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Monitoring proposals for Penllergare: an initial draft.

These are my draft proposals for monitoring the woodland at Penllergare. They are based on the JNCC Common Standards for Monitoring Guidance for Woodland. These will evolve as we start to develop our monitoring plans for the valley. 753 more words

Ecological Survey

Is diversity all that it is cracked up to be? And if so, which kind?

A number of well-written popular science books have drawn attention to ecosystem degradation in the modern era (e.g., Kolbert’s “The Sixth Extinction”, Weisman’s “The World Without Us”, Wilson’s “The Future of Life”). 1,096 more words


The Natural History Museum in Sibiu

The Natural History Museum in Sibiu is one of the most important museums of its kind in Romania. It exhibits the richest and the most diverse collections in Romania, displaying more than 1 million objects from various fields, such as botany, zoology and palaeontology. 115 more words


Dagny Taggart - You’ve Been Cropped: The Case to Abolish Farm Subsidies

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Farm subsidies were originally created to provide assistance to family farmers. They were supposed to be taxpayer-friendly ways of supporting small farms, keeping the agriculture industry successful and helping all citizens to be able to afford basic staples. 2,372 more words

Government Policy

The Yamfly Butterfly

Yamfly butterflies are found across India and are commonly seen in the Western Ghats. They are especially numerous during the monsoon season in damp forest patches. 58 more words


REDD reveals "a microcosm of global political alliances, resentment, mistrust, economic opportunism and post-colonial guilt"

In this blog post Mike Musgrave considers the REDD+ roadblock. It dates from Feb 2013, but really little has changed on the negotiation sides, yet it is true that many forest rich developing countries have made progress towards preparedness and certain funds have been accumulated – the full post can be read… 249 more words


BioBlitz results!

On May 3, 2014, over a hundred volunteers with scientific backgrounds gathered at Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County and Clark Reservation State Park in Onondaga county for two concurrent Bioblitzes, 24-hour inventories of the park’s biodiversity. 564 more words

Park Projects