The Greek Strategy

10,000 Birds

Hence, back to strategy. A – the Prespa Lakes National Park (Google Maps). B – the Kerkini Lake National Park (Google Maps). In the case of Ionian Sea and the Prespa Lakes National Park, I would recommend two full days / three nights, and in the case of Aegean and the Kerkini Lake National Park, my recommendation goes towards three days / four nights. Have you read my blogs on birding Greece ?

15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation

Greentumble

Adopt some of these strategies to help prevent the loss of more trees. Quick Navigation for 15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation. The most straightforward personal strategy to fight deforestation is to plant a tree. For example, Greenpeace published an article about the Cree Nation of Waswanipi land fighting against the large-scale exploitation of the boreal forest in Quebec, Canada. Forests are one of the most important. ecosystems on Earth.

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FRACKED UP GAS STRATEGY

Green (Living) Review

Investment in gas should not come at the expense of renewable investment nor sideline the nation’s climate commitments. Published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Gas Generation Strategy outlines the government’s plans for meeting domestic energy demands. In addition, proposals for gas to play a more extensive role in the nation’s energy strategy could lock the nation into expensive fossil fuels if cheap shale gas fails to yield as hoped.

A Global Big Day Strategy for Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Global Big Day is finally here and thousands of birders around the world are marking the date by identifying birds at favorite local patches, backyards, national parks, and wherever else they happen to focus on the avian side of life. Foothills and middle elevations : From our starting point, we take a road that provides access to foothill and middle elevation forests at the edge of big Braulio Carrillo National Park.

Animals of Kruger National Park: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

I’ll never forget my introduction to the mammals of Kruger National Park, South Africa. Animals of Kruger National Park by Keith Barnes is the animal guide I wish I had when I visited South Africa. The 25-page introduction offers maps, a glossary, and brief guides to Kruger National Park—habitats, characteristic plants, “how, where and when to watch animals in Kruger National Park,” and “The ten best wildlife-watching routes.”

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Getting to Know Your National Wildlife Refuge: Comprehensive Conservation Plans

10,000 Birds

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. To learn more about one’s favorite National Wildlife Refuge, the first steps are to visit the refuge and its website (and its Friends group website, if any). Chapter 2 (“Management Direction”) discusses management goals, objectives, and strategy.

6 Strategies for Urban Vegetable Gardening

Green (Living) Review

"Small-space gardening isn''t simple," says Charlie Nardozzi, senior horticulturist for the National Gardening Association, "but it''s not as difficult as some people might think." Living in the city, in an apartment, or in a small space? You may not have a yard to work with, but you can still grow lots of tasty vegetables.

Arab Nations De-Vesting in Oil to Invest in Renewables

Green Prophet

Despite the recent move to renewable energy, the Arab nations currently invest very little in comparison to the rest of the world. Motivated by the prospect of economic decline, oil and gas companies in Arab nations are analyzing the growth of the non-oil industry within the energy sector.

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The Nature Conservancy’s U.S. Climate Strategy

Conservancy Talk

This kind of state-level innovation will be essential to meeting the United States’ commitments in the global agreement and is also helping to build a new consensus for action across the political spectrum at the national level. Climate Strategy is helping all 50 states to take their “best next step forward on climate,” recognizing that each state offers a unique opportunity for action on this urgent issue. Climate Strategy.

Obama’s First Offshore Wind Energy Strategy

Wind Power Ninja

Early this week, two members of the Obama cabinet announced an offshore wind energy strategy that includes releasing more than fifty million dollars for offshore wind energy research as well as a plan to fast-track approval of wind farms in wind energy zones.

Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Nature Conservancy - Science

Beth Tellman is a Master of Environmental Science candidate at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. But even as we made small gains towards building more socially resilient communities with better early warning systems and evacuation strategies, we still were not getting to the root of the problem. EHS (United Nations University Environment and Human Security).

Obama Enacts New U.S. Strategy To End Wildlife Crime

Eccorazzi

President Obama enacts new national strategy to end wildlife crimes globally and combat organized crime in unstable African countries. Strategy To End Wildlife Crime appeared first on Ecorazzi. Read More The post Obama Enacts New U.S. Animals Causes News Science Top News

Masdar’s Renewables Strategy Shifts To Wind

Green Prophet

Frank Wouters, the director of Masdar Power, told the National that in 2009, it appeared that solar energy was the Emirate’s golden child of renewable energy. Critics still married to the company’s original blueprint will no doubt be disappointed as the reality of implementing a carbon-free city in the middle of the desert has proven to be a much more malleable task than originally thought. :: The National.

Waste water treatment strategy needed for Cyanobacteria Bloom in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Environmental News Network

This has already happened at neighboring Lake Amatitlán, and to lose a national treasure due to ignorance or political incompetence is unconscionable. Working through the United Nations and the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank), Spain has given Guatemala a donation of US $50 million, matched with another US $50 million in the form of an IDB loan.” Now, the real work begins to implement a long-term strategy to save Lake Atitlán, one of the world´s natural treasures.

Maximizing Land Use Strategies is Vital to Climate Action

Conservancy Talk

It is becoming increasingly clear that if we are ultimately to be successful, leaders must recognize that low-carbon land use strategies are a vital piece of the portfolio of climate action – allowing us to meet emission targets while also delivering on the other Sustainable Development Goals the UN will publish next week. The Paris negotiations must maximize the power of land use strategies to strengthen and sustain lasting climate action.

Pakistan Reveals New Sustainable Development Strategy

Celsias

Pakistan’s new national sustainable development strategy (NSDS) boasts a ‘green action agenda’ and proposes to set up a knowledge management system that is based on science, technology and innovation. The strategy document, presented at a side-event at the RIO + 20 summit last month (22 June), is linked with the country’s climate adaptation strategies. The strategy is expected to help steer the country – hit by a string of

New Environmental Strategy On The Table In Israeli Elections

Green Prophet

The national elections in Israel are scheduled for January 22, 2013. Following that strategy, The Movement now advocates for a complete overhaul of Israel’s Transportation Ministry budget, for increased public transportation, and aims to declare around 250,000 hectares (some 620,000 acres) of new, open protected areas. And only time will tell what new developments and platforms will be presented in the lead up to Israel’s national elections. . On Thursday, Dec.

Gillnets in Lake Yellowstone: Can Conservationists Recover Cutthroat Trout in Our First National Park?

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m in Yellowstone National Park , surrounded by mountains and bison and geysers. Outtakes: Five Unique National Parks. On the summer we recognize the 100 th anniversary of the National Park Service , I’m at our first national park – and one of my favorite places on earth – on a commercial gillnetting boat. But I’m here to see the righting of a wrong, a chance to restore a key part of the Yellowstone National Park ecosystem.

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Senate Climate Bill: “Achieving Fast Mitigation” Through Non-CO2 Strategies

Green (Living) Review

Kerry and Lieberman are breaking the mold of CO2-only climate policy with their section to achieve fast mitigation by reducing non-CO2 climate forcers as well as using carbon-negative strategies such as biochar. C, the world will also need to start implementing carbon-negative strategies. Expanding biochar production is one such strategy which could provide up to 3.67

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Urban Biodiversity Strategies

The Green Changemakers

A recent Global Biodiversity Outlook report from the United Nations makes the point that we are losing the struggle to protect Earth’s biodiversity, with habitat loss high on the list of causes. We need to focus national and international will on a global, long term, and rapid development and implementation of an integrated biodiversity strategy. Dearborn and Salit Kark UK Plant Heritage system (US) National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) All photos are from Wikimedia Commons.

New Government energy rules could undermine climate strategy

Green (Living) Review

The green campaigning charity is calling on the Government to amend its energy planning rules - or National Policy Statements - to ensure that they play their part in ensuring UK climate targets are met. "The National Policy Statement must set a cap on the amount of carbon-belching energy generation allowed in the UK - which must be linked to the Government's climate change goals to give markets certainty about investing in green power.

Sustrans’ strategy to deliver on the Mayor’s cycling revolution

Green (Living) Review

Sustrans, the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity, has published its new strategy for London , which complements the Mayor’s “cycling revolution” by focusing on specific ways to get more people on bikes. The Sustrans London Strategy, which is launched to co-incide with the draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy, covers the years 2009 – 2013. Our Strategy for London complements these goals.

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"Tax carbon, California — the rest of the nation will thank you"

Environmental Economics

By contrast, a tax strategy is gaining traction. Michael Wara, Adele Morris and Jerry Taylor: California’s cap-and-trade program to restrict greenhouse gas emissions has hit a major political roadblock. Extending the current program beyond its 2020 expiration most likely requires new action on the part of the Legislature, and majority support looks dubious. And even a majority might not be enough.

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Jordan’s Queen Rania Featured at World Future Energy Summit

Green Prophet

The policy underpins Jordan’s National Energy Strategy, which calls for 7% of its electricity to come from renewables by 2015, rising to 10% by 2020. Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation, and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan united to mobilize the first phase of the national Smart Solar Energy plan. billion national strategy to sustainably manage its water resources, preserve water quality and increase water security while pursuing economic growth.

National Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Costa Rica

The Green Changemakers

Strategic issues, national policies and priority activities in conservation and sustainable use. Strengthen national and regional PLANNING AND LAND USE processes. Consolidate national efforts directed at IN SITU CONSERVATION. Strengthen national capacity to carry out EX SITU CONSERVATION activities with species of particular interest. Define a national strategy for the development and protection of MARINE AND COASTAL RESOURCES.

Dream of a Nation

The Green Changemakers

A Powerful Free Resource for Teachers and Professors Dream of a Nation reaches across political party lines and religious beliefs and focuses on what we have in common, what is possible.It Dream of a Nation is proud to create and offer an array of free, downloadable materials for educators, including: Dream of a Nation book The book’s 12 chapters explores contemporary problems, new ideas, and successful models. Learning Standards Alignment Dream of a Nation isn’t a textbook.

UAE Calls for Comprehensive Regional Energy Strategy

Celsias

United Arab Emirates Assistant Foreign Minister Ahmad al-Jabir, special envoy for energy affairs and climate change, and chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), has urged oil-exporting nations "to formulate a comprehensive energy strategy focusing on conventional, nuclear, and renewable energy.".

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Over four hundred delegates and observers from Pacific nations and territories as well as the European Commission participated in the meeting. The Commission adopted a strategy for 2011 to work on a new Conservation and Management Measure (CMM) for bigeye tuna. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

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Nation Calls For New Approach To Affordable, Attainable Housing

Green (Living) Review

Welsh’s strategy includes rehabilitating the existing inventory of vacant and foreclosed houses to create healthy, green affordable homes. The Affordable Housing Crisis According to recent Census data, from 2000 to 2010 the nation’s median income fell by 7 percent to $49,445.(6) 6) In addition, in the third quarter of 2011, the national median market-rate rent was reportedly $1,004, up from $981 a year earlier,(7) while the national rental vacancy rate declined to 9.8

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Urban outreach strategies for protected area agencies

The Green Changemakers

The Urban Imperative: Urban outreach strategies for protected area agencies How those responsible for protected areas can better serve people in large cities and build stronger urban constituencies for nature conservation Proceedings of a workshop at the Vth World Parks Congress, Durban, South Africa, 8-17 September 2003 EDITED BY TED TRZYNA Following are links to articles posted on this Web site in HTML form.

Building a better world - 6 strategies for engaging the SDGs in the classroom

The Green Changemakers

Most of the SDGs are borderless challenges that face all nations across the planet, if in different ways. Following are a few outstanding examples: Teach the SDGs was started by a small group of educators who helped to motivate the United Nations to make a more intentional effort to involve K-12 students in solving the world’s most pressing problems. They supersede borders and nations, though some nations are certainly more at fault for creating these problems to begin with.

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Dream of a Nation

The Green Changemakers

[link] [link] THE BOOK With over 400 pages of material that makes complex issues graspable, Dream of a Nation is a tool that will inform and engage. pdf) [link] In Lesson Module I, students get their first taste of the issues and solutions included in Dream of a Nation by exploring the book with their classmates.

10 Land-Use Strategies to Create Socially Just, Multiracial Cities

The Green Changemakers

Build and strengthen social-justice institutions committed to regional equity, and link them all in powerful statewide and national networks. Advocate metropolitan growth strategies that systematically reduce health disparities between vulnerable communities and middle- and upper-class society. by Carl Anthony [link] Develop a widely shared, long-range vision for social justice, and set targets. Advocates for climate-change policies have proposed CO2 reduction targets by 2050.

Most of us are urbanites, new UN study

Green Prophet

Knowing more about how people organize themselves, can make an easier job for international planners and investors develop strategies for water management, solar energy , and even Covid vaccine rollout , for instance. . Cities solar energy kits United Nations urban planning water

Psychology for a Better World: Strategies to Inspire Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

The book is based on the latest research in psychology and is jam packed with action strategies. Reviews Summarising fascinating research and insights from social and positive psychology, Niki persuades us in a personable and convincing way to look more deeply at our motivations and strategies when advocating for improved social and environmental conditions. You are a national treasure, Niki.

Students At Swarthmore College for National Fossil Fuel Divestment Conference

Celsias

Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence, a national gathering of students who are waging fossil fuel divestment campaigns on their respective campuses. Workshops, trainings, keynote address, strategy sessions, and two major direct action events. Crystal Lameman (Indigenous Environmental Network), Ellen Dorsey (Wallace Global Fund), Aura Bogado (The Nation), Junior Walk (Coal River Mountain Watch), Yudith Nieto (Tar Sands Blockade). What: PowerUp!

How Environmental Lawyers Help the Community

Green Prophet

Future green strategies. Nature forests legal battle national parksShe is a lawyer who speaks for the trees. You don’t hear that often about environmental lawyers. But they are out there, and they do a good deal of things to help the community.

Mesquite ISD School Earns 1st Place for Texas in National Recycling Competition

Green (Living) Review

the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, today announced the Texas winner of “Recycle Bowl,” the first comprehensive nationwide recycling competition for K-12 students. EarthPeople is a consulting and communications firm that transforms organizations through profitable sustainability strategies. Keep America Beautiful’s “Recycle Bowl” for K-12 Schools Is Sponsored by Nestle Waters Dallas, TX, February 10, 2012 : Keep America Beautiful , Inc.,

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

10,000 Birds

Back in October of 2012, the USFWS published a document pertaining to recommendations 17 and 18 of their vision document titled “ Hunting, Fishing, & Outdoor Recreation: National Wildlife Refuge System.” ” It is part of their “Strategic Plan” for the National Refuge System over the next decade called “ Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation.” Ring-necked Duck ( Aythya collaris ) photo by Larry Jordan.

7 Strategies for Teaching Your Kids What Real Food Is

The Green Changemakers

Still, no matter how young your children are, you can put them on the right track to a lifetime of healthy food choices with these seven strategies that help them learn what real food is, where it comes from, and why it tastes better than anything from a box with a cartoon character on it. Friend's Name: Email: Your Name: Email: Message: submit reset close Credit Frank Van Delft/Getty Images Help your kids make healthy choices with these simple guidelines.

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10 Land-Use Strategies to Create Socially Just, Multiracial Cities

The Green Changemakers

Build and strengthen social-justice institutions committed to regional equity, and link them all in powerful statewide and national networks. Advocate metropolitan growth strategies that systematically reduce health disparities between vulnerable communities and middle- and upper-class society. by Carl Anthony Develop a widely shared , long-range vision for social justice, and set targets. Advocates for climate-change policies have proposed CO2 reduction targets by 2050.

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Two Strategies to help Face the Challenges of Seven Billion People

Celsias

billion people have been added to the world population in just the last 60 years, according to United Nations estimates, putting increased strain As the global population surpasses 7 billion people sometime around the end of October, addressing the challenges associated with a still-growing world population will require a two-pronged response, according to experts with the Worldwatch Institute.

Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Of course I am also banking on break-out success of a variety of forest-climate strategies The Nature Conservancy and our global partners are pioneering. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (11): 4143-4147. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi.