Small forest landowners own and manage approximately 3.2 million acres of Washington’s forestlands and exert a tremendous influence on public resources, including fish-bearing streams, water quality, air quality, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration. Adoption of the Forests and Fish Report (the Forest Practices Rules) was made possible, in part, by the agreement of small forest […]
Mark, Petition Link – https://actions.sumofus.org/a/yum-brands-no-to-deforestation/?akid=53135.7697051.fZEEeN&rd=1&source=fwd&t=13 Magnificent rainforests in Asia and South America are being slashed and set ablaze to produce palm oil, soy, beef and paper — driving out the precious orangutans, pygmy elephants, and other endangered animals who call those trees home. But fast food giants Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell have […]
The Sri Lanka department of Wildlife Conservation recently published a list of the seven most iconic wild animals in the island as a way of promoting tourism and the conservation of all species in and outside this list. Sri Lanka is somewhat of an outlier when it comes to biodiversity. Experts have been studying the […]
In a real “messy hair don’t care” angle, the Sri Lankan sloth bear looks like it just got out of bed after a night out in the jungle; it ambles around Sri Lanka’s dry zone wooded areas in a shaggy coat, in search of food. They usually keep to themselves, often found grunting and snorting […]
August 12 is World Elephant Day! And Elephantopia is excited to be celebrating this global event here in the States raising funds for our partners in Zambia at the GRI Elephant Orphanage Project for Kavalamanja (an orphaned elephant victim of the ivory trade). We invite you to join us in Virginia with our board president…
The New York Times reported
For the first time, scientists have sought to quantify this thought experiment. How many trees could be planted on every available parcel of land on Earth, where they could go, and what impact could that have on our survival?
They concluded that the planet could support nearly 2.5 billion additional acres of forest without shrinking our cities and farms, and that those additional trees, when they mature, could store a whole lot of the extra carbon — 200 gigatons of carbon, to be precise — generated by industrial activity over the last 150 years.
The “welfare ranchers” on public lands whine and blame the wild horses & burros for eating too much forage, but the bigger problem is that the Bureau of Land Management turns a blind eye to the impacts of privately owned livestock grazing on public lands. This article by Grandma Gregg rings true today. by Grandma […]