Tanzanian Hydroelectric Plan and the Selous Game Reserve?

The Government of Tanzania on Thursday set aside 307 million U.S. dollars for the construction of the 2,100 megawatts (MW) Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project in the Selous Game Reserve. Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project is the world’s renowned wildlife area, a Senior Official said on Thursday. Medard Kalemani, the East African nation’s Minister for Energy, told […]

via Tanzania earmarks $300m for hydropower project — AsheNews

Advertisements

Lawsuits to Protect Migratory Birds…

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Lawsuits Seek to Restore Federal Protections for Migratory Birds WASHINGTON— A coalition of national environmental groups today filed litigation in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Groups filing the […]

via Lawsuits to Protect Migratory Birds — Natural History Wanderings

Borneo Elephant Mortality…

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/asean-plus/30346123 Landowners in Sabah should be held liable if elephants die on their land ASEAN+ May 23, 2018 18:14 Kota Kinabalu – Landowners should be held accountable if an elephant dies on their land. This is one proposal by WWF-Malaysia, in response to the alarming finding of […]

via Landowners in Sabah should be held liable if elephants die on their land — ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย2

Rare Giant Muntjac Deer Spotted in Vietnam…first seen in 1994!

This 2016 video says about itself: The giant muntjac, sometimes referred to as the large-antlered muntjac, is a species of muntjac deer. It is the largest muntjac species and was discovered in 1994 in Vũ Quang, Hà Tĩnh Province of Vietnam and in central Laos. During inundation of the Nakai Reservoir in Khammouane Province of […]

via Rare large-antlered muntjac seen in Vietnam — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Clearing Out Florida’s Invasive Pythons…

Jenny Staletovich (Miami Herald) reports on the culling of invasive Burmese pythons, which have been reproducing at a quick rate since the 1980s in South Florida: Snake hunters for the South Florida Water Management District hit a major milestone when they bagged their 1000th Burmese python, before heading out and quickly catching eight more. On […]

via Florida’s Everglades now have 1,000 fewer pythons — Repeating Islands

Snow Crab and Acidication of the Ocean!

Effects of ocean acidification on Snow crab reproduction and early life history Similar to our southern Tanner crab long-term ocean acidification project, we are examining the effects of long-term exposure to acidified waters on snow crab embryonic development, hatching success, calcification, and larval condition and mortality. Ovigerous females are being reared in one of three […]

via Alaska shellfish assessment ocean acidification and climate research — Ocean acidification

Wildlife Decline in Canada…

Read this report and think Thundering Waters One of the actions we need to take to stop the decimation of wildlife, according to the study – “Expanding Canada’s network of protected areas” – not gut or reduce them! “We have to quit focusing on writing these obituaries for nature,” she added. “Because what we really […]

via Significant Wildlife Declines revealed across Canada in new World Wildlife Fund study|   — Niagara At Large