Weaving Indigenous knowledge into the North American Model

For many wildlife biologists in the United States and Canada, the approach to wildlife management is embodied by the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation—a concept that wildlife is held in trust for the public to use and enjoy. It’s a concept that grew from conservationists witnessing the impact of market hunting after European colonization. For some scientists, though, the model could be improved by better weaving in millennia of Indigenous knowledge that preceded the settlers’ arrival.

From The Wildlife Society

2021-09-16T13:23:45-07:00September 16th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Conservationists set out ‘nature positive’ vision for global biodiversity deal

The IUCN Congress has come up with a blueprint for a “transformative” deal to protect plants and wildlife, which members hope governments will embrace in Kunming.

Conservationists have called on countries to make the world “nature positive” by 2030 as they hope to shape slow and difficult international negotiations to protect the planet’s plants and wildlife.

From Climate Home News

2021-09-16T13:27:06-07:00September 14th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Fires in the Amazon are out of control. Again.

Hundreds of wildfires have already scorched the rainforest this year, and the worst is likely yet to come.

In the summer of 2019, the Amazon captured the world’s attention when large chunks of the iconic rainforest went up in flames and smoke darkened the afternoon sky above São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. The following year proved to be even worse.

And this year?

From Vox
https://www.vox.com/down-to-earth/2021/8/27/22639885/amazon-rainforest-fires-climate-change-2021

2021-08-31T08:57:04-07:00August 31st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Ocean Justice: Where Social Equity and the Climate Fight Intersect

Marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson sees her work on ocean conservation as linked to issues of social justice and climate. In an e360 interview, she talks about the need to diversify climate science and activism and bring in the perspectives and energy of people of color and women.

From Yale Environment 360

https://e360.yale.edu/features/ocean-justice-where-social-equity-and-the-climate-fight-intersect

2021-08-18T11:32:10-07:00August 18th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Ocean Justice: Where Social Equity and the Climate Fight Intersect

Climate Change: IPCC Report is ‘Code Red for Humanity’

Human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways, a major UN scientific report has said.

The landmark study warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding, and a key temperature limit being broken in just over a decade.

The report “is a code red for humanity”, says the UN chief.

2021-08-11T10:22:46-07:00August 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Climate Change: IPCC Report is ‘Code Red for Humanity’