This is a beautiful, hope-inspiring article by Christina Larson (Associated Press) about efforts to replant and to jumpstart the natural growth of the coral reefs of Jamaica. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for sharing!] Larson writes about divers who have become “coral gardeners” like Everton Simpson and Lenford DaCosta. Larson writes, “After a series of […]

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Many people have heard about the devastating fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Unfortunately, neighboring Bolivia has also suffered from heightened fire activity this summer, as has the Brazilian Pantanal: the world’s largest wetland. All told, scientists at Panthera – an international wild cat conservation organization – estimate that 500 jaguars have lost their homes or […]

via Panthera: 500 Jaguars Estimated to have Lost Homes or Lives in Amazonian Blazes — The Jaguar

UC Davis News Release Forest Patches Are Opportunities to Conserve Wildlife Privately owned, fragmented forests in Costa Rica can support as many vulnerable bird species as can nearby nature reserves, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The research suggests that working with landowners to conserve or restore forests on working landscapes […]

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Press Release from American Bird Conservancy DOI and USDA Highlight Successes of Protecting Bird Habitat on Private Land 2013 State of the Birds Report on Private Lands (Washington, D.C., July 3, 2013) – U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have announced the release of the […]

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Media Release American Bird Conservancy Declining Warbler, 300 Other Birds to Benefit from Ecuador Land Protection Narupa Reserve Expansion Provides More Winter Habitat for Cerulean Warbler (Washington, D.C., August 6, 2014) The Cerulean Warbler—one of the Americas’ fastest-declining migratory birds—now has more protected wintering habitat in Ecuador, thanks to a cooperative effort by Fundación Jocotoco, […]

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Media Release from American Bird Conservancy Key Population of Andean Condors Protected by Land Purchase in Ecuador 1.8 Million Acres of Land Now Protected in Iconic Antisana Region (Washington, D.C., January 24, 2014) About half of Ecuador’s rare Andean Condors, among the world’s largest flying birds, will be better protected through a just-completed, 7,000-acre conservation […]

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