Challenging Conservation Not to Leave Women Behind

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A new paper finds that conservation efforts are leaving women behind. The post Challenging Conservation Not to Leave Women Behind appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas Conservation Science Indigenous Peoples TNC Science

Linking Birds, Farmer Attitudes and Conservation

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A new paper examines how farmer attitudes towards birds affect on-farm conservation practices. The post Linking Birds, Farmer Attitudes and Conservation appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Agriculture Birds TNC Science

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The Golden-cheeked Warbler and Conservation Banks

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One way developers are navigating the warbler’s endangered status is by utilizing conservation banks. What is a conservation bank? # # #. Under Section 10 of ESA, an “incidental take permit” must be obtained and one requirement of that permit is a “ habitat conservation plan ” (HCP). In some areas, conservation banks have been created to facilitate “off-site mitigation.” Every conservation bank must be approved by FWS.

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Is Our Love of Pets a Conservation Crisis?

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Wildlife Our Nature Reads Urban ConservationYour beloved dogs and cats? They’re taking a devastating toll on global biodiversity.

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Corporate Branding of Birds for Conservation: A Modest Proposal

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“It’s about conservation. Why shouldn’t you be emotionally invested in conservation, even though you’re literally invested in oil or coal or clearing the boreal forests or digging up rare earth elements or manufacturing single-use plastics?” … The post Corporate Branding of Birds for Conservation: A Modest Proposal appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birds Bird Renaming Week Conservation humor names

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Remembering Dr. Robert Jenkins, The Nature Conservancy’s First Science Director

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Remembering Dr. Robert Jenkins, who fundamentally changed the approach to land and water conservation. The post Remembering Dr. Robert Jenkins, The Nature Conservancy’s First Science Director appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas Conservation Science TNC Science

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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

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? —

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 Resources

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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.

#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.

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.

Conservation Writing Awards for Cool Green Science

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

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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. People would often express surprise that I, someone that cared about wildlife conservation, would eat meat. And people that work in either conservation or animal welfare tend to like animals. Conservation Animal Rights

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. Please do what you can to promote a wildlife conservation plan that respects all wildlife, including predators. What myths am I referring to?

The Conservation Story of the Kenya Black Leopard

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The first scientific confirmation of a black leopard in Kenya is a story of conservation, community and coexistence. From the Field Wildlife Camera Traps Conservation Science Mammal Watching

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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.

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. We would highly recommend a visit to the Caranbirini Conservation Reserve should you happen to be travelling in the Northern Territory!

Conserving India’s Overlooked Freshwater Ecosystems

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Conservation in India may conjure images of tigers and forests, but the country has some of the most diverse freshwater ecosystems on the planet. The post Conserving India’s Overlooked Freshwater Ecosystems appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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Aquaculture Could Be Conservation’s Secret Weapon

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Aquaculture has vast potential as a tool for conservation, providing food for people while benefiting the environment. Fish & Fisheries Ecosystem Services Fisheries Restoration TNC Science Valuing Nature

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Conserving Nature’s Stage

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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. One answer to this dilemma is to use geodiversity as a filter for conservation planning. Nature Conservancy scientists are making the case for conserving nature’s stage. Incorporating Geodiversity into Current Conservation Planning.

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.

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. The role of science and technology in conserving biodiversity. Currently science and technology are two of the most important tools in conservation biology.

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Digitized Data Conserves Africa’s Great Lake Fisheries

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The post Digitized Data Conserves Africa’s Great Lake Fisheries appeared first on Cool Green Science. In Africa’s Great Lakes, better data collection means better fisheries management. Ideas

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.

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

Putting Communities At the Center of Freshwater Conservation

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What does an effective, community-based freshwater conservation program look like? Fish & Fisheries Fisheries Indigenous Peoples TNC Science Water

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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.

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. Conserving these resources should be as important to us as using them are, because conservation will promote a more sustainable environment while helping to save money and inspire appreciation… 15 Practical Ways to Conserve Water: Install low flow appliances in your home and businesses. 13 Practical Ways to Conserve Energy: Upgrade to energy star appliances.

Eddie Game Takes Over Conservation Letters, a Top Conservation Journal

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Eddie Game, lead scientist, Asia-Pacific Region, The Nature Conservancy. Nature Conservancy scientist Eddie Game has two new demanding jobs: lead scientist for the Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific Region , and editor-in-chief of Conservation Letters , one of the sector’s high-impact peer-reviewed science journals. So what’s the state of conservation science in a time of bad news for science in general?

50 Fish, 50 States: A Conservation Journey

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states – and to use each adventure to tell a conservation story. A quest to catch 50 fish in 50 U.S. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Fish Traveling Naturalist

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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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Bird Migration and Conservation Meet at Selva Bananito, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

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. 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.

Green Landscaping and Design for Conserving Resources

Living Green & Saving Energy

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. Creating a rain garden and efficiently harvesting rainwater have a significant economic and environmental impact, as less than two percent of the world’s water is suitable for plant, animal and human consumption. The following is a [.].

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. The Congressional Budget Office has prepared its first estimates of direct expenditures and revenues from H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018; AKA the Farm Bill. 

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Is the American Bird Conservancy Threatening Us?

10,000 Birds

Asides American Bird ConservancyMaybe this is simply an innocent but tragic story of how Western water policy can hurt birds, but the title of the article strikes me as a veiled threat. Am I paranoid?

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

Mapping Conservation & History on the Kokoda Track

Nature Conservancy - Science

In many places, the Kokoda Track is little more than a narrow footpath, the earth beneath packed hard from centuries of footsteps. It started as a simple bush trail, one of thousands criss-crossing Papua New Guinea’s formidable mountains, connecting communities […]. From the Field Asia Pacific Forests Natural History Protected Areas TNC Science

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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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

Konik Ponies in Scottish Conservation

10,000 Birds

Conservation Konik Horses RSPB ScotlandThe Loch of Strathbeg reserve in Aberdeenshire Scotland has begun to use eight rare ‘Konick’ horses to manage and improve it’s wetland habitats for birds.

Godwits are bad ambassadors of conservation

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Instead, the species distinguises itself as one of the worst ambassadors of conservation there are in the avian world. If you were in a position to take non-birders outside to promote conservation, say a local polititian or the press or whoever could get active to increase biodiversity values in whichever way – do not consider taking them near Black-tailed Godwits. I fully realize that my last post was not a bird post in the strictest sense.