Category: Biodiversity

Plants and animals

wolf delisting

Watersheds Vital To Homeland Security The United States has about 640 million acres of public lands—an area more than seven times larger than Germany. If America needs a wall for defense, we need it around our public lands—which are critical to our heritage and homeland security. “There is nothing more practical in the end than the preservation […]

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global warming and climate change

Deforestation Throwing Fuel On The Fire Deforestation generates about 20 percent of greenhouse gasses and cripples our planet’s ability to filter carbon dioxide from our air. Unfortunately, deforestation also threatens entire watersheds, endangered species and endangered cultures around the world. An international PR firm has launched a program to help reverse deforestation, while defending entire ecosystems. If all CO2 emissions stopped today, climate change […]

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wolf conservation

Killing Predators Undermines Science By Vic Van Ballenberghe In 1994, Alaska’s Legislature passed the Intensive Management Law intended to increase populations of moose, caribou and deer and thereby provide increased harvests for hunters. Hunting organizations supported the bill that paved the way for large-scale predator control programs. The prevailing model crafted at the time by Department […]

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global warming and climate change

Forest Conservation And Climate Change Forest conservation is critical to life as we know it. Forests sequester carbon and release oxygen. They influence rainfall, filter fresh water and prevent flooding and soil erosion. They produce wild foods, fuelwood and medicines. While the pressures on our vanishing forests vary around the world, the biggest cause of deforestation […]

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elephant conservation Tanzania

Defending Ecosystems The Kilimanjaro region of East Africa is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Millions of people and several endangered species depend on the snows and rains of Kilimanjaro for survival. As land use encroaches further into local forests, and as the effects of climate change gain momentum, water flows are changing and […]

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wolf conservation

Wolves Critical To Healthy Ecosystems Evidence of a wolf in Modoc County was reported yesterday by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The 3-year-old male wolf, who is radio-collared and dubbed OR-25 by the state wildlife agency in Oregon, left his birthpack in northeastern Oregon in April, was in southwestern Oregon by December and recently […]

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wolf conservation

Wolf Conservation Critical To Healthy Ecosystems Whether you believe in god, science or both, wolves are here for a reason. They and all species are part of the web of life, which supports us all. To think that wildlife and forests require is arrogant and ignorant. They need protection from man and now they need […]

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orangutan conservation

Palm Oil Threatens Biodiversity, Climate Deforestation is directly responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the carbon released when forests are burned, deforestation impairs the planet’s capacity to absorb harmful CO2 from our air, which compounds the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change. Because of deforestation, ecosystems in some regions […]

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global warming and climate change

Climate Change Action Reforestation is one of the few proven carbon capture solutions available today. Thanks to our partners in East Africa, we have one of the largest carbon capture opportunities in the world and it’s ready to begin immediately. With the help of foundations, corporations, governments, NGOs and donors, we can conserve millions of hectares of […]

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orangutan conservation

Natural Solutions To Capture Carbon Denying the contributions of air pollution to climate change is like trying to defy gravity. If you disagree, just see what happens when you put a running car in the garage and close the door. It will kill you. Our atmosphere also is a confined space and we are pumping […]

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orangutan conservation

Carbon, Climate, Change The Internet is changing life as we know it. An international marketing agency is tapping the positive side of that dynamic to launch the “Web Of Life” campaign to help reforest the planet. Crossbow Communications is raising money for Sacred Seedlings, an international reforestation and forest conservation program. “Our partners in Tanzania will plant […]

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Sumatra Indonesia

China Driving Wildlife Crisis The recent seizure of 645 illegally obtained and trafficked wolf pelts from Greece at Beijing’s Capital International Airport is a commendable act by the China’s General Administration of Customs. Together with other recent seizures of elephant tusks and rhino horns in Hong Kong, the Chinese government has shown the world its […]

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