Written by Charles Emogor @cemogor Biodiversity conservation is not just a career or a discipline – it is passion, it is an attitude, and to an extent, philanthropism. Ever wondered how conservationists manage to find happiness while stuck in a large but critical sphere with a relatively low incentive, a large scale of problems to... Continue Reading →
By Massimiliano Lovatelli @wonderingbeyond It is probable that you never had a troop of baboons as neighbours. We all love a good story, so let me tell you a Baboon story, or more specifically the story of my neighbours, the Eburru Cliffs troop. Their story began in 1970 when the GilGil Baboon Project, now the... Continue Reading →
Peatlands play a significant role in tackling climate change thanks to their carbon storage capacity, which is considerably high below ground due to the waterlogged condition of the soil. Recent research (Draper et al., 2014) shows that they can store ̶ including below- and above-ground carbon ̶ near half the amount of the above-ground carbon... Continue Reading →
The border between USA and Mexico spans approximately 2000 miles and the region has been under continuous socio-political and ecological struggles (Lorey, 1999). Mexico is the nearest and therefore the easiest way into the U.S. for the Latin-American organized crime cartels and the traffic between these nations creates social circumstances with the majority resulting in... Continue Reading →
14 million people in the UK tuned in to watch Blue Planet II on the 29th October 2017 - the largest TV audience of the year and a record-breaking viewership for any nature show. In attracting such a large audience, Blue Planet II has engaged an island nation with its greatest asset – the ocean.
Devolution is synonymous with governance in post-2010 Kenya. Empowering CFAs is necessary for counties’ natural resource conservation.
Figure 1. Chital deer standing in mangrove swamps. Source: Wikipedia.com Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal share the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest, the Sundarbans, one of the Indian sub-continent’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Historically, emblematic Asian species, such as the Javan rhinoceros and leopards roamed the area, but they became locally extinct primarily due to human... Continue Reading →
The rise of the internet offers exciting opportunities for conservation. But it is currently mostly used for citizen science and crowd sensing, methods to gather information to support scientific research. This article explores the possibility of the internet to open up conservation to different groups and fresh ideas.
With an estimated 180 individuals in the wild, there is no doubt that Florida Panthers (Puma concolor coryi) need all the help they can get. A sub-species of the North American Mountain Lion, Florida Panthers have already been recipients of extensive conservation management. Yet the help they are now receiving is coming from some unexpected... Continue Reading →
This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists who have worked for decades to identify the molecular mechanism controlling our bodies’ internal clocks—our circadian rhythms. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young first isolated the gene that controls circadian rhythms back in 1984. They discovered that this gene,... Continue Reading →