Tag Archives: conserve
9 conservation success stories made possible by flagship species
With so many species and ecosystems in dire need of protection, which ones are the most important to save? Do popular iconic species have more conservation value than a obscure ones?
Luca Berardi the conservation champion – Saving the world at twelve years old
At the age of eight, Luca Berardi founded an environmental organization after reading about endangered animals in a library book. Four years later, he is making a name for himself in the world of wildlife conservation.
How the world can stop overfishing – A case study of U.S. fishery success
Back in the 1990s, overfishing was causing the collapse of many US fisheries. Twenty years later, an entirely different narrative is unfolding.
Lights Out programs prevent over 200,000 bird-window collisions annually
Collisions with windows kill millions of migratory birds each year. As more and more cities find, preventing such bird deaths is as easy as the flip of a switch.
Using drones to improve orangutan conservation
Scouring the forests of Sumatra with a fleet of drones, researchers have uncovered valuable data that could help to protect the imperiled orangutan
Are some forests better than others at mitigating climate change?
Carbon sequestration is a powerful argument for wide-scale reforestation. But does reforestation with an agenda pose a danger to the future of forest biodiversity?
5 reasons we shouldn’t kill every last buzzing, annoying, blood-sucking mosquito
Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on the planet, and we have the technology to destroy them. So why haven’t we wiped them out yet?
The monarch butterfly’s highway to recovery
Monarch butterfly populations have plummeted due to habitat loss, illegal logging, parasites and climate change. With the future of their spectacular migration in jeopardy, is there any hope for a monarch recovery?
Why is Ringling Bros. retiring its circus elephants early?
The largest circus in the United States announced that it will retire all of its performing elephants. How has the animal rights movement changed public perception of large performing animals?
Top 5 environmental success stories of 2015
From protecting the oceans to forging a climate consensus, 2015 was a big year for environmental conservation.