Depopulation has led to abandonment of less fertile agricultural lands throughout Europe. Portugal, with its declining population, is a prime example. In the Côa Valley, the abandonment of farmland has been turned into an opportunity for rewilding efforts to create new wilderness. Already the valley has seen the return of many endangered species, such as […]

via Fewer people leads the way to rewilding in Portugal — The Overpopulation Project

Cayman News Service (29 April 2020) reports that Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection. Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection, which should, finally, prevent these dwindling yet critically important species from being removed by developers without consequence. On Monday, the National Conservation Council gazetted the adoption of a Species Conservation Plan, which formalises mangrove protection in […]

via Mangrove Protection Official in Cayman Islands — Repeating Islands

A report from the Caribbean National Weekly. Jamaica has launched a National Tree Planting programme that will aim to plan three million timber and ornamental trees over the next three years. The programme that was recently launched by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is being managed by the Forestry Department and will see the foresting of 3,000 […]

via Jamaica Government Plants to Plant Three Million Trees in Three Years — Repeating Islands

DALIAN CONFERENCE, PART TWO. The 11th Asia for Animals conference, which took place in Dalian, China, brought together hundreds of delegates from all fields of animal protection, rescue, and advocacy. Focused on how laws can be used creatively to protect nonhuman animals, speakers talked about their successes and challenges, their hopes and their aims. Attendees […]

via Asia for Animals: conference speakers call for tougher laws and changes in behaviour — CHANGING TIMES

Olivia Hebert, Group 11, Mammal Panthera tigris altaica (also known as the Amur, Ussuri, Altaic, Korean, Manchurian or North China tiger) is the most dangerous, ferocious tiger in existence. They are solitary creatures and stealthy hunters. Tigers prefer to live alone and scent-mark their territories to repel rivals, but if their rivals do encroach on their […]

via Ferocious and feline… introducing the Siberian Tiger! — Wildlife Conservation Biology