Conservation

Wilderness Hiking 101: Everything You Need to Know

Wilderness Hiking 101: Everything You Need to Know

Quick Key Facts What Is ‘Wilderness Hiking’? Wilderness hiking is an escape from developed areas into the healing vastness of nature. On a trek through the forest you can expect to experience peace, wonder and awe — all of which are great for the body and mind. Taking a backpack and venturing into the woods […]

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    ‘Awe-Inspiring’ Migration of 6 Million Antelope in South Sudan Is Largest Land Mammal Movement on Earth

    ‘Awe-Inspiring’ Migration of 6 Million Antelope in South Sudan Is Largest Land Mammal Movement on Earth

    An aerial survey conducted by wildlife NGO African Parks has revealed the largest land mammal migration on Earth. The Great Nile Migration of six million antelope from the Boma-Badingilo Jonglei Landscape (BBJL) in South Sudan to Ethiopia’s Gambella National Park is more than twice the size of the annual “great migration” of two million zebras, […]

    Protecting 1.2% of Earth’s Land Would Stop ‘Sixth Great Extinction,’ Scientists Say

    Protecting 1.2% of Earth’s Land Would Stop ‘Sixth Great Extinction,’ Scientists Say

    According to a new analysis by a group of conservationists and researchers, expanding another 1.2% of Earth’s land-based protected areas would stop the extinction of most threatened animal and plant species. The coalition of experts identified 16,825 potential conservation sites that need to be prioritized in the next five years in order to save thousands […]

    Massachusetts State Senate Passes Plastics Ban

    Massachusetts State Senate Passes Plastics Ban

    A ban on single-use plastic items like bags and straws is closer to becoming reality in Massachusetts after the state Senate approved a broad bill addressing plastics last Thursday. The Senate passed the bill by 38-2. The ban, which has now moved to the state House of Representatives, would ban plastic bags at retailers, charge […]

    Iberian Lynx Recovers From Endangered Species Status Following Conservation Efforts

    Iberian Lynx Recovers From Endangered Species Status Following Conservation Efforts

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has changed the listing for the Iberian lynx species, or Lynx pardinus, from Endangered to Vulnerable in the organization’s Red List, a list detailing the extinction risk of species around the world. Francisco Javier Salcedo Ortiz, coordinator of the LIFE Lynx-Connect project that led conservation efforts for […]

    Vermont Becomes Second State to Ban Bee-Killing Neonic Pesticides

    Vermont Becomes Second State to Ban Bee-Killing Neonic Pesticides

    After the Vermont state legislature overrode a veto from Governor Phil Scott, Vermont has now become the second state in the U.S. to ban neonicotinoids, or neonics, a type of pesticide that is particularly harmful to bees. The ban comes at the start of Pollinator Week. The bill was vetoed by Governor Scott on May […]