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The traditional Hawaiian land concept of ahupua‘a (from the mountain to the sea) forms the basis for biocultural conservation approaches today. Limahuli Garden and Preserve on Kauai is a living example of this where conservation programs extend from the community-managed subsistence near-shore fishery to the top of the cloud forest where fenced areas and predator-control programs protect endangered sea birds during nesting season. Photo courtesy of National Tropical Botanical Garden

The Olympics of the Conservation World: Coming to Hawai‘i

1/22/2016 // By Guest Author

Do not let anyone tell you that dreams do not come true – this is a story about a dream that came true and that can change the future for wildlife and the world. It began in 2008 when thousands …

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Planet at the Crossroads

9/1/2015 // By Guest Author

Editor’s Note: The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will be the first major international conservation event held in the United States in decades, and the decisions made there will have impacts that last for generations. National Wildlife Federation, as a …

South Korea Broadens International Green Campus Movement

6/8/2012 // By Julian Keniry

In just three years, South Korea’s Gyeonggi-do Association for Green Campus Initiative (GAGCI), has become one of the world’s hubs for advancing international higher education for sustainability. The association held its third global green campus forum on May 24-25, 2012 …

New Global Analysis Shows Value of Conservation

10/26/2010 // By Bruce Stein

The future of life on Earth is on the negotiating table in Nagoya, Japan as delegates from more than 190 countries grapple with carrying out the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Created at the Earth Summit in 1992, …

Bangladesh Leopard Discovery Renews Hopes for Species Survival

8/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Bangladeshi conservationists reported on a rare leopard cub captured by villagers in the southeast of the country.  The say it renewed hopes for the survival of the critically endangered species. The Myanmar News reports: “Professor Anwarul Islam, chief executive of Wildlife Trust of …

New Report: Imperiled Species of the World — The Red List

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The International Union for Conservation of Nature recently issued its Red List report — assessing the status of species in the global environment.  The news is The New York Times and Nathanial Gronewold of Greenwire report: “In its latest four-year …

New Study: Shrinking Sea Ice Shrinks Polar Bear Population

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new study calls on Canada to re-examine its policies toward polar bear protection. Bob Weber of the Canadian Press reports: A major international report says the increasingly rapid loss of Arctic sea ice is already taking a toll on …

Computer Software to Help Save Endangered Animals

3/17/2008 // By NWF

A guest post by Mahesh Basantani, a research scholar in Botany who also writes for Inabitat, a green design blog. Species extinction is a natural phenomenon with one to five species going extinct each year. But, presently this rate has …

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