Biodiversity

In Bolivia, a ‘conservation mosaic’ gets another (big) piece

In the remote lowland forests of northwestern Bolivia, a small municipality has taken a big step to protect one of the Amazon’s most biodiverse regions.   With support from Conservation International, the municipality of Sena established a law to protect 452,639 hectares (1.1 million acres) of Amazon rainforest. The Gran Manupare Integrated Management Natural Area is …

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Can tree farms save the forests of Brazil?

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Countries agreed to protect 30% of the planet. Now what?

More than six months ago, nearly every country on Earth signed on to the most ambitious plan ever to protect nature — a sweeping framework that aims to conserve 30 percent of the planet’s land and waters by 2030.  It’s an unprecedented agreement. So, what’s next? As nations kickstart their efforts toward what’s known as …

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The Urban Tree: Harnessing the Power of Liquid Trees: Using Algae in Urban Areas to Combat CO2 Emissions

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Introduction: The world’s urban landscapes are constantly evolving as architects and engineers search for innovative ways to create sustainable environments. One increasingly popular solution is the incorporation of  “liquid trees,”  or algae, in our cityscapes to help …

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What were Brazil’s commitments’ at the Paris Agreement?

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) Introduction: When Brazil ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, they made several commitments to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects. Some of the key commitments include: 1. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: Brazil pledged …

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What is the biodiversity COP and why does it matter?

In a once-in-a-decade opportunity, policymakers from 196 countries are gathered in Montreal to tackle Earth’s “silent crisis” — the massive collapse of biodiversity.  The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, known as COP15, may get less attention than climate summits, but it’s just as critical: Climate change and the destruction of nature are intertwined. Conservation …

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Some UN good news

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“PLYSCRAPERS” Are wooden houses and buildings the answer to climate change?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/the-22nd-century-people-living-among-us/p0f7sx0n?playlist=what-will-the-future-be-like Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) “PLYSCRAPERS” Are wooden houses and buildings the answer to climate change?   Constructed in 607AD in Nara, Japan, the Horyu-ji Temple holds the title of the world’s oldest surviving wooden building. Standing impressively at five storeys …

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New species

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM High in the Andes Mountains, a team of researchers treks through an alpine swamp. Sifting through tall grass, they search for something priceless in the far reaches of a plateau patrolled …

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Protecting the planet’s biodiversity — from soil to coral

Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts. 1. In the face of climate change, Caribbean corals are crumbling  Adapted to stressful environmental conditions, some coral species in the Caribbean such as Agaricia, Porites and Orbicella have persisted in the face of numerous threats — from …

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Who was Thomas Lovejoy?

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) CLICK HERE TO GO TO AMAZON.COM Lovejoy, who coined the term “biological diversity” — and was widely considered “the godfather of biodiversity” — was a member of Conservation International’s Leadership Council. Having held numerous posts in a career …

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Bill to fix nature and climate in Europe

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE)   https://www.fiverr.com/s/YDrPkl The European Parliament on Wednesday agreed on legally binding targets to protect and restore nature in the European Union, CNN reported. The law will also require countries to restore 20 percent of their lands and …

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A scientific treasure hunt

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE)   https://www.fiverr.com/s/YDrPkl At Conservation International (CI), we like to say, “People need nature to thrive.” But behind that statement are countless questions revealing a more complicated reality: Where is the nature that people need? Which places are …

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To prevent pandemics like COVID-19

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE)   https://www.fiverr.com/s/YDrPkl But how will countries prevent future outbreaks? The first step: Protect nature, says Lee Hannah, Conservation International senior climate change scientist and a world-renowned expert in ecology, the study of how humans interact with nature. …

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Despite pandemic

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE)   https://www.fiverr.com/s/YDrPkl As the conservation director of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, I’ve spearheaded efforts to support species population growth through intensive field management and monitoring programs, ecosystem restoration projects and educational campaigns. With support from the Critical …

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Kenya’s wildlife tourism, a casualty of COVID, gets a lifeline

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE)   https://www.fiverr.com/s/YDrPkl From July to October each year, millions of wildebeests, zebras and other wildlife travel from Tanzania to Kenya’s Maasai Mara region — a phenomenon known as “The Great Migration.” But the animals are not usually …

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Camera traps key to closing biodiversity data gaps

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE)   https://www.fiverr.com/s/YDrPkl As countries ramp up efforts to stem a wave of species extinctions amid a global biodiversity crisis, overcoming data gaps is critical to effective conservation. A new study finds that “camera traps” — which have …

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Using high tech to advance wildlife conservation

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE)   https://www.fiverr.com/s/YDrPkl Growing up in the bustle of Bogotá, Jorge Ahumada — a self-described “city kid” — rarely ventured into the Colombian countryside. But his family loved watching the nature documentaries of the legendary marine explorer Jacques …

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Mangrove deforestation decreases

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE)   https://www.fiverr.com/s/YDrPkl Worldwide, mangroves — once destroyed for agriculture and development — have seen a sharp decline in deforestation.  A new report from the Global Mangrove Alliance offers a plan to end mangrove loss entirely. It lays …

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The patterns in our wildlife could offer clues for conservation

Please share my lesson using your social media platforms. Use the links above. Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) More than one million species are at risk of extinction largely because they are being pushed out of places where they have long lived — known as “ranges.” But not all range loss looks the same. It …

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Gordon Moore, digital pioneer and philanthropist, dies at 94

Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE) INTRODUCTION:  Digital pioneer, business leader and philanthropist Gordon Moore died at his home in Hawaiʻi on March 24, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced. He was 94. Moore co-founded the semiconductor chip maker Intel and helped set the breakneck pace of Silicon Valley innovation. His prophetic 1965 observation that …

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AFTER THE FIRE: AI cameras capture wildlife recovery downunder

Student FREE Bookstore   (CLICK HERE)   AI cameras capture wildlife recovery downunder INTRODUCTION: Three years after Australia’s most devastating fire season ever, new images from 1,100 motion-activated cameras placed across the country’s scorched forests are giving researchers an unequaled view into wildlife recovery — and the results are more promising than anticipated. Project “Eyes on …

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