Rewilding in the Anthropocene

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After E.U. ban, global wild bird trade dropped 90% - Futurity

Imported wild birds can damage local ecosystems, crops, and native bird populations. New research shows that a trade ban reduced that threat in a big …

Copenhagen

Heartbreaking Video Shows Starving Polar Bear On Warming Canadian Island

A photographer filmed the "soul-crushing" scene to try to break through climate change apathy.<p>A gut-wrenching video taken on Canada’s Baffin Island shows an adult polar bear that looks like little more than a bag of bones covered by slack fur. The bear is pulling his body across an iceless …

Global Warming

Zinke, Patagonia trade harsh words over national monuments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and outdoor retail giant Patagonia have traded harsh words over the Trump administration's plans to shrink several national monuments — an opening salvo in a legal battle that could last for years.<p>Patagonia is expected to file a lawsuit Wednesday …

Conservation

We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution.

<i>“Evolution loves death more than<br>it loves you or me. This is easy to write,<br>easy to read, and hard to believe.”<br>— Annie Dillard,</i> <i>“Pilgrim at Tinker Creek”</i><p>Near midnight, during an expedition to southwestern Ecuador in December 2013, I spotted a small green frog asleep on a leaf, near a stream by the …

Ecology

Thinking of Thoreau by William Crain

This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau. In recognition of the occasion, celebrations have highlighted the …

Hamptons

How the brown bear became public enemy number one in rural Romania

Despite a national hunting ban, the attitude to bears has become increasingly hostile, with some remote villagers taking matters into their own hands<p>High up in the Carpathian mountains, a forest guard named Csaba Demeter was leaving the woods one evening early this summer when a brown bear attacked …

Wildlife

New Zealand’s War on Rats Could Change the World

The nation wants to eradicate all invasive mammal predators by 2050. Gene-editing technology could help—or it could trigger an ecological disaster of global proportions.<p>The first thing that hit me about Zealandia was the noise.<p>I was a 15-minute drive from the center of Wellington, New Zealand’s …

New Zealand

Compassionate Conservation Matures and Comes of Age

Compassionate conservation is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that aims to safeguard the flourishing of species and individual nonhuman …

Animals

Campaigners demand Welsh zoo be shut after death of second lynx

Owners of Borth Wild Animal Kingdom dismiss calls for it to be shut down and deny that it is a ‘hobby zoo’<p>A seaside zoo reeling after the loss of Lillith the lynx, shot dead after leaping out of her enclosure, is facing calls for it to close after it emerged that a second lynx died there last …

Wildlife

Invasive species are a growing global threat

The Aliens Among Us<i><br>Leslie Anthony</i><i><br>Yale Univ. Press, $30</i>Remote Bouvet Island, a tiny, glacier-smothered landmass in the South Atlantic rimmed by …

Ecology

Biodiversity conservation in 2100

This was the theme of today’s panel-public discussion in Old Government Buildings at Victoria University. It was chaired by Kathryn Ryan – host of …

Ecology

Economic, Socio-Political and Environmental Risks of Road Development in the Tropics

In brief: Alamgir et al. evaluate the potential impacts of the vast expansion of road networks projected for the next decades in tropical nations.

Resurrecting extinct species raises ethical questions

Rise of the Necrofauna<i><br>Britt Wray</i><i><br>Greystone Books, $26.95</i>A theme park populated with re-created dinosaurs is fiction. But if a handful of dedicated …

Ecology

Here's What You Need to Know About Half-Earth Day

Scientists say saving the world's species from mass extinction is possible, but it requires urgent action. Here's how you can get involved.<p>An estimated 86 percent of the world's species may be unknown, and there's a chance they could go extinct before scientists discover them. Species are declining …

Nature

Inside the mysterious decline of Earth's insects

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects …

Bees

Regreening the planet could cut as much carbon as halting oil use – report

Natural solutions such as tree planting, protecting peatlands and better land management could account for 37% of all cuts needed by 2030, says study<p>Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris …

Climate

Interior looks at behind-the-scenes land swap to allow road through wildlife refuge

The Interior Department is preparing to set asidea decades-old ban on development in federally protected wilderness areas by pursuing a controversial proposal to build a nearly 12-mile road through a wildlife refuge in ­Alaska.<p>The project in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge has long been a …

Government

Scientists just completed the first-ever "atlas of life"

Climate Change, Deforestation, and Wildlife<p>The numbers spell grim news for wildlife: according to the International Union for the Conservation of …

Ecology

These Badass Women Are Taking on Poachers—and Winning

The all-female Black Mambas guard South Africa’s most precious wildlife with their lives.<p>It's 6:40 a.m. when I step into a white jeep inside Balule Private Game Reserve, a protected wildlife area spanning nearly 100,000 acres on the western border of South Africa’s world-famous Kruger National …

Wildlife

The case for de-extincting Ice Age megafauna - Salon.com

What if human beings had the power to take an animal that was completely extinct, and bring it back using only the DNA it left behind? No, I’m not describing the plot of "Jurassic Park" (though I never miss a chance to bring up "Jurassic Park," and the book is way better than the movie). I’m …

Paleontology

A 1775 Map Reveals the Extent of Human Impact on Florida’s Coral Reefs

A chart maker’s drawings suggest even more coral has disappeared around the Florida Keys than previously thought.<p>More than 240 years ago, the mapmaker George Gauld put pen to paper and drew the Florida Keys. The scant frill of islands curls across the ocean, surrounded by minute notations of …

Tsunami carried a million sea creatures from Japan to US west coast

Disaster of 2011 caused longest maritime migration ever recorded, with crustaceans, sea slugs and worms riding 4,800 miles on debris<p>The deadly tsunami that struck north-east Japan in 2011 has carried almost 300 species of sea life thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean to the west coast of the …

Oceans

What works in conservation? In-depth series starts next week

• <i>"Conservation Effectiveness" is a multi-part series investigating the effectiveness of some of the most popular strategies to conserve tropical</i> …

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for endangered fish and threatened Mojave desert tortoises.<p>The recommendations, revealed …

National Parks

Belugas and bobolinks: The disappearing animals in WWF-Canada's 'sobering' new report

A new report from WWF-Canada paints a dire picture of Canada’s wildlife, finding that fully half of the species monitored have declined since …

Earth Is Now a Hybrid Planet, According to This Strange New Classification

Thanks, Anthropocene.<p>Humanity's indelible impact on our home planet has marked the dawn of a whole new geological epoch, a sweeping change that could …

Maasai Mara - the pride of Kenya

Image Credits: Alienadv.com<p>Stretching over 1510 square kilometers, this region is full of breathtaking vistas, endless plains and an abundance of …

How Habitat Loss is Causing Human Wildlife Conflict Around the World

Animal habitats are disappearing at alarming rates, making habitat loss the biggest threat to animals’ existence. Deforestation and degradation from …

Wildlife

Big, non-native mammal invaders: not a problem, but a solution.

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French)<p>Even as native populations of large-bodied herbivores fall at alarming rates, …

Ecology