Review: Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil – The.

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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.* The conservation need is urgent: great attention has rightly been paid to Brazil’s Amazonian rainforest but not enough resources have gone to the Pantanal and the Cerrado, of which only 4% and 5%, respectively, are protected.

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Parrots: Brazil’s Colorful Avian Clowns

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Second, they occupy an astonishing variety of habitats from temperate Araucaria forests in Chile to alpine scree in New Zealand to seasonally flooded rainforests in Brazil to rocky sea cliffs in Australia. Brazil, in particular, is the country with the largest number of parrot species in the world with approximately 84 species. No other region in Brazil has so many parrots as the Amazon. The Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil is a major hotspot for endemism.

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Amazon and Other Regions at Risk as Brazil’s Senate Poised to Strip Forest Protections

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a clear attempt to dismantle Brazil’s environmental legislation. Input from scientists, researchers, family farmers and social groups has been systematically ignored in both the House and Senate,” says WWF-Brazil’s CEO Maria Cecilia Wey de Brito.

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Judge Stops Construction Of Controversial Brazil Dam

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However, Ibama, Brazil’s environment agency, recently gave the go-ahead for the Belo Monte project. Such flooding will do massive damage to the ecosystem and to the human and nonhuman inhabitants in the region.

Bottled water: A natural resource that is taxing the world's ecosystem

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bottled water consumption, which has more than doubled globally in the last number of years, is a natural resource that is putting a heavy tax the world's ecosystem. Mexico was the second largest consumer at 18 billion liters followed by China and Brazil at 12 billion liters each.

Nature’s Climate Solutions

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We have identified three approaches that show tremendous promise, and we are working around the world to expand their scale: Preserve Healthy Ecosystems : Destruction of tropical forests is the source of 15% of current greenhouse gas emissions.

Protecting the Hyacinth Macaw and the Cerrado

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Last but certainly not least, the macaw suffers along with the other species in its ecosystem from rampant habitat destruction and deforestation. Birds brazil Conservation macaws parrotsWho doesn’t love a macaw?

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For Earth Week: Three Transformative Ideas to Save the Planet

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The company joined forces with the Nature Conservancy and other organizations to develop monitoring systems and incentives for farmers who comply with Brazil’s environmental regulations. This piece originally appeared in the Milken Institute’s “ The Power of Ideas 2015 : A Collection of Insights to Transform the Future.” Milken recently published the anthology — which contains remarks from 18 thought leaders — in advance of next week’s 18th annual Milken Institute Global Conference.

Can Both People and Nature Benefit from Development Mitigation?

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wetland mitigation programs revealed that mitigation frequently reroutes the benefits people get from wetlands away from urban areas, resulting in a loss of ecosystem service benefits to marginalized communities. Ecosystem services are benefits that people gain from the environment.

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Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’

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City Hotel: Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo, Brazil. This elegant farmstead on a wildlife reserve in South African wine country has created a self-sustaining ecosystem and economy whose guests receive a lesson in wastewater management. | Green Travel News |.

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Guiding at Cristalino Lodge Report I: Back to Birding School

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The forest here is almost entirely terra firme (does not flood in the wet season) with ancient mountain ridges called ‘Serras’ dominated by tropical deciduous dry forest with their own unique ecosystems (including an undescribed species of poison dart frog). My first set of clients arrive in just a few days… to be continued… Birding Amazon Brazil cristalino

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Harley-Davidson a New Partner in Conservation

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As part of this initiative, Harley-Davidson is supporting The Nature Conservancy’s work in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil by helping to plant 110,000 trees through the Plant a Billion Trees Campaign. What do conservationists look like? Do they wear fleece jackets? Or hiking boots?

From Paris: Government Leaders Emphasize Protecting Nature

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The Nature Conservancy was pleased to convene and moderate a panel discussion with leaders from key tropical forest countries – Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico – where we have been working with partners for years to create a greener development approach. Mark R.

Improving Tools for Quantifying the Effectiveness of Conservation

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The toolkit from natural sciences focuses on “Ecosystem Services,” the benefits we receive from nature, and is generally measured by mapping and modeling biophysical supplies of goods or services and their value(s).

Sustainable Hydropower: Are Small Dams Really Better for the Environment?

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Countries across the globe—from China and India to Brazil and Mexico—have passed policies promoting small hydropower and subject its development to far less planning and regulatory oversight compared to large projects.

Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

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At TNC, our marine scientists have developed protocols for “reef first responders” to quickly restore and manage damaged reefs, using manmade structures, like gabion baskets and geotubes, that are proven to integrate into the natural reef ecosystem over time.

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Por Favor, Brasil: Keep Debating, and You Can Change the World

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All this situated within some of the most beautiful, productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet. Few places have what Brazil has. Many organizations in Brazil, including The Nature Conservancy, are focused on “getting it right” in the Tapajós River Basin. by Michael A.

Help Save the Cerrado

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Want to help save the Cerrado, the amazing savannah of Brazil, from destruction do to conversion to soya production? Check it out and help save an extremely endangered ecosystem. Hey, British readers! The WWF has some easy steps you can take, as well as an educational hand-shadow film that is well worth watching, on their website. Asides

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Debate: What Good Are Planetary Boundaries?

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The major disagreements of the evening came over 1) whether outlining global limits for the stable functioning of nature (as opposed to tipping points for individual ecosystems) is good science — and 2) whether “limits” are the correct approach to achieving environmental goals.

Endangered and Unknown: Black-hooded Antwren

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Regardless of their popularity, these species and the threatened ecosystems they inhabit are equally spectacular. When they first landed on its shores in the 1500s, the Portuguese discovered a vast stretch of verdant rainforest cloaking much of the Atlantic coast of what would one day be Brazil. Through centuries of deforestation, only 7% of this forest’s original area remains in remnants scattered within the most densely populated region of Brazil.

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Açaí: Examining the Environmental Impact and Worker’s Conditions

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The cotton, sugar cane, coffee and cocoa industries are all examples of industries in which the Western “developed world” has exploited the people and environment of developing countries such as Brazil. Is your company doing anything to preserve the natural state of the ecosystem?

Biofuel Farming=Disaster?

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Any biofuel that causes clearing of natural ecosystems is likely to increase global warming," Fargione says. For one, sugarcane ethanol, produced in Brazil, stands out to both researchers as the most efficient source studied, in terms of emissions. But not all biofuels are alike. As long as there is land conversion, though, biofuels do not diminish carbon dioxide emissions.

Truth and Consequences, Brazilian Style

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It didn’t occur to me until both of my parents were dead that if the husband of an American citizen had allegedly been murdered in Brazil, the State Department would likely have gotten involved. Off to Brazil My fascination with the story took me to Brazil—finally—in May 2012.

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Sussex South Downs declared new UNESCO biosphere reserve

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The Brighton and Lewes Downs have become the first place in the UK to be declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in nearly half a century The Amazon rainforest of Brazil, the Galapagos islands of Ecuador, and now the South Downs of Sussex.

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


ecosystems on Earth. Vast areas of rainforests in a number of tropical countries, including Indonesia, Brazil, and Malaysia, have been destroyed to make way for palm oil, soy plantations and cattle ranches. In Brazil, forests are cleared to make space for agriculture.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Agroforestry Systems and Practices


They protect, separate, shield, provide and feed–just like trees in natural ecosystems. Agroforestry systems can be as diverse as natural ecosystems are. The practice is based on ecological principles that are observed in natural ecosystems.

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Endangered and Unknown: Red-billed Curassow

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Regardless of their popularity, these species and the threatened ecosystems they inhabit are equally spectacular. Formerly distributed across parts of southeastern Brazil from the state of Bahia to Rio de Janeiro, this Brazilian endemic suffered dramatic declines due to chronic loss of its lowland Atlantic forest habitat. In 2013, Dalcio Dacol and I paid a visit to this reserve as part of an independent, month long birding trip in southeast Brazil.

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Urban Dwellers Drive Massive Deforestation Locally and Abroad

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"In Brazil, a surge of deforestation in the Amazon in the early 2000s has been attributed to the expansion of pasture and soybean croplands in response to international market demand, particularly from China," writes Prugh.

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Scaling-Up Agricultural Planning for Conservation in the Brazilian Cerrado

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New research from Nature Conservancy and Dow scientists shows that landscape-scale impact mitigation in Brazil’s Cerrado offers significant benefits for conservation, without adding substantial cost increases for local commercial agricultural producers.

Where Conservation and Development Collide: Win-Wins or Trade-Offs?

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The author eating cacao pulp during a trip to Sao Felix do Xingu, Brazil. Growing up, the connection between a thriving community and a thriving ecosystem was obvious. In the coming weeks, I am going to be focusing my attention on the ethnomapping underway in Brazil’s Amazon.

The Science of Valuing Nature Becoming Business as Usual

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A number of companies have looked at the value of nature at individual sites, or considered individual ecosystem services. To learn how nature is relevant to Dow’s decisions, we initially conducted detailed pilot analyses at Dow sites in Texas and Brazil. Sunrise.

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Top 10 Interesting Facts about the Rainforest


Rainforests are the richest terrestrial ecosystems. To learn more about the importance of these unique ecosystems, we put together these ten interesting facts about the world’s remaining rainforests. on earth.

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Walt Reid on Conservation Bright Spots & Systems Versus Species Thinking

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Walt Reid, director of Conservation and Science at the Packard Foundation and past director of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. “In the 1990s, we would never have imagined that we would see the abrupt turnaround on deforestation in Brazil that took place beginning in 2004.”

Astonishing Facts About Wetlands


Luckily, in the past years, attitudes toward wetlands have changed from the view that wetlands are wasted areas to be dredged and filled for development to a recognition that they are indeed very valuable productive ecosystems, integral to the health and sustainability of earth’s biosphere.

How Does Recycling Save Energy?


Raw virgin material extraction also often involves other negative effects such as water pollution , air pollution , and impacts on local communities and ecosystems. Brazil recycles around 98 percent of its aluminum can production, which is equal to 14.6

Plastic Bag Bans around the World


The reality is that over the past 40 years plastic bag usage has skyrocketed and has caused drastic problems for natural ecosystems. Brazil. Since the late 1970s, plastic bags have. become a staple and an iconic image of shopping.

Hydroelectricity: What are the Advantages and Disadvantages?


In Brazil hydroelectricity dominates the market, providing closer to 80 percent of installed capacity [5]. Wildlife habitat can undergo flooding when hydroelectric plants are built, and can have dramatic impacts on a local ecosystem and the animals and plants that live there.

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Urban Weasels, Coral Atlas & Ivory-Sniffing Dogs

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Have a cow: Why Brazil’s new Sustainable Agriculture Network certification program for cattle could stop deforestation where others have failed. Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog).

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Reassembling Hydra, Flying Frogs, and Bird-Friendly Windows

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Why IUCN shouldn’t do a Red List of Ecosystems. Scarcity, not just policy , may be slowing deforestation in Brazil. Hydras regenerate many new bodies from just a few cells — even after being ground to bits. Think Phantasia …or Terminator.

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Earth up for sale – save it by buying it!

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Back in high school we bought a few acres of rainforest in Brazil – to save it. To stop illegal logging. To preserve biodiversity. Instead of buying just an acre or two or a few hundred, a researcher from Israel has a plan to save the world’s biodiversity – by buying 1.4%

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Not All Bioenergy is Carbon Neutral

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If large areas of the Amazon forest in Brazil are cleared and converted to soybean production or cattle grazing, the result is not carbon neutral. Earlier this month the EPA released a policy paper that declared forest biomass a carbon neutral source of energy.

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Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing

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A new analysis from the Science for Nature & People Partnership will determine which combination of land use — sharing or land sparing — in Indonesia’s Berau district is best for maintaining timber yields, while still protecting forest biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being.

10 reasons to go green starting NOW

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As globalization makes the world become smaller, it becomes increasingly easy to see how the lives of people (and plants and animals and ecosystems) everywhere are closely synced up with one another. and greenhouse gas emissions from Australia can affect a diminishing rainforest in Brazil.

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