Use it or lose it?

10,000 Birds

The first most readers have probably been aware of, the cheerleader hunter who has been in the news for, well, hunting game animals and being attractive and blonde. 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. Regular readers of this site might be able to think of a much discussed example, that of birding on National Wildlife Refuges versus hunting.

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

Eco Friendly Daily

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.

Review: When Conservation is Successful (Too Successful)

Nature Conservancy - Science

Deerland: America’s Hunt for Ecological Balance and the Essence of Wildness. Their forest habitat was logged and leveled. Given legal protection and effective law enforcement, together with the reforestation of logged habitat, deer populations began rebounding.

Best Rustic Sofas and Couches for the Cottage

Green Furniture Home Design

Designers who help create the most rustic design aesthetics for log homes and hunting lodges will tell you that one of the most important pieces of furniture you can buy to get this look in your cabin or cottage is a sofa.

2015 130

Hunters, Loggers and Snowmachiners Oppose Possible Maine National Park

Wend Magazine

Several representatives of hunting, logging and snowmobiling groups gathered in Augusta, Maine’s capitol city to debate a proposed national park which would occupy the area east of Baxter State Park , famous for Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

Logging road and impacts in East Kalimantan: logged forest on the left, virgin/primary forest on the right. Reduced-impact logging techniques could reduce CO2 emissions from deforestation by up to 30 percent, according to a Conservancy analysis.

What is the State Bird of Pennsylvania?

10,000 Birds

The legislature named the grouse the state bird in 1931 , and as it is a game bird it is legal to hunt them in the fall and winter seasons. The sound is almost like a car engine, created when they beat their wing while standing on a log or stone. Because they prefer young forests, reduced logging can actually be a detriment to their population numbers. You are walking on a wooded path in Pennsylvania.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2016)

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Pileated Woodpeckers take BBOTW honors quite often around here, but who can resist the captivating sight of an adult teaching two big, gangly juveniles the finer points of extracting nutrients from decaying logs? Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a Barn Swallow that kept him company in a bird blind while Seaside Sparrows sang and Common Terns hunted in Wildwood, NJ.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert. Ngamaru Bidu monitors a fire line set in preparation for hunting parnajarrpa (sand monitor lizard) near Parnngurr Community. Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging with Lidar. “In the field.”

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Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake

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It was sunning itself on a log beside the water and was very tolerant of me and other people passing by on a board walk just 6 feet away. Ribbon Snakes are small slender creatures with excellent vision for diurnal hunting. Positive reinforcement tells me that I should be finding snakes in Houston, TX. The first one was found simply by accident, but consistent herpetological luck at Houston’s Arboretum makes me look harder and longer until I find one.

A River Runs Through It

10,000 Birds

Mallard ducklings were hiding among vegetation in the shallows, where Grey Herons hunted for Edible (or Green) Frogs. European Pond Terrapins resting on a floating log.

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Urban birding at its best

10,000 Birds

The gamekeeper drives by, I wave my greetings but do not mention the jackals I am observing at the moment: this animal is not protected in Serbia and is allowed for killing year-round (one may say “hunting” instead, but I am having problems trying to spot the difference).

2016 193

Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Dilemma

Nature Conservancy - Science

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.

Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

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.

Exploring East Bay and the Yellow River

10,000 Birds

Here and there, spits of pale sand became playgrounds for families and dogs, or hunting areas for Great Blue Herons. A lone Anhinga stood on a log to dry its feathers, while a Great Blue Heron spread its wings and croaked as it fled our noisy arrival.

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Top 10 Most Endangered Species

Green Earth Journey

Bengal Tiger Live among India and the Himalayas and other dry areas of Asia Strictly carnivorous Endangered because of heavy hunting due to fear from humans There are probably less than 200 left in the wild today 4. These are some serious reasons why logging is such a huge concern.

2009 130

The American Woodcock, And Why We Should Be Cutting More Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nearly every square inch of North America was systematically logged and logged again at a rapid clip. The Snipe Hunt: Myth and Reality. Throughout their lives and even within a single day, American Woodcock are citizens of many habitats.

2017 87

Three New Books Showcase Science Storytelling

Nature Conservancy - Science

Lanham describes himself as a “rare bird, an oddity”: an African-American ornithologist who loves birding, hunting and exploring the land. The chapter on how he came to deer hunting is perhaps the best on the subject I’ve read in years (and I’ve read a lot about hunting).

2017 76

Ghana – Rainforest Birding on the Brink by Adam Riley

10,000 Birds

Although this park was logged in the past, as a national park it is one of the few forests in Ghana that is really protected. . Now that the colony is off limits for hunting, the population has grown and the village is benefitting tremendously from entry and guide fees, and a school is being built courtesy of conservation funds. According to the World Bank, up to 80 percent of Ghana’s forests had been destroyed by illegal logging by 2008.

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Birders flock to Israel for one day bird-watching race

Green Prophet

Called “ Champions of the Flyway “, the competition also raised money to combat illegal hunting in countries along the migratory route, which kills millions of birds annually. Millions of birds are hunted each year along the route.

Why Are Elephants Endangered Species?


Hunting elephants for ivory and sport has reduced their numbers by 50 percent over the past century. But illegal wildlife trade and trophy hunting are not the only risks. Legalized hunting must be monitored for its impact on elephant populations.

2018 56

Change Comes to the Eastern Forest: Five-Part Series Begins Today

Nature Conservancy - Science

Does logging have any place in a “pristine” eastern forest? There was to be no hunting or trapping, no logging and no extractive human use. Some people don’t want any wildlife killed or trees logged.

For World Orangutan Day, An Ambitious Plan to Save These Great Apes

Nature Conservancy - Science

Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging with Lidar. The harmony between humans and apes began to unravel with the arrival of European explorers, who hunted them extensively during the 19 th century. They conduct trainings on planning and various practices, including Reduced Impact Logging (RIL).

2016 82

Five Endangered Species Recoveries You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

providing hunting opportunities for thousands of Americans. Their story is a familiar one: Habitat changed with encroaching agriculture, residential development and logging. Over-hunting and poaching took its toll, says Brent Lawrence, a spokesman for the U.S.

2017 106

Can Cutting Trees Save Wolves?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Logging. Overharvest may be occurring because logging roads provide easier access for hunters and trappers to get into wolf habitat. So it may seem counterintuitive that one way to boost wolf numbers may be through logging. After logging, the habitat was largely uniform.

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Forest Soundscapes Hold the Key for Biodiversity Monitoring

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests. Aside from the ever-present logging and oil palm, another threat to PNG’s forests is subsistence agriculture, which feeds a majority of the population. Morning in Musiamunat village.

The great green Caribbean lowlands – Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Its cabins stand on stilts, Caribbean style, and are built from salvaged tree stumps left after the logging operations in the past, each with a spacious veranda with a hammock and views of the surrounding forest.

Mapping a Future for Imperiled Woodland Caribou

Nature Conservancy - Science

More moose and deer attract wolves, which hunt on caribou as the opportunity presents itself. Northwards expansion of roads and industrial activity such as logging, oil and gas exploration and development is degrading and fragmenting caribou habitat at an increasing rate.

2015 93

Wild Turkey Restoration: The Greatest Conservation Success Story?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The forests of the eastern United States had been logged and cleared, but when farms were abandoned and logging stopped, they quickly reverted to woodlands. My dad and I saw dark forms moving through the woods as we hunted deer in central Pennsylvania.

Recovery: Rare Turtle Gets a Second Chance

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 1971 the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Game existed to serve sportsmen who provided our salaries by buying hunting and fishing licensees. 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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Astonishing Facts About Wetlands


Fishing, hunting and birdwatching are all popular in the US, adding approximately $157 million in 2016 alone, hunters of migratory birds spent over $81 million of this spent on hunting expeditions of migratory birds, exclusive of costs to lease land [12]. White heron on the hunt.

Tribe of Tigers

Eco Friendly Daily

Only 150 years ago, as many as 100,000 tigers may have existed, but they have come under intense pressure through trophy hunting, conflict with expanding settlements, and poaching for the illegal trade in tiger products.

Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

This over-turned logging truck is only one of many. The shadowy form of one of the park’s many chimpanzees swings along the opposite crest, hunting monkeys. In 1994, Rwanda made global news headlines as a horrific genocide against the Tutsi population unfolded.

Protection Working for Mountain Gorillas

Eco Friendly Daily

Restrictions on logging, hunting and development have helped mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, increase their population by 13 percent over the last ten years.

Mountain Monkeys Found

Eco Friendly Daily

The populations of these monkeys are not well-described and they are subject to hunting , although the level is unclear. In Peru, the meat may be eaten, while it is used as hunting bait in Brazil.

Furry And Cute, But Not Always Seen As Harmless

Eco Friendly Daily

They were hunted intensively for the fur trade, mainly in the 19th century, until only remnant populations were left. Along the British Columbia coast, the sea otter population has been causing controversy.

New campaign aims to untap the UK’s free drinking water sources

Green (Living) Review

Through public records, has so far logged over 600 of the nation’s drinking water fountains and is now calling on volunteers to upload details of their own local facilities or free public drinking water sources. For more details about the fountain treasure hunt go to A campaign to improve the public’s access to free drinking water has been unveiled.

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Birding: Time and Effort

10,000 Birds

While checking floating logs for ducks, I counted European pond turtles (strange things birders do?) Pity, it is the sleeping hours and not the hunting (morning/evening), but at least they are not forced to socialise with people all day. How much time do you devote to birding? Are you happy with an occasional morning here and there or do you need more? How high is birding on your list of activities – is it the very first or merely one of?

2016 127

The Four Biggest Hazards Facing Monarch Butterflies, and How You Can Help

Nature Conservancy - Science

A Treasure Hunt for Prairie Wildflowers. While the area is protected by the Mexican government, its edges are still being eaten away by illegal logging. Monarch butterflies are in the media a lot lately, and it’s not good news. What’s really going on?

2016 83

What Does the Fox Need?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Coyotes in the city take advantage of some human-sourced food (only about 2 to 11% of their diet), but get most of their calories from hunting and foraging. They rely on hunting to obtain food (Bateman 2012, Fischer 2012, Ordeñana 2010, Ruell 2012). and venture into the city to hunt.

2014 103

Citizen Science Tuesday: CondorWatch

Nature Conservancy - Science

Many birds have died from lead poisoning, that is why lead shot is no longer allowed for hunting waterfowl and all lead ammunition has been banned from the condors’ range in California. Once you are signed-up for Zooniverse and logged-in to CondorWatch, the steps are simple.

2014 84

The American Woodcock: Tribute to a Wonderful Wetland Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

Woodcock are hunted by a relatively small but dedicated group of upland bird hunters – the tight-holding quarry considered too easy by some and, because of their preference for young, thick bottom lands, considered too hard by others.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

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 hunt deer and collect firewood in the thick forest.