Conservation

Jane Goodall reflects on a lifelong mission to save the planet, and she's far from finished

“So,” Brett Morgen began, “you’ve been telling your story for so many years. Do you get tired of answering the same questions?”<p>Jane Goodall stared back at the filmmaker, her expression unmoving.<p>“Depends on who’s asking the questions,” she replied.<p>There was no “wink-wink, nudge-nudge, ha-ha!” to her …

Jane Goodall

Why protecting the habitat of the Northern Spotted Owl sparks forest fires

<i>This article first appeared on the Hoover Institution site.</i><p>This past summer, wildfires scorched nearly eight million acres across Washington, Oregon, …

Endangered Species

10-20: NEWS: Nunavik Inuit, neighbouring Indigenous groups sign deal on caribou

NEWS: Nunavik October 20, 2017 - 3:30 pm<p>Nunavik Inuit, neighbouring Indigenous groups sign deal on caribou<p>“We need to address the decline in our own …

Northern Canada

Diving With Borneo Sharks: Shark Sanctuary or Slaughterhouse?

The Malaysian Federal government rejected the state law, claiming sharks fished offshore could be landed in Sabah waters. Learning this, the …

Oceans

Fish stocks 'not being protected' by Natural Resources Wales

<b>Environmental watchdog Natural Resources Wales is failing in its duty to protect fish stocks and prevent poaching, anglers have said.</b><p>Stripping it of some of its responsibilities would improve the situation, the Welsh Salmon and Trout Angling Association (WSTAA) added.<p>Members are calling for a …

News (Wales)

One man’s quest to save the world’s wildest places: Hansjörg Wyss

A summer spent in Colorado in 1958 prompted Hansjörg Wyss’s life-long commitment to conservation.<p>As his means increased, Wyss became one of the …

In Congress, an effort to curtail national monuments

Any monument larger than a square mile would require additional review.

Government

Making the financial case for protecting Belize’s barrier reef

Save Belize's Barrier Reef<p>Together we can protect the Belize barrier reef World Heritage site from harmful industrial activities. Email the Belize …

Wildlife

Congressman Schiff, Senator Feinstein Announce Legislation to Expand Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, introduced by Representative Adam Schiff and Senator Dianne Feinstein, would expand the boundary of …

Los Angeles

Jane Goodall: Stop destroying the planet or 'we may not even be on it anymore'

News (U.S.)

Brazilian Amazon still plagued by illegal use of natural resources

Practices such as poaching and illegal logging are concentrated near inhabited areas and along rivers, study finds.<p>Despite Brazil’s efforts to …

Ecology

Idaho wary of Obama 'leftovers' working on sage grouse plan

Idaho has to be vigilant monitoring the federal government's creation of a new sage grouse conservation plan because of federal employees who worked …

Business

Tell Your Governor: Fight the Extinction Crisis

America is facing an extinction crisis. Monarch butterflies alone have declined 95 percent in the last two decades, due to habitat loss and increased …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Conservation district seeks applications from landowners

The Kittitas County Conservation District is accepting applications from landowners, farmers and ranchers to improve irrigation efficiency, reduce …

Agriculture

Restoring Our Investment in America’s Forests

Introduction and summary<p>The economies of rural counties have been lagging behind urban and suburban counties for more than a decade.1 The boom and …

Liberal View

'Land means life': Tanzania's Maasai fear their existence is under threat

Reports that homes belonging to Maasai people were torched have upped the stakes in their long-running land dispute with the Tanzanian government<p>For Lilian Looloitai, a Maasai woman from east Africa, “land means life”. For her nomadic tribe, who have grazed cattle in north Tanzania’s highlands for …

Wildlife

Here are all the protected lands at risk of shrinking or changing under the Trump administration

Roughly 4 million acres of land and several million square miles of ocean. That's how much territory Obama protected during his presidency. At the center of his efforts is a Roosevelt-era law called the Antiquities Act which allows presidents to designate "objects of historic or scientific …

Science

Congressional attack on national monuments ignores America’s conservation history

The misleadingly named “National Monument Creation and Protection Act,” which narrowly passed the House Natural Resources Committee last week, is an …

National Parks

Utah Residents Resolve to Protect Public Land

Get rid of those pesky parks? Summit County and Salt Lake City say no.<p>The people of Utah have sent a clear message to state political leaders looking …

Salt Lake City

Changes to sage grouse protection law may allow for more oil industry development in northwest Colorado

CRAIG — Officials in northwest Colorado say they hope changes to federal plans for dealing with an imperiled bird species will allow more energy …

Denver

More sightings of an endangered species don't always mean it's recovering

If more sightings of an endangered species are recorded, does that mean its numbers are increasing? Australia’s native forest logging industry is …

Wildlife

Fight over national monuments intensifies

Conservatives have opened a new front in the fight over the future of America’s national monuments. House Republicans are moving forward with a bill …

Government

SC Johnson Supports World’s Largest Tropical Reforestation Project

SC Johnson today announced that the funds raised from its 2017 acre-for-acre match challenge will be used to kick off the world’s largest tropical …

CSR

Attack on Antiquities Act Threatens America’s Public Lands Legacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 11, 2017) – The House Natural Resources Committee is considering a bill, H.R. 3990, that would be a direct assault on our …

Wildlife

The "Redwood Wars": A History of Environmental Direct Action

Darren Frederick Speece's book, <i>Defending Giants</i>, is the story of the long and arduous fight to save the old-growth redwood forests along California's …

Liberal View

The outdoor world reacts to bill proposed to alter the ‘Antiquities Act’

Last week Utah Representative Rob Bishop introduced the National Monument Creation and Protection Act (H.R. 3990). As stated in its summary, the …

Important landscapes under threat around the U.S.

Over 30 at-risk sites are included in The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s latest report<p>It’s “open season on open space,” according to The Cultural Landscape Foundation, a non-profit working to protect significant shared spaces in the U.S. The foundation’s latest “Landslide” report highlights over …

Bears Ears National Monument

Meet the Woman Who Knows Bears Ears Best

On Wednesday, Utah representative Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, advanced his National Monument Creation and …

National Parks

Newfoundland and Labrador: Photo contest to help raise money for land conservation

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is launching Places Worth Protecting — a national online photo contest showcasing beautiful places across the …

Newfoundland and Labrador

Cash for conservation: Do payments for ecosystem services work?

What can we say about the effectiveness of payments for ecosystem services (PES) based on the available scientific literature? To find out, we …

Johns Hopkins University