Chake Conservancy Rangers holding poachers’ snares that they find and remove on patrols. Chake Conservancy image and copyright. Chake Conservancy in Maasai Mara Region Seeks Funding For Rangers Activities. Drought is hitting the East African region and tourist numbers haven’t yet recovered from the Covid pandemic. The normal revenue streams from ecotourism are no longer […]Drought Increases Poaching Pressure in Kenya. Chake Conservancy Rangers Seek Funding — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye
Each year people from around the world come together to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds. Join us in February! Learn how to participate at Great Backyard Bird Count – Join us February 12-15, 2021. When the world comes together for the love of birdsGreat Backyard Bird Count – February 12-15, 2021. — Natural History Wanderings
John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands
From CBSNews.com: [John] Fleck has spent years studying the Colorado River, a crucial source of water for much of the region around it. He said that Lake Mead and Lake Powell’s reservoirs have what he described as “big bathtub rings” around them, left behind as the water declines. “There is less water in the system […]
Pride magazine reports that the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) informs the public that as the region continues through the rest of the 2020 dry season, there are serious concerns about short-term and long-term drought across the Caribbean. The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says as the region continues […]
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The Guardian reports New Zealand’s famous kiwi birds are suffering from dehydration as drought affects many northern areas of the country, with conservationists warning chicks may soon perish too. There are 68,000 kiwi left in New Zealand but their number is declining at a rate of 2% a year. A century ago there were millions […]
Vox reports The number of kangaroos, koalas, and others killed keeps skyrocketing. Here’s where the eye-popping estimate comes from.As fires continue to rip through Australia, some devastating numbers are emerging: At least 24 people killed. More than 15.6 million acres torched. Over 1,400 homes destroyed. And, according to one biodiversity expert’s count, an estimated 1 […]
December 11, 2019//-Mongolia’s livestock industry, once the primary engine of the economy, now faces threats from climate change and overgrazing. Without prompt policy action, the national and regional costs will continue to grow, weighing on both economic growth and inequality.
Essential to the identity and economy of Mongolia—more than half of the country’s 3 million people live there—the grasslands are under increasing threat from overgrazing and climate change. Multiple studies over the past decade have shown that the once lush Mongolian steppe, an expanse twice the size of Texas that is one of the world’s […]