Virus lockdown could benefit wild flowers on roadside verges as less verge cutting activity, Plantlife says — Life & Soul Magazine

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 […]

via Virus lockdown could benefit wild flowers on roadside verges as less verge cutting activity, Plantlife says — Life & Soul Magazine

Launch of the Great Koala National Park Information and Visitor Centre — National Parks Association of NSW

Kevin Evans, Interim President NPA Coffs Coast Branch The Great Koala National Park has been one of NPA’s priority campaigns for the last 6 years. The idea was born at the Bellingen Environment Centre (BEC) as their logical local response to the Koala Crisis. NPA and BEC stalwart Ashley Love, helped identify 175,000 hectares of…

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Penguin ice-sculptures spotted on the shore of the River Thames boosts Greenpeace’s ocean campaign — Life & Soul Magazine

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 […]

via Penguin ice-sculptures spotted on the shore of the River Thames boosts Greenpeace’s ocean campaign — Life & Soul Magazine

New Federal Rule Reduces Protections for Water in the West, Harming People and Birds — @Audubon — Coyote Gulch

Click here to read the January 2020 Western Water News from Audubon. Here’s an excerpt: Western Water News UPDATE: New Federal Rule Reduces Protections for Water in the West, Harming People and Birds The Trump Administration’s revised Waters of the United States rule shrinks the number of waterways protected under the Clean Water Act. UPDATE […]

via New Federal Rule Reduces Protections for Water in the West, Harming People and Birds — @Audubon — Coyote Gulch

The Garden Jungle – BOOK REVIEW by Ann Guthals — Yellowstone Master Gardener Newsletter

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 […]

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Biologists: Feds’ target numbers too low for Gunnison sage-grouse recovery — @AspenJournalism — Coyote Gulch

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 […]

via Biologists: Feds’ target numbers too low for Gunnison sage-grouse recovery — @AspenJournalism — Coyote Gulch

Q&A with Matthias Fiechter: Media and Communications Officer for the IUCN — The Jaguar

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.

via Q&A with Matthias Fiechter: Media and Communications Officer for the IUCN — The Jaguar

For the Birds: DIY steps to help save birds — Birds of New England.com

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 […]

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Bay Area Conservation Group Kicks Off Effort to Buy World’s Largest Remaining Private Giant Sequoia Forest — KTLA

A San Francisco conservation group has kicked off a public fundraising campaign to buy and protect the world’s largest remaining privately owned giant sequoia forest. It just needs $15 million. Save the Redwoods League announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to purchase the 530-acre property, known as Alder Creek, from the current owners…

via Bay Area Conservation Group Kicks Off Effort to Buy World’s Largest Remaining Private Giant Sequoia Forest — KTLA