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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"Speaking Ecosystem Services"

Environmental Economics

Christian Neumann, Linwood Pendleton, Marianne Kettunen and Tundi Agardy: The value of ecosystems and the associated services they provide is receiving growing attention both in the public and decision-making arena. The language of Ecosystem Services essentially translates the complexity of ecological processes and functions into descriptors that define the socio-economic-ecological link. The language of Ecosystem Services creates new connections.

Designer Ecosystems

Nature Conservancy - Science

More and more frequently I hear about ecosystem restoration—the attempt to reestablish a natural ecosystem on degraded land. Sometimes I even hear that “designer ecosystems” might provide services or experiences similar to or better than nature. Ideas Ecosystem Services

Forest’s Ecosystem Management

Environmental News Network

Activism Natural Resources Sustainability ConservationFrom: Smurfit Kappa Direct.

The genesis of ecosystem services

Environmental Economics

The  Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Gretchen Daily and the  Natural Capital Project : No one knew exactly how the science of ecosystem services would work, beyond the idea that it would combine ecology with economics.

Putting a price tag on ecosystem services

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) A recent article in the New York Times about the work Stanford University biology professor Gretchen Daily is doing in Africa and Costa Rica highlights the importance of ecosystem services, or putting a value on ecosystems. Daily co-founded the Natural Capital Project (NCP) in November 2006, which, as Daily told the New York Times, works to “quantify in biophysical and dollar terms the value of conserving the forest and its wildlife.”

When is an Ecosystem Service Not an Ecosystem Service?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Mark Spalding is a senior marine scientist at The Nature Conservancy. If an ecosystem produces something useful, but nobody uses it, is still it an ecosystem service? Ecosystem services will only provide a compelling case in some places. Ecosystem Services 1, 50-61.

Heather Tallis: The Human Dimensions of Conservation

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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. Moderated by Conservancy NatureNet Science Fellow Spencer Meyer).

10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity

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ecosystems to function and humans to thrive. Without biodiversity in an ecosystem we would not have the many plants and animals we find in our world today, including us. The different plants and animals in an environment work together to maintain balance in the ecosystem [1].

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The Relevance Imperative in Conservation

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Simply put, biodiversity conservation is a societal value not everyone shares. Rising to the Challenge of Biodiversity Conservation in a Human-dominated World. Finding these alignments is perhaps the most critical task for conservation today. What’s in it for me?

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. Incorporating Geodiversity into Current Conservation Planning.

The Ross Sea – the Last Intact Marine Ecosystem on Earth – and I

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The Ross Sea is the most productive stretch of water in the Southern Ocean, teeming with large predatory fish, whales, seals, penguins and other animals that form the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth. In July 2013, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources held a meeting in Bremerhaven in Germany, to decide whether to turn the Ross Sea into a marine protected area. Conservation antarctica pelagic penguins petrels seabirds

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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Can Grasslands, The Ecosystem Underdog, Play an Underground Role in Climate Solutions?

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Never underestimate the underdog — in sports or in ecosystems. Globally, grasslands are one of the most converted and least protected ecosystems (Hoekstra et al. Strategies that avoid conversion of ecosystems take advantage of this natural ability to offset carbon emissions.

Economics: The Next Frontier in Conservation Science

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Engaging in markets is not new for The Nature Conservancy. Property rights have long been the Conservancy’s primary transaction unit. As a consequence, the Conservancy’s ‘priorities’ could often be very precisely defined: a discrete property of interest.

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. This loss of bumble bees could have severe consequences for native ecosystems and for agriculture. insects urban conservation yards

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. Conservation Animal Rights

Accelerating the Pace of Conservation Science

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Volunteers plan a trail at the Mianus River Gorge Preserve near Bedford, NY — the Nature Conservancy’s first land preservation project. Photo credit: ©The Nature Conservancy. Tomorrow’s conservation science will not be today’s conservation science,” says Kareiva. “It’s

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

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Now, anthropological research shows that Martu burning — performed during hunting for sand goanna — actually increases biodiversity and benefits the desert ecosystem. It’s not a designed land management strategy,” says Bird, “and it’s definitely not a conservation strategy.”.

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

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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Watch How Wolves Rebuilt an Entire Ecosystem

Eco Chic

It’s a fabulous name for “large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species.” Have you ever heard of Rewilding?

Conserving Bison in Indiana. Yes, Indiana.

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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.

Sharing Art to Spark Conservation

Wend Magazine

Through the course of the project his photos will become a documentation of the world’s diverse ecosystems, hopefully inspiring people to get out and explore these landscapes for themselves. Related posts: Adventurers Become Citizen Scientists for Conservation.

How Wildflowers Benefit the Ecosystem

Eco Friendly Daily

To others, it is a thing of beauty and an ecosystem alive with buzzing bees and fluttering butterflies. In reality, it is an ecosystem that is rich in biodiversity and habitat for a wide variety of organisms. Endangered Ecosystems.

Woodpecker Skull Design, Novel Ecosystems, Yawning Wolves and More

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We find tons of cool conservation and conservation science stuff on the Internets — and share the best of it with you every week in The Cooler : Biodiversity & Wildlife. Conservation Letters). I hate that new stuff : Are novel ecosystems cheapening restoration policies?

Nutcrackers, Whitebark Pine, and a Bond That Holds an Ecosystem Together

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Her doctoral work here in Wyoming’s Bridger–Teton National Forest—just east of Grand Teton National Park and smack in the middle of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem—has included 76 radio-tagged nutcrackers. From the Autumn 2015 issue of Living Bird magazine.

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.

Rising to the Challenge of Biodiversity Conservation in a Human-dominated World

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Morrison, Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy, California. In a recent peer-reviewed article in the scientific journal Conservation Biology , I propose a framework that conservation organizations can use in today’s complex world to set objectives and plan strategies to achieve them.

2015 NatureNet Fellowships: Call for Conservation Scientists

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Quick reminder to all post-doc candidates interested in pushing conservation forward with new ideas and new disciplines: NatureNet Fellowship applications are due October 1. NatureNet Fellows development Ecosystem Services fellowships innovative science NatureNet

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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.

Bringing Behavioral Insights into Conservation Programs and Policies

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Behavioral science and economics have provided important insights for health, finance, and many other domains, but are largely untapped resources for conservation. A new paper in Conservation Letters helps practitioners tap into behavioral sciences.

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Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

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This perhaps explains why there is little money for conservation here, and none of the world’s largest conservation organizations (The Nature Conservancy, WWF not IUCN) have El Salvador country programs. Just how much can we rely on these natural ecosystems for protection?

Toward Decolonizing Conservation

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Humpback whale breaching, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Haida Gwaii. Read more SNAP magazine essays on how conservation, conservation science and human well-being intersect. . Conservation Letters.

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.

7 Science Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

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We know we must save the ecosystems that sustain all life. And at The Nature Conservancy, science has guided everything we do for more than 65 years. With the help of the Nature Conservancy and other partners, fisherman have learned the best practices for fishing sustainably.

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Conservation Future: Announcing the 2013 NatureNet Fellows

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These fellows will help the Conservancy lead in developing solutions relevant to the lives of billions of people on the planet.”. The fellows begin their two-year assignments this fall, working within the Conservancy’s U.S. Daniel Karp, Stanford, agriculture and conservation.

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Tips on Lawn Care Water Conservation

Hug a Tree with Me

Water conservation efforts and the watering of our gardens, lawns and landscapes have been in a fierce battle for a really long time. So the question to ask is, can there be a way to conserve water while also keeping our gardens and lawns satisfied?

Review: Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil – The.

10,000 Birds

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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Harley-Davidson a New Partner in Conservation

Conservancy Talk

The idea that motorcycle riders have a heart for conservation might surprise non-motorcyclists out there, but it shouldn’t. Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is one of the world’s most fragile and important ecosystems in the world, harboring thousands of species found nowhere else on the planet.

Conservation and FEMA Can Beat Godzilla!

Nature Conservancy - Science

Photo © Island Conservation. The majority of properties (1,589 properties or 66%) are located in areas of conservation interest. The restoration of floodplains that can regain their natural functions including flood protection and providing additional ecosystem services.

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.

Green is Good: Science-Based Conservation in the 21st Century

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Nature Conservancy scientists look into buckets of water collected from the vernal pools on the Howard Ranch near Sacramento for research into the effects of cattle grazing on California’s delicate vernal pool habitats. The Nature Conservancy has grown since then.