Come@Me: Hunting Is Not Conservation

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” The definition of the word CONSERVATION is “the act or an instance of conserving or keeping from change, loss, or injury.” ” Obviously the dictionary does not equate hunting with conservation. It is obvious that hunting is NOT conservation.

Caranbirini Conservation Reserve

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Following on from our overnight camp at Goanna Creek and not leaving too early due to enjoying the pleasure of so many birds we headed for the Caranbirini Conservation Reserve , which is about 45 kilometres/28 miles south of Borroloola. Caranbirini Conservation Reserve trails.

Alaska Day: Birds and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

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It is therefore appropriate for birders to pause and recognize significance of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). At the signing ceremony, President Carter stated : We are setting aside for conservation an area of land larger than the State of California.

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Keeping Conservation Relevant in the Urban Century

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ideas Urban ConservationHow will nature fare in the face of the most significant urban growth in human history?

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How Long Must We Live With These Wildlife Conservation Myths?

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The myths that hunters and anglers pay for the majority of our wildlife conservation (debunked in my post on The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It ) and the misconception that “predator management” is a necessary part of the wildlife conservation equation.

Liberal/conservative. who cares?

Environmental Economics

All that matters is that p < 0.05: Researchers have fixed a number of papers after mistakenly reporting that people who hold conservative political beliefs are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness. When we asked Hatemi to elaborate on what that magnitude was — how much more likely were people who held conservative or liberal views to exhibit certain traits? —

When conservation and animal rights collide

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In responding to Suzie’s post defending wildlife rehabilitation I began to think again about the areas in which animal rights and animal welfare overlap with the field of conservation, and the ways in which they don’t. Conservation Animal Rights

Conserving Energy with our Gadgets

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Conserving Energy with our Gadgets. green gadget green living green products saving energy saving money converge energy gadgets that conserve energy save money

#CeciltheLion is a dangerous direction for conservation

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Conservation is not about identifying enemies and fighting them, its about identifying problems and finding and implementing solutions. Hounding a dentist who’s life is already over, making threats, isn’t going to solve Africa’s conservation nightmares. Conservation hunting internetAnother day, another dead lion erupting in the world’s media, another opportunity for me to annoy my few remaining anti-hunting friends.

Burra Rock Conservation Reserve

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Burra Rock Conservation Reserve is 55 kilometres/34 miles south of Coolgardie and Coolgardie is 2366 kilometres/1470 miles from Broome if you go as directly as possible and we did not do that! Burra Rock Conservation Reserve offers free camping , but you do need to be self-sufficient and there is no mobile phone coverage. We were the only people at the Burra Rock Conservation Reserve and we did not see anybody else on the road either.

Knuckey Lagoons Conservation Reserve

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Knuckey Lagoons Conservation Reserve is between two cities! Palmerston lies to the south east and Darwin to the north west and there is a bicycle path almost right to the reserve. It is only about a half an hour bicycle ride to the lagoons from Palmerston and I have been visiting regularly over the past week because it is no longer one big flooded lagoon.

Scorecard is in and it looks like conservation is losing

Environmental Economics

  It looks like the conservation title (Title II) might take some hits.    The Conservation Reserve Program is proposed to be scaled back, and the Conservation Stewardship Program is proposed to be repealed.

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The Conservative Bias in Economics?

Environmental Economics

Mark Thoma on "the conservative bias in economics": I have a new column: Yes, Nick Kristof, There Is a Conservative Bias in Economics : Nicholas Kristof recent reignited  the debate over liberal bias in academia with his claim that “universities risk becoming liberal echo chambers and hostile environments for conservatives.”   The conservative viewpoint is accorded significant weight despite the fact that it is often a minority viewpoint.

Conserving Nature’s Stage

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy. Geodiversity As Strategy for Conservation. Old-school conservation identifies places to protect by looking at the locations of key species or ecosystems. Incorporating Geodiversity into Current Conservation Planning.

Bird Migration and Conservation Meet at Selva Bananito, Costa Rica

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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.

Conserving Resources

Green Home Blog

Conserving Resources. So Greenhome wants to help you focus on using less, not just to conserve the things we need, but also to minimize the damage we do the environment we all share. 5 Easy Ways to Conserve Resources Every Day. You’ll find everything you need to get started in Greenhome’s water and energy conservation kits for the garden, bathroom, home, and office. Tagged: CFL , conservation , energy efficient , green energy , water saving.

Inspiring Conservation Books From Our Twitter Users

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek recently asked Twitter to name the most inspiring conservation books. Here are some of the favorite picks. Ideas

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Building a UK Youth Movement for Conservation

Conservancy Talk

In part, these experiences have been what has inspired us to both pursue careers at The Nature Conservancy. More than half of all UK wildlife species are in decline, yet the amount of time people spent volunteering for conservation has dropped by 23 percent in recent years.

Another Reason Conservatives are Bad for Birds

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Apparently, the Harper government doesn’t like organizations questioning, well, anything to do with the environment or, for that matter, anything that might not be sufficiently conservative: The rules say a charity can devote no more than 10 per cent of its resources to political activities, and none to partisan activities, but critics say the guidelines are fuzzy or can be Byzantine in their complexity. Remember, voting for conservatives is almost always bad for birds.

"Conservatives and Climate Change"

Environmental Economics

In the article, he declared that man-made climate change is “the challenge of our time,” and called for a national tax on carbon emissions to encourage conservation and the adoption of green technologies. And the question for Mr. Paulson and other conservatives who consider themselves environmentalists is whether they’re willing to accept second-best answers, and in particular whether they’re willing to accept second-best answers implemented by the other party.

Review: Eating and Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Four books that explore sustainable eating in ways that are humorous, thought-provoking and even infuriating. Ideas Books Sustainability Top 10

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Hot Conservation Ideas During Cold Winter Months

The Green Samaritan

Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, consider these steps to help conserve energy and reduce your costs as well. Winter is here! Straight from the U.S.

10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity

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Quick Navigation for 10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity. The role of science and technology in conserving biodiversity. Protecting habitats before they have been altered is the best form on biodiversity conservation and is most successfully implemented by government regulations.

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Hives for Pollination and Conservation

Green (Living) Review

When most people think of bee keeping, jars of glistening honey come to mind. And while there’s no argument that honey is perhaps one of the sweetest and immediate rewards of bee keeping, it should be considered that bees and other pollinators provide benefits on such a larger scale.

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.

Conservation is not some huge sacrifice

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people seem to believe that conservation and “going green” has to be some great sacrifice and that's why they cannot do it, also because the believe that it is expensive. Conservation and being green isn’t some huge sacrifice. But we can’t equate the act of conservation with helping billions of people for generations to come. That also is conservation and it is not just environmental conservation that is conservation.

Practical Ways to Conserve Water and Energy

Hug a Tree with Me

The effort of conserving water and energy simply means to waste less, save more and use wisely. 13 Practical Ways to Conserve Energy: Upgrade to energy star appliances.

Eddie Game Takes Over Conservation Letters, a Top Conservation Journal

Nature Conservancy - Science

Eddie Game, lead scientist, Asia-Pacific Region, The Nature Conservancy. So what’s the state of conservation science in a time of bad news for science in general? The editors-in-chief of the other major conservation journals are real leaders of the field.

Review: Fishing and Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Three great new reads and references for angler-conservationists. Fish & Fisheries Books Fish

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Liberals are the New Conservatives.

Elephant Journal

As a conservative, I choose to live morally and virtuously, which means living free from religions that I see as. Enlightened Society Equal Rights bathroom bills conservatives defunding planned parenthood democrats enlightened society Liberals political parties Principles Republicans trump

A Q&A with Eddie Game: How Acoustics Are Changing Conservation

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Conservancy scientist Eddie Game explains how acoustics could revolutionize conservation data collection. Ideas Acoustics Research

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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.

Green Landscaping and Design for Conserving Resources

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green construction green living green remodeling saving money saving water conserving water green landscaping rainwater harvestingThe landscape and design of your property is the key to saving water and reducing waste around your home.

Conservation Triage And Zombie Species

Green Living Tips

So this is what it's come to - figuring out what species to save and those we allow to become extinct due to a lack of resources (and will). Which will become the "living dead" and zombie species? How will we choose? eco news

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. So, why do some conservative economists who normally oppose new taxation support a carbon tax? Liberal economists tend to like a carbon tax, too, but usually differ with conservative economists over what to do with the revenue.

Community conservation in action – Rotokare

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While I have previously praised the efforts of the Department of Conservation and other large conservation organisations, so today let me sing the praises of smaller groups, specifically the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust. This community based organisation has been working in rural Taranaki, near where I went up the mountain. Run along the same lines as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, the site has had a large fence placed around it and the introduced mammals removed.

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.

Why Is It Important to Conserve Biodiversity?

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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?

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Conservation Solutions Can Improve Water Quality For Millions of Britons

Green (Living) Review

The analysis finds that one in four cities would see a positive return on investment from investing in watershed conservation. Forest protection and reforestation have been identified as the best conservation strategies for both British cities. Britain conservation green living water

Conserving Bison in Indiana. Yes, Indiana.

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy is continuing to expand its bison conservation program, and now the animals are moving east. This fall, the shaggy beasts will be reintroduced to Kankakee Sands , a Nature Conservancy preserve in southern Indiana. The Conservancy has completed that process.

A Modest Proposal for a Wildlife Conservation Stamp

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A mockup of what a Wildlife Conservation Stamp might look like. Of all the dollars spent bagging ducks, a piece of the pie goes to the federal duck stamp program , which just went on sale; anyone over the age of 16 who wants to hunt migratory ducks needs to buy the stamp annually, and the funds raised go toward conservation and preserving and improving habitat for ducks and hunters alike. Birds Conservation duck stamp

Field Research: Water Conservation in California

Environmental Economics

Spending a few days visiting family in Southern California.    Went to Catalina Island for the day today.    First I took a quick tour of the island.

A New Journal for Conservation Science & Practice

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Why do some conservation strategies succeed, while others fail? Wiley recently announced a new journal, Conservation Science & Practice, that will feature research trying to answer some of […]. And how do we connect research to actual results on the ground?

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