Global Conservation News November 11th

Source: Revealed: Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes


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Indigenous Colombians mount a spiritual defense of the Amazon

Mongabay

The threats to the communities’ territories , which he estimated cover more than 100,000 hectares, include mining concessions by the government, illicit coca cultivation, land grabbing by cattle ranchers, territorial disputes by armed groups, road construction that crosses or disrupts their land, and abandonment by the Colombian government…

To address climate change and biodiversity loss, support Indigenous-led conservation

The Hill Times

In this country, the biggest proposals for conserving lands are coming from Indigenous Nations. In northern Manitoba, for instance, five communities are working to protect 50,000 square kilometres known as the Seal River Watershed…

How maverick rewilders are trying to turn back the tide of extinction – podcast

The Guardian

A handful of radical nature lovers are secretly breeding endangered species and releasing them into the wild. Many are prepared to break the law and risk the fury of the scientific establishment to save the animals they love…

Land and language: Indigenous cultures key to protecting Amazon biodiversity

Mongabay

Environmental damage goes hand in hand with the annihilation of cultural biodiversity, according to experts. A report from 2014, commissioned by WWF, found that 25% of the world’s 7,000 languages ​​are now in danger of extinction — a higher percentage than among mammals, reptiles or birds…

Fears for a million livelihoods in Kenya and Tanzania as Mara River fish die out

The Guardian

Water biodiversity is on the brink, with dire consequences for the region known for the zebra and wildebeest migration, says WWF. Fish are being driven to extinction in the Mara River basin, putting the livelihoods of more than a million people in Kenya and Tanzania in jeopardy…

New research identifies ‘triple trouble’ for mangrove coasts

EurekAlert

Some of the world’s most valuable ecosystems are facing a “triple threat” to their long-term durability and survival, new research shows…

Regrowing Forests May Be The ‘Single Largest Natural Climate Solution’

EuroNews 

As climate change worsens, it’s no wonder so many tree planting initiatives are cropping up all over the world. This year, the European Union pledged to plant 3 billion trees as part of a Green Deal and the Paris Climate Agreement aims to restore more than 344 million hectares of forests…

Study reveals patterns that shape forest recovery after wildfires

Phys.org

New University of Montana research suggests recurring continent-spanning drought patterns set the tempo for forest recovery from wildfire…

Harnessing the Power of India’s Forests for Climate Change Mitigation – Observer Research Foundation

Observer Research Foundation

This brief examines the current state of India’s forests, explores the effectiveness of forest restoration and conservation measures, and recommends a roadmap for the regeneration of India’s forest cover…

Cloud shapes and formations impact global warming – but we still don’t understand them

Phys.org

Above the Atlantic Ocean, puffy white clouds scud across the sky buffeted by invisible trade winds. They are not ‘particularly big, impressive or extended,” says Dr. Sandrine Bony, a climatologist and research director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research…

World is running out of time on climate, experts warn

The Guardian

In the wake of Covid, leading figures call for bold green measures to boost economy. World leaders are running out of time to forge a green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, with only a year to go before a crunch UN summit that will decide the future of the global climate, leading experts have warned…

Revealed: Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes

The Guardian

The prospect of a global green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is hanging in the balance, as countries pour money into the fossil fuel economy to stave off a devastating recession, an analysis for the Guardian reveals…

Climate Change Predicted to Worsen Habitat Loss for Various Species

AZoCleantech

According to new research, birds, amphibians, and mammals around the world have lost, on average, 18% of their natural habitat range due to variations in land use and climate change…

Wildlife can be saved from becoming roadkill with a new tool that finds the best locations for fences

The Conversation

An estimated 29 million mammals are killed each year on European roads. (Shutterstock)Wild animals move through landscapes to find water, food, shelter, mates and nesting sites, but roads and traffic make it more difficult and dangerous for them…

Natural England ‘cut to the bone’ and unable to protect wildlife, say staff

The Guardian

Report warns of ‘yawning gap’ between government rhetoric on environment and reality of years of underfunding. The government’s conservation watchdog has been “cut to the bone”, with staff underpaid, undervalued and overworked and feeling unable to protect England’s most valuable wildlife sites…

Conservationists replant legal palm oil plantation with forest in Borneo

Mongabay 

In Malaysia’s Bornean state of Sabah, a small NGO is replanting forest over land that was once a legally operating oil palm plantation — essentially reversing time for a small swath of land that, when finished, will reconnect two massive protected areas. The Rhino and Forest Fund (RFF) says the burgeoning…

Fantastic Fungi review – how mushrooms could save the world

The Guardian 

With it spectacular footage of growth and decay and impassioned speeches about the magic of mushrooms, this documentary is a treat for the eye and ear. Here is a rather oddly-structured documentary-cum-mission-statement that changes its horse midstream…

‘We’re seeing more than ever’: white shark populations rise off California coast

The Guardian

CSU Long Beach shark lab has tagged a record amount of white sharks, signaling a healthy ecosystem – and warmer waters. Chris Lowe is no longer surprised when he sees drone footage of juvenile white sharks cruising near surfers and swimmers in southern California’s ocean waters…

Wolverine research boosted by citizen science

The Rossland Telegraph

The South Columbia Mountains Wolverine Project started out using non-invasive genetic sampling of wolverine to estimate abundance and connectivity, and unmanned aerial vehicles to determine denning of wolverine. In recent years, the project has relied on citizen science observations…

Wolves win in Colorado after vote for reintroduction by 2023

The Guardian

Wolves were hunted and trapped to extinction in state in the 1940s. Coloradans have voted to reintroduce wolves, which were hunted and trapped to extinction in the 1940s, to the state by 2023…

A warming Arctic is changing animal migrations, decades of tracking shows

Mongabay 

Something researchers are hoping to learn is how rapidly changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the animals there… Now, a global archive of animal movement is making it easier to make those connections. The newly launched Arctic Animal Movement Archive (AAMA)…

Frustration as Antarctic conservation summit fails to declare marine sanctuaries

Mongabay

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), a governing body of 25 member states and the European Union, missed an opportunity to establish a network of three marine protection areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean, according to conservation experts…

Declining Snow Cover in U.S. Northeast Will Have Major Impacts on Rivers, Study Finds

Yale Environment 360

New research indicates that snow cover across the U.S. Northeast is declining as a result of climate change, and that by 2100 as much as 59 percent of the region will not accumulate any snow. The study also found that the transition period from winter to spring…


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