San Juan wildflowers.From The Nature Conservancy (Jennifer Morris): The Nature Conservancy’s CEO Jennifer Morris shares why it’s time for radical collaboration on climate change & biodiversity loss—now more than ever. As a lifelong conservationist and now CEO of The Nature Conservancy, I am an impatient optimist. I hear the clock ticking on climate change. I…Nature’s Future Is Our Future — The Nature Conservancy #ActOnClimate — Coyote Gulch
Tigers have been spotted in an area of a forest in Western Thailand for the first time in four years, according to conservation group Panthera. Camera traps have captured footage of three male tigers roaming at night, including at one point peering directly into one of the camera traps. There are estimated to be about […]Tigers on the rise: New sightings in Thailand forest for the first time in four years — Life & Soul Magazine
Back in March, U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason rejected an attempt by the U.S. Forest Service to open up Prince of Wales Island and some of the smaller surrounding islands to clearcutting of the remaining old growth forest there. In her decision, Judge Gleason left open the issue of the scope of the remedy, and […]Another Victory for the Tongass — Wickersham’s Conscience
Wildflowers could surge and thrive on roadside verges and lawns in parks as some councils in the UK have stopped mowing such spaces during the covid-19 pandemic, according to conservation charity, Plantlife. Plantlife believes that less spring verge cutting, “a silver lining to the coronavirus crisis”, will benefit wild flowers and help tackle the climate […]
Two penguin visitors of the ice sculpture kind appeared on the shore of the River Thames opposite St Paul’s Cathedral this week. A towering two-metre ice scuplture of a mother chinstrap penguin and her chick was installed on the shore of the River Thames, in front of the Tate Modern on Southbank, to highlight the […]
The Garden Jungle or Gardening to Save the Planet by Dave Goulson I just finished reading what may be my favorite nature book ever and thought I’d recommend it. It’s called The Garden Jungle or Gardening to Save the Planet by Dave Goulson. I can’t say enough good things about it. The author is a […]
From Aspen Journalism (Heather Sackett): In the late 1980s, conservation biologist Jessica Young was an undergraduate researching the sage grouse in the Sierra Nevada when one of her professors handed her a cassette tape. He said there was a guy out in Gunnison, Colo., who claimed that the grouse there sounded different. Young listened to […]
Here is a fascinating story that appeared in The Revelator last week. It was written by Melissa Gaskill, and it covers a fierce debate within the scientific community about the importance of trophy hunting.
This Q&A is with one of the first conservationists who reached out to me when I started this blog: Matthias Fiechter. At the time he was the Communications Manager for the Snow Leopard Trust, but now he’s a Media and Communications Officer for the IUCN.
Here’s the latest For the Birds column. The study released a few weeks ago that reported a 29 percent decline in the number of birds in North America since 1970 did not merely throw out some discouraging facts and leave it at that. It also included many reasons why bird populations are decreasing, most notably […]