National Audubon Society Birds of North America: A Guide Review

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And now we have the third iteration in Audubon’s guide book history: National Audubon Society Birds of North America. The National Audubon Society Birds of North America covers all species seen in mainland United States, Canada and Baja California. Rare Birds of North America.

Hope and Peril for North America’s “Snow Parrot”

Nature Conservancy - Science

North America’s sole remaining native parrot faces an endless litany of threats. The post Hope and Peril for North America’s “Snow Parrot” appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science Endangered Species


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Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

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It actually makes a lot of sense, the geographic features of the isthmus between North America (including Mexico, because Mexico is part of North America) and South America cut across political lines, as do birds. Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rican, and Panama , just published in October, is a field guide that was ten years in the making. Some features to consider: Birds of Central America is a big book.

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Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation: A Book Review by a Curious Bird Feeder

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And conservation. Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation by Paul J. Barker, and Carroll Henderson is a well-researched, copiously illustrated, engaging study of bird feeding practices, personalities, inventions marketing, and companies that developed in the United States from the late 19th century to the present day, with a little bit of Canada, Europe, and South America thrown in. CEO and found of Wild Bird Centers of America.

WPAs: America’s Duck Factories

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Crotty is a birder and lawyer living in Portland, Oregon who loves to share thoughtful , in-depth conservation pieces with 10,000 Birds readers. The potholes and associated grasslands create North America’s most productive habitat for breeding waterfowl, making it an area of global significance for Mallards , Northern Pintails , Blue-winged Teals , Gadwalls , Northern Shovelers , and others. The region has justifiably been referred to as the “Duck Factory of North America.”

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America & Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America: A Field Guide Review

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And why I am so happy to see new, updated editions of Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America being published. In May, I reviewed Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition.

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Conservation Writing Awards for Cool Green Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Outdoor Writers Association of America, now in its 92nd year, is one of the oldest professional communications organizations in North America. Ideas Conservation Science Our Nature ReadsEach year, it recognizes top stories in a variety of media, including blogs, through its Excellence in Craft […].

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America: A Book Review

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The Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America by Jesse Fagan and Oliver Komar, illustrated by Robert Dean and Peter Burke, does just that. When I went to Honduras in 2014, I was advised to use The Birds of Costa Rica by Richard Garrigues and Robert Dean (2014) and The Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America by Steve N.G. Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America covers 827 species, including resident, migratory, and common vagrant birds.

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (NAMWC) is often held up as the best system of wildlife management and conservation in the world. Now, in 21st century America, we’re entertaining new considerations, in keeping with our modern understanding of wild animals and conservation. Serious examination of the national funding paradigm and how it contributes to the conservation choices made on both federal and state levels. New Ideas In Conservation.

Tell Congress To Fully Fund The Land And Water Conservation Fund

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Created by Congress in 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was a bipartisan commitment to safeguard natural areas, water resources and our cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans. It was a simple idea: use revenues from the depletion of one natural resource – offshore oil and gas – to support the conservation of another precious resource – our land and water.

Conservative economists heart carbon taxes

Environmental Economics

According to the National Journal : A number of the nation’s leading conservative economists, who as a rule do not like taxes, are touting some benefits to a federal carbon tax. And with Congress set for a season of budget fights and a possible effort to overhaul the tax code, the carbon tax is likely to reenter the conversation about getting America’s fiscal house in order. So, why do some conservative economists who normally oppose new taxation support a carbon tax?

Resolving Wildlife Conflicts Humanely in Urban America

Green Prophet

The post Resolving Wildlife Conflicts Humanely in Urban America appeared first on Green Prophet. Animals wildlife conservation wildlife managementAs cities in the United States continue to grow, wildlife wandering into big cities is becoming more and more common.

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Rare Birds of North America: A Book Review

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Where did the Coney Island Gray-hooded Gull come from, Africa or South America? I kept wishing I had Rare Birds of North America , by Steve N. In this book, rare birds are species “for which, on average, only 5 or fewer individuals have been found annually in North America since around 1950.” Rare Birds of North America covers 265 species within these parameters. There is a plate for each species, depicting plumages likely to be seen in North America.

Bird Migration and Conservation Meet at Selva Bananito, Costa Rica

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Birds begin to filter down through this southern part of Central America by August but the biggest avian movement happens during the third and final weeks of October. We might not get the variety of a New Jersey autumn but we do get major numbers of species that winter in South America. That site is Selva Bananito and as it turns out, perhaps not by coincidence, it’s also a place where conservation coincides with migration. In Costa Rica, October is our May.

Bipartisan Environmental Leaders’ Message to Congress: Reauthorize Conservation Funding

Conservancy Talk

Despite last-minute efforts of senators from both parties, Congress last night allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to expire, halting 50 years of providing nature’s benefits to Americans. And we at the Nature Conservancy (TNC) are going to do something about it. cannot lose sight of its commitment to conserving public lands—a uniquely American trait for much of our history.

Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia: An Identification Guide

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Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide by Sébastien Reeber is an exhaustively comprehensive reference book that is sure to bring joy to the heart of every birder who slowly scopes through the hundreds of ducks in the local marsh or bay and eventually, after an hour or so, looks up, smiles, and says, “I have a Eurasian Teal.” Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide is a serious book for serious birders.

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America and of Northeastern North America: A Review of Two Field Guides

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You can blame the nice people at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, who took it upon themselves to send me a review copy of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America by Seabrooke Leckie and David Beadle. Moth plates from Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America. Moth plates from Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America (left plate) and Southeastern North America (two right plates). Happy May Day!

America: Green Jobs Champion

Sierra Club Compass

Jobs that benefit the environment and conserve natural resources are growing faster than any other industry in the U.S. According to a new study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of green jobs in America has grown four times faster than every other job sector combined, up nearly 5 percent in 2011 from the previous year. This trend is a very important signal on America’s path toward a fully functioning clean energy economy.

The Wildlife Conservation Stamp: An Additional Income Stream for Our National Wildlife Refuges

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Many of these refuges and associated Conservation Areas, which have the potential to protect more than 1 million acres of vital wildlife habitat, have been forged through creative partnerships with sportsmen, conservation groups and private landowners. It is now more important than ever to draw on the diverse group of refuge advocates around the country to safeguard America’s wildlife heritage 1. The Benefits of a Wildlife Conservation Stamp A 2011 survey by the U.S.

SCA: Young and In Love With Conservation

Environmental News Network

“Photo Courtesy of Student Conservation Association. Are you or do you know a young adult who is interested in the environment and conservation, but doesn’t know how to get involved? If you do I would suggest you check out the Student Conservation Association , better known as “America’s Conservation Corps” or SCA. SCA has programs in all 50 states for high school students, college students, and recent graduates, interested in conservation and the environment.

Cavity Nesting Birds of North America and Their Babies!

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Now the only falcon that regularly nests in natural cavities is the smallest and most common falcon in North America, the American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius ). The majority of our owls in North America also nest in cavities and I want to wrap this up with a few of my favorites, starting with the Barn Owl ( Tyto alba ). Thank goodness because “ The Western Burrowing Owl Needs A Conservation Plan !”

Why Is It Important to Conserve Biodiversity?


Quick Navigation for Why Is It Important to Conserve Biodiversity. METHODS OF BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION. In-situ and ex-situ conservation methods. What is biodiversity conservation? Why should we conserve biodiversity? What is biodiversity conservation? Understanding the interactions that are keeping us alive and healthy underscores the need to conserve our environment in its diversity. Why should we conserve biodiversity?

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Feral Cats Are An Invasive Species in North America (and elsewhere)

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It was not a kitty cat, even though all of its relatives in the Americas were. But they don’t live in North America. I find it astonishing that people argue of whether feral cats are bad for birds in North America. In North America, you’ve got Bears at the large end, Cats in the middle, and at the smaller end, the Mustilids. There is not a wild cat, such as the Wildcat, in North America, at that lower end of the size range for cats.

Audubon: America’s Greatest Naturalist and His Voyage of Discovery to Labrador

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Given that on this expedition Audubon recorded observations of what just may have been the only Labrador Duck nest described to Western science, along with his encounters with Passenger Pigeon and Eskimo Curlew (although not, sadly, with the Great Auk , then only eleven years from its date with destiny), the account is of natural interest to anyone with a mind for avian conservation. Audubon: America’s Greatest Naturalist and His Voyage of Discovery to Labrador by Peter B.

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A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World

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As the subtitle implies, this appreciation drives the bulk of A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World. The Whooping Crane gets a similar treatment, as well as a clear-eyed and sober assessment of the conservation efforts for this species; not another premature elegy, but a reasonable reminder that it is that it is the habitat, and not merely the species, which we must preserve. A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World by Paul A.

Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean: A Book Review by a Lover of Parliaments

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Here are some things I’ve learned from the Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean by Scott Weidensaul: The Burrowing Owl is the only North American owl species where the male is larger than the female, albeit, only slightly larger. The latter is important, because I don’t think there is a sentence in this book that is not based on ornithological research, from wing measurement to map distribution to behavior to conservation status.

National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition: A Book Review

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The second edition of the National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition has one of the longest book names in bird bookdom: National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition: Now Covering More Than 1,000 Species With the Most-Detailed Information Found in a Single Volume. It is also, the cover tells us, “fully revised and updated,” and “companion to National Geographic to the Field Guide to the Birds of North America.”

Top 5 Post Picks for America Recycles Day

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Top 5 Post Picks for America Recycles Day November 15, 2010 As I mentioned last week, today is America Recycles Day. Earth 911: 7 Easy Ways to Celebrate America Recycles Day – Simple things you can do today to get started. What were some of your favorite posts, tweets or shares discussing America Recycles Day?

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Wild Turkey Restoration: The Greatest Conservation Success Story?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. The restoration of the American wild turkey may be the greatest wildlife conservation success story. Fast forward to today: 7 million turkeys trot, cluck and scratch around North America, occupying almost all suitable habitat and even expanding beyond their original range.

Review: Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil – The.

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It is our hope that this volume will provide the first sparks.&# – John Gwynne and Martha Argel What does a field guide that has conservation as its goal look like? And it looks even better in my hands while I dream about a visit to regions of Brazil I had scarcely heard of before being provided with a review copy of the first volume of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil.*

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Adventurers Become Citizen Scientists for Conservation

Wend Magazine

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) is a non-profit that can turn you, the adventure junkie, into a citizen scientist. In it, Treinish writes about their mission to explore threats to connectivity along America’s best hope for a carnivore superhighway. Photo Via: jeffk ] Related posts: SEEtheWILD: Travel for the Sake of Conservation. Support Salmon Conservation through Wild Salmon Rising. Assignment Earth: National Conservation Lands

Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder App Provides Database of Every Federal, State Land in America

Wend Magazine

ParkFinder from the American Park Network provides users with a searchable database of every single state and federal public land in America. ParkFinder as a free resource to make it fun and easy for everyone to explore parks and public lands all across America,” said Mark Saferstein, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief at American Park Network. and the Student Conservation Association. ”. The brand-new (and free) iPhone App Oh, Ranger!

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Protecting Marine Biodiversity with ‘New’ Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Image credit: Tim Calver for The Nature Conservancy. The debate raging within the conservation community over “new conservation” appears to be essentially a religious war, with doctrinal beliefs well defined and the rancor and defamation appearing to grow each month. These debates need to be set aside and the energy of the conservation community needs to be focused on what will work best to protect biodiversity. Conservation Biology 21 :1155-1164.

Building a Broader Conservation Movement

Conservancy Talk

By Mark Tercek, President and CEO; and Hazel Wong, Director of Conservation Campaigns. As Black History Month comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the many contributions the African American community has made to conservation and the environmental movement. Unfortunately, large conservation organizations still have a long way to go in addressing the lack of diversity among our staff and supporters. Joanna B Pinneo for The Nature Conservancy].

Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione on Archaeology, Conservation and Beer

Nature Conservancy - Science

I recently learned Calagione also has a connection to The Nature Conservancy. His wife Mariah serves on The Nature Conservancy in Delaware ’s Board of Trustees. Dogfish Head sponsors an annual run, the Dogfish Dash , with proceeds benefit the Conservancy in Delaware. This year the Dash drew 2,500 runners from 26 states, and raised $100,000 for conservation. Chicha is really just a generic term for corn-based beer from Central or South America.

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Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Strong Conservation Agenda

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. In a speech late last week, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell talked about her conservation agenda. It recognizes nature as one of America’s most valuable assets, and reflects the kind of constructive, solution-oriented approach to government decision-making needed to get us to an environmentally sound and prosperous future. We’ve long viewed LWCF as a common-sense and critical conservation program.

Tips on Conserving Energy and Saving Money

Green Home Blog

drought in America’s heartland affects two-thirds of the nation, with exceptional dryness in the middle of the Great Plains state – a situation that is likely to boost food prices another 6.2 In spite of the fact that economists called the recent United States recession (December 2007 to June 2009) over, economic forecasts continue to decline, taking their losses from recent housing starts and persistent unemployment. Even worse, household incomes have fallen 6.7 percent.

Plight of the Bumble Bee: Conserving Imperiled Native Pollinators

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Bumble bee on rosinweed flower at The Nature Conservancy’s Dahms Tract along the Central Platte River in Nebraska. You’ve probably heard about the problems facing honey bees across North America, as hives disappear in the face of “colony collapse disorder.” The Xerces Society , an organization devoted to invertebrate conservation, reports that bumble bees are also the most important pollinators for blueberries, cranberries, clover, greenhouse tomatoes and other crops.

Responsible Birding in Colombia with Jaguarundi Travel

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I developed a new idea of a sustainable tourism company which rather than complaining about unsustainable practices in the industry, could promote education and research in the field, contributing positively to the protection and conservation of the cultural and biological diversity in Colombia.

10 Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

In honor of World Environment Day on June 5 — a day to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet earth — we offer this list of some of the most useful and inspiring technological advances that are assisting conservation. How can conservationists monitor forest loss across wide swaths of Latin America? Check out conservation biologist Jonny Armstrong’s stunning camera trap photos.

Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Conservation / Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas By Mike • March 16, 2011 • 2 comments Tweet Share The U.S. To that end, the principals have created a terrific site called Conserving the Future: Refuges and the Next Generation to elicit votes and comments.

GUYANA–Simply Delicious Birding!

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Before I delve into some of these avian treasures let me give you a few non-birding reasons to visit this gem of South America. Destinations ecotourism Guyana South AmericaGuyana is an Amerindian word meaning “land of many waters” but it could just as easily mean “land of many birds”.

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Creole Accents and Conservation Ethics in the Heart of Belize

Wend Magazine

Though Belize is tiny—it’s about the size of New Hampshire, with a total population of 300,000 people—it’s maintained its identity unique to the rest of Central America. Belize is the only country in Latin America with English as its official language, though Creole is the first language of most. They’re working to integrate conservation in Belize with local communities in a way that makes sense—to ensure the livelihoods of both wildlife and people.

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