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Keep National Parks Safe, Know Your Chocolate

The rise in artisanal cacao farming, as we have noted on occasion, can have important implications for conservation. Whether you are a chocoholic or just a casual dabbler in the sweet bi-product of cacao, this report deserves your attention (click on the image to go to the source): 437 more words


Falling Foliage

 There have been net gains in forest cover in North America in the last century, including in the northeast, but some of the gains have given way to recent rapid loss: 196 more words


Providing for Wildlife: Leaving Trees and Down Logs for Habitat

Did you know that over 100 species of mammals, birds and amphibians depend on down logs to meet at least some of their habitat needs? The newly updated  315 more words


Elephants, Orangutans, Rhinos & Tigers--What Are They Worth To Us?

Thanks to the Guardian:

Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction

Palm oil plantations on illegally deforested land in Sumatra – home to elephants, orangutans and tigers – have allegedly been used to supply scores of household brands, says new report

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Adapting to Change

The jungle is constantly changing. Large mammals break through low growing plants, fungi break down fallen material, and birds, insects, and monkeys are constantly roaming about the canopy. 461 more words

Conservation Tourism

#GE2017 Green Party

This is a rather late and a shorter version. But the Green Party made it easy to pick out their environmental pledges. They are the only party with a separate environment manifesto – perhaps not surprisingly. 210 more words

Environmental Economics

Farmers, Loggers & Biodiversity

Sometimes, sitting in a glass house, reading the news makes me want to throw a stone. The glass house where I live includes a farm in an extremely biodiverse area. 789 more words