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The DNR granted PolyMet Mining an endangered species takings permit. What does that mean? 5.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
PolyMet Mining's proposed copper-nickel mine in the northeastern part of the state is a step closer to reality, after the DNR issued several key permits for the mine last week.
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Puffins: Harbingers of Climate Change 5.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Audrey Holstead watched a puffin rocket in from the ocean with a beak dripping with fish. It zoomed over boulders in front of her bird blind and dropped with pinpoint accuracy into a narrow, dark crevice. Holstead’s skin crawled with electricity. Puffins come ashore with fish for only one reason: to feed a chick. This was the first feeding of the season observed at this particular hole. It belonged to the 173rd breeding pair of Atlantic puffins on Eastern Egg Rock, an island six miles off Pemaquid Point on Maine’s midcoast. That set a new record for the National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin, one of the world’s most famous bird restoration efforts. The season finished with 178 breeding pairs. “I just wanted to jump up and down and scream to the world,” Holstead says. “I did a little wiggly dance.” Holstead’s victory jig was one of several in the 45th summer of the project founded by Steve Kress, National ...
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Can marine conservation be more effective by cooperating across boundaries? 29.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Can marine conservation be more effective by cooperating across boundaries?
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Outrage at Prince William's "racist" conservation video 11.10.2018 Survival International
— John Kamau (@Johnn_Kamau) October 11, 2018 Only one black person is shown speaking to camera in the film. While all the other contributors share their expertise on conservation, her contribution in the video relates only to the Prince’s leadership abilities. The people interviewed in the video are: Charlie Mayhew, CEO of Tusk, who comments on tackling the illegal wildlife trade and later also on Tusk’s work in Africa. Dr Naomi Doak, Head of Conservation Programmes at The Royal Foundation, who discusses engaging the private sector in conservation efforts and later on how important the Prince’s contribution is to the people he met on his visit. Dr Antony Lynam, Regional Training Director at SMART for the Wildlife Conservation Society, who talks about the Prince’s support for the use of SMART technology for conservation. Finally, Patricia Kayaga, the only black interviewee featured in the video, is a student at the College of African Wildlife Management, which the Prince visited on his tour. The sea of ...
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Charles writes open letter to William and Harry ahead of key wildlife conference 10.10.2018 Survival International
Prince Harry, Prince William, and Prince Charles. Conservation groups supported by the three royals fund ecoguards accused of multiple abuses against indigenous people. © Survival Charles Nsonkali has written to Princes William and Harry calling for urgent action to stop horrific atrocities committed by the conservation industry against the Baka people of Cameroon. Charles is Program Supervisor at Okani, a community-based indigenous organization located in the East Region of Cameroon. Charles Jones Nsonkali works for the Baka organization Okani. He has been fighting for Baka rights for 30 years. © Survival Charles writes that eco-guards patrolling the protected conservation zones in central Africa “torture Baka people here and make their lives hell. They strip Baka naked and beat them, they humiliate them, forcing them to crawl on all fours and destroy their camps and possessions.” The guards are funded, trained and supported by western conservation organizations including the Wildlife Conservation ...
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How to conserve half the planet without going hungry 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In order to preserve biodiversity, we need to protect land — land that's been resettled for agriculture.
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Conservation groups suing state over use of environment fund 4.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A coalition of eight conservation groups has served notice that they plan to sue the state of Minnesota for using the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund to finance infrastructure projects.
Major conservation program at risk in farm bill draft 4.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Congress' current versions of the new farm bill would slash funding for a conservation program comprising over 70 million acres.
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The Mesoamerican Reef: A shared vision for prosperity and conservation 3.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The Mesoamerican Reef: A shared vision for prosperity and conservation
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442 acres of NJ cranberry farm preserved; will open to public but close to ATVs 2.10.2018 Philly.com News
The land once owned by the Birches Cranberry Company includes 5.5 miles of streams, including the pristine Burrs Mill Brook, a tributary of the Rancocas Creek. As such, Burrs Mill Brook feeds into the Delaware River watershed, a network of waterways that feed the region's main river. The foundation bought the land to protect wildlife and water quality.
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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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