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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The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2018

Thanks for helping to spread the word! From Wildlands Network Hi, everyone! The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2018 has been introduced in Congress, and we are ready to post the wonderful news on social media! Thanks again for your help amplifying this landmark legislation and thanking our Congressional champions for protecting wildlife corridors. Here […]

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Book Review of Dark Green Religion, by Bron Taylor

Book Review by David Johns …I take it [the problem of certainty] to be intrinsic to the human condition, that is, the condition of a species that lives, and can only live, by meanings and understandings it itself must construct in a world devoid of intrinsic meaning but subject to causal laws, not all of […]

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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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Episode 10: Bob Leverett On Vital Importance Of Old Growth, Carbon Sequestration, and Forest Recovery

Bob Leverett is the co-founder of the Native Tree Society, co-founder and President of Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest, chairperson for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Forest Reserves Scientific Advisory Committee, the co-author of the American Forests Champion Tree-Measuring Guidelines handbook. He is also co-author of several books including the Sierra Club […]

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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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Fire in Florida and the Southeastern Coastal Plain

by Reed F. Noss Rewilding Earth editor’s note: The following is an excerpt (minus citations) from chapter one of Reed Noss’s book, Fire Ecology of Florida and the Southeastern Coastal Plain, published earlier in 2018 by University Press of Florida. As always, Reed is at the forefront of conservation biology with this timely work on […]

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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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Episode 9: Joan Maloof, Executive Director of Old-Growth Forest Network

Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, founded the Old-Growth Forest Network to preserve, protect and promote the country’s few remaining stands of old-growth forest. She spends her time lecturing, writing, visiting forests, assisting private landowners, and supporting local groups trying to protect community forests from development.

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Fire Storm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

By Edward Struzik Book Review by John Miles This early fall of 2018, while I was reading a wonderful book by Elizabeth Rush titled Rising: Dispatches from the American Shore, which chronicles impacts of sea level rise on American seashores, Hurricanes Florence and Michael wrought havoc on the Gulf and Southeast coasts. Storm surge, about […]

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