On the front line against wildlife poaching in Uganda

“The community is our most important stakeholder,” says Kagoro Wilson, Warden of Community Conservation at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. “One of our interventions is to equip and train communities in ways to chase and return elephants to the park without causing injury or death to the wildlife or the community.” Many park boundaries are porous, … Read more

Volunteers plant small forests in Paris to slow climate change and tackle heatwaves

French volunteers are using a pioneering Japanese method of tree planting to create pocket forests in Paris in the hopes that they will slow climate change, create biodiversity hotspots, and tackle the growing number of heatwaves in the capital. On a damp Saturday afternoon in a southern suburb of Paris, a little boy of about … Read more

China’s Return to Wildlife Cultivation “A Threat to Global Health and Biodiversity” | Environment

China appears to be weakening its post-Covid restrictions on the husbandry of wildlife such as porcupines, civet cats and bamboo rats, raising a new risk to public health and biodiversity, NGOs and experts warn. Before the pandemic, government agencies promoted wildlife farming as an easy way to enrich China’s rural population. But China has issued … Read more

There is no livable planet without the ocean – Academically

Jim Huai-Neo and Christian Teleki Cologne, Switzerland ● Wednesday, January 11, 2023 2023-01-11 05:52 0 c97e657e05ceb3aec6820f63efe198c4 2 academia Ocean, sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, conference, G20, environment, business free The ocean is vast, and its beauty and bounty move the soul. The ocean’s potential to become a powerhouse of sustainable business and the equitable, resilient, and … Read more

Circulating biodiversity “credits” are key to environmental action plans, but critics aren’t convinced

Have you ever wondered how much money a single koala might be worth? In many states, there is a market that can tell you. “Right now, a koala credit is about $400,” explains Megan Evans, an environmental policy researcher at the University of New South Wales. The credit is the compensation a developer would need … Read more