Category: Wildlife Conservation

forest conservation India

Reforestation In India Deforestation threatens life as we know it. A husband and wife team in India has drawn a line in the dirt to promote reforestation and biodiversity. Pamela Gale Malhotra and her husband, Anil Malhotra, own Sai Sanctuary, the only private wildlife sanctuary in India and have been replanting and protecting forests and […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Palm Oil, Deforestation, Endangered Species A population trend analysis of Bornean orangutans reveals that, despite decades of conservation work, the species is declining rapidly – at a rate of 25 percent over the past 10 years. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences researcher Dr Truly Santika, an Indonesian statistician and researcher at the ARC […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Defending Ecosystems Deforestation generates about 20 percent of greenhouse gasses, which contribute to global warming and climate change. Deforestation also cripples our planet’s ability to filter carbon dioxide from our air. Unfortunately, deforestation also threatens entire watersheds, endangered species and endangered cultures around the world. An international PR firm based in Phoenix, Arizona has launched a program to help […]

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elephant conservation Africa

Vital Ecosystems Collapsing Africa has lost more than a third of its wild elephants to poachers in the past decade. The next decade might be their last without global interventions. Unfortunately, a bid to give the highest level of international legal protection to all African elephants was defeated on Monday at the CITES wildlife summit. The […]

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elephant conservation Africa

Extinction Gaining Momentum Results of a new survey reveal that Africa’s savannah elephants are going fast. The Great Elephant Census estimates that about 352,000 elephants remain—down from previous estimates of 419,000 to 650,000 elephants in 2013. The authors estimate that they recorded 93 percent of all savannah elephants. Elephants in Africa are threatened by poaching for […]

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Wolf conservation

Deforestation Taking A Toll On Wildlife Editor’s Note: Thanks to William Yardley of the LA Times and also to the SitNews in Alaska for their excellent reporting on this topic. We pieced work from both sources for this post. Links to both sources follow. Wolves in the Tongass National Forest, in southeast Alaska, are making […]

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deforestation and climate change

Community Conservation Strategies By James Kariuki Establishment of community wildlife conservancies is the best solution for reducing elephant poaching in Northern Kenya, says a new study. Community involvement would create understanding among pastoral communities that wildlife conservations can bring in the much needed revenue for funding development projects, says the study published in the scientific […]

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Carpathian mountains Romania wildlife

Illegal Deforestation Threatens One Of Europe’s Last Forests By Mathew Day, The Scotsman Forests across Europe have been under siege for centuries. Romania is trying to outrun illegal loggers in a bid to save some of Europe’s largest surviving tracts of virgin forests. Using donated funds, Conservation Carpathia plans to purchase about 100,000 hectares of […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Sumatra’s Vanishing Biodiversity An Indonesian has won the world’s most prestigious award for environmental activism for his efforts to fight illegal logging, forest encroachment for palm oil production, and a policy that would open up vast swathes of an endangered ecosystem for mining and industrial plantations.  Rudi Putra, a biologist who works in Sumatra’s Aceh […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Forest Conservation, Reforestation Critical Climate change is already changing the distribution of many species. In general species are moving further north, and higher up as a warming climate means they can exploit previously inhospitable environments. This can be positive in that some species will increase their ranges, however for as many species that will benefit, […]

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