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.

Auto-pilot Conservation in the Era of Trump

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Other than a sweeping public lands package in 2019 , there has been little or no progress on the environment or wildlife protection. But a handful of federal conservation programs have permanent and stable funding mechanisms that allow them to operate regardless of who is in the White House.

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The Wildlife Conservation Stamp: An Additional Income Stream for Our National Wildlife Refuges

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Many of these refuges and associated Conservation Areas, which have the potential to protect more than 1 million acres of vital wildlife habitat, have been forged through creative partnerships with sportsmen, conservation groups and private landowners.

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. Developed in the post-frontier era, the NAMWC helped put a stop to wanton wildlife destruction in an era where many species were being hunted and trapped ruthlessly to the brink of extinction. New Ideas In Conservation. This principle reaffirms that animal welfare is an integral part of modern conservation.

eBirding National Wildlife Refuges

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I am something of an aficionado of National Wildlife Refuges. The new features are called “ Explore a National Wildlife Refuge ,” and they can be found in the “explore” tab under the “explore a region” sub-tab. Birding eBird National Wildlife Refuges USFWS

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? # # #. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared the Golden-cheeked Warbler “ endangered.” Every conservation bank must be approved by FWS.

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Possum Terrors and Rediscovering Urban Wildlife

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How a move across the world - and a terrifying possum - helped me rediscover urban wildlife. From the Field Wildlife Traveling Naturalist Urban Conservation

Duck Stamps and the Best National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

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Not long ago, I posted a list of the 25 best National Wildlife Refuges for birding. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has published a list of NWRs that have been created or expanded with Duck Stamp funds. Conservation duck stamp Federal Duck Stamp National Wildlife Refuges USFWS

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Getting to Know Your National Wildlife Refuge: Comprehensive Conservation Plans

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Jason’s first contribution tackled the importance of the National Wildlife Refuge System , his second took a deep look at how many birders there really are , and his third looked at the competing interests of sage-grouse and wind turbines. Jason A.

A New Wildlife Refuge Pass: Fellow Birders, Help Us Help You

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Since we first launched the Wildlife Conservation Stamp Project, we’ve made our case to thousands of birders and photographers. We’re relaunching the project as the Wildlife Conservation Pass. If you do not support a new Wildlife Conservation Pass, why not?

Wildlife Rehabber Misidentification

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“Here’s an idea for a blog,” wrote Donna Osburn, a wildlife rehabilitator from Kentucky. Birds Conservation Bird falcon grackle Green Heron hawk owl vulture wildlife rehabilitators wren What’s your best misidentification of a bird?”. This is a great topic. It even has two parts. Rehabbers are constantly receiving birds misidentified by their finders; and on occasion some of us even receive birds we misidentify ourselves.

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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“Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife”

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The “Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife” gives you the info how and where to look for both birds and mammals (not just primates, the title is somewhat misleading). Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife.

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Video: Infrared Technology for Wildlife Conservation

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Video courtesy of Nature Conservancy partner John Romero of Owyhee Air Research. Infrared technology has many applications for wildlife research, including enabling biologists to more accurately count greater sage grouse in the rugged country of the arid West ( covered in Monday’s blog).

Make A Home For Wildlife

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You can make a difference for conservation in your own backyard. A new book tells you how. Ideas Our Nature Reads

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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

The Duck Stamp and The Wildlife Conservation Stamp Living in Symbiosis?

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The Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans 1. Our National Wildlife Refuges need our help to remain a viable entity promoting wildlife conservation.

Some of My Favorite National Wildlife Refuge Photos

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I think most of you know how important our National Wildlife Refuge system is to me. After all, I have written several posts on wildlife conservation and the Wildlife Conservation Pass that my co-founder Ingrid Taylar and I have been encouraging for years.

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Wildlife and Life Celebrations

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Environmentalists view helium–filled balloon releases as wildlife killers. Conservation balloons Recently a baby was born in North Carolina with Trisomy 13, a chromosomal abnormality so severe most carriers die at birth. As the baby survived days, weeks, and months, his parents created an entire social media life for him, including Facebook pages, YouTube videos, and a gofundme site to help with medical bills.

Giveaway of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The.

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / competitions / Giveaway of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil Giveaway of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil By Corey • March 3, 2011 • 7 comments Tweet Share Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is that time again!

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Wildlife Rehabber Ranting – With Photos

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This one comes from Vonda Lee Morton, a wildlife rehabilitator who runs Laurens Wildlife Rescue outside Atlanta. She and I have never met in person, but thanks to the internet we’ve been through all kinds of wildlife emergencies together. Birds Conservation Great Blue Heron turkey vulture wildlife rehabilitators Oh, do I love it when I can get somebody else to write my blog for me.

The Duck Stamp and Lack of National Wildlife Refuge Funding

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The National Wildlife Refuge system is one of America’s greatest treasures. It preserves habitat, protects wildlife. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) entitled “ BANKING ON NATURE: The Economic Benefits to Local Communities of National Wildlife Refuge Visitation 1 , ” recreational visits to national wildlife refuges generate substantial economic activity. Funds for National Wildlife Refuge land acquisition come from several sources.

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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Hilton teams with World Wildlife Fund

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| Green Travel News | Hilton Worldwide, in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment, has forged an alliance with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Asia Green Travel News Singapore Xtras ban on shark fin soup Hilton LightStay Singapore green hotel World Wildlife Fund and Hilton

The National Wildlife Refuge System: Birders Leading the Way

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He has visited more than 40 National Wildlife Refuges in 20 states and frequently visits NWRs in his travels, most recently Buenos Aires NWR in southern Arizona. The focus on Malheur is and was appropriate, but we should not lose sight of the significance of the entire National Wildlife Refuge System. The debates regarding the appropriate use of our public lands are likely to continue and most Americans are unaware of the importance of the System to wildlife conservation.

Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / competitions / Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway By Corey • March 12, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share There were many excellent entries in the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil giveaway.

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Camera Trap Chronicles: Enjoy a Gallery of Kenyan Wildlife

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Enjoy great images of wildlife large and small captured on camera traps at two Kenya wildlife conservancies. Nature Tech Wildlife Camera Traps Mammals Photography Technology Try This

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Review: Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil – The.

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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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A Gathering at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

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As I always do on the way home, following a short visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, I take in at least one of the National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) found in the Sacramento Valley. California is blessed with 51 NWRs and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), second only to North Dakota with 77. I’m hoping this will give you an incentive to get out and experience a National Wildlife Refuge in your area during this fall migration.

Peregrine Falcons at the National Wildlife Refuges

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under the 1969 Endangered Species Conservation Act and later transferred to the 1973 Endangered Species Act; then protected with other birds of prey under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act through agreement with Mexico, but not Canada, in 1972 1.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

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Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced as part of Great Outdoors Month the agency is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System. National wildlife refuges provide premier outdoor recreational opportunities across the Nation. There are more than 560 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts, including one within an hour’s drive from most major metropolitan areas.

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Is It So Hard To Understand Why Birders and Wildlife Conservationists Don’t Buy the Duck Stamp?

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In 1976, Congress changed the official name to the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp , presumably to broaden its appeal to non-hunters. Over the following thirty-seven years there has never been a concerted effort to promote what is still called the “ Duck Stamp ” by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to anyone other than hunters and philatelists. 30 million wildlife viewing visits. Create a Federal Wildlife Conservation Stamp!

Cinnamon Teal at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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Cinnamon Teal ( Anas cyanoptera ) pair by Larry Jordan (click on photos for full sized images) Winter is the time to visit the National Wildlife Refuges in California. In addition, there are over 30,000 acres of conservation easements in the Complex. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Blue-winged Teal at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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The Blue-winged Teal ( Anas discors ) is not that common in California except along the coast, so I was pretty excited to discover several pair and a few non-paired individuals of the species at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge on the day I had reserved photo blind #2.

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 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.

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.

The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching

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Wildlife poaching has grave. It is important to know that the consequences to wildlife are not only devastating; they are also pervasive. Quick Navigation for The Consequences of Wildlife Poaching. What is poaching of wildlife and why it is illegal?

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10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

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A greater yellowlegs at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge System is one of shining stars of United States conservation history, and the refuges in this system offer some world-class nature experiences. Quivira National Wildlife Refuge , Kansas.

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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40 infectious photos of wildlife comedians!

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(Photo by Artyom Krivosheev/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016) . Photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam tap into animal magnetism to boost support of wildlife conservation.

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.

Citizen Science Tuesday: Wildlife CSI

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By Lisa Feldkamp, senior coordinator, new science audiences, The Nature Conservancy. What is Wildlife CSI? How does the local wildlife behave around the compost heap? Why is Wildlife CSI Important? Through Wildlife CSI, Dr. Smedley is collaborating with Prof.