Conservation

Government Shutdown: Coming to a Farm Near You

With the potential government shutdown looming closer and closer, many people far outside of DC are wondering what the government shutdown will mean for their daily lives.  While farmers may …

A Top 40 List for Conservation

As the now famous “snowpocalypse” blizzard raged across Washington DC in February of 2010, a small group huddled in a downtown office to create a “Top 40” list. This top …

Upcoming Forestry Events in the Southeast

The National Wildlife Federation, Fort Valley State University Cooperative Extension Program and the Landowners Initiative for Forestry Education (LIFE ) have partnered to host a landowners’ workshop titled, “Managing Your …

A Non-Hotspot Approach to Choosing Where to Help Wildlife

Maybe looking to your constituents on what resources they value most, rather than identifying biodiversity hotspots, is the way to choose conservation priorities.

Gulf Oil Spill Symposium: Work Groups Begin Design of Early Warning System for Gulf Wildlife and Habitats

NOTE: this is the second post from the Gulf Oil Spill Symposium. Also see part I, Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf Oil Disaster One glaring …

Moonrise near Homer Alaska by Doug Kaufman

What They’ve Said: Meditations on Nature

Here are some thoughts—bestowed on us by various scholars, sages, theorists, etc. down through the years—that comment on or raise questions about nature, animals, conservation and related topics. Some of …

California condor by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

California Condor Population Hits 100

One of the most endangered birds in the world celebrates a happy milestone this week: On Wednesday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that for the first time in …

My Close Encounter With a Clouded Leopard

Recently I had an amazing opportunity through my graduate program to visit the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) – formerly Conservation Research Center – located in Front Royal, VA.  As …

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

By Larry J. Schweiger I had the honor of delivering the Michaux Lecture at the Conservation Leaders Summit in Valley Forge, my home state of Pennsylvania. My talk “Pennsylvania Conservation: Standing …

Who’s Paying for Attacks on Climate Science?

A notorious public relations agency who’s worked for evolution deniers in the past is now smearing climate science.

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