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Arlington creates housing conservation district — but some say too quickly 17.12.2017 Washington Post
Arlington creates housing conservation district — but some say too quickly
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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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New study: Better education and data collection can further water (and energy) savings 14.12.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New study: Better education and data collection can further water (and energy) savings
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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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When Trump guts two Utah national monuments next week, he'll trigger a new conservation war 1.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I wrote my first letter pleading for preservation of Utah’s Kaiparowits Plateau as a college student 45 years ago. When President Clinton proclaimed Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996, he ended a 30-year debate about whether we should strip-mine coal on the Kaiparowits, a vast...

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Survival launches global boycott of India's tiger reserves 27.11.2017 Survival International
Baiga woman evicted from Kanha. The Baiga have struggled to find land since their eviction and now face poverty and misery. © Survival Survival International has launched a worldwide tourist boycott of India’s tiger reserves until the rights of tribal peoples living within them are fully restored and respected. Indian conservation authorities have banned the recognition of tribal rights in tiger reserves , a move that has provoked widespread condemnation. Tens of thousands of Indian tribal people have been illegally evicted from villages inside tiger reserves, and forced into lives of poverty and misery on the fringes of mainstream society. India’s Forest Rights Act guarantees tribal people the right to live on and protect their ancestral land. Big conservation organizations such as the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) support the evictions. For decades WCS has led the call for the “relocation” of tribal people from tiger reserves. Hunting by the Raj elite endangered India’s tigers – but tribal people ...
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Our cities are constantly evolving: Architect and historian Rabindra Vasavada 26.11.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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The voice missing from the elephant trophy debate? Africans. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It’s easy to condemn trophy hunting. But getting rid of it would damage local economies.
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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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Trump changed his tune on elephant trophy hunting. But will he stop there? 21.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Elephants are at risk of extinction. So are many other animals.
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After backlash, Trump says he will postpone plan to allow elephant trophy imports 18.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

In a surprise move, the Trump administration will suspend its recent decision to allow hunters to bring elephant trophies back to the U.S. from parts of southern Africa, President Trump announced Friday night on Twitter.

The move comes as celebrities, politicians and even some Trump supporters...

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Trump announces freeze on elephant trophy imports in tweet 18.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts 18.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."...
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Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided...

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Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided...

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The world’s strongest conservation law is under attack. It needs to be fixed instead. 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Today, you’re either for or against the Endangered Species Act. There’s a better way.
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Trump reverses Obama-era ban on trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe and Zambia 16.11.2017 Washington Post
African elephants are listed as threatened, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that large sums paid for permits to hunt the animals could actually help them “by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation.”
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