Is Our Love of Pets a Conservation Crisis?

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

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Conserving Energy with our Gadgets

Living Green & Saving Energy

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

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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 Golden-cheeked Warbler and Conservation Banks

10,000 Birds

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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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

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.

10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity

Greentumble

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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"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.

The Conservation Story of the Kenya Black Leopard

Nature Conservancy - Science

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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Corporate Branding of Birds for Conservation: A Modest Proposal

10,000 Birds

“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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Aquaculture Could Be Conservation’s Secret Weapon

Nature Conservancy - Science

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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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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Caranbirini Conservation Reserve

10,000 Birds

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!

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

10,000 Birds

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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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. 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.

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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50 Fish, 50 States: A Conservation Journey

Nature Conservancy - Science

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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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.

Knuckey Lagoons Conservation Reserve

10,000 Birds

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.

Eddie Game Takes Over Conservation Letters, a Top Conservation Journal

Nature Conservancy - Science

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?

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

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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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Another Reason Conservatives are Bad for Birds

10,000 Birds

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.

Putting Communities At the Center of Freshwater Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

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Burra Rock Conservation Reserve

10,000 Birds

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.

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 [.].

When conservation and animal rights collide

10,000 Birds

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

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

The Promise of eDNA: A New Kind of Fieldwork to Guide Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

A look at the promise of eDNA methods for conservation fieldwork. Ideas Conservation Science

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#CeciltheLion is a dangerous direction for conservation

10,000 Birds

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.

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

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

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

10,000 Birds

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.

How Long Must We Live With These Wildlife Conservation Myths?

10,000 Birds

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?

Why Is It Important to Conserve Biodiversity?

Greentumble

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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A New Journal for Conservation Science & Practice

Nature Conservancy - Science

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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Heather Tallis: The Human Dimensions of Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Heather Tallis, Lead Scientist at the Nature Conservancy. Nature Conservancy lead scientist Heather Tallis will be a panelist and speaker on these topics this week, and you can watch live. Tallis is speaking at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Science as part of a conference on “ The Human Dimensions of Conservation : Exploring the science and the people needed to change our relationships with nature.”.

Mankiw: The Key Role of Conservatives in Taxing Carbon

Environmental Economics

Because conservatives heart climate policy?  Because of the government’s conservative credentials and its commitment to make the policy revenue-neutral, it brought along the crucial support of the business community. While you can cherry pick and find Republicans who are concerned about climate change ( and one presidential candidate ), I think "the key role of [most] conservatives" is to change the minds of Republican leaders about climate policy.

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.   Then I observed the extent of the water shortage on the island:     Finally I observed the economic solution to the water shortage.      They charged $0.50 for water at lunch.   So I ordered beer

Evidence-based Conservation: An Economic Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Timm Kroeger is senior environmental economist for The Nature Conservancy. Conservation is no exception. So what does it mean to be smart about pursuing conservation objectives? It means employing the strategies and tools that yield the biggest conservation gain for our budget — in other words, maximizing the conservation “return” on our investments. Arlington: The Nature Conservancy.

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 Nature Conservancy has an extensive bison conservation program, with herds now found on 13 preserves. Kankakee Sands will be the easternmost Conservancy preserve where the animals roam.

Sharing Art to Spark Conservation

Wend Magazine

Related posts: Adventurers Become Citizen Scientists for Conservation. Support Salmon Conservation through Wild Salmon Rising. On taking photos, Photographer and Conservationist, Ian Shive says, “You’re not just illustrating a story; you’re becoming an advocate for a story by sharing the amazing aspects of the uniqueness of the setting.”