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

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

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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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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How Conserving 30 Percent of U.S. Land by 2030 Could Work

Scientific American

Environment Climate Change ConservationAchieving the 30x30 goal, as it is known, requires much more than declaring more national parks. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

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NC State professor transforms data into conservation

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the NC State Technician Roland Kays, a research associate professor in the College of Natural Resources and scientist at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, has dedicated years to transforming data into conservation. Kays, Martin … Continue reading NC State professor transforms data into conservation.

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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Analysis: How Costa Rica reversed deforestation and raised millions for conservation

A Greener Life

The Central American nation has won praise for its conservation efforts, including in reforestation, and continues to attract international finance to support its initiatives. Costa Rica pioneers conservation in fiscal deficit.

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.

PA County Conservation Districts Celebrate Conservation District Week April 10-16

PA Environment Daily

Recognized by both the State House and Senate, April 10-16, 2022 has been declared “ Conservation District Week.” Each county has a conservation district office except Philadelphia. These volunteer directors and staff address conservation concerns in their community.

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

Meet 3 Future Leaders in Ocean Conservation

Ocean Conservancy

We cannot talk about conservation efforts without discussing how diversity, inclusion and equity fit into the mix. Ocean Conservancy is committed to being open, inclusive, fair and representative of all the people who love and rely on the ocean.

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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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Catching bats for conservation

Environmental News Bits

This Behind the Scenes story from the University of Illinois News Bureau features a first-person account of how bat researchers do their field work. It was written by Jordyn Chace, a graduate student who works for the Illinois Natural History Survey. Read more → Illinois Prairie Research Institute Wildlife

The hidden benefits of chocolate: cacao agroforests offer a conservation solution that supports biodiversity and livelihoods.

The Applied Ecologist

New work by Arnold and colleagues shows that sustainably grown cacao is a conservation solution which can support both people and nature, and that cacao agroforests and secondary forest can enrich regional biodiversity.

Westmoreland Conservation District Announces 2021 Conservation Award Winners

PA Environment Daily

The Westmoreland Conservation District announced the recipients of its annual awards for outstanding conservation efforts: the Conservation Farmer of the Year is the John Starr Family, Starr Valley Farm; and the J.

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Saving the Pacific’s Most Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

Cool Green Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Indigenous Peoples Oceans TNC ScienceA new monitoring effort will gather information about the world's most endangered population of leatherback sea turtle.

Brandywine Conservancy Names Stephanie Armpriester, Grant DeCosta To Leadership Positions

PA Environment Daily

On April 14, The Brandywine Conservancy announced new leadership changes with the promotions of Stephanie Armpriester and Grant DeCosta , both previously Acting Co-Directors of the organization. Stephanie Armpriester has been with the Conservancy since 2017.

Making Beetles Pee Can Protect Your Garden

Cool Green Science

From the Field Conservation Science Insects & Pollinators Urban ConservationNew research offers strange (and pesticide free) ways to protect your garden. The post Making Beetles Pee Can Protect Your Garden appeared first on Cool Green Science.

Opinion: COP26: Can Boris Johnson and the Conservatives be trusted to act on climate change?

A Greener Life

With just weeks to go before COP26 kicks off, all eyes are on the British hosts and the Conservative government and its leader Boris Johnson. climate change COP26 opinion UK politics Boris Johnson climate action climate crisis climate denier Conservative Party Kermit the Frog Offshore wind

Congress approves FY2022 spending package that supports conservation

Washington Nature

The Nature Conservancy engages deeply on advocacy for federal conservation funding, and we’re pleased to see the solid investments for conservation, climate resilience, and clean energy included in this bill. Land to be protected with Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Los Angeles Chargers Defensive Lineman, Jerry Tillery Supports Ocean Conservancy for 2021 My Cause My Cleats

Ocean Conservancy

For the third consecutive year, Ocean Conservancy will be represented by an NFL-player for the league’s My Cause My Cleats campaign at this Sunday’s game. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails.

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A Systematic Review on the Local Wisdom of Indigenous People in Nature Conservation

Environmental News Bits

“A Systematic Review on the Local Wisdom of Indigenous People in Nature Conservation.” link] Abstract: The local wisdom of indigenous people in nature conservation plays a critical part in protecting the planet’s biodiversity and the overall health of the ecosystems.

WeConservePA Accepting Nominations For Local Government Conservation, Lifetime Conservation Leadership Awards

PA Environment Daily

WeConservePA is now accepting nominations for the Local Government Conservation Leadership and Lifetime Conservation Leadership Awards. The awards will be presented at the annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference in Reading, April 26 -28, 2023.

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