Fancy that! After a load of handwringing earlier this month, mobile pack ice in the Bering Sea has returned. Just like ice in the Barents Sea, Bering Sea ice is highly variable (Brown et al. 2011): it moves with winds and currents, so a ‘decline’ during the winter usually indicates redistribution, not melting. According to […]

via It’s back: Bering Sea polar bear habitat has recovered from a low earlier this month — polarbearscience

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NAIROBI (March 14, 2019) – JCDecaux, the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, is to join The Lion’s Share Fund, a unique initiative raising much-needed funds to support wildlife conservation across the globe according to a new UNDP press release . The Lion’s Share is an ambitious initiative, led by the United Nations Development Programme […]

via JCDecaux To Join Lions Share Fund For Conservation Projects — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

18th February The jeep stops with a jerk amid a flurry of excited whispers. Fingers point and hands scramble for cameras. I follow the gestures and there it is. Stretched languorously across the undergrowth, the shade of the leaves above dappling its coat and hiding it from casual glances, lies a leopard. It is barely […]

via Out of the Wild — Dan McEvoy

[John Vidal/HUFFPOST/15 de marzo del 2019] A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. […]

via The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change — Systemic Alternatives

A study performed by researchers with the Snow Leopard Trust suggests that snow leopard (Panthera uncia) population estimates are too high. The study – conducted by Suryawanshi, Khanyari, Sharma, Lkhagvajav, and Mishra (2019) – analyzed all of the peer-reviewed articles about snow leopard numbers from around the world. The scientists discovered that most of these […]

via Study Suggests Snow Leopard Population Estimates are Inflated — The Jaguar

Haiti Libre reports that 69 Haitian illegal immigrants were arrested this month by the National Environmental Protection Service (SENPA) for cutting trees in Los Haitises National Park, a protected area in the Dominican Republic, to illegally produce coal for the Haitian market. 90 other Haitian nationals have been jailed in the last two months for […]

via Haitians arrested for cutting trees in Los Haitises National Park — Repeating Islands