Rediscovery of ‘lost’ caiman leads to new crocodylian mystery

Colombian Biologist Sergio Balaguera-Reina Works with Indigenous Community to Advance Critical Understanding of Colombia’s Caiman Species For Colombian conservation biologist Sergio Balaguera-Reina, very few experiences are as beautiful as seeing baby crocodylians hatching, stretching their tiny legs and pushing their way mightily into the world. This is especially true when those babies belong to a […]

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Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it too

Intensive agriculture may be nourishing most of the Earth’s inhabitants, but it’s doing the opposite to earth itself. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, fossil-fuel based fertilisers and pesticides is degrading our soils wildlife and nutrient cycles, and contributing a quarter of the planet’s unwanted extra heat. But we’re not powerless to change […]

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Forest service withdraws logging project in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest to spare endangered fish

ASHEVILLE, N.C.― The U.S. Forest Service this week announced it will withdraw a 2,400-acre logging project in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest following objections raised by conservation groups about harm to an endangered fish. The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of Blackwater submitted formal objections in July. The groups said the Big Rock Timber […]

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$10M in Prize Money for Mapping Rainforest Biodiversity

Efforts to catalog the fast-declining biodiversity of tropical rainforests just got a $10 million boost via a new competition from XPRIZE, an organization that has more than a dozen competitions on topics ranging from spaceflight to oil cleanup over the past 25 years. Last week, XPRIZE formally unveiled the $10 million Rainforest XPRIZE to catalyze development of “technology capable of identifying […]

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