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Iberá National Park Established by Argentine Congress

Image (c)  Tompkins Conservation website, News PRESS RELEASE December 5, 2018 — Buenos Aires, Argentina Iberá National Park Established by Argentine Congress New combined protected area forms largest nature park in Argentina On December 5, 2018, the Congress of Argentina passed legislation approving the creation of Iberá National Park, located in northeastern Argentina, ensuring the long-term […]

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Rewilding at Many Scales: A Book Review Essay by John Miles

Dave Foreman, in his landmark 2004 book Rewilding North America: A Vision for Conservation in the 21st Century, makes a convincing case that “To make protected areas more effective, conservationists must now (1) work on very large landscapes, probably continental in scope, and (2) undertake ecological restoration based on rewilding.”[1] He advocated a science-based approach to […]

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Give Thanks

Image courtesy of M. Tracy Hunter by Richard Grossman © At the risk of seeming overly optimistic, I would like to make a list of good things that are happening in the world of family planning and demography. Here goes: My perception is that people are starting to realize the advantages of having small families. Their […]

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The Elephant Has Left The Room

Originally published in ScientistsWarning.org by Rob Harding Recently, Margaret Pyke Trust’s Chief Executive David Johnson boldly asserted “The elephant left the room quite some time ago; let’s follow.” Of course, the elephant he was referring to is population — a primary driver of environmental degradation and a key conservation issue. Separately, eminent biologist E.O. Wilson described population’s fundamental importance for ecological […]

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THE STORY OF A RECOVERABLE EARTH

by Paul Jepson Resurgence and Ecologist Issue 311  November/December 2018 All Is One Undercurrents A new environmental narrative that emphasises regrowth and possibility could provide the hope we need to make a change, argues Paul Jepson. Narratives matter. They establish the architecture for the telling of stories about the state of the world and how […]

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Night, Sourdough Mountain Lookout

Sourdough Mountain lies at the heart of the North Cascades. A mile above the Skagit River canyon at the intersection of six major drainages, it commands one of the most spectacular views in the range. That summer [the dry summer of 2003] marked a milestone in the cultural history of the mountains. It was the […]

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The Killing Roads

By Sandra Coveny “Looking at life from a different perspective makes you realize that it’s not the deer that is crossing the road, rather it’s the road that is crossing the forest.” – Muhammad Ali Roads take their toll Over one million animals will die on US roads today. Over one million animals will die […]

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