Former cattle farm in Panama helping to save forests and water through agroforestry — Life and Soul Magazine

A former cattle farm in Panama, Finca Cuango, is helping restore Panama’s forests through agroforestry, making the soil resilient to erosion and helping it retain scarce water. The 1,450 hectare property will contribute to a target of one million hectares of degraded land that Panama plans to restore by 2035 through its Allianza por el Millio […]

Former cattle farm in Panama helping to save forests and water through agroforestry — Life & Soul Magazine

Major national park expansion for South America’s other big forest | BirdLife — Natural History Wanderings

Birdlife reports Great news for the Gran Chaco, South America’s second largest forest and home to a host of rare and threatened species. This year, a major national park in Argentina will expand its size by almost 50% – benefiting both wildlife and local livelihoods. Read about the expansion of Gran Chaco at Major national […]

Major national park expansion for South America’s other big forest | BirdLife — Natural History Wanderings

Summertide Butterfly Rambles 20 January 2021 — de Wets Wild

The trail to the kuMfazana Hide here on the eastern shores of Lake St. Lucia, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, passes through a stretch of swamp forest that is positively bursting with butterflies, like this Novice (Amauris ochlea). Novice (Amauris ochlea) Novice (Amauris ochlea)

Summertide Rambles 20 January 2021 — de Wets Wild

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

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

Season of mist and shivery iciness — Travel with Intent

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire, January 2021Sentence inspired by Keats’ “To Autumn“ Now over to all of you. Do come and join us in our Saturday six-word musings. I’ll admit that many of us openly break the numeric rule and share far more words (all excellent of course!) so the key rule is to have a title […]

Season of mist and shivery iciness — Travel with Intent

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

BBC News reports “Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has warned. Humanity is waging what he describes as a “suicidal” war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he told a BBC special event on the environment. Mr […]

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

How Balkan botanists saved a threatened oak and are planting thousands more  — Natural History Wanderings

BirdLife Magazine  reports From saving a monumental old tree to collecting over 20,000 acorns, determined young botanists from Montenegro have high ambitions when it comes to a highly threatened oak subspecies Read article at  How Balkan botanists saved a threatened oak and are planting thousands more | BirdLife

How Balkan botanists saved a threatened oak and are planting thousands more  — Natural History Wanderings

The Issue with Tissue: How the U.S. Is Flushing Forests Away — Natural History Wanderings

But toilet paper’s ubiquity and low sticker price belie a much, much higher cost: it is taking a dramatic and irreversible toll on the Canadian boreal forest, and our global climate. As a new report from NRDC and Stand.earth outlines, when you flush that toilet paper, chances are you are flushing away part of a […]

The Issue with Tissue: How the U.S. Is Flushing Forests Away — Natural History Wanderings

Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s Castle fire — Natural History Wanderings

Los Angeles Times Sequoia experts may never know how many of the world’s most massive trees died in the Castle fire, but judging by what they have seen so far, they say the number is certainly in the hundreds — and could easily top 1,000. Read full story at  Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s […]

Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s Castle fire — Natural History Wanderings