Thousands of endangered snails raised in captivity returned to natural habitat in Bermuda

Due mostly to predation by invasive species of carnivorous snails and flatworms, greater Bermuda land snails (Poecilozonites bermudensis) were driven nearly to extinction in their native habitat on the oceanic islands of Bermuda over the past several decades. In fact, the snails were believed to have disappeared altogether until 2014, when a small population was […]

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Fishermen want to address the problem of marine litter — and should be involved in cleaning programs

A new study analyzed the attitudes of fishermen towards marine litter (and plastic pollution in particular), finding that they are acutely aware that this issue is affecting them, their catch, and the general population. They also want to be a part of the solution, the study suggests. Marine plastic pollution has grown to a gargantuan […]

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How High Schools Can Promote Stewardship and Save the Environment

Young activists like Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old leader of a global youth climate strike movement, are clear signs of a revival of the environmental sentiments that famously marked the 1960s. As the media continues to publicize contemporary environmental issues, young people around the world have championed the growing environmental movement. A worldwide study from Nielsen […]

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Jennifer Morris, Conservation International president, speaks at the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn June 22, 2019. (© CIFOR)

In Bonn, ’superheroes of the environment’ take center stage

Jennifer Morris, Conservation International president, speaks at the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn June 22, 2019. (© CIFOR) The only solution to protecting nature is “radical collaboration” that elevates the rights and roles of the world’s indigenous communities, said a leading conservationist at a global gathering on Saturday. Indigenous and local activists around the world […]

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Grizzly Committee to Consider Measures to Protect Bears, Reduce Conflict in Northern Rockies

MISSOULA, Mont.— The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee will consider on Tuesday whether to implement additional measures to reduce conflicts between grizzly bears and people in the northern Rockies, as requested by conservation groups and others. The number of grizzly bear deaths has spiked to unprecedented levels in recent years. In 2018 at least 120 bears […]

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