Tag: nature reserve

Teaching Children About the Birds and the Snakes: A Mammalogist Goes to Papua New Guinea

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Sometimes, it’s hard to impress children. A father uses his upcoming trip to Papua New Guinea to teach his snake-loving son a lesson on the Birds of Paradise.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2011

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These 5 green news links will get your day rolling:

  1. That spider nesting in your car? Could be a species new to science. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  2. A nature reserve grows up along Germany’s “Death Strip.” (YaleE360)
  3. It seems like wildlife cams are all the rage… tune in to see an eaglet hatch in Iowa. (Wired)
  4. Climate-caused species extinction is a complicated matter. (The New York Times)
  5. Cleaning up nuclear waste starts with…algae. (EcoGeek)

Should Protected Areas Be Reexamined?

Written by | May 19th, 2009

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I am going to commit conservation heresy and ask out loud: Should the conservation movement be proud of the 108,000 protected areas around the world it has thus far helped establish? I have many reasons for asking that question, but among those reasons is certainly Mark Dowie’s recently published book Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict […]

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