Save the Redwoods League Purchases 3,181 acre Lost Coast Redwoods Property — Natural History Wanderings

Save the Redwoods League has purchased the 3,181-acre Lost Coast Redwoods property including five miles of coastline in Mendocino County, thanks to a generous outpouring of support from the public, as well as loans and financing. Read more at Save the Redwoods League | Donate today to protect the Lost Coast Redwoods

Save the Redwoods League Purchases 3,181 acre Lost Coast Redwoods Property — Natural History Wanderings

Endangered Animal Species in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 1/20/22 — Natural History Wanderings

Our wonderful partners at @sequoiaparksconservancy are hosting the next event in their virtual Giant Conversations speaker series on Thursday, January 20th, at 6pm PST! This event will focus on endangered animal species in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, with presentations and Q&A with Wildlife Biologist Tyler Coleman and Aquatic Biologist Danny Boiano. This event […]

Endangered Animal Species in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 1/20/22 — Natural History Wanderings

Caribbean Fears Loss of “Keystone Species” to Climate Change — Repeating Islands

This article by Desmond Brown appeared in Inter-Press News. Here are some excerpts, with a link to the complete report below. A marine biologist has cautioned that the mass deaths of starfish along the United States west coast in recent months could also occur in the Caribbean region because of climate change, threatening the vital […]

Caribbean Fears Loss of “Keystone Species” to Climate Change — Repeating Islands

Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection — Repeating Islands

Jessica Aldred (The Guardian) writes about a major report that explains how loss of grazing fish due to pollution and overfishing is a key driver of region’s coral decline. The report warns that most Caribbean coral reefs will disappear within the next 20 years unless action is taken to protect them, primarily due to the […]

Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection — Repeating Islands

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change — Repeating Islands

New research from the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming. “We are seeing alterations to local reef fish populations due to warming ocean temperatures, particularly in those Caribbean countries that are […]

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change — Repeating Islands

Groundbreaking legal win for Joshua trees  — Natural History Wanderings

WildEarth Guardians reports I’m thrilled to announce that we have scored a monumental legal victory for the Joshua tree, as well as climate-imperiled species across the country. A federal judge—a George W. Bush appointee no less—recently ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the law when it failed to list the imperiled Joshua tree under the […]

Groundbreaking legal win for Joshua trees  — Natural History Wanderings

Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules — Natural History Wanderings

AP reports President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday plans to cancel two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop the two Trump-era rules by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service is part of a broad effort by the […]

Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules — Natural History Wanderings

Apple snail: The threat and potential economic impacts on East Africa — Invasive Species Blog

Earlier this year, scientists from CABI and the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) published new research confirming that the apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata, had been discovered in Kenya for the first time. Widely considered to be one of the most invasive invertebrates of waterways and irrigation systems, the apple snail threatens Kenya’s rice production……

Apple snail: The threat and potential economic impacts on East Africa — Invasive Species Blog

Sequoias Are Being Wrapped in Foil Blankets to Protect Against Wildfires  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports Firefighters are swaddling giant sequoias in a flame-retardant foil in an effort to protect the ancient trees from wildfires that are raging through national parks in California, officials said. Three wildfires, named Colony, Paradise and Windy, were ignited by lightning on Sept. 9. Since then, they have scorched thousands of acres of […]

Sequoias Are Being Wrapped in Foil Blankets to Protect Against Wildfires  — Natural History Wanderings

Halting the spread of Himalayan balsam: a CABI interview — Invasive Species Blog

With its bright pink flowers and fairly common appearance in Europe, and North America, when Himalayan balsam blossoms it can grow up to two metres tall with rough, reddish stems and shiny oval-shaped leaves. As alluring as it sounds, this plant, frequently found along waterways or damp areas, is highly invasive and causes a number……

Halting the spread of Himalayan balsam: a CABI interview — Invasive Species Blog