Tag: fisheries

From Idaho to Argentina: A Conservation Manager’s Perspective

Written by | April 3rd, 2014

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Forty years ago, Idaho communities and The Nature Conservancy came together to protect Silver Creek, now a widely-heralded conservation success and world-famous trout stream. Is a similar story beginning in Argentina? Silver Creek conservation manager Dayna Gross reflects.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2013

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Today’s green news makes us want to reach out a hug an animal.

  1. The numbers are staggering: Two-thirds of forest elephants are killed by ivory poachers in past decade. (Guardian)
  2. On a related/sad note: 3,000 great apes continue to be killed or captured every year. (TreeHugger)
  3. Global warming will open new shipping lanes in the Arctic. (Mongabay)
  4. Polar exploration becomes safer thanks to a yeti — a robot yeti, that is. (TG Daily)
  5. Selective fishing will only work if scientists + environmentalists + fishers work together. (NY Times)

The Fish in the Ditch

Written by | August 1st, 2012

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Can a roadside ditch help conserve populations of fish? It may seem odd but those little channels may be vital in restoring northern pike populations.

The Answer in a Fish’s Ear

Written by | July 24th, 2012

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Northern pike don’t talk, but their ears can tell scientists crucial information on where this fish spawns.

Shocking Conservation: How Scientists Fish

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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Electrofishing is one of the best tools for fisheries biologists and conservationists studying anything fishy — the success of freshwater habitat restoration, migration routes, invasive species and more.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 15th

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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From endangered rivers to clean energy, we’ve got your green news.

  1. Bummer: The list of the top 10 endangered rivers in America is out, and #1 isn’t far from our headquarters. (Discovery News)
  2. It turns out that the unpopular and controversial catch limits on fish are working — 6 populations have rebounded. (Green)
  3. Yet another reason to love wildlife, especially elephants: They may hold vigil at your funeral. (Grist)
  4. A Greenpeace study has found that some American car manufacturers are linked to Amazon deforestation. (Mongabay)
  5. 76 percent of Americans want clean energy instead of coal, nuclear and natural gas. (Clean Technica)

David, Meet Goliath

Written by | April 25th, 2012

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99% of world’s oceans are unprotected and marine scientists alone can’t save them. Rather, the oceans need to be saved by popular demand, says the Conservancy’s Mark Spalding.

Because Moving Is Not an Option

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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It may be difficult to see the effects of climate change on your every day life. Of course, you don’t live on an island chain in the Pacific Ocean where the water is rising and the fish are disappearing.

Small Fish Makes Big Splash

Written by | November 17th, 2011

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New harvest limits for menhaden has fish fans around the country smiling. But first — what the heck are menhaden, what’s the problem and why do we care?

A Call for Conservation, From the Keepers of the Land

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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In the 1960s and 70s, Billy Frank Jr. was arrested some 50 times—all in the name of salmon. Now he’s 80 years old, and still fighting. Find out why.

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