The Crocodile Hunter Was My Childhood Hero

Nature Conservancy - Science

All conservationists have an origin story. For me, it was Steve Irwin. Wildlife Herps Traveling Naturalist

Awarded Hunter Douglas Shades Helping Green Living Guy plus Countless Others Saving Green Going Green

Green Living Guy

Let’s Hear it For Hunter Douglas You can have it all with Hunter Douglas window treatments. The post Awarded Hunter Douglas Shades Helping Green Living Guy plus Countless Others Saving Green Going Green appeared first on Green Living Guy.

The Zebra Mussel Hunter

Nature Conservancy - Science

Finding an individual zebra mussel – an invasive species the size of your fingernail – in a large lake might seem like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. And, actually, it may even be harder: zebra mussels blend in with their underwater environment, appearing to be just another little rock. Most zebra mussels are found when they’ve already become the full-bore infestation that has made them infamous.

Middle East Hunters Promise to Stop Slaughtering Birds

Green Prophet

But now a group of hunters from the region have signed a new Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting aimed at improving the situation. On 5 December, 2013, prominent hunters from Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen and Ethiopia gathered at the Coral Beach Hotel in Beirut to sign the historic declaration at a ceremony organised by BirdLife International and UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project. Birds have a terrible time in the Middle East and North Africa.

Hunter Green: a biodegradable watch for a planet living on borrowed time

Green Prophet

Enter Hunter Green. Into the Hunter Green watches you’ve also got an organic cotton and cork (a very sustainable renewable resource) strap. Designer Hunter Mayers, now looking for a $30,000 launch fund on Kickstarter (and which is about 1/4 of the way there!) “I have a design background, so I started designing… Hunter Green was born.” Fund Hunter Green watches here on Kickstarter. You’ve got open eyes.

Serial Porcupine Hunter Gets Seven Months in Jail

Green Prophet

Dubbed by locals as a “serial porcupine hunter,” Rami Fahmawhi has a longstanding track record of hunting porcupines, which are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a protected species of least concern. But that didn’t stop the serial hunter from pursuing more of his prey. . Travel & Nature anti-poaching law hunting Israel IUCN protected species serial porcupine hunter wildlife conservation

Maltese Hunters Legally Massacre Egypt’s Protected Birds (Video)

Green Prophet

In the video below the jump, Maltese hunters are depicted shooting Eagles, Falcons, Vultures and other protected bird species. The Avian Influenza outbreak had at least one positive outcome in Egypt: it kept both local and migratory birds safe from hunters. After the government made bird hunting legal again, a host of tour companies have been offering “dream” duck hunting tours and other trips with “experienced hunters.”

Can This Man Turn Hunters & Anglers Into Climate Activists?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Todd Tanner, hunter and climate activist. Todd Tanner sees 37 million American hunters and anglers, and he sees a force that could actually get something done for climate change. Why not make climate change relevant to hunters, to evangelicals , to conservatives , to parents? I’ve attended gatherings of hunters and anglers – I’m a lifelong and enthusiastic sportsman – where an environmentalist attempts to address climate change. The hunters paid attention.

Ghost Hunters: Recovering Lost & Abandoned Fishing Gear Saves Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ghost Hunters. The Nature Conservancy and partners work to remove “ghost” crab pots from Quinault Nation waters. Photo © Kyle Antonelis/Natural Resources Consultants. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. Long after commercial fishers have pulled into dock, their lost and abandoned gear continues fishing – threatening marine wildlife and habitats around the world. Some call it “ghost fishing.”.

British Columbia: a ‘hunter-gatherer’ green chef honors the Okanagan

Green Traveler Guides

And so it is entirely within that tradition that, on a warm night of summer, we come to the lakeside city of Kelowna (“grizzly bear” in the Okanagan language) to spend an evening with a modern-day hunter-gatherer. British Columbia: a ‘hunter-gatherer’ green chef honors the Okanagan is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Canada’s Western Wine Country |.

Hunters Bleed Green, Republicans See Red?

Eco Friendly Daily

It is an indisputable though counterintuitive fact that hunters and fishers are some of the most dedicated naturalists available to the environmental movement. Kenya’s National Parks are patrolled by former-hunters who now act as game wardens and park rangers to protect the animal species they once coveted for their walls. In fact, the general complaint among hunters and fishers is that their favorite prey are moving up north: ducks, moose, and elk, to name a few.

40 Iranian hunters make very public stunt over giving up their guns

Green Prophet

A local Iranian activist group Tavana is reporting that 40 notorious hunters from Iran have publicly given up the hunt. The hunters who bid farewell forever to slaying animals are from the villages of Darbkla, Mrsm and Osa. The stunning display of “gun bashing” Middle East style was caught on TV. The display and oath to give up hunting animals forever coincided with Caspian Environment Week.

Gray wolves killed after removal from endangered species list


In 60 hours, hunters killed 216 wolves. Researchers worry what this could mean for Wisconsin's gray wolf numbers

In Namibia, Rhino and Elephant Poaching Continues to Decline

Environmental News Network

So far in 2021, hunters have illegally killed nine rhinos, an eight-year low, and four elephants, a five-year low, Reuters reported. Rhino and elephant poaching is significantly down in Namibia, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 27

Cool Green Science

They may seem slow and awkward, but seahorses are super stealthy hunters. ( The green news today is chock full of stories that raised our eyebrows. Taking a stand: college campuses around the U.S. are divesting from fossil-fuel firms to combat climate change. Washington Post ). BBC News ). The headline says it all: China’s pet dogs may save wild tigers. Scientific American ). This U.S. island is so polluted by plastic that it may soon become a Superfund site. ( MNN ).

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American trophy hunter may get permit to bring slain rhino home


An American trophy hunter donates $400,000 to an anti-poaching organization in Namibia in exchange for the privilege of killing an endangered rhinoceros. The trophy hunter now plans to import the 29 year-old rhino’s skin, skull and horns as mementos. Black rhinos must be off limits to trophy hunters.” International law allows Namibia to issue five permits annually for trophy hunters to kill a male rhinoceros.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 18

Cool Green Science

These monkeys can detect human hunters. ( Animals Biodiversity Climate Change Conservation Issues Ecosystem Services Environmental News Environmental Science Global Warming Green Living Invasive species The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy 20 things you can recycle BBC bbc nature Bloomberg clear cut home Discovery News green banks koala MNN monkeys monkeys can detect hunters recycling Treehugger

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Hunting and Conservation: A Personal Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

While people who aren’t familiar with rifle calibers or butchering their own meat find it strange that I can be both a conservationist and a hunter, to me the two worlds mesh seamlessly. The survey also reported 5% of the population identifying at “active hunters” and another 5% wanting to participate. Top of the list for most hunters are Dall sheep — a wily mountain ungulate that thinks it’s fun to hang out on inaccessible cliffs above 6,000 ft.

ramblingwanders:Lakes so blue, its almost too good to be true.

Blue Earth

Hunter I am so excited to see you happy and exploring the Patagonia ramblingwanders : Lakes so blue, its almost too good to be true. Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine .

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Audubon’s 2012 Women in Conservation: The Rachel Carson Award Goes To…

Eco Chic

Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, Audubon President David Yarnold, and Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of New York City Department of Transportation. Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, and Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of New York City Department of Transportation. Hunter Lovins Natural Capitalism NYC NYC DOT rachel carson Rev. The 2012 Rachel Carson Award recipients, L to R: The Rev.

Daily Demand and Supply: All Else Wasn't Equal

Environmental Economics

A rainy start to Ohio’s deer-gun season dried up the chances of many hunters to bag a white-tail. After killing more than a third fewer deer than last year on opening day, hunters were unable to close the gap as the weather improved later in the week. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported yesterday that hunters bagged 90,282 deer between Nov.

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Exxon climate obstruction laid bare in Greenpeace expose

A Greener Life

Keith McCoy. Photo credit: Channel 4 News. By Anders Lorenzen. One of the world’s largest oil and chemical companies, ExxonMobil , has been exposed for doing everything in their power to slow down action on climate change, discrediting climate science and fighting environmental regulation.

Big-game trophies not welcome aboard, says Delta

Green Traveler Guides

airline with direct flights to South Africa, just put up a big roadblock for American hunters hoping to bring home animal trophies. | Green Travel News | Delta, the only U.S. In a statement sent to the website, Delta said it has banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo parts on its […] Big-game trophies not welcome aboard, says Delta is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Can we blame this on ethanol too?

Environmental Economics

The loss, pheasant hunters say, is both economic and cultural. Each of the top seven pheasant hunting states have seen sizable reductions in the number of pheasants shot and the number of pheasant hunters over the last five years, according to data provided by Pheasants Forever , a group advocating for the expansion of wildlife habitat and land for public hunting. million pheasant hunters nationally, a drop of about 800,000 in two decades. Hunters don't burn their money.

Killing Fields: Egyptians Hunt Down Migratory Birds

Green Prophet

It is a little known fact outside of conservation and hunting circles, Sherif Baha el Din from Nature Conservation Egypt told The Guardian, but Egyptian hunters will destroy thousands of migratory birds in the coming weeks as they make their way from Europe back to Africa for the winter. Egyptian bird hunters trap thousands of migratory birds in a variety of different ways.

White Deer: Understanding a Common Animal of Uncommon Color

Nature Conservancy - Science

Confusingly, many deer biologists and hunters use “piebald” to describe all leucistic deer). Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Today, human hunters are the most common large predator over much of the white-tailed deer’s range. Imagine a Pleistocene hunter peering over a hill to see a white deer – something the hunter would undoubtedly never have seen before. Many hunters find them interesting trophies.

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Hunting Goes Green? Indeed It Has!

Eco Friendly Daily

First of all, I am not a hunter. That being said, many hunters have evolved from hunting for food to hunting for sport, and hunting for sport is what I do not agree with. Now that all that is cleared up, let’s get to the topic today, which is hunters going green. ‘Environmentally-friendly hunters’ may seem like an oxymoron, but it is not. Hunters have begun going green with the one item they use the most of; bullets.

Analysis: Is hydrogen the new oil?

A Greener Life

Meanwhile, there are plans for another green-hydrogen hub in Hunter Valley, a region of coal fields in New South Wales, as well as a grey hydrogen scheme , using lignite in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria. Japan, a long-time supporter of nuclear power, now has serious hydrogen ambitions.

Notes from the Deer Wars: Science & Values in the Eastern Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

There were lots of does and a small number of young bucks, since hunters targeted antlered deer. Hunters became accustomed to seeing 30 or more deer a day. Paradoxically, the biggest opponents of killing more deer were deer hunters. At Woodbourne, the Conservancy is working with deer hunters as partners. Eckley is also a hunter; he brought the deer steaks from a deer he harvested last year. It’s clear he understands the hunters’ passion.

Using gravity to get off the ground

Eco Friendly Daily

A gravityplane from Hunter Aviation changes its density using helium and vacuum to make it lighter or heavier than air. A gravityplane from Hunter Aviation changes its density using helium and vacuum to make it lighter or heavier than air. Here's a good trick: The gravityplane, brainchild of inventor Robert Hunter, will be able to change its density from lighter-than-air to heavier-than-air. The plane will use wind turbines invented and patented by Hunter.

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Trash Camo raises awareness and money to combat pollution


The team modeled the clothing in a fun video “inspired by Russian action films of the 2000s and kitsch content from YouTube hunters.” Awareness comes in many forms, including news, advertising and person-to-person discussions.

Humans have wiped out about 20% of all bird species

Green Prophet

Consequently, since each bird provided humans with a great quantity of food, they were a preferred target for hunters. Some 20% of all species of birds have become extinct because of us. Image above of Cypriots killing migrating songbirds for pickling.

United States introduces military draft for women

Green (Living) Review

Duncan Hunter to merely generate debate on the issue ended up being approved by the panel in a 30-32 vote, in which Hunter himself voted against. Hunter had originally written the amendment as a conversation starter after he felt the Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on military jobs previously closed to women left the possibility of a draft open without proper oversight. “I I think [Congress] should make this decision,” Hunter said.

Using gravity to get off the ground

Eco Friendly Daily

A gravityplane from Hunter Aviation changes its density using helium and vacuum to make it lighter or heavier than air. A gravityplane from Hunter Aviation changes its density using helium and vacuum to make it lighter or heavier than air. Here's a good trick: The gravityplane, brainchild of inventor Robert Hunter, will be able to change its density from lighter-than-air to heavier-than-air. The plane will use wind turbines invented and patented by Hunter.

I was incentivized to go on a wolly worm hunt this afternoon

Environmental Economics

  There’s a $1 per worm bounty—up to 50 worms per worm hunter, and they’re taking in the worms ‘till 3 this afternoon.  If they need 700 worms , why the goofy incentive cap at $50 per hunter? But I decided it wasn't worth it: So where are all the worms—the wooly worms?    Fall has been a strange season this year, with snow October 1st, leaves turning beautifully—but early—but where are the worms? 

6000 years before Stonehenge, there was Göbekli Tepe. New hidden patterns found

Green Prophet

What is especially impressive about this site is that it was built by hunter gatherers, and is later believed to be the place where modern agriculture started. Since there is no evidence of farming or animal domestication at the time, the site is believed to have been built by hunter-gatherers. Believed to be the oldest known temple, and where modern agriculture first began. The sprawling 11,500-year-old stone Göbekli Tepe complex in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. .

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We need to completely close down industrial animal agriculture

Low Impact

She was talking about ‘indigenous’ peoples – i.e. (I guess) hunter-gatherers, but there are plenty of indigenous people, or people who live ‘in reciprocity with the land’ who are not hunter-gatherers.

Using the Tragedy of the Commons to the benefit of society

Environmental Economics

  The principle is simple:  Given the proper incentives and open access, anglers/hunters/gatherers will overfish/overhunt/strip a common property resource into non-existence.  In a different context ( Asian Carp ), I have advocated for taking advantage of the Tragedy of the Commons to eliminate invasive species. 

This ancient liquor popular among Vikings may be the answer to antibiotic resistance

Green (Living) Review

Together with a brewery, the scientists, who have long studied bees and their honey, have launched their own mead drink: Honey Hunter's Elixir. Scientists in Sweden are launching their own mead — an alcoholic beverage made from a fermented mix of honey and water — based on old recipes they say could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance. Lund University researcher Tobias Olofsson said mead had a long track record in bringing positive effects on health.

Society would be better off if we had endless access to below value goods and services

Environmental Economics

Therefore, creating a market for wildlife is not fair: It especially bothers him — and other hunters — that those with means can buy public licenses through private outlets, paying thousands of dollars to move to the head of the line. This new approach, some say, violates a century-old American ethic, articulated by Theodore Roosevelt, himself an avid hunter, that wildlife belongs to all, and not just to those with land or wealth.

Can we have too many trees?

Green (Living) Review

The mountaineers will still have their views (magnificent peaks tower above any natural tree line ), and hunters will have more wildlife to kill, if they really must (Finland’s forests support 300,000 hunters; Norway shoots more grouse than Scotland ). Hunting and mountaineering organisations say that plans to increase forest cover in Scotland will ruin the countryside. I disagree.

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Antler Obsession: Can the Search for “Sheds” Threaten Wildlife?

Nature Conservancy - Science

As a life-long deer hunter and deer watcher, I always considered the appeal of antlers self-evident. There are “shed hunters” who use a measuring tape to record the size of the antlers in a complex process that results in a final “score.”. The scores of these antlers are compared in a record book kept by the North American Shed Hunter’s Club. Some shed hunters search for antlers for the market , selling them for use as furniture , dog chew toys and other purposes.

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Hungry for Change: Deer Management and Food Security

Nature Conservancy - Science

With the locavore movement and the rise of the hipster hunter , venison is all the rage. Venison donated through Hunters Sharing the Harvest. Photo © Hunters Sharing the Harvest. Chances are it was wild-harvested and donated by a hunter. In Bloomington Indiana all hunters are encouraged to donate their venison. Venison containing lead , inadvertently donated by well-meaning hunters who have not made the switch to non-toxic ammunition.

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