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Hemmed in by freeways and human development, L.A.'s mountain lions could be near extinction in 50 years 1.9.2016 LA Times: Science

Mountain lions living in Greater Los Angeles could be at risk of extinction within the next 50 years if the population remains isolated by freeways and other forms of human development, UCLA and National Park Service wildlife ecologists are warning.

About 15 pumas survive in the Santa Monica Mountains,...

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Obama at Lake Tahoe Praises Conservation Efforts 1.9.2016 NPR Health Science
The president warns that climate change can undermine decades-long conservation efforts. He spoke at an annual summit that brings people together to discuss how to keep Lake Tahoe blue.
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At Lake Tahoe, Obama calls on U.S. to confront climate-change threat 1.9.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Speaking in Nevada, the president said the U.S. is committed to tackling the challenge of climate change.
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At Lake Tahoe, Obama links conservation to climate change 1.9.2016 AP Politics
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) -- Standing beneath the forest-green peaks of the Sierra Nevada, President Barack Obama drew a connection Wednesday between conservation efforts and stopping global warming, describing the two environmental challenges as inseparably linked....
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Paul Allen’s elephant census gives ‘bulletproof’ data on elephant declines across Africa 1.9.2016 Seattle Times: Local

An African elephant census financed by Seattle’s Paul Allen has found that populations fell by 30 percent in seven years. But there were some bright spots where animal numbers were on the rise.
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A New Book Called 'Cat Wars' Calls For Killing Free-Ranging Cats 31.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Cat Wars calls for a massive assault on all free-ranging cats “From a conservation ecology perspective, the most desirable solution seems clear—remove all free-ranging cats from the landscape by any means necessary.” (Cat Wars, pp. 152-153) In the process of writing about an on-going war on wolves (please see, for example, “ Defenders of Wildlife Supports Killing Wolves: Livestock Win ,” “ Defenders of Wildlife = Defenders of Livestock? Why Do They Support Killing Wolves in Washington? ”, and links therein), I received a new book by bird advocate  Dr. Peter Marra , head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and writer Chris Santella, called  Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer . Along with numerous other people, I’ve been wondering when killing “in the name of conservation” is going to stop. Some people think it’s simply business as usual, and there aren’t any workable non-lethal humane alternatives. Killing members of one species to save others of their species, or killing ...
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World to Japan: Stop Killing Whales 31.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The World Conservation Congress passed with overwhelming support a motion today denouncing the killing of whales under the guise of science. The motion censures Japan's "scientific research" whaling, which Japan uses to evade the international ban against commercial whaling. Among other things, the motion calls on Japan to revoke its existing lethal whale research programs. It also calls upon all states to refrain from engaging in research programs that kill whales. The expertise and reputation of the World Conservation Congress makes this motion especially noteworthy. Hosted every four years by the world's largest network of conservation experts - the 1,300 member International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - the World Conservation Congress brings together thousands of scientists and other environmental professionals from over 170 countries, including members from 89 states, 129 government agencies, and over 1,000 domestic and international non-governmental organizations. The IUCN is ...
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Earth To Pebble Mine: Stay Away From Bristol Bay
World Conservation Congress Registers Overwhelming International Opposition to Mega-Mine That Threatens Bristol Bay's Wild Salmon Fishery
31.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A new chapter opened today in the battle against the proposed Pebble Mine , as the World Conservation Congress overwhelmingly adopted a motion opposing the embattled mega-mine and other large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska and urging the U.S. government to prevent the issuance of permits. With this action, an international body has for the first time formally joined longstanding opposition to the massive copper and gold project -- a project that, for years, has been the focus of a relentless, broad-based campaign in Alaska and the lower 48 states to stop it. If permitted, the Pebble Mine would be the largest open pit mine in North America and perhaps the world, sited in the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska, which produces up to 50 million wild salmon each year. The mega-mine would create a hole nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon; generate an estimated 10 billion tons of waste (enough to fill a major football stadium up to 3,900 ...
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Obama's Hawaiian Marine Preserve: Massive Potential, Monumental Challenges 31.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Char Miller , Pomona College The endangered Hawaiian monk seal is one of the 7,000 species that gained a measure of protection. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service , CC BY President Obama's environmental record just went big. On August 26, he quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the center of the Pacific Ocean, northwest of Hawaii. Whatever other conservation actions he takes in his final months in office, Papahānaumokuākea will be hard to top. The new monument is also outsized in the interrelated issues that it will address - and generate. In Papahānaumokuākea, biology, politics and policy converge and collide in revelatory ways. For those of us who study the intersection of environmental history, policy and politics on sea and land as I do , it's clear the creation of this gigantic marine monument is a huge step forward for conservation and for helping ecosystems adapt to a changing climate. But it also poses such significant management, budgetary and political ...
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At the World Conservation Congress, 3 Growing Signs of Hope for Forests and Wildlife 31.8.2016 WRI Stories
At the World Conservation Congress, 3 Growing Signs of Hope for Forests and WildlifeAdd Comment|PrintThe Pesalat Reforestation Project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, works to restore forest within a national park degraded by fire and logging. Photo by James Anderson/WRI This week brings one of the largest environmental gatherings in the world, and arguably one of the most important—the World Conservation Congress.  Held every four years since 1948, the Congress is one of the greatest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Obama to open conservation tour in Lake Tahoe and Hawaii 31.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a two-day environmental tour aimed at showcasing conservation efforts before traveling to Asia, where climate change is high on the agenda for his final trip to the region. In Nevada on Wednesday, Obama plans to visit Lake Tahoe and speak at a summit dedicated to the iconic […]
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Climate Change This Week: Another Dangerous Pipeline, Solar Community Power Grows, and More! 31.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this south American treehopper, is another reason to preserve forests. Credit Robert Oelman Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon OO Amazon Is Burning At Near Record Level - the forest fires, coming on top of recent droughts - raise concerns that 'we're in a different regime.' OO Climate Change Pledges Not Nearly Enough To Save Tropical Ecosystems - made by 178 nations, they won't likely save tropical coral reefs and cloud forests, or prevent mass global extinctions. More is needed. If Only It Worked That Way... deforestation, whether through wildfires or human activities, cuts carbon storage. Credit Hilary Price OO Gabon, Africa: Trading One Dirty Oil Addiction For Another - as the country starts allowing companies to destroy forests and replace them with palm oil plantations. Bad for the planet, and not good for an economy that needs to diversify... beyond oil. When we harm forests, we ...
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These African Elephants Will Need 90 Years To Recover From Poachers' Violence 31.8.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
If killing a 6,000-pound animal  for nothing more than its tusks weren’t appalling enough, consider this: It will take nearly a century for African forest elephants to recover from the devastation that poachers caused in just over a decade. That’s what a study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society  calculated. The society said the study, published Wednesday in the Journal of Applied Ecology, is the first to look at the demographics of the forest elephants. In combing through 23 years of data on the elephants in the Dzanga forest area of the Central African Republic, researchers found that a drastic decline in the population resulting from poaching and habitat loss has been exacerbated by an extremely low reproduction rate.  Female forest elephants  in the Dzanga population typically do not begin breeding until age 23 and only produce a calf once every five or six years, according to the study. In other words, they’re among the slowest reproducing mammals in the world. By comparison, females of the ...
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Nevada, Interior and Newmont Mining Corporation Reach Agreement to Protect Grouse 30.8.2016 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Nevada, Interior and Newmont Mining Corporation Reach Agreement to Protect Grouse
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One man's DIY conservation effort helps rare butterfly rebound in San Francisco 30.8.2016 TreeHugger
Using a bit of research and lots of careful gardening, this man was able to help reestablish a population of rare butterflies in his backyard.
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High Seas Biodiversity Agreement: the importance of sustainable access and benefit sharing 30.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As African States, we are fully cognisant of the contribution of oceans and seas to our development. In this regard, the far-reaching positive implications as well as the benefits of the BBNJ process will be understood and appreciated even more, now that we are standing at a juncture where ocean-based economic development is at the top of the agenda for many Governments. ©James Warwick/Wildscreen We welcome and appreciate the fact that the process towards the negotiation and adoption of an Internationally Legally Binding Instrument under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is potentially one of the most significant in international environmental law-making in the twenty-first century. It promises to address legal, governance and regulatory gaps in UNCLOS, including the issues identified in the package agreed in 2011, namely the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, in particular, marine genetic resources and ...
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Natural resource investing gets a federal jump-start 30.8.2016 GreenBiz.com
Could public-private coordination be the next frontier in sustainable investing?
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Conservation Has a Big Problem With Charismatic Carnivores 30.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
Conservation Has a Big Problem With Charismatic Carnivores
Mostly because humanity's a species of power-tripping space hogs. The post Conservation Has a Big Problem With Charismatic Carnivores appeared first on WIRED.
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Meet the unsung conservation hero you're overlooking 27.8.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A hidden conservation movement is underway, and it doesn't follow the "good guys versus bad guys" narrative of old Westerns.
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Work matters: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps' model for building young adults spreading throughout Northwest Colorado 26.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, the Steamboat Springs nonprofit that has introduced thousands of children, adolescents and young adults to the personal satisfaction and life skills derived from tackling outdoor conservation projects, has begun exporting its successful organizational model to other communities in Colorado. Already the largest employer of youth in Northwest Colorado, with about 500 young people engaged this summer (about 180 of them earning a little more than minimum wage), Rocky Mountain Youth Corps has begun taking steps to offer its youth programs in neighboring counties from Rio Blanco, to Lake, Summit, Garfield and more. “We’re embarking on an expansion project that will replicate our young kids programs in nine other counties in Northwest Colorado,” RMYC Executive Director Gretchen Van De Carr said. “We’d already been working in all these counties with the older kids (ages16 to 18) when Garfield County came to us and said, ‘We want to invest some money in putting local kids to work.’ We ...
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