Weird Conservation: The Strange Side of Saving Endangered Species

January 27, 2016 by Michael Nature is weird. But conservation is weirder. When scientists need to save an endangered species, sometimes the solution is straightforward: protect ... Read More Tags:  Conservation  Endangered Species  

Sustainable fishing: sockeye salmon and Native American nets in the Pacific Northwest

January 26, 2016 by Michael Skipper Ian Kirouac presses his cellphone to one ear and a radio to the other while he barks orders to ... Read More Tags:  Fishing  Salmon  

River ecosystems show ‘incredible’ initial recovery after dam removal

January 25, 2016 by Michael A songbird species that flourishes on the salmon-rich side of dams in the western United States struggles when it tries ... Read More Tags:  Dam Removal  

Species Distribution 2.0: An Accurate Time- and Cost-Effective Method of Prospection Using Street View Imagery

January 22, 2016 by Michael Species occurrence data provide crucial information for biodiversity studies in the current context of global environmental changes. Such studies often ... Read More Tags:  Conservation  Imagery  

Save the Forests or the Trees?

January 21, 2016 by Michael Bolivia’s Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is one of the largest intact parks in the Amazon basin and a UNESCO ... Read More Tags:  Forests  

Largest Wildlife Census in History Makes Waves in Conservation

January 20, 2016 by Michael Early findings from the largest ever aerial survey of African wildlife—the Great Elephant Census (GEC)—are proving that big data can ... Read More Tags:  Conservation  Inventory  

Assessing nature’s carbon sinks

January 19, 2016 by Michael Protected areas such as rainforests occupy more than one-tenth of the Earth’s landscape, and provide invaluable ecosystem services, from erosion ... Read More Tags:  Carbon Sink  

New study identifies acoustic sanctuaries for marine mammals

January 18, 2016 by Michael Imagine living in an environment of constant noise where you cannot get anything accomplished. Ocean noise pollution caused by shipping, ... Read More Tags:  Acoustic  Mammals  

Raising Cranes: Can Grain Fields Save a Bird?

January 15, 2016 by Michael Having my camera on the water in the dark makes me nervous, but I trust the man with the paddle. ... Read More Tags:  Agriculture  Cranes