Conservation

The KUKU Birdhouse Nest Targets Conservation

Designed by Marco Antonio Barba Sánchez, KUKU began with the idea of environmental conservation – something that’s on many of our minds. Wild birds play a big role in our ecosystem and face a struggle to thrive due to the growth of cities, agricultural advancements, and pest birds. KUKU was designed as a functional, sustainable…

Keep an Eye on These 2020 Conservation Issues

From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission. What are the biggest emerging opportunities and threats the year ahead holds for efforts to conserve biodiversity? Nearly two dozen scientists, conservation professionals and future scanners recently came together to ask and answer that question as part of an annual “horizon scan” led by Cambridge University conservation biologist…

Using AI to find where the wild things are

Tanya Birch Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach Jorge Ahumada Senior Wildlife Conservation Scientist, Conservation International Published Dec 17, 2019 According to the World Wildlife Fund, vertebrate populations have shrunk an average of 60 percent since the 1970s. And a recent UN global assessment found that we’re at risk of losing one million species to extinction,…

Conservationists call for three-mile coastal fishing limit in Scotland

Marine conservation campaigners have called for trawlers to be banned from fishing within three miles of Scotland’s shoreline to help depleted fish stocks and seabeds to recover. The Our Seas coalition, which includes angling bodies, ecotourism firms, scallop divers, coastal communities and salmon conservation boards, believe a ban on inshore fishing would also help prevent…

Seven stranded whales refloated in New Zealand

Updated / Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 08:11 Whales were shepherded out to deeper waters Seven whales were successfully herded back to sea after they survived a mass stranding at a New Zealand beach, conservation officials said. About 1,000 locals and holidaymakers had spent several hours assisting the beached whales on the Coromandel Peninsula in the North…

Michael Phelps shows us how much water we’re wasting when we brush our teeth

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