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Nature Conservation

Websites, blogs, and blog posts concerned with conservation, wildlife, natural landscapes, ecosystems, biodiversity, and creative writing concerned with these issues.
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Japan's whaling fleet en route to Southern Ocean for 'scientific' hunts Sea Shepherd conservation group presses Australia's coalition government to honour pledge to monitor fleet's activities Justin McCurry in Tokyo, Monday 9 December 2013 13.22 GMT The Nisshin Maru, the factory ship of the Japanese whaling fleet, in a 2011 file photo.

Guess What is Vietnam's Most Popular Christmas Gift?

Yes, it's rhino horn. This season's gift to impress in elite social circles. Not only is the horn believed to have medicinal properties, but now it is also a symbol of social status.The majority of consumers are wealthy influential people in Vietnamese society. In a recent anonymous survey conducted, researchers discovered the primary reason for...

Scientists Contest Removing Grizzlies from Endangered Species List

Researchers with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) and the National Park Service fit a grizzly bear from the Yellowstone area with a radio collar as part of an ongoing effort to study the bears and figure out why the growth in its numbers has started to slow.

A strong community consensus can build a healthy environment | Patterns In Nature Blog

It seems like most conservation stories these days portray opposing sides battling it out in the public media and in the courts. We hear more about the battles than we do about Nature. While these issues are usually very important, I also like to read happy stories about successes in conservation.

Glacier Photograph Collection

Muir Glacier Pair Image Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center, W. O. Field, B. F. Molnia Click image for a high-resolution version. On the left is a photograph of Muir Glacier taken on August 13, 1941, by glaciologist William O.

Urban Owlets

Recently I had meetings at the Tata Management Training Center in Pune. It's an amazing place, almost like a national park in the heart of the city. Fortunately, I had my camera bag with me, so I went walking around with my 17-55mm and 70-200mm lenses.

WTH is going on in Kruger?

Kruger National Park: Ground Zero Out of the rhino poached this year, 550 of them have been killed in Kruger National Park. In the last five years, a total of 1457 were reported killed in KNP. 83% of the worlds remaining rhinos exist in South Africa, making Kruger the epicenter for illegal poaching.

Sunset Daily

Let our year end jingle by Danielle Ate the Sandwich inspire you! Click to listen. Click here for more information, and visit The Sustainable Action Network at anytime! Related articles Thiess wins $570m coal contract ( Coal-mining rights frozen in B.C.'s Sacred Headwaters ( Coal mines could be 'abandoned' ( Strategic Equity Partner sought by...

Sea Otter Slam Dunks His Way To Fame

Jenny DeGroot, the zoo's lead sea otter keeper, is a bit bemused by all the attention that's been coming Eddie's way, but says she's grateful for the chance to highlight sea otters and their importance to the Pacific Coast ecosystem. Considered a keystone species, sea otters play a vital role in promoting healthy kelp forests,...

The ocean update

December 19th, 2013 (Nick Brant). Populations of the threatened flatback sea turtle ( Natator depressus) are returning in droves to nest on beaches in the Pilbara, with their behaviour being chronicled by local volunteers. Environmental group Care for Hedland is in the 10th season of its turtle monitoring program with a current focus on collecting data for use in population-based studies.

Animal Blawg

Ellen Zhang "What a country chooses to save is what a country says about itself," Mollie Beattie, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director 1993-1996. Forty years ago this month, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act ("ESA"). When signing the ESA into law on December 28, 1973, President Nixon stated, "Nothing is more priceless and more...

If Animals Could Talk

If the animals could talk, if only for a day what would they tell us, what would they say Would elephants lift us high and trumpet out aloud applaud all humans and of us be very proud Or would they all herd together and maim us, everyone for all the suffering and abuse that mankind...

Cancel the upcoming show "Amazing America with Sarah Palin"!

Source Exposing the Big Game Please click HERE to sign, send petition Background Regarding your upcoming show "Amazing America with Sarah Palin": America has already been "amazed" by Sarah Palin, her lack of compassion, and her complete relish of the animals she kills with unabashed fervor!

Garry Rogers Conservation and Science Fiction: #EcoSciFi

In the invasive plant literature, disturbance refers to an event that removes plants and alters the soil surface. "Disturbance is believed to be the major factor favoring plant introductions" (Radosevich et al. 2007: 58). Without disturbance, invasive plants would find no openings to become established, and begin to spread and replace native species.

Walking with the Alligators

A beautiful Florida Black Bear Picture credit: FDOT I have been quiet about this for two weeks, but cannot remain silent any longer. My blood is boiling and there is nothing that anyone can do to stop this, it would seem. About two weeks ago, a local woman was out walking her dogs at night...

Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 93 - The Jaguar

"Only when the last tree is cut, only when the last river is polluted, only when the last fish is caught, will they realize that you can't eat money" Native American proverb With destruction levels of South America's rainforests set to hit an all time high, these wild and beautiful big cats are being forced...

Marram Grass and Beach Detecting....

The Sand Dunes. The sand-dunes of the Fylde coast are a very important and specialized ecosystem in this part of England, this is a thriving habitat for feeding and breeding birds including the stone chat, reed bunting, linnet and skylark. The common lizard is well established here along with some small mammals and many insects...

How Swaziland Protects its Wildlife

Both black rhino and white rhino were absent from Swaziland for nearly 70 years until in 1965, when the first pair of white rhinos returned to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Black rhino were reintroduced into Swaziland in 1986. Since 1992, just three rhinos have been killed by poachers in Swaziland (two in 2011, and one recently...

Plans for new Hong Kong zoo condemned by Animals Asia Foundation

The South China Morning Post reports on the response of David Neale, Animal Welfare Director, Animals Asia Foundation, to a suggestion that Hong Kong needs another zoo. "For generations we have wilfully destroyed natural habitats and caused a global species crisis," said Neale. "In an attempt to rectify this appalling situation, we convince ourselves it...

Sentinel spots 'extraordinary' polar melt: Satellite reveals that Earth's largest ice cap is moving TEN times faster ...

Austfonna, one of the largest ice caps in the world, is moving much faster than expected. This is according to the recent satellite images which reveal what scientists describe as 'extraordinary' c... See on This entry was posted in Global Warming and tagged Climate Change, Nature Conservation by Garry Rogers.

Earth Riparian System Deterioration: A California Example

Kevin Franck: "Bear ecology in riparian habitats, rebuilding riparian ecosystems, Using biomimetics or biomimicry to replicate nature. Lessons from San Jacinto River Valley, Juan Bautista de Anza discovery of San Jacinto Rive Valley, Beavers in the San Jacinto Mountains, man made versus natural systems, Army Corps of Engineers blunders, Beaver engineering and benefits, importance of...

BOYCOTT Premier Proten Bars - BS Palm Oil Response

Premier Protein bars are available in our company kitchen. But they contain palm kernel oil, which we all know is 1) evil; 2) destroys rainforest; 3) kills critically endangered spec... See on This entry was posted in #EcoSciFi by Garry Rogers. Bookmark the permalink.

Florida Panthers and Other Wildlife Threatened by Big Oil

Protect Florida Panthers from Big Oil From "As a professional nature photographer, I have witnessed firsthand the leading cause of panther deaths in Florida-being struck by vehicles (72%). Not long ago, I had the heartbreaking experience of coming upon a Florida panther kitten that had been killed by a car.

Save bees from a highly toxic pesticide! - Earthjustice

Help us ensure that sulfoxaflor does not become the final straw for honeybees. Take action now to save bees. See on