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Cecil the Lion didn’t die in vain (Thanks to digital technology)

The the story of the slaughter of Cecil, the much-loved Zimbabwean lion, by an American dentist from Minnesota has taken the Internet by storm, with many… 558 more words

Information Communication Technologies

The DESSIN Ecosystem Service Evaluation Framework

DESSIN is a European Union project (featured on the blog last year) which aims to specifically address water scarcity and water quality issues in urban areas, partnering scientists with water management organisations and technology companies to design new and innovative solutions for water management. 380 more words

Ecosystem Services

Climate-ready adaptation for conservation and ecosystem services

Professor Iain Colin Prentice, Chair in Biosphere and Climate Impacts reports back on his session at the Our Common Future conference in Paris

This was a lively session, dealing with quite a controversial topic. 607 more words

Impacts & Adaptation

Investigating the impacts of the invasive species Prosopis in Baringo, Kenya

The Baringo district northwest of Nairobi is one of the regions in Kenya where a number of mesquite species, Prosopis spp., were introduced some 40 years ago as part of poverty alleviation efforts. 285 more words

Invasive Species

Ecosystem services: the best hope for aquatic conservation?

In an editorial in the journal Aquatic Conservation, S.J. Ormerod offers a perspective on key themes, challenges and new opportunities for river conservation. In recent years a range of policy and legal instruments have been introduced to protect river ecosystems. 170 more words

Ecosystems

Applying the ecosystem services approach to land use planning

Rivers and lakes contribute a wide variety of ecosystem services, including water supply, habitat provision, flood protection and recreational opportunities. However, methods of evaluating ecosystem services and integrating those values into aquatic management are still relatively new and continue to evolve. 255 more words

Ecosystems

Why are there unraked leaves in that yard?

In the context of a lawn, fallen leaves are often seen as a mess to be cleaned up and sent away as waste. In a natural system, however, leaves are a valuable resource. 174 more words