Logging Threatens Reef Fish Nurseries in the Solomon Islands

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the Solomon Islands, near-shore logging operations significantly reduce populations of juvenile bumphead parrotfish on their nursery grounds, according to new research from Nature Conservancy scientists, jeopardizing both reef health and local livelihoods.

Help Protect Coastal Fisheries – The Islamic Way

Green Prophet

The Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences wants your vote for its project aimed at protecting coastal fisheries. One of the world’s oldest Green Islamic organisation is asking supporters to vote for its community-based project which helps protect coastal fisheries.

Modeling Pollution’s Footprint on Coral Reefs

Nature Conservancy - Science

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. Fish & Fisheries Asia Pacific Coral Reefs Fisheries

Dead Wood & Migrating Salmon: Restoring a Southeast Alaska Stream

Nature Conservancy - Science

Streams in Southeast Alaska can’t function ecologically without fallen logs. That’s why I’m jumping over logs with U.S. More recently, salmon has supported commercial and recreational fisheries. Where logs had been dropped into the creek, pools and riffles had formed.

Roadkill on the Ocean Highway: Can Experimental Fishing Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch in the Pacific?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Seventeenth and eighteenth century mariners’ logs recorded traffic jams on that undersea highway. Can Big Data Save the World’s Fisheries? The deep-sea longline fishery is the world’s most widespread fishery. Shifting the Risk for Fisheries Reform.

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Recovery: Benefits of Salmon Failure

Nature Conservancy - Science

In my mind a major factor has been climate change,” declares Connecticut’s supervising fisheries biologist Steve Gephard. “We’re Blueback herring are tanking, but that’s apparently because they’re being killed as bycatch in the sea-herring fishery.

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Recovery: Saving Lake Sturgeon, an Ancient Fish with a Bright Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

Leading the effort has been Purdy Fisheries of Point Edward, Ontario. Wisconsin fisheries biologist Ryan Koenigs attributes the stunning sturgeon recovery in 138,000-acre Lake Winnebago and rivers that feed it to “public interest.”

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Fish of the Forest: Large Wood Benefits Salmon Recovery

Nature Conservancy - Science

Activities that impact small streams and rivers, such as logging, development, pollutants and climate change, therefore directly threaten these species. Does your image include downed trees and piled up stumps, or log jams spanning entire river channels?

Recovery: Saving Grayling With a Carrot and Stick

Nature Conservancy - Science

They’re victims of dams, logging, water diversions, pollution, development, global warming and the festooning of their native water with alien fish, most notably brown trout from Europe, rainbow trout from the Pacific Northwest and brook trout from the East.

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Use it or lose it?

10,000 Birds

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. It is easy to make the argument that one, extractive (hunting, logging, fishing) is bad and the other (birding, diving, hiking) is good, but to my mind this simplistic black and white view point is completely wrong. Conservation conservation science hunting logging

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7 Science Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Consider the state of global fisheries. The old business adage, “If it doesn’t get measured, it doesn’t get managed” applies to fisheries, too. And of more than 10,000 fisheries in the world, fewer than 440 are assessed.

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Drive less?

Environmental Economics

Good news / bad news: Americans logged more miles in their cars last year than in any year since 2007, bouncing back from a steep decline in driving spurred by the recession and the 2008 run-up in gasoline prices.

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Recovery: The Return of Native Fish, Victims of Bucket Biology

Nature Conservancy - Science

Photo: Courtesy of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 2 of 4 Big Reed Pond. Photo: Courtesy of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 4 of 4 Big Reed Pond. Fish & Fisheries“Conservation” is no longer enough.

I took the bait

Environmental Economics

Your assessment of local fisheries based on what you have seen working with the SAFMC and well as the sanctuary. If my simulated data is for the years 1970 to 2010 it would predict that all fisheries are gone by some year in the future too.

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Go with the Flow: Using Flow Experiments to Guide River Management

Nature Conservancy - Science

Do boulders and logs create the habitat needed by insects and fish? Freshwater colorado river fisheries Fresh Water NatureNet Fellows research papers river river flow A river’s form and function are profoundly woven together. Photo: Photo: ©Erika Nortemann/TNC.

Hiker Dies in the 100-Mile Wilderness on the Appalachian Trail

Wend Magazine

Though private land and logging roads surround this narrow corridor, the solitude and beauty make the 100-Mile Wilderness one of the wildest and most remote sections of the trail. Appalachian Trail hikers found 69-year-old Robert Yerike in the 100-Mile Wilderness Thursday.

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The Best of Cool Green Science 2016: From the Field Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

And the Cool Green Science staff is right there with them, bringing readers along for the ride as our scientists — and other conservation scientists around the world — map forests with lasers, use facial-recognition technology for sustainable fisheries, and restore sagebrush with a pasta maker.

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Recovery: Rare Turtle Gets a Second Chance

Nature Conservancy - Science

Neither I nor half a dozen of my colleagues at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Game could identify the strikingly beautiful turtle at our feet. They share one log with painted turtles. Now the big log that had been in pitch-pine shadows is lit by the afternoon sun.

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SNAP: Announcing Six New Working Groups & New RFP

Nature Conservancy - Science

The six new working groups are: Data-Limited Fisheries: Worldwide Fish Stock Assessment Solutions. But we lack regular assessment data for more than 90% of Earth’s fisheries…and reliably assessed fisheries tend to be better managed and thus less overfished.

Five Endangered Species Recoveries You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Their story is a familiar one: Habitat changed with encroaching agriculture, residential development and logging. Fisheries biologists have now documented 50 populations. More than 40 species have been officially recovered by the Endangered Species Act.

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Revitalizing Traditional Knowledge to Sustainably Manage Natural Resources the Great Bear Rainforest

Conservancy Talk

The causes contributing to the collapse are complex but include by-catch of Eulachon in the commercial shrimp trawl fishery, climate change, predation, logging and habitat degradation.

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The Transformation of Gabon: Can Nature Make Economic Development Work Better for People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Polluted rivers and fisheries that underpin food security and livelihoods. Logs en route to market in Gabon. on the brink of a major wave of infrastructure investments that will transform its economy for the 21st century.

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International day for biological diversity

Green (Living) Review

The first global census of marine life (which ran from 2000 to 2010) has logged 250,000 species; yet in its final report, the census team suggested that for every species known, there are at least four yet to be discovered. Commercial overexploitation of the world’s fish stocks are so severe that it has been estimated that up to 13 percent of global fisheries have ‘collapsed.’

Earth up for sale – save it by buying it!

Green Prophet

To stop illegal logging. The consequence was a collapse of fisheries that affected many fishermen and their families.”. Back in high school we bought a few acres of rainforest in Brazil – to save it. To preserve biodiversity.

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Washington State Has Forgotten Its Own BP Oil Spill

Sightline Daily

Sause Brothers mandated inspections when the tow wire was drawn in or let out and that captains document these inspections in a log book. Yet no one had logged an inspection of the tow wire at any time that year. Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

These key gaps in understanding prevent a quantitative basis for the use of BDAs as a viable strategy for drought resiliency planning and management of cold-water fisheries.

Citizen Science Tuesday: Floating Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Just log on to Floating Forests right now, wherever you are, through Zooniverse , a collection of citizen science projects. Healthy kelp forests contribute a great deal to the economy through their support of fisheries and through the harvest of kelp for use in foods and other products.

Citizen Science Tuesday: iSeahorse

Nature Conservancy - Science

“Data from this project will be used to inform conservation assessments for the IUCN Red List and to inform policy decisions that affect seahorse habitat in areas such as coastal developlment and fisheries management,” Pollom explains. Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti).

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Craig Groves Named SNAP Executive Director

Nature Conservancy - Science

Food and Water for a Growing Planet , on such issues as how to sustainably intensify agricultural production , how to provide sufficient water supplies for the world’s growing cities , and how to sustainably manage the world’s small-scale and large-scale fisheries.

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Furry And Cute, But Not Always Seen As Harmless

Eco Friendly Daily

Now, shellfish form an important commercial fishery – and sea otters are seen as a threat. Apart from limited hunting by First Nation groups, other threats to sea otter populations include pollution, nearby logging and gas activities, and entanglement in fishing gear.

New Science: Time to Step Away from the Ecological Footprint?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Instead, the article’s authors argue, science needs to develop new indicators for decision makers — ones that show the trends for critical natural resources such as soils, forests, fisheries and fresh water supplies. Image credit: Mikael Leppä /Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

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

Conservancy Talk

From the need to sit alone in quiet contemplation of a beautiful landscape to the needs of hundreds of millions whose livelihoods depend on healthy fisheries or grasslands.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the need to sit alone in quiet contemplation of a beautiful landscape to the needs of hundreds of millions whose livelihoods depend on healthy fisheries or grasslands.

The Atchafalaya River Basin: The Future of Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

I reviewed somewhere over 300 studies of the Basin, going back all the way to the 1920s and going all the way to 2013 — fisheries, forestry, ecology, geology, social science. It wasn’t set by science — by looking at the system, the ecology, the fisheries, none of that.

Developing Children’s Systems Literacy

The Green Changemakers

They can see, for instance, how a common but limited resource, such as water, air, land, highways, fisheries, energy, or minerals becomes overloaded or over-used, and how everyone experiences diminishing benefits.

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