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BBC report of 87 elephant poaching deaths wrong, say leading conservation scientists 13.9.2018 Survival International
The scientists find no scientific basis for the dramatic assertion that 87 elephants have been poached in Botswana. © CC0 Creative Commons Three leading conservation scientists in Botswana have released a statement saying they “find no scientific basis for the dramatic assertions made in the recent BBC report” of the deaths of 87 elephants in Botswana, allegedly by poaching. This follows a statement from the Botswana government last week which also claimed the BBC report was inaccurate. The scientists released the statement in response to the article ‘Dozens of elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary’ , written by BBC Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead, and published on the BBC News website on September 3rd, 2018. Leithead’s report is based on data and interviews given by Dr Mike Chase of conservation NGO Elephants Without Borders (EWB). The authors are three scientists working on conservation in Botswana, Dr Kathleen Alexander, Dr J.W. McNutt, and Dr Mark Vandewalle. Dr Alexander and Dr ...
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50 acres to be preserved at Northeast Philly mental health hospital grounds 7.9.2018 Philly.com News
On Thursday, the Natural Lands trust announced it struck a deal with the hospital administration to place nearly half that land, 49 acres, in the Crescentville neighborhood under permanent conservation easement to protect it it from development. As part of the easement, public will have access to a forest on the property that adjoins the park land.
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Is elephants slaughter story fake? Botswana slams report as “false and misleading” 6.9.2018 Survival International
Militarized conservation has resulted in many local people being shot on sight around the world. In Kaziranga National Park in India, for example, dozens have been shot by ecoguards. © Survival A widely reported story that 90 elephants have been slaughtered in Botswana recently has been denounced as fake by the authorities. A government statement slammed the report, attributed to Elephants without Borders, as “false and misleading”, saying “at no point in the last months or recently were 87 or 90 elephants killed in one incident in any place in Botswana.” Botswana’s government, and Survival International, believe the story is linked to measures by the authorities there to disarm anti-poaching units. Many conservationists are promoting the militarisation of conservation – the arming of wildlife officers, and shoot on sight policies towards anyone labelled a “poacher”. Many innocent tribal people have been caught in the crossfire. A conference on the illegal wildlife trade will be held in London next ...
Millions in grants available for improving fish and wildlife habitats 30.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In all, $11 million has been set aside to help pay for conservation work on public land or land permanently protected for conservation.
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Report Report: Corporate conservation, youth and disrupting luxury 21.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A monthly wrap-up of recent research on sustainable business and clean technology reports you need to know.
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Can businesses practice profitable conservation? 18.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Investing in the environment proves valuable for all organizations. Here's how.
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Policy News: July 23, 2018 24.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue:   103 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in New Orleans, LA The Opening Plenary talk by Robert Twilley, “Ecosystem design approaches in a highly engineered landscape of the Mississippi River Delta” will be live-streamed – watch it here on Sunday, August 5 at 5 PM ...
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
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How forest carbon can provide ROI for your sustainable business strategy 11.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
And return on your investment for the environment, too.
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July 9, 2018 9.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman releases Endangered Species Act legislation, Senate passes Farm Bill and legislative updates. Executive Branch EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns, US Fish and Wildlife Service proposes ending red wolf management program and more. Courts Rhode Island sues oil companies for climate change damages, ...
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Minnesota sweetens the pot to shift cropland into conservation 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Using a conservation program started last year, Minnesota is looking for landowners willing to permanently set aside farmland to improve water quality. Meet the Otter Tail County couple who were first to take advantage.
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During This Week From Hell, Enjoy Some Good News About Pandas 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
Believe it or not, there’s a battle happening among conservationists over the Giant Panda. Though an undoubtably iconic species for environmentalists—and the highly recognizable symbol of the World Wildlife Fund for half a century—some argue that all the dollars funneling into panda conservation are, simply put, not worth it. With fewer than 2,000 pandas left in the […]
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Policy News: June 25, 2018 26.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: ESA and USGS Hold Capitol Hill Roundtable on Science in the Chesapeake Bay ESA and the U.S. Geological Survey held a roundtable discussion highlighting science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management. Senate Appropriations Committee Introduces Bills to Fund Interior Agencies, NSF and Others  Senate releases its proposal for ...
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Classification, Communication & Conservation: The Novel EcoVeg Approach to Classifying Ecosystems 21.6.2018 EcoTone
The 19th  century was a time of accelerated ecological discovery. The New World, already plundered for trade and colonization, was opening to Europeans for scientific discovery. Now-famous figures—Humboldt, Darwin, Wallace, Schimper—struck out across oceans, armed with microscopes and collecting bags.  They returned home with trunks crammed full of samples and specimens, and logbooks full of ...
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The market for payment for ecosystems services is growing up 15.6.2018 GreenBiz.com
The decades-old policy idea was finally measured, and the ROI is apparent.
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With thousands of acres, millions of dollars, land trusts are a force in local development 14.6.2018 Philly.com News
From the Pennsylvania suburbs through to the Poconos and South Jersey, thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive land are being preserved each year through land trusts.
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How can a wireless network help both rhino resilience and water quality? 14.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
They're called low-power wide-area networks — LPWANs — and they're changing how we can collect data.
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Policy News: June 11, 2018 12.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Proposed Alaskan Pebble Mine Could Threaten World’s Largest Salmon Fishery and Wetlands Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments by June 29. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Holds First Meeting of 2018, Congress Signals Its Support SAB voted to review the EPA’s ‘secret science’ proposed rule. Congress House Appropriations Committee ...
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Ocean Conservation Is an Untapped Strategy for Fighting Climate Change 8.6.2018 WRI Stories
Ocean Conservation Is an Untapped Strategy for Fighting Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintMangroves protect coastlines from storms, waves and erosion. Photo by patjosse/Pixabay The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the overall economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 percent of the world’s population. But there’s another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they’re crucial for curbing climate change. A Key Moment for the Ocean and Climate Action Today is World Oceans Day,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Dropping the ball: how the sports industry affects biodiversity 1.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with Giulia Carbone of IUCN on how she works with key stakeholders to turn challenges in the sports industry into sustainable opportunities.
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