Tag: Mexico

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 25

Written by | September 25th, 2009

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The really strange cao vit gibbon (see video above) has received a new protective reserve in Vietnam — good thing, too, because there are just 110 left. Read all this morning’s hot green news below: How do monarch butterflies migrate to the same location in Mexico every winter? Through a clock in their antennae, says […]

Traditional Fire Practices: Making a Difference in Mexico

Written by | July 31st, 2009

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In 1999, a year after widespread, drought-driven fires caused extensive damage to the country’s forests, the Mexican government began looking for ways to improve and strengthen its national fire program. But, like many governments, they assumed that all burning was bad and focused their efforts on ways to prevent people living in rural areas from […]

The Montana Curlews Are Moving Out!

Written by | July 9th, 2009

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In late June, I posted about the new project to track Long-billed Curlew migrations from eastern Montana. Well, the fall migration has started for these birds and they are moving out! As of early this week, 4 of the 7 birds had taken off and left the Montana prairie for points south. Currently, one bird is in […]

5 Questions: Design for a Living World

Written by | June 12th, 2009

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Isaac Mizrahi, Alaska, kicky pumps, salmon leather. Stumped? OK, let’s try another one: Kate Spade, Bolivia, handbags, palm leaves. No? How about Maya Lin, red maple, Maine? Such Riddle-of-the-Sphinx juxtapositions define Design for a Living World, an exhibition now showing at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City through January 4, 2010. The exhibition, organized […]

Guatemala: Next “Hot” Birding/Ecotourism Destination?

Written by | March 17th, 2009

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I recently returned from participating in the 5th International Bird Watching “Encounter” in Antigua, Guatemala.  The encounters have been developed by the Guatemalan National Bird Watching Roundtable (Mesa Nacional de Aviturismo) with the assistance of INGUAT, the Guatemalan Tourism Institute. Based on this visit, I am convinced that Guatemala is ready to go as a major destination for […]

A Free Carbon-Trading Area of the Americas?

Written by | March 9th, 2009

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Time was when the U.S. economy sneezed, Latin American economies keeled over from pneumonia or worse, but no longer. While not exactly immune from the economic turmoil in the United States, economies like Brazil and Mexico will suffer less and recover earlier. There is more than a little schadenfreude south of the border at seeing […]

Ocelots: Tracking America’s Rarest Cat

Written by | February 19th, 2009

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The rarest cat in America — the ocelot — lives in the southmost corner of Texas, near Brownsville. It’s a spotted cat, marigold yellow and black, about the size of a small border collie — and a few weeks ago I was asked to go help catch one. Jody Mays works for the U.S. Fish […]

The Christmas Bird Count: 109 Years Old and Still Going

Written by | January 6th, 2009

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The 109th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) — the North American continent’s longest-running wildlife census — officially ended today.  I just returned from my 3rd (and favorite) CBC yesterday: the Janos/Ejido San Pedro count in Chihuahua, Mexico. The CBC is a tradition that began in 1900 and has now expanded to numerous countries throughout the Western […]

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