Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

"How Returning Lands to Native Tribes Is Helping Protect Nature"

"From California to Maine, land is being given back to Native American tribes who are committing to managing it for conservation. Some tribes are using traditional knowledge, from how to support wildlife to the use of prescribed fires, to protect their ancestral grounds."

Source: YaleE360, 06/08/2021

Red Knots in Steepest Decline in Years, Threatening Species’ Survival

"The number of red knots visiting the Delaware Bay beaches during this spring’s northbound migration unexpectedly dropped to its lowest since tallies began almost 40 years ago, deepening concern about the shorebird’s survival and dealing a sharp setback to a quarter-century of efforts to save it."

Source: NYTimes, 06/07/2021

Biden Admin To Bring Back Endangered Species Protections Undone By Trump

"The Biden administration announced plans on Friday to reverse policies implemented under President Donald Trump that weakened the Endangered Species Act, a half-century-old law credited with the recovery of the bald eagle, humpback whale, grizzly bear and dozens of other species."

Source: Washington Post, 06/07/2021

"Save Fairy Creek: The Battle Over Western Canada's Ancient Forests"

"The dispute over felling British Columbia’s ancient forests has been thrust into the limelight by a months-long blockade of private logging company Teal Jones in the Fairy Creek watershed on western Vancouver Island. Protests that started last August have intensified in recent weeks, leading to more than 150 arrests."

Source: Reuters, 06/07/2021

Restore Land The Size Of China To Meet Climate And Nature Goals: UN

"The world needs to restore nature on land areas equivalent to the size of China by 2030 if it is to feed a fast-growing population, curb pollution, halt species loss and meet global goals to tackle climate change, U.N. agencies said on Thursday."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 06/07/2021


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