Monday, October 3, 2022

Tag: conservation

Bringing back large mammals boosts restoration of entire ecosystems: Study

A new study that looks at global opportunities for the restoration, reintroduction and rewilding of large mammals across the world’s terrestrial ecoregions found that just 15% of the world’s land area supports intact large mammal assemblages.

7 exciting ways researchers study elusive and endangered wildlife

New and developing technologies are helping to push conservation efforts at a critical time.

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, celebrating Earth’s unsung environmental stewards

To recognize the significant role Indigenous peoples’ play in global conservation efforts, Mongabay rounds up some of this year’s most impactful stories.

#BackToTheWild: 13 captive elephants to be rewilded from Kent, England to...

A mission to be completed by The Aspinall Foundation, an organization that's committed to returning rare and endangered animals back to their natural habitats, will return the 13 African elephants, including 3 calves, by plane to their "ancestral homelands."

China announces giant pandas no longer endangered because of conservation efforts

Conservation efforts successfully increased the "iconic animals' population" where no they are considered "vulnerable."

We need to talk about environmental projects that fail

Celebrating success is great, but a new study finds patterns we can learn from — including the fact that we ignore failure at our own peril.

Bipartisan support for public lands protection bill passes through Congress

The new bill, S.47, is viewed as "a massive win for the present and future of American conservation."

Senate passes massive public lands conservation bill

The measure is the largest public lands bill considered by Congress in a decade.

Google searches reveal public interest in conservation is rising

Public interest in both conservation and climate change seems to be rising, a new study has found.

Murder of activist in India highlights growing risk to environmental defenders

Ajit Maneshwar Naik, a 57-year-old environmental activist who fought against the construction of new dams on the Kali River in the state of Karnataka in India, was killed last month.

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The truth behind “self-made” billionaires

Billionaires are not made by rugged individuals. They’re made by policy failures. And a system that rewards wealth over work.

The urgent climate case for defunding the Pentagon

Is it finally time to defund war?

The climate movement was built for a world before climate change—it’s time for a...

We need a mass movement that can deal with climate disasters by training people to both protect and mobilize their communities.