
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Reimbursing Ranchers for Livestock Killed by Predators Supports Conservation Efforts 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Alberta’s predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.
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In Montana, houses are replacing farmland 15.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Can lessons from Vermont keep local agriculture alive?
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More energy development slated for prime sage grouse habitat 12.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas leasing in key sagebrush lands.
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The Endangered Species Act itself could go extinct 9.1.2018 Writers on the Range
Congress and the Trump administration threaten an act vital to wildlife and habitat.
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A 'Paris Agreement for shipping' could lower maritime emissions 5.1.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Along with sustainable aquaculture and stronger ocean biodiversity laws, the world will see a deep dive into marine conservation this year.
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Interior revokes climate change and mitigation policies 5.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Many regulations were axed because they are ‘burdens’ to energy development.
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For endangered species, politics replaces science 4.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A leaked Fish and Wildlife memo suggests a shift away from science.
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For endangered species, politics replace science 4.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
At Fish and Wildlife, a leaked memo threatens scientific integrity.
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Habitat on the Edges: Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World 4.1.2018 Environmental News Network
One morning not long ago, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, I traveled with a Wildlife Conservation Society biologist on a switchback route up and over the high ridge of the Western Ghats. Our itinerary loosely followed the corridor connecting Bhadra Tiger Reserve with Kudremakh National Park 30 miles to the south.
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A National Beautification Campaign Revitalized Communities in the '60s and Could Again Today 1.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In the 1960s, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson's campaign to protect the natural beauty of the United States united Americans during divisive times. The drums of war drowned out Johnson's efforts, but activists believe beauty can unite us again today. Lady Bird Johnson and Stewart Udall in a raft on the Snake River. (Photo: LBJ Library ) Here at Truthout, our commitment to uncovering injustice, disseminating transformative ideas and inspiring action is as steadfast as ever. Will you join us in this mission? "If anything can save the world, I'd put my money on beauty," once declared Doug Tompkins, conservationist and founder of the global clothing giants, The North Face and Esprit. The beauty he meant was not the garments he sold, but the natural beauty of the Earth, and the beauty of well-designed human environments.  In this polarized time, can a campaign for beauty help bring Americans together? I think so. Beauty was once very much a part of the American dialogue and tradition. It animated the paintings ...
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Climate Change Meets Mass Incarceration: California's Incarcerated Firefighters 27.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Firefighters set a backfire to make progress against the Thomas Fire before the winds return with the daylight near Lake Casitas on December 9, 2017, near Ojai, California. (Photo: David McNew / Getty Images) California has long used a select group of state prisoners to fight wildfires for extremely low wages. Former prisoners speak about the systemic incarceration crisis that pits thousands of them against California's increasingly deadly wildfires. Firefighters set a backfire to make progress against the Thomas Fire before the winds return with the daylight near Lake Casitas on December 9, 2017, near Ojai, California. (Photo: David McNew / Getty Images) Truthout is your go-to source for news about the most critical issues of our time. If you want to see more stories like this one, make a tax-deductible donation today! The intersection of climate change and mass incarceration is not unique to California, but as the state experiences its deadliest and most destructive year on record for wildfires -- ...
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There’s something fishy going on in the Fraser Basin 21.12.2017 TreeHugger
Did you know that the steelhead fish is the same species as rainbow trout? The two varieties are only distinguished by their color and breeding habits. The steelhead is an endangered species in many parts of North America.
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Study shows sustainable forestry sustains these 5 birds 15.12.2017 TreeHugger
A sustainable forest is like a giant nest that protects the birds that live in it. Among forest wildlife, birds are especially important because they serve as early indicators of forest health, water quality, air quality, and climate change.
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Vis­itor Pat­terns and Emer­ging Activ­it­ies in Na­tional Parks Re­vealed by So­cial Me­dia Posts 14.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Researchers from the Digital Geography at the University of Helsinki have been studying whether social media data could be used to understand visitor’s activities in national parks and most recent results are presented in Scientific reports: Instagram, Flickr, or Twitter: Assessing the usability of social media data for visitor monitoring in protected areas.
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New Maps Show Shrinking Wilderness Being Ignored At Our Peril 12.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Maps of the world’s most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland and Wildlife Conservation Society-led study published today.
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University of Florida study: Bird evolves virtually overnight to keep up with invasive prey 12.12.2017 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
The federally endangered bird, the snail kite, was faced with an interesting dilemma: The island apple snail was good to eat, but about two to five times bigger than the native snail that the bird usually consumed. What’s a hungry bird to do? Evolve – quickly.A study by a team of University of Florida researchers has found that in about 10 years, the snail kite has evolved to develop a larger beak as its new prey, the island apple snail, proliferated and became invasive. The study is published in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
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Flying Laboratory Reveals Crucial Tropical Forest Conservation Targets in Borneo 4.12.2017 Climate Change News - ENN
About 40 percent of northern Malaysian Borneo’s carbon stocks exist in forests that are not designated for maximum protections, according to new remote sensing and satellite mapping from Carnegie’s Greg Asner and his colleagues.
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Comment period ending for sage grouse review 1.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
An Interior Department overhaul of collaborative protection plans could sacrifice birds for development.
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Giving thanks for four decades of protecting turkeys 21.11.2017 TreeHugger
The wild turkey is one of the most enduring symbols of Thanksgiving – but you may not know how close we’ve all come to losing these birds. As recently as 1973, there were only about 1.5 million wild turkeys in all of North America.
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