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Amazon deforestation jumps in Brazil, but remains historically low
(November 27, 2015, 5:09 pm) Deforestation jumped 16 percent in the Brazilian Amazon to 5,831 square kilometers for the year ended July 31, 2015, but still remained well below historical levels, according to data released Thursday Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE). The rise, which was announced just ahead of the opening of U.N. climate talks in Paris, had been […]
Grassroots leader’s murder in Peru is a signal to opponents of mining, son says
(November 27, 2015, 3:04 pm) The murder—which coincides with the expansion of illegal gold mining into the Tambopata National Reserve in the Madre de Dios region— could frighten other opponents of mining into silence.
Australia launches shark-tracking drones and ‘smart’ drum lines to prevent shark attacks
(November 27, 2015, 8:11 am) But some conservation groups have expressed concern over the technologies being tested.
Jokowi to oversee Indonesia peat restoration agency but details thin on the ground
(November 26, 2015, 3:16 pm) Indonesia will form a government agency overseen directly by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to manage what could be an unprecedented restoration of the archipelago’s peatlands following this year’s devastating wildfires. “I want this body to be formed immediately,” forestry minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on the sidelines of a tree-planting ceremony in South Kalimantan province on Wednesday. […]
Meet the world’s 25 most endangered primates
(November 26, 2015, 10:14 am) Primates from Madagascar, Indonesia and Vietnam top the list.
Deforestation in Colombia up nearly 20 percent last year, but down in the Colombian Amazon
(November 26, 2015, 2:44 am) Illegal logging, mining, and coca cultivation were leading drivers of rising deforestation in Colombia in 2014.
Forest conservation could provide half global climate solution by 2050
(November 25, 2015, 8:52 pm) Protecting, restoring, and better managing tropical forests could provide as much as half the net carbon emissions required to meet a 2-degree Celsius climate target, argues a commentary published this week in the journal Nature.
Roads to ruin: Africa’s massive infrastructure expansions could have major consequences
(November 25, 2015, 6:18 pm) Researchers find the continent's "development corridors" stand to affect important wildlife habitat and thousands of protected areas.
Industry wields too much influence over U.S. pesticide regulation, says study
(November 25, 2015, 5:15 pm) According to a paper published in the journal Bioscience, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pesticide evaluation process may be riddled with flaws, allowing industry too much power.
U.S. a major destination for trafficked Latin American wildlife
(November 25, 2015, 3:51 pm) The United States is one of the largest international markets for Latin America’s poached animals and smuggled wildlife products, second only to China.
Scientists turn up haze heat on Indonesia ahead of COP21 Paris talks
(November 25, 2015, 11:25 am) Indonesia faces tough scrutiny from climate scientists ahead of the COP21 talks in Paris.
Video: Rare Amur tigress with 3 cubs caught on camera
(November 25, 2015, 8:08 am) Captured by a camera trap in Russia's Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve, video provides a glimmer of hope for these endangered big cats.
DNA and beyond: The challenges of identifying wood and addressing illegal timber products
(November 25, 2015, 8:00 am) Meaghan Parker-Forney, of the World Resources Institute, spoke with WildTech about the challenges of using DNA techniques to identify timber products
Researchers are inducing a drought in an Australian rainforest to study its effects
(November 25, 2015, 3:08 am) Researchers from James Cook University used 3,000 clear plastic panels to create what they call a “raincoat for a rainforest,” artificially inducing a drought in several thousand square meters of the Daintree Rainforest on the northeast coast of Queensland.
Deforestation and death threats: activist and family threatened in Peru
(November 24, 2015, 6:14 pm) An activist opposing deforestation by an oil palm plantation company allegedly received multiple death threats.
Camera traps suggest wild animals anticipated major earthquake weeks before it struck
(November 24, 2015, 3:57 pm) A recent study documenting animal behavior by analyzing camera-trap data, suggests that animals may have an uncanny ability to sense and flee from irritating portents of seismic activity.
Poaching upsurge threatens South America’s iconic vicuña
(November 24, 2015, 3:20 pm) Over the past 50 years vicuñas were brought back from the brink of extinction; now they’ve attracted the attention of poachers and international wildlife traffickers eager to turn a profit from the llama-like animals’ highly prized wool.
Riau emergency status to end as S. Sumatra pledges peat clampdown
(November 24, 2015, 12:47 pm) The government of Riau province will drop its official state of emergency at the end of the month in the latest evidence that local governments are winding down their anti-haze operations amid increased rain. “All members of the task force agreed to revoke the emergency status which will expire on November 30,” said Edwar Sanger, […]
Success! Biologists may have found a way to eliminate amphibian-killing fungus in the wild
(November 24, 2015, 12:37 pm) The cure includes a combination of treating tadpoles with an antifungal drug, and spraying wild amphibian habitats with disinfectants.
Crab fishermen train as first responders for entangled whales
(November 24, 2015, 12:00 pm) Amid an uptick of whales trapped in fishing gear, California crab fishermen help minimize the danger.