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Posted by Tim on August 10th, 2009 • • Comments Off
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  • Sumatra may get additional forest lands conserved through a pretty large ($30million over 8 years) debt-for-nature swap, negotiated by CI.
  • First bald-faced songbird in Asia described by WCS scientists in Laos.
  • Oysters are returning to Chesapeake Bay. Or, we’re bringing ‘em back. Successfully!
  • In the same issue of Science that reported the oyster comeback, there’s optimistic news on the world’s fisheries. As pointed out in that article, this study was a follow-up to an earlier report that was much more pessimistic. This time, though, the original author teamed up with one of his fiercest critics, which is pretty sweet and sort of hard to imagine.
  • Here’s an interesting, short note on the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi: now that elephants have left the forest, and conservation has prohibited logging, vegetation preferred by gorillas can’t grow any more, so they’re moving out into farms and raiding crops. +1 trophic cascades.
Posted by Tim on August 6th, 2009 • • Comments Off
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  • Conservation Biologist is one of the ten best green jobs.
  • Watch what happens to Britain’s electric and water grid after East Enders (award-winning evening soap opera) ends. 1 million tea kettles go on within 5 minutes, that’s what happens. Seems a little strange (or perhaps an exaggeration) that such an important operation isn’t carried out by computers
  • William Laurance weighs in on the claim that extinction in tropical rainforests isn’t going to be as bad as predicted.
  • Despite the conflict, Virunga’s gorilla population appears to be doing okay.
  • CI is offering free software for mapping hotspots, or something.
  • Here’s a nice article on Santiago Espinosa, a grad student at UF-Gainesville and WCS Research Fellow, and his camera traps in Yasuni NP.
  • Salazar’s saying he’ll review midnight regulations from the Bush administration’s Interior Department.
Posted by Tim on January 28th, 2009 • • Comments Off
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Posted by Tim on September 22nd, 2008 • • Comments Off
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