Logging Carbon by Trailing Loggers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Quick Study is just what it says — a rapid-fire look at a new conservation science study that might turn some heads. Carbon emission performance of commercial logging in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Carbon emissions performance of commercial logging in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Logging Ash to Save Hemlocks

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That is the decision made at the Conservancy’s Woodbourne Forest Preserve in the case of the emerald ash borer. It’s a tough choice made tougher by this important fact: one of the main reasons Woodbourne Preserve was established was to prohibit any logging on the property.

Logging Threatens Reef Fish Nurseries in the Solomon Islands

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But unfortunately conservation efforts aren’t that straightforward, as human activities on land can impact what happens in the ocean. Photo © The Nature Conservancy (Tim Calver) 2 of 5 A bumphead parrotfish hovering over stoney coral. Biological Conservation.

Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests

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I’m deep in a logging concession in Indonesian Borneo, and I’ve just witnessed the routine harvesting of a dipterocarp tree bound for the plywood mill. Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing. 1 of 7 Rows of recorders awaiting programming back in the logging camp.

Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging With Lidar

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New research from Nature Conservancy scientists demonstrates that lidar — a way of remotely mapping forests with lasers — is an effective and accurate tool to measure the effects of reduced-impact logging in Indonesia, but it’s still not as cost effective as traditional ground-based monitoring.

Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing

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About 260 of Borneo’s 4,000 tree species are dipterocarps, and they’re also the prime species targeted by the logging industry. Dipterocarp forests hold the most valuable tropical timber in the world,” says Bronson Griscom , director of forest carbon science at The Nature Conservancy.

Sawmills and the Limits of Conservation Science

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Success in conservation is rooted in increasingly sophisticated science: computer models, ecological research and careful analyses. Here’s the thing: science can only get conservation so far. But, ultimately, the science is only part of what will make this conservation successful.

Juggling Chainsaws: Carbon, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods in the Logging Landscape

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A forest planner tags trees at a reduced impact logging (RIL) concession in East Kalimanatan, Indonesia. Place two of the great conundrums of our time — conservation and food security — as trade-offs and you’re bound to generate some controversy. in Conservation Letters.

Modeling Logging’s Impacts on Biodiversity & Carbon in a Hypothetical Forest

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But what’s less often acknowledged is halting logging entirely will make climate change worse, as wood is one of the most sustainable building materials. A World Without Logging Doesn’t Exist. Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging with Lidar. Photo © The Nature Conservancy (Justine E.

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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The Deceit of Yes/No Conservation

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Not long ago, the questions and answers conservation and environmentalism faced seemed straightforward: Should we save the whales? Say ‘No’ to Logging Santa Cruz’s Redwoods? A “no” to logging in Santa Cruz does not reduce timber demand.

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.

Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Story

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Woodland caribou in the United States were decimated by overhunting and logging. Overhunting and logging devastated woodland caribou populations, but animals continued to survive in the Selkirk Mountains of Idaho, Washington and British Columbia.

After the Clearcuts: People and Ecology in an Alaska Rainforest

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This is young growth forest, trees that have grown following extensive logging, often by clearcutting, thirty years ago. That’s the question at the heart of research and work here by Nature Conservancy foresters. Still: the science behind conservation forestry is pretty straightforward.

7 Science Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

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And at The Nature Conservancy, science has guided everything we do for more than 65 years. Today, more than 600 Conservancy scientists are working all over the world to discover and apply solutions to the biggest challenges facing people and the planet.

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Jordan Steps Up Anti-Logging Efforts Over Winter

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Authorities in Jordan are stepping up the monitoring of forests to stop illegal logging over the winter months. The onset of winter can only mean one thing- the weather is going to get colder and in Jordan, that means a rise in illegal logging.

Wild Turkey Restoration: The Greatest Conservation Success Story?

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The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. The restoration of the American wild turkey may be the greatest wildlife conservation success story.

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. Today, this region is facing unprecedented challenges due to urban expansion, agriculture, ranching and illegal logging. What do conservationists look like?

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.

10 Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

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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

Conservancy Talk

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.

Dead Wood & Migrating Salmon: Restoring a Southeast Alaska Stream

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Streams in Southeast Alaska can’t function ecologically without fallen logs. That’s why I’m jumping over logs with U.S. For the past several decades, Prince of Wales Island has also been defined by logging. However, is putting cut logs in a stream really natural?

Working With Loggers for Forest Conservation: New E&E News Series

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Logging road and impacts in East Kalimantan: logged forest on the left, virgin/primary forest on the right. Conservationists working with loggers to produce better conservation results — a science-based vision of the future, or a pipe dream?

Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Dilemma

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We’re running it here for your holiday reading pleasure, and welcome your opinions on this conservation challenge. Woodland caribou in the United States were decimated by overhunting and logging. In a logged forest, there’s brush and thick undergrowth.

Migration, The Black Box of Neotropical Bird Conservation

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For conservation efforts to be effective, scientists need to better understand just what threats birds face along the way, and how those obstacles are changing in an increasingly human-dominated world. Photo © The Nature Conservancy (Justine E. Migration is a dangerous undertaking.

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How Green is Your Chainsaw?

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Bronson Griscom is the director of forest carbon science at The Nature Conservancy. Our findings in a new study in the journal of Global Change Biology show that we can measure how green your chainsaw is — step 1 in our plans to green-up commercial logging operations. Orangutan.

Use it or lose it?

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she is in favour of shooting things for conservation, and wants to do a show about this. she shot a rhino (auctioned for conservation). I’ve written before about how I don’t think shooting game in the name of conservation is necessarily a bad idea. This is kind of a big deal because since the 90s logging has been banned on government land, and the government is moving to allow some of that timber to be removed and sold.

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Organizations Investigate Illegal Logging In Madagascar; Majority Of Demand From China

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Unfortunately, Madagascar is also home to immense illegal logging. The logging is even threatening national parks in the country in addition to areas outside the parks. Tree species and animal species are all threatened by the logging.

Weird Conservation: The Strange Side of Saving Endangered Species

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But conservation is weirder. But sometimes, conservation requires that you built a robot, search for poop, or devise a seemingly endless variety of techniques to collect animal semen. Photo © Department of Conservation / Flickr. Nature is weird.

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Are the Best Years for Tropical Forest Conservation Still Ahead?

Conservancy Talk

The Nature Conservancy works with logging companies to practice reduced-impact logging. Indeed, the best years for tropical forest conservation are likely still ahead of us — and that’s most exciting of all.

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Babirusa: Conserving the Bizarre Pig of the Sulawesi Forest

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Babirusa Conservation. Logging changed the balance. Opinions expressed on Cool Green Science and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Nature Conservancy.

Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Conservation / Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas By Mike • March 16, 2011 • 2 comments Tweet Share The U.S. To that end, the principals have created a terrific site called Conserving the Future: Refuges and the Next Generation to elicit votes and comments.

Why The Nature Conservancy is Restoring Streams by Acting like a Beaver

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The Nature Conservancy is working like a beaver ( Castor canadensis ) by mimicking beaver dam building to restore streams and floodplain habitat in Montana and California. Beavers Versus Old Growth: The Tough Reality of Conservation. Photo © The Nature Conservancy (Kristen Podolak).

Review: When Conservation is Successful (Too Successful)

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The recovery of the white-tailed deer is one of wildlife conservation’s great success stories. In contrast to the stories of rhinos and forest elephants, Cambronne’s book is about a seemingly hopeless wildlife situation that turned into a wildly successful conservation story.

The Last Tree for Orangutans

Conservancy Talk

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post written by Niel Makinuddin, Senior Manager for the Conservancy’s East Kalimantan program. The orangutan is a symbol of conservation and what will be lost if we do not reform the way we manage natural resources.

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Heroines for the Planet: Cheetah Conservation Fund Founder Dr. Laurie Marker

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But Dr. Laurie Marker’s remarkable devotion to the study and conservation of endangered cheetahs extends beyond the striking animal. It hires workers to selectively harvest invasive bush, which is used to create an eco-friendly fuel log called Bushblok.

Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas

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[link] A Bold New Frontier for Conservation Indigenous peoples and local communities, both sedentary and mobile, have for millennia played a critical role in conserving a variety of natural environments and species. What are Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs)?

Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

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By Lisa Feldkamp, senior coordinator, new science audiences, The Nature Conservancy. Increased protections and monitoring by the Mexican government and conservation organizations has all but stopped illegal logging in the MBBR (Vidal 2012), making deforestation less of a threat.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: oldWeather

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Replica of a ship’s log from the Grand Turk. Citizen Science Tuesday is our weekly blog feature that focuses on fun ways you can help scientists gather data and benefit conservation. Want to help conservation scientists without leaving your desk?

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Canadian Forest Industry And Environmental Groups Sign World's Largest Conservation Agreement Applying To Area Twice The Size Of Germany

Green (Living) Review

The Agreement, when fully implemented, will conserve significant areas of Canada’s vast Boreal Forest, protect threatened woodland caribou and provide a competitive market edge for participating companies. Conservation groups commit to global recognition and support for FPAC member efforts. Concerns from the public and the marketplace about wilderness conservation and species loss have been critical drivers in arriving at this agreement.

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Rules of Engagement: Solomon Islanders Prepare for Mining

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Robyn James is a project manager for The Nature Conservancy working to build the resilience of communities and ecosystems to the impacts of climate change in the Pacific. Once again the community leaders have unanimously asked for the Conservancy to facilitate this forum.

People of the Salmon: Haida Tribe Defends Salmon with Science in Alaska

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Not them: they leap over rocks, ford streams and shimmy along slick fallen logs as if they’ve been doing this their whole lives. They’re participating in a project with The Nature Conservancy to assess and monitor salmon spawning streams.

Modeling Pollution’s Footprint on Coral Reefs

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Researchers from Griffith University and The Nature Conservancy developed a new model to estimate the areal footprint of diffuse threats, like logging pollution, on ecological communities.