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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“Horses are our dutiful companions and partners in work and sport – not a meal…” WASHINGTON, DC, USA — Yesterday, September 19th 2019, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee included a provision in the FY2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill to maintain the ban on slaughtering horses in the U.S, thanks to Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Tom Udall […]

via U.S. Senate Committee Maintains Ban on Horse Slaughter in the U.S. — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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 […]

via Working Landscapes Can Support Diverse Bird Species — Natural History Wanderings

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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