BY SARAH BATES A dramatically changing climate is threatening to destroy natural ecosystems, risks species extinction and the collapse of complex food webs. For some, the concept of “rewilding” is key to a sustainable future. They argue for changing landscapes to uncultivated states and introducing or re-introducing plant and animal species that should thrive in […]
The Mulu Land Grab: New report details multiple legal breaches with oil palm development in Malaysian Borneo Extract from the link . . . A fact-finding mission has shown that, between December 2018 and March 2019, Radiant Lagoon felled an estimated 30,000 cubic meters of timber worth over USD 10 million without a timber extraction […]
(CNN) — Je suis B. Instagram gained a new French influencer and her name is B. She does what all good influencers do — takes carefully posed selfies, posts enviable travel shots and answers cheeky Q&As. There’s just one thing that separates her from all the other influencers. She’s a bee. Just “check out that side bee…” That’s right. B. has two wings, six fuzzy legs, and a sweet little dusting of pollen all over her yellow and black thorax. […]
Natural climate solutions – such as reforestation, planting cover crops, and limiting conversion of grassland to farmland – could mitigate as much as one-fifth of the net annual greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., a recent study found.
Ecosia told Metro.co.uk it will plant three million more trees in Brazil.
There’s been a lot of criticism from some rewilding/wilderness advocates of UK conservation practice being heavily geared towards intensive management of wildlife sites derived from past agricultural systems. Chalk grassland SSSIs, for example, are typically managed using agricultural livestock to maintain short, species-rich NVC plant communities and associated invertebrate population favouring these conditions. Many SSSIs […]
There are numerous important economic and ecological reasons to conserve forests, in addition to intrinsic and emotional reasons. Meg Lowman explains the value of forests, for the planet and for humans.