Category Archives: Nature

Miami-Dade Wants To Destroy Rare Forest

One Of Last Stands Of Trees In South Florida To wildlife managers, the pine rockland surrounding Zoo Miami represents what could be a last stand for the embattled forest, the biggest swath found outside the protected confines of Everglades National … Continue reading

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Can Tourism Save India’s Tigers

Tiger Habitat Under Siege As India’s tiger population dwindles more each year due to poaching and habitat loss, tiger tourism is picking up. With a single safari in Tadoba now costing a minimum Rs 4,100 on weekdays and Rs 4,600 … Continue reading

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UN Security Council Discussing Elephant Poaching

Will China’s Delegate Attend The United Nations Security Council will hold a special meeting today to discuss how elephant poaching in Central Africa is contributing to political instability in Central Africa. The Security Council session will be convened at U.N. … Continue reading

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Palm Oil The Bungle In The Jungle

Deforestation Kills More Than Trees Industrial cultivation of palm oil is destroying millions of acres of virgin rainforest around the world. The destructive practice is destroying biodiversity and life as we know it. In Southeast Asia, orangutans, tigers, elephants and … Continue reading

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Wolf Hunt In Minnesota Could Be Suspended

Lawmakers Seek Moratorium On Wolf Hunt Legislation was introduced at the state Capitol Thursday to place a five-year moratorium on Minnesota’s wolf hunting season and call for other options for wolf population control. The bill seeks to reinstate a five-year … Continue reading

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Pygmy Elephants Poisoned On Borneo

Poisoned By Palm Oil Plantations Ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in a Malaysian forest under mysterious circumstances, and wildlife officials said Tuesday that they probably were poisoned. In some cases, the palm oil industry and its … Continue reading

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Tiger Conservationist Earns Rolex Award

Tigers In Russia Caught In The Crossfire Of Poachers and Industry There may be only 350-500 Amur, or Siberian tigers, left roaming the forests of Russia’s far eastern border with China. The largest of all the living cats is now … Continue reading

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EarthWatch Invests in the Planet

Earth Volunteers Wanted Since 1971, EarthWatch has sent more than 32,000 of its EarthCorps volunteers to assist scientists and scholars who are researching critical environmental issues. For travelers looking for more than just a regular vacation, an eco-trip such as … Continue reading

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Turning Bad Land Back To Good

Restoring Natural Systems Returning natural resources like streams, ponds and parcels of over-grazed land to their original states after mankind has abused them for years is not always an easy task. But Inter-Fluve, Inc., based in Bozeman, Mont., has tackled … Continue reading

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Harvesting and Preserving the Forest

In an effort to create a “good-forest-keeping seal,” a nonprofit institute in northern California has developed a system to identify lumber harvested in an ecologically sound manner. The labeling program calls for land owners and logging operations to follow 10 … Continue reading

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