Tag: Tim Boucher

Nature Brains: Conserving Grasslands Can Help Millions of People

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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Can saving nature also help lift people out of poverty? A new Conservancy study finds a simple and scalable solution for grassland communities around the world.

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Birding in the Heat

Written by | August 2nd, 2011

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Think birds take it easy in the heat? Think again, says the Conservancy’s Tim Boucher. See what he saw a broad-winged hawk doing in the record-setting temps of summer!

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Migrating Shorebirds

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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It’s long-distance-migrating-shorebird time! Conservancy scientist Tim Boucher tells you what to look for — and why these birds love horseshoe crabs.

Why Do Protected Areas Keep Growing (in Some Countries)?

Written by | November 8th, 2010

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And why do some countries protect so much land, while others protect so little? A new study by Conservancy scientists Rob McDonald and Tim Boucher has some answers.

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Why Elevation Makes a Difference

Written by | December 11th, 2009

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Just 400 meters of elevation can make a big difference in the birds you see — if you’re traveling through an ecological threshold point, says Tim Boucher.

Conservation Planning for Extreme Events?

Written by | November 12th, 2009

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What am I trying to illustrate in the above photo (a picture of cattle and elephant dung)? That conservation planning is a pile of poop? No. But this mixture of excrement does show why such planning needs to incorporate extreme events like drought or flooding – especially for the impacts of those events on local […]

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Delaware Shorebirds in August

Written by | September 11th, 2009

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Late summer birding!? But it’s still hot in many parts of the country, hot and sultry and not much seems to be happening with songbirds, right? They’re in their post-breeding slump, molting and fattening up, getting ready to go south… But not every bird. There are birds are on the wing — shorebirds! They are […]

The Chevy Volt: 230 Miles Per Gallon! What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Written by | August 17th, 2009

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Hold on a second…there’s a problem with the impressive claim made by Chevrolet last week of 230 miles per gallon for its electric Volt model (which is still under development). Actually, two problems. The first is how to measure the miles per gallon of an electric car. As has been noted in a number of […]

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