The Plight of the Great Green

The Plight of the Great Green Many species are facing rapidly declining numbers for a variety of different reasons. Habitat loss, climate change, poaching, are a few of the issues that many species are facing on a daily basis. Bringing ...
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How Noise Pollution is Changing Animal Behaviour

How noise pollution is changing animal behaviour Noise pollution, generally an unintended byproduct of urbanisation, transport, and industry, is a key characteristic of human development and population growth. In some cases, it is produced intentionally, for example when seismic surveys ...
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Why the habit of wanting to own a piece of nature’s beauty needs to be broken

Why The Habit Of Wanting To Own A Piece Of Nature’s Beauty Needs To Be Broken

Why the habit of wanting to own a piece of nature’s beauty needs to be broken When thinking about wildlife, what image first comes to mind? Elephants rubbing up against trees, or perhaps tigers stalking deer through the jungle? Unfortunately, ...
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When Science “Discovers” What Traditional Knowledge Has Known All Along

It's taken thousands of years, but Western science is finally catching up to Traditional Knowledge A team of researchers in northern Australia have documented kites and falcons, “firehawks,” intentionally carrying burning sticks to spread fire: It is just one ...
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Mangroves –A Muddy Affair!

Mangroves –A Muddy Affair! Whenever we think of a tropical vacation, we imagine vibrant and colorful coral reefs, or we dream of magnificent sandy beaches. But there is a different kind of ecosystem —a less popular tourist destination for sure, ...
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Esteros del Iberá —Rewilding & Inspiring

“Sustained by values that are based on an eco-centric view of the world, prioritizing the importance of ecosystems and all forms of life therein, regardless of their use to man.” (Excerpt from the Conservation Land Trust’s mission) Esteros del Iberá ...
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Captive Breeding Programs: Which Shade of Grey?

Increasingly zoo experts are questioning the effectiveness of isolated ex situ breeding for conservation. Some have argued along these lines that “there are far too many endangered species and not nearly enough space to breed them all in captivity and, ...
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Protecting the Elusive Peruvian Bear

“We can prevent starvation and the suffering of spectacled bears by protecting their habitat and engaging local villages in conservation.” —Robyn Appleton In 2016, Sam joined a conservation volunteer mission in Peru led by the Spectacled Bear Conservation Society. After she ...
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An Urban Walk on the Wild Side

Winter is lingering over here in Massachusetts, and even though this past Saturday was grey, grim and wet, this did not deter a few of us to go out and track the wildlife of our very urban neighborhood. And what did ...
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Orangutan Health Field Research in Sumatra

Back in the field at the end of this month! Sharan was in Malaysia helping the establishment of a wildlife corridor earlier in October. This time, Claire is leaving for Sumatra to join a veterinary science program, with Orangutan Health Project (OHP), that researches ...
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