Category: Africa

De-Tusking Mountain Bull

Written by | November 26th, 2012

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As long as demand for ivory persists, the future of tens of thousands of elephants in Africa is far from certain. We cannot afford to lose many more.

A Tsunami of Suds

Written by | November 13th, 2012

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A mountain of foam from a local creek consumed the road that Conservancy lead scientist, Sanjayan, was traveling on in Africa. With fresh water an increasingly important – and scarce – commodity, what can be done to protect it?

Searching for Africa’s Most Endangered Antelope

Written by | November 9th, 2012

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In the late 1970s, the hirola population was estimated to be nearly 16,000. Today, fewer than 400 individual animals are believed to remain, making the hirola the world’s most endangered antelope.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 19

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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It’s your Friday Cool Green Morning… fun fun fun fun.

  1. Our Texas state director writes about the “tyranny of ‘or.’” (Care2)
  2. On its 40th b-day, a reflection on the legacies of the Clean Water Act. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Urban farms: is bigger better? (Grist)
  4. If you feel like crying tears of happiness, you should watch this baby elephant rescue clip. (Treehugger)
  5. Where does YOUR water come from? (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 28

Written by | August 28th, 2012

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Today’s green news is out of this world.

  1. What’s that sound? Oh, just will.i.am’s new song blasting from Mars. (Huffington Post)
  2. The amount of sea ice in the Arctic hits an all-time low. (New York Times)
  3. A new species of fish has reproductive organs… in its head. (National Geographic)
  4. University of Nairobi students can now earn a masters in climate change. (Voice of America)
  5. 11 planned hydroelectric dams could cut vital fish populations in the Mekong River delta. (Mongabay)

Wanted: Asian Voice for the Endangered Rhino

Written by | July 2nd, 2012

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Rhino horn prices and rhino poaching have exploded in lockstep, and at this trajectory, wild rhinos in Africa may become extinct in the next 5-10 years.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2012

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It’s not a very cool green morning, that’s for sure.

  1. Team Nature takes on Kenya’s Safaricom Marathon. (The Huffington Post)
  2. A new study says rising levels of carbon dioxide could turn African savannas into forests. (YaleE360)
  3. From greening your barbeque to greening your dandruff shampoo, Ask Umbra’s got you covered. (Grist)
  4. College campuses around the US are leading the charge for climate neutrality. (GreenBiz)
  5. Can reality TV save the monk seal? (National Geographic)

In Kenya, Running for Nature

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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President and CEO Mark Tercek blogs from Africa as he prepares to run the Safaricom Half Marathon in support of ground-breaking conservation and community development projects.

Going Holistic: Health and Conservation Converge in Tanzania

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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The Conservancy’s David Banks and Pathfinder International’s Caroline Crosbie discuss how incorporating women’s, children’s and community health — along with gender equity — is critical to attaining a more sustainable human relationship with our planet.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. The idea of “natural capital” is catching on in these ten African nations. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s so partisan about sea-level rise? (Grist)
  3. Google’s bringing Street View to hiking trails. (Treehugger)
  4. In the United Kingdom, “eco-funerals” are on the rise. (Guardian)
  5. The EPA is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services to stress the connection between air quality and health. (Scientific American)

 

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