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How to Count a Wolf:
The first step in managing a rare & controversial predator – particularly in a state where it’s been absent for decades – is knowing how many there are.
That’s easier said than done with a species as elusive as this one.
Indigenous Communities & Scientists Envision a Cleaner Amazon Basin:
@nature_org scientists focus on work with Indigenous communities as they “are the keenest to protect the Napo River Basin because it is their source of food, transportation and income.”
New Research Shows Just How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic:
A new study reveals that certain kinds of fish are more likely to have ingested plastic — including hundreds of species people depend on for food.
https://bit.ly/3v6wEUw Via @Revelator_News
For Planet Earth, No Tourism is both a Curse & a Blessing:
From the rise in poaching, to the waning of noise pollution, to a collapse in conservation financing, COVID-19’s travel shutdown is having profound effects on nature, on people & on economies.
Preserve, Revive, Restore: Indian Ponds Spring Back to Life:
When buffalo disappeared from an almost-dry pond in Sali, residents hatched a community plan to revive it, one now seen as a model for local efforts to shore up India’s precarious water supply.
The Overlooked Organisms That Keep Challenging Our Assumptions About Life:
“Textbook definitions of lichens may have to be revised.”
Gorgeous & weird, lichens have pushed the boundaries of our understanding of nature—& our way of studying it.
Lynx & Wolves Could Return to England as Rewilding Task Force Set Up By PM:
Stakeholders including farmers & anglers alongside ecologists & other experts will help draw up plans to bring back lost species & discuss concerns that need to be addressed.
Tree of heaven is a hellish invasive species. Could a fungus save the day?
The fast-growing tree, native to China, is a “motel” for harmful non-native insects like the spotted lanternfly, & has gained a foothold on every continent except Antarctica.
Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast:
“This is what climate adaptation looks like at scale”.
The project “is needed to help restore habitat & ecosystem services injured in the northern Gulf of Mexico”.
https://nyti.ms/3efeuty Via @nytclimate
A Capitals Approach To Global Health:
“Beyond natural ecosystems, impacts on the environment have a ripple effect on health, and we see clear links between COVID, the environment, biodiversity & healthcare.” – @Novartis Head of Global Health.
Female green tree frogs have noise-canceling lungs that help them hear mates:
“We think the lungs are working a bit like some noise-canceling headphones”.
When inflated, the lungs resonate with extra vibrations, sending select sounds to the eardrum
From Reviled to Adored:
How one community—and one woman in particular—have found a way to protect the rarest stork in the world simply by learning to appreciate the species and embracing it as one of their own.
https://bit.ly/30g5b4E Via @bioGraphic
The Key to Climate Action Hidden in Africa’s Forests:
@nature_org recently announced a new initiative to accelerate natural climate solutions that protect and restore some of the planet’s most vulnerable forest in Africa.
Butterfly Numbers Plummeting in US West as Climate Crisis Takes Toll:
‘You extrapolate it and it’s crazy’.
There has been a 1.6% reduction in the total number of butterflies observed west of the Rocky Mountain range each year since 1977.
Efforts to Address Climate Change Through Nature-based Solutions Must Support Biodiversity & People:
Defined as working with nature to address societal goals, NbS are a win-win for addressing biodiversity loss, climate change & sustainable development.
Reflect Nature’s ‘True Value’ in Economic Policies & Decisions, UN Chief Urges:
“The bottom line…is that we need to transform how we view & value nature. We must reflect nature’s true value in all our policies, plans & economic systems”, Guterres said.
.@Nature Editorial: High Time to Invest in Biodiversity:
“The delay in final negotiations on the global post-2020 biodiversity framework is providing time for additional scientific evidence, & for strengthening ideas around natural capital.”
An Octopus Stole a Camera & Won an Underwater Photography Competition:
“I placed my camera near its den and the octopus started interacting with it. It came completely out of the den and to our amazement it started shooting pictures!”
.@WeValueNature, supported by @EU_Commission, was created to reinforce & amplify our work.
Their 10-Day Challenge features a series of practical sessions aimed at organizations looking to understand their impacts & dependencies on nature.
Full program: https://bit.ly/3uNOw6i
Cuttlefish Are the Latest Species To Pass the Marshmallow Test:
The marshmallow test examines the ability to resist the temptation of an immediate pleasure in the hope of obtaining a more valuable reward, a test that is used to predict success in humans.
Tuna’s Last Stand:
“All industrial fisheries, with very few exceptions, are ultimately drained of life after a certain time.”
Skipjack are the world’s most abundant tuna. They’re resilient, but can they survive our demand?
https://bit.ly/3kHIy2n Via @hakaimagazine
I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct:
A rampant trade in Asian birds for their beautiful songs is emptying forests of sound and life.
Several songbirds are perilously close to vanishing altogether.
https://bit.ly/3bYkvs1 Via @Revelator_News
The Loss of Soil Is Sacrificing America’s Natural Heritage:
New study points to a stunning loss of topsoil in the Corn Belt. Beyond diminished agricultural productivity & increased carbon emissions, it is a catastrophic loss of an irreplaceable resource.
UK has lost 90% of seagrass meadows, study finds:
Restoring the lush habitats would boost wildlife, protect coasts & store carbon.
Scientists described the decline as catastrophic, but analysis also shows where the flowering plants could be restored.
A Capitals Approach To Tackling Global Health Challenges:
“One key lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is that the recovery will need to take a capitals approach, one that connects natural, social, human & produced capital.” – @PatriceMatchaba.
To Fight Climate Change, Save the Whales, Say Scientists:
Due to their complex role in the marine carbon cycle, the conservation of whales can play a key role in the race to reduce greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere, some scientists say.
Women Fighting Wildlife Crime:
As community leaders, frontline defenders, government decision-makers, legislators, scientists, & business leaders – women are working to protect wildlife #ForNature, for economies & for people.
https://bit.ly/30d6HEA Via @UNDP
Britain’s Moths Decline 1/3 in 50 Years:
The declines of 39% in the abundance of larger moth species over southern Britain & a 22% fall across northern Britain add to the picture of calamitous declines in flying insects in the industrialised world.
Shell Shock: The symbolic significance of saving snails:
In the run-up to @UNBiodiversity COP15, @FaunaFloraInt are showcasing some of the neglected plants & animals they’re helping to protect, alongside some of the world’s most iconic wildlife.
‘It’s radical’: the Ugandan village built on solar, shea & people power:
Ojok Okello transformed his destroyed village into a self-supporting green town where social enterprises responsibly harness the shea tree as the foundation of community wellbeing.