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Our 6 Favorite Photos of Trees, Woods, and Forests: Reader’s Assignment

Photographing trees is harder than it seems. First of all, everyone knows what trees look like so how do you capture them in a unique way that …

Forests

How Deforestation And Timber Issues Can Be Battled With Blockchain

<i>This article is part of a five-piece series with David Luna,</i> <i>CEO and President of Luna Global Networks & Convergence Strategies LLC.</i><p>About 30% of the world’s landmass is covered by forests. While that may seem like quite a bit, sections of forests amounting to half the size of England are lost every …

Biodiversity

Poland ready to end extensive logging in pristine old forest

Poland's environment minister has decided to stop the extensive logging in one of Europe's oldest forests that has been declared illegal by a top …

Biodiversity

Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia …

Forests

Forests are growing again where human well-being is increasing, finds new study

Countries with high levels of human well-being are more likely to show increasing forest growth. That’s the finding of a new study by a group of Finnish scientists, published in PLOS ONE. Their work shows that countries exhibiting annual increases in the amount of trees typically score highly on …

Forests

Orphaned wallaby rescued on Isle of Man

<b>A baby wallaby is being hand-reared after it was found next to its dead mother's side in the Isle of Man.</b><p>The seven-month-old joey was spotted by a couple walking in the Curraghs who alerted their local vet in Ramsey.<p>Jane Callow's practice said: "We're used to hand-rearing kittens and puppies but …

Wildlife

In Kenya, a Local Tribe Is Saving the Elephants It Once Killed

The Samburupeople of Kenya’s northern plains have been in conflict with elephants for years. Elephants and people both need water, and drought means …

Wildlife

'They Aren't Extinct.' Biologist Calls For Redoubling Effort To Save Endangered Caribou

The last caribou herd in the Lower 48 is dwindling. According to aerial survey data collected earlier this spring, it’s down from 11 animals last …

Wildlife

Asian Elephants Reported at Risk from Chinese Demand for Skin

A British-based wildlife group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is leading to unlawful killing of the animals. It says …

Elephants

Yamal authorities move to reorganize reindeer husbandry

The management of reindeer herding must be modernized in order to ease pressure on the tundra lands, regional authorities in the Yamal-Nenets …

Wildlife

Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals.<p>In the journal Current Biology, the experts say the 510-megawatt dam in Sumatra will …

Extinction

Actress treks to Thailand to free an Asian elephant in new doc

Elephants

Endangered elephant calf caught in trap saved

The Aceh Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and the Center of Elephant Training in Saree have teamed up with locals to save an elephant …

Wildlife

Six endangered black rhinos flown from S. Africa to Chad

Six critically endangered black rhinos were flown from South Africa to Chad on Thursday in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals to a …

Wildlife

Thousands of rare tortoises rescued from dealers in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Nearly 11,000 endangered tortoises, found dehydrated and hungry in a house in Madagascar, are being coaxed back to health by a team of U.S. veterinarians.<p>The radiated tortoises - prized by dealers for their beautiful shells - were so dry that some of them had to be soaked …

Wildlife

Rescue efforts for rhino orphans

The plight of orphaned baby rhinos who lose their mothers to rhino horn poachers is highlighted in a moving new South African-made documentary The …

Wildlife

Ready to bear all for the camera? Photographer captures the fearsome beasts at work, rest and play

• <b>Photographer Sergey Gorshkov, 52, travelled to far east Russia to photograph the majestic brown bears</b>• <b><br>He risked life and limb and even swam with them</b> …

Bears

Meet the Black Mambas, South Africa's Fierce Female Anti-Poaching Unit

In Greater Kruger National Park, an anti-poaching unit is fighting back without bullets, and earning hero status for it.<p>There's a war raging across the African continent, but we don't hear much about the hard work done on the front lines. At the center of the conflict? Rhino horns. They're highly …

Wildlife

Mae the raccoon cannot return to Seattle family, judge rules

A raccoon seized from a West Seattle family last year will not be able to return home.<p>A hearing officer ruled Thursday that Mae the raccoon cannot …

Rehabilitation

Endangered UK crayfish released into the wild

<b>A team of conservationists from Bristol Zoological Society have teamed up with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust in a bid to fight the</b> …

Wildlife

DRC plans to allow oil exploration in protected national parks

04 May 2018 - 13:57 Agency Staff<p>IN DANGER: The rare and endangered mountain gorillas of the Virunga National Park are threatened again by plans to …

Wildlife

Interior Department Tells Staff To Shut Up About Mandatory Endangered Species Permits

It's "not appropriate" to say permits are "required," warns the memo.<p>New guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior now prohibit staff members from informing private interests when they must obtain a permit before they can develop properties where activities may affect habitats of …

Endangered Species

The Wisdom of Trees, Way of Nature

<i>“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and</i> …

Spirituality

SCBI Scientists Find Elephant Poaching Crisis in Myanmar

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists and Clemson University scientists are tracking elephants via satellite collars in Myanmar, …

'Europe has become the world’s largest exporter of ivory'

Every year, poachers kill an estimated 30,000 elephants for their tusks. African leaders are now pressing Europe to follow China's lead by ending the ivory trade. Recently, 32 African countries called on the European Union to tighten its ban on ivory trade at a conference in Botswana. We spoke to …

Wildlife

Daphne Sheldrick Built an Orphanage to Raise Baby Elephants in Kenya

Lifelong student of wildlife rescued animals and battled poachers<p>Daphne Sheldrick rarely met an animal she didn’t want to nuzzle. Her menagerie over the years included a warthog named Grunter and a civet fond of being sprinkled with Old Spice shaving lotion. Her deepest love, however, was for …

Wildlife

Another blow against wildlife by the Trump administration

Regarding the April 16 news article “Interior guts landmark law protecting birds”:<p>Again, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Interior Department strike a blow against wildlife. First, Mr. Zinke rescinded the ban preventing the use of lead shot and fishing sinkers in national parks. Now the …

Trump Administration

It’s Earth Day: Show Our Public Lands Some Love

Did you know the federal government manages approximately 640 million acres of public land? That translates to about 28% of the nation’s 2.27 billion …

Want to help save the world's forests? Look for the FSC label when you shop

It’s one of the easiest things you can do to help save the world’s forests. Look for the label that says FSC® when you buy paper towels, tissues, …

Seedling survival within forest gaps: the effects of gap size, within-gap position and forest type on species of contrasting shade-tolerance in Northeast China | Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research

Previous studies on gap regeneration have seldom addressed potential differences due to within-gap position, condition of forest type and within-gap …