Research stories: Boxing for conservation

The Applied Ecologist

Authors Brian Burke and Darren O’Connell discuss the conservation of roseate terns at Europe’s largest colony on Rockabill Island in Dublin, Ireland, with their latest research highlighting the important role artificial nestboxes have played in the species’ population growth and recovery.

Building Blocks: Basics of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

National Law Center

Under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (“ACEP”), private landowners, land trusts, and other entities work with the United State Department of. The post Building Blocks: Basics of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Loved to Death? The Risks of Simplistic Campaigning for Wildlife Conservation

Union of Concerned Scientists

A conservationist writes about how many anti-trophy hunting conservation efforts miss the real needs of the people, environment, and animals most affected. Science and Democracy #ScienceforPublicGood conservation disinformation misinformation

How Citizen Science Aids Horseshoe Crab Conservation

Cool Green Science

New research shows just how useful citizen science is for horseshoe crab conservation. The post How Citizen Science Aids Horseshoe Crab Conservation appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Conservation Science Wildlife

Conservation-Friendly Farming Can Benefit Both Birds and Crops

Cool Green Science

Is farming in harmony with conservation efforts increasing the benefits or risks from birds? The post Conservation-Friendly Farming Can Benefit Both Birds and Crops appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Agriculture Birds Conservation Science TNC Science

Ag & the IRA: Conservation Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

National Law Center

The post Ag & the IRA: Conservation Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center. Brigit Rollins Conservation Programs Natural Resources Conservation Service United States Department of Agriculture

Get to Know Our First Vice President of Conservation, Justice and Equity

Ocean Conservancy

When I first came to Ocean Conservancy, someone asked me what my favorite animal was. Learning about—and then witnessing firsthand—the changes and destruction that were really happening under the surface in the Bay inspired me to pursue a lifelong career in environmental conservation.

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Bird banding for conservation

Environmental News Bits

Established in fall 2019, the Phillips Tract banding station is run by a dedicated … Continue reading Bird banding for conservation.

A New Database to Drive Seabird Conservation

Cool Green Science

The post A New Database to Drive Seabird Conservation appeared first on Cool Green Science. A new database will help protect the world's most imperiled group of birds. Birds & Birding Birds Climate Restoration TNC Science

The Scientists Fighting for Parasite Conservation

Scientific American

Features Biology ConservationParasites play an outsize role in balancing ecosystems, and some species may be in danger. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Eight steps to urban amphibian conservation: Framework to translate ecological knowledge to action

The Applied Ecologist

demonstrates the utility of an eight-step framework to identify priority wetland habitats and movement corridors for urban amphibian conservation in cities. New research by Lee et al.

Celebrating 50 Years of Ocean Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy

It’s a very exciting time here at Ocean Conservancy. Ocean Conservancy has seen so much in the last 50 years—many victories and many challenges. We’re embarking on critical work to include more diverse voices and viewpoints in conservation.

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Helping practitioners to make and document conservation decisions: the Evidence-to-Decision tool

The Applied Ecologist

In this contribution post, Alec Christie introduces a novel tool guiding and encouraging practitioners to document and report the evidence and reasoning behind conservation decisions. Originally posted and adapted from the Conservation Evidence blog and Conservation Land Management.

Increasing agricultural conservation outreach through social science

Environmental News Bits

“Increasing agricultural conservation outreach through social science.” Addressing these challenges requires … Continue reading Increasing agricultural conservation outreach through social science. Jessica Espenshade, Adam Reimer and Lekha Knuffman (2022).

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Why Energy Conservation Will Remain Crucial

Legal Planet

But energy conservation is important for reasons that go beyond the direct effect on emissions. Before I get to the reasons, I need to explain what I mean by energy conservation and why it’s different than energy efficiency. Conserving energy will reduce demand for these minerals.

When Wildfire Comes to Nature Conservancy Preserves

Cool Green Science

This year, wildfire affected dozens of Nature Conservancy preserves. The post When Wildfire Comes to Nature Conservancy Preserves appeared first on Cool Green Science. How did they fare? Climate Change Climate Fire Forests TNC Science

Gender-Based Violence Is a Conservation Issue: How Do We Respond?

Cool Green Science

But often, we are not involved in… The post Gender-Based Violence Is a Conservation Issue: How Do We Respond? Ideas Conservation Science“Here in Papua New Guinea, it’s challenging to be a woman.

15 Conservation Issues to Watch in 2022

Scientific American

Environment ConservationAirborne DNA detection, pesticides and the revival of wetlands are on the radar of biodiversity protectors. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

The Conservation Futures Promise

Washington Nature

Sign in Pro to support Conservation Futures The Conservation Futures bill (HB 1672) is in the House Finance Committee. Washington’s Conservation Futures program has helped counties across the state ensure and expand access to parks and open space for residents for more than 50 years.

Harnessing drainage canals for biodiversity conservation

The Applied Ecologist

A new paper led by Csaba Tölgyesi from the University of Szeged, Hungary, shows that drainage canals can be harnessed for biodiversity conservation in desiccated, heavily transformed regions by reconciling the interests of opposing stakeholders.

Effectively integrating experiments into conservation practice

The Applied Ecologist

How can evidence be generated from conservation practice? In their latest review, Nancy Ockendon and colleagues seek to raise awareness of opportunities to embed experiments in conservation and restoration management, in order to generate new evidence and ultimately improve practice.

Highlights from Ocean Conservancy’s Inaugural Shores Forward Summit

Ocean Conservancy

It’s been more than two years since Ocean Conservancy’s Florida Conservation Program launched Shores Forward , our flagship initiative to create positive change for our ocean across Florida. © Ocean Conservancy. © Ocean Conservancy. © Ocean Conservancy.

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Westmoreland County Conservation District Announces 2022 Conservation Award Winners

PA Environment Daily

On September 14, the Westmoreland Conservation District announced the Lash family farm of West Newton and Ramsey Excavating LLC of Ligonier have been selected as the winners of the 2022 Westmoreland Conservation District awards. Roy Houston Conservation Partner.

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8 Conservation Writing Awards for Cool Green Science

Cool Green Science

… The post 8 Conservation Writing Awards for Cool Green Science appeared first on Cool Green Science. The Outdoor Writers Association of America, now in its 95th year, is one of the oldest professional communications organizations in North America.

3 Things to Know About Working in Marine Conservation

Ocean Conservancy

If you want to work in the field of marine conservation, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are three things to keep in mind as you dive into marine conservation. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails.

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Giant Redfin: Conserving South Africa’s Native Fish

Cool Green Science

The post Giant Redfin: Conserving South Africa’s Native Fish appeared first on Cool Green Science. Meet the overlooked South African wildlife: native fish. Can invasive species removal offer hope?

Seeing the Forest for the Deer: Alaskan Scientists Harness Big Data for Conservation

Cool Green Science

The post Seeing the Forest for the Deer: Alaskan Scientists Harness Big Data for Conservation appeared first on Cool Green Science. Some fear Sitka black-tailed deer populations are facing a crash. Can big data help?

New database to support conservation

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from Newcastle University. Scientists have created a new tool to fill the large gaps in our understanding of where and how human activities threaten wild species around the world. Biodiversity Publications Wildlife

Nature conservation efforts undermined by COVID-19 fallout

Successful Green

New research published by IUCN reveals that the pandemic has significantly impacted nature conservation around the globe, including job losses among protected area rangers, reduced anti-poaching patrols and environmental protection rollbacks.

Biden Administration Launches $1 Billion Conservation Program

Yale E360

The Biden administration has launched a $1 billion program to advance its goal of conserving 30 percent of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030. Read more on E360

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Centering Native American and Indigenous Voices in Ocean Conservation

Ocean Conservancy

Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails. Many Native American and Indigenous communities have unbreakable ties to and invaluable knowledge of our ocean, and yet their knowledge and experiences have long not been included in conversations around ocean conservation.

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To Conserve More Species, Act while Their Numbers Are High

Scientific American

Environment ConservationOn Remembrance Day for Lost Species, mourn what’s lost, but also be grateful for the species we still have. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

The conservation constitution

Environment, Law, and History

Smith's The Conservation Constitution: The Conservation Movement and Constitutional Change, 1870–1930 (University Press of Kansas, 2020). book review conservation constitution courts judges lawyers litigation Progressive Era USA

Empowering Farmers as Conservation Leaders

Washington Nature

As we continue to preserve our natural lands and resources, we look toward farmers, who are some of the most involved stewards of the lands, in combating the effects of climate change and leading conservation efforts.

Amid Pandemic, Tribal-Run Conservation in Africa Proves Resilient

Yale E360

The Covid pandemic has hit African tourism and the wildlife conservation it supports extremely hard. But Indigenous-managed projects, such as the Il Ngwesi eco-lodge and conservancy run by Masaai in Kenya, have benefited by local people’s stewardship of their lands.

Help Wanted: McKean Conservation District - Conservation Technician

PA Environment Daily

The McKean County Conservation District is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Conservation Technician position. Visit the McKean County Conservation District website for more information on programs and initiatives.

Accounting for Nature: The Kananaskis Conservation Pass

Environmental Law Centre

Accounting for Nature: The Kananaskis Conservation Pass In 2022, the Environmental Law Centre (“ELC”) will be releasing a report about the funding of conservation. The post Accounting for Nature: The Kananaskis Conservation Pass appeared first on Environmental Law Centre.

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York County Conservation District Announces Annual Conservation Award Recipients

PA Environment Daily

The York County Conservation District held its annual Conservation Awards Picnic on Thursday August 11th, at Rocky Ridge County Park to present their 2022 Conservation Awards. The York County Conservation District has been serving York County residents for 74 years.

USDA report shows a decade of conservation trends

Environmental News Bits

The report from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) demonstrates progress made through voluntary conservation over a 10-year period. A new U.S.

Conservation: History and Future

Environmental Science

What is Conservation? We define conservation as a broad approach to preserving what is already there and the due care and attention to protecting it for the future (1). Conservation is important for many reasons, not least of all to the health of the planet. Natural Conservation.

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Why Climate Change Could Put New Conservation Areas in Jeopardy

Yale E360

But scientists warn that as the world warms, many conservation areas will become less and less suited to the types of species and ecosystems they were intended to protect. A global initiative to protect 30 percent of the earth’s land and oceans by 2030 is gaining momentum.

Texas Grid in Spotlight Again as ERCOT Seeks Energy Conservation Measures

Environment + Energy Leader

The resilience of the Texas grid is once again a concern as ERCOT seeks appeals for energy conservation for the second time this year due to heat. The post Texas Grid in Spotlight Again as ERCOT Seeks Energy Conservation Measures appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

U.S. climate ads by conservatives, for conservatives, shift views

Environmental News Bits

Bob Inglis, a conservative Republican from South Carolina, admits he was “ignorant” on climate change when he first got to Congress about three decades ago. “I Read the full story at Reuters. Former U.S. I didn’t know anything about it except that Al Gore was for (action on) it and that was the end of… Read more → Behavior change Climate change