Tag: Kenya

Proof Is in the Cheetah

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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In the harsh aridlands of northern Kenya, a community project is helping restore grasslands, wildlife and people’s livelihoods.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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We’ve got a monkey with an Elvis hairdo. It’s that kind of day.

  1. The world reacts to the climate change deal made at COP17 in Durban, South Africa. (Guardian)
  2. 208 new species — including a monkey wearing a pompadour — have been discovered in Southeast Asia. (Daily Mail)
  3. Save the planet, cut down a Christmas tree. (Washington Post)
  4. After a 730-mile journey, one lone grey wolf brings hope to California. (TreeHugger)
  5. Did you see the lunar eclipse on Saturday night? (Huffington Post)

Wangari Maathai: Champion for Africa, Conservation and the World

Written by | September 26th, 2011

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Mark Tercek looks back at the life, accomplishments and impact of a good friend of conservation and a true champion of Africa, Wangari Maathai.

Summer Love: China, Africa and a New Partnership for Conservation

Written by | September 20th, 2011

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Charles Bedford takes you inside an interesting trip and a burgeoning relationship where he finds reasons to be hopeful for the future of conservation on two continents.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2011

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If it gets much hotter out, we’re changing this to Sizzling Green Morning.

  1. Fairly unexpected victim of the heat wave: poultry. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. Lizards, don’t let anyone tell you you’re not as smart as birds. (Mongabay)
  3. Tiny trash cans=less trash. (Green)
  4. Beehive fences keep Kenyan farmers happy, and elephants safely out of farmers’ crops. (Wired)
  5. Here’s how to go plastic-free and still clean up after your dog. (Grist)

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.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 19

Written by | April 19th, 2011

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Every day is Earth Day when you start it with 5 cool green news links:

  1. Meet a Louisiana shrimper one year after the Gulf oil spill. (The New York Times)
  2. Are women more likely than men to go green? A new study assess the green gender gap. (Green Biz)
  3. What do you think of Richard Branson’s plan to introduce lemurs to his private Caribbean islands–good idea or bad? (BBC)
  4. These posters from the past 4 decades will take you on a journey through Earth Day history. (Red Green and Blue)
  5. Haven’t heard of the mountain bongo? Better get to know it now. (Extinction Countdown)

Africa: A New Era for People and Wildlife

Written by | March 11th, 2011

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Chairman of the Board Roger Milliken, Jr. journeys to Africa and gets an up close look at bull elephants, Samburu warriors and the future of The Nature Conservancy.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 17

Written by | December 17th, 2010

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Napoleon Dynamite might love ligers, but let’s hope there aren’t more hybrid animals on the way. Here are your five cool links:

  1. Are “grolar bears” just the start? Melting Arctic ice could lead to more hybrid animals. (Treehugger)
  2. One airline is switching to low carbon forest fuel. (Clean Technica)
  3. Another bonus from wind turbines, they might actually help surrounding crops. (EcoGeek)
  4. Playstation 3, Xbox 360 or the Wii? One is six times more energy efficient! (GreenBiz)
  5. Is the decline of vultures in Kenya being caused by poisoned carcasses? (BBC)

Going the Extra Mile for Conservation

Written by | October 25th, 2010

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The Conservancy’s president and CEO and his new team are prepared to sacrifice their bodies for conservation. Find out how you can help them reach their goals.

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