For the first time, an indigenous American tribe donates seeds to the doomsday vault
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For the first time, an indigenous American tribe donates seeds to the doomsday vault

This remote mountainside could be humanity’s salvation. Image: JUNGE, HEIKO / AFP / Getty Images By Siobhan Neela-Stock2020-02-09 21:18:43 UTC Millennia from now, future humans might be snacking on heirloom crops provided by the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee Nation is the first indigenous American tribe in the U.S. to be invited to contribute its heirloom…

‘A global conservation disaster’: Fury as Botswana sells 60 elephant shoot permits to trophy-hunters
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‘A global conservation disaster’: Fury as Botswana sells 60 elephant shoot permits to trophy-hunters

Botswana has sold licences to shoot dead dozens of elephants for tens of thousands of pounds each, in what experts are warning could be a “major global conservation disaster”.  The country auctioned off hunts for 60 of the huge mammals for a total of 25.7m Botswanan pula – £1.8m, or more than £30,200 each. Conservationists have told the country’s leaders they…

Polar Bears Will Become Extinct If Trophy Hunting Doesn’t End, Conservationist Warns
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Polar Bears Will Become Extinct If Trophy Hunting Doesn’t End, Conservationist Warns

Jake Massey in NewsLast updated 12:38 PM, Saturday January 25 2020 GMTA conservationist and wildlife photographer has warned that polar bears will die out if trophy hunting isn’t banned. Trophy hunting needs to be banned if polar bears are to avoid extinction, a conservationist has warned. Credit: PAOle Liodden – who has spent four years working on…

Keep an Eye on These 2020 Conservation Issues
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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…