Tag : conservation

Nature

A Tree Highway For Endangered Gibbons Is Restored With A Rope Bridge

Luana Steffen
In 2014, a landslide carved out a significant gap in the forest of China’s Hainan Island, damaging an arboreal highway, a favored route through the trees that Hainan gibbons use to cross the rainforest. Researchers...
Good News Nature

Kenya’s Elephant Population More Than Doubles Over Three Decades

Luana Steffen
On World Elephant Day, Aug 12, 2020, the Kenya Wildlife Service announced that efforts to curb poaching had helped its elephant population more than double over the past three decades. In 1989, Kenya had only...
Nature Science

13% of The Ocean Floor Mapped In Only The Past 3 Years

Andrea D. Steffen
Humanity is a little more knowledgeable about planet Earth than it was before thanks to an organization of scientists who have been mapping the ocean floor. The initiative aims to have a full map done...
Environment World News

Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Order: Marine Sanctuary Now Open To Commercial Fishery

Andrea D. Steffen
On June 5, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation rolling back an Obama-era order and opening approximately 4,913 square miles of water and submerged lands off the coast of New England to commercial fishing....
Environment World News

Indonesia Rewarded For Deforestation Efforts: A $56M Grant From Norway

Andrea D. Steffen
Norway is in the act of delivering the first installment on a series of payments to Indonesia under the cooperation scheme called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). REDD+ involves efforts and measures...
Environment Nature

Global Conservation Efforts Can Restore The Oceans By 2050

Luana Steffen
Humans have caused severe damage to the oceans through extensive overfishing, pollution, and coastal destruction for centuries. Thankfully, the world has become more conscious about the importance of our ocean and is realizing we need...
Environment Sustainability

Mining The Oceans Should Be Banned, Sir David Attenborough Leads The Battle

Andrea D. Steffen
The conservation group Flora and Fauna International (FFI) published a report on the potential consequences of mining below 200 meters (656 feet) for minerals used in mobile phones and batteries. There has been a growing...
Environment Nature

You Can Join Indigenous Rangers To Save Australia’s Wilderness

Luana Steffen
Indigenous Rangers Protecting Nature Since 2007, Indigenous rangers in Australia have been working to protect native plants, animals, reduce wildfires, maintain tourism and cultural sites, control savage animals, rid the land of invasive weeds, and...
Environment World News

Australian Supreme Court Halts Logging In Victoria To Protect Animals

Andrea D. Steffen
The Australian Supreme Court ordered VicForests, Australia’s logging agency, to halt some of its logging operations in east Victoria. The agency lost a case launched against it by the conservation group Wildlife of the Central...
Environment

Florida Buys 20,000 Acres of Everglades Wetlands To Protect It From Harm

Luana Steffen
The American state of Florida is buying over 20,000 acres of wetlands in the Everglades to protect it from harmful oil drilling. Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced the agreement that the Florida Department of Environmental...