Conservation Practices : A Web Resource List
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Conservation Practices : A Web Resource List

 

Unsettled Science Behind Proposal to Lift Gray Wolf Protections, Panel Says

http://www.livescience.com/43213-unsettled-science-gray-wolf-peer-review.html

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The Deceit of Yes/No Conservation

If you care about a healthy planet, conservation and environmental groups should stop selling environmental choices as simple, and concerned citizens should expand their understanding of global markets and dynamics to understand what’s truly at stake.

http://blog.nature.org/science/2015/08/17/the-deceit-of-yesno-conservation/

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A very informative one page PDF summary by the National Park Service about the effects of human made poisons (like rat poison) on local wildlife. How these poisons work themselves up the food chain.

http://www.nps.gov/samo/learn/news/upload/RodenticideInfographic_Apr2014.pdf

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Another informative web page by the National Park Service on avoiding unintentional poisoning of wildlife

http://www.nps.gov/samo/learn/management/rodenticides.htm

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Walt Reid on Conservation Bright Spots & Systems Versus Species Thinking

http://blog.nature.org/science/2014/05/07/conservation-leaders-walt-reid/

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Conservation’s blind spot: The case for conflict transformation in wildlife conservation

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320714002778

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How does eating meat impact your water footprint? it requires 1,799 gallons of water to produce one pound of meat. One steer consumes over one million gallons of water over its short lifetime.

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-does-eating-meat-impact-your-water-footprint/

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Why you need to care about wildlife conservation. A great article that emphasizes a consciousness for connections in Nature.

http://landlopers.com/2013/12/29/wildlife-conservation/

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Restoration of Riparian Areas Following the Removal of Cattle in the Northwestern Great Basin

http://www.cof.orst.edu/leopold/papers/Batchelor2015_EM.pdf

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-02/s-cdt021915.php

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Why you need to care about wildlife conservation

http://landlopers.com/2013/12/29/wildlife-conservation

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Should we conserve for Nature’s sake, or for our own sake?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-a-vucetich/should-we-conserve-nature_b_6722048.html

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“Novel ecosystems” are a Trojan horse for conservation

http://ensia.com/voices/novel-ecosystems-are-a-trojan-horse-for-conservation/

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So many conservationists and biologists get side-tracked trying to “manage” wild spaces that they forget that even seemingly small changes in an ecological environment can have big consequences.

http://susan-thrasher.blogspot.mx/2014/09/connections-in-nature.html

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

http://wildlifeconservationstamp.org/the-north-american-model-of-wildlife-conservation-and-who-pays-for-it/

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Why E O Wilson is wrong about how to save the Earth

https://aeon.co/opinions/why-e-o-wilson-is-wrong-about-how-to-save-the-earth

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Why We Are Not As Doomed As We Think

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/21/opinions/sutter-earth-day-hope/

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http://www.sagegrouseinitiative.com/wyoming-stock-growers-land-trust-conserves-ranch-agriculture-sage-grouse/

Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust Conserves Ranch for Agriculture & Sage Grouse

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Establishing Conservation Easements

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1VPWuTHJ7U&feature=youtu.be&list=PLbQnrJD6rX925l9iSGPQnJaO1QiKNGS3W

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtlx9sWJscY&list=PLbQnrJD6rX925l9iSGPQnJaO1QiKNGS3W&index=1&t=3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laf_VaZ2Il0&index=2&list=PLbQnrJD6rX925l9iSGPQnJaO1QiKNGS3W&t=2s

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Why the Passenger Pigeon Went Extinct

http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/birds/why-passenger-pigeon-went-extinct

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Gardening the forest. You can’t manage a forest with chainsaws or by culling wildlife. The US Forest service, and other government agencies, are wrong. They don’t understand how ecosystems work.

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/20141016/GUEST-VIEWPOINT/GARDENING-FOREST

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The Netherlands has 600 bridges to help animals get across highways safely!

https://twitter.com/beautifulepics/status/524848137329209344/photo/1

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Down by the River

A riverbank restoration revives a desert city

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/8355

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Monarch population increases amid plans to build 1500-mile migration corridor

http://conservationcorridor.org/2016/04/monarch-population-increases-amid-plans-to-build-1500-mile-migration-corridor/

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A ‘Bee Highway’ Was Built in Oslo to Protect Pollinators

One-third of Norway’s 200 wild bee species are endangered. Environmentalists hope this innovative ‘highway’ will help save them.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/bee-highway-was-built-oslo-protect-pollinators?utm_content=buffer95440&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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For More Wonder, Rewild The World

http://www.ted.com/talks/george_monbiot_for_more_wonder_rewild_the_world?language=en

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Habitat Restoration – Do We Know What We Are Doing?

http://millerlab.nres.illinois.edu/pdfs/Habitat%20Restoration%20-%20Do%20We%20Know%20What%20We’re%20Doing.pdf

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The Importance of the Natural Sciences to Conservation

http://cima.uprm.edu/~n_schizas/CMOB_8785/natural%20sciences%20conservation.pdf

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I Love to see international conservation programs like his

Biologists from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico Collaborate for North America’s Fastest Land Animal

http://www.newswise.com/articles/biologists-from-the-u-s-canada-and-mexico-collaborate-for-north-america-s-fastest-land-animal

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Conservation hunting: Boon to wildlife or unjustifiable sport?

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/20/us/conservation-hunting-right-or-wrong/index.html#

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Is natural history still relevant for conservation science? I’m concerned that the question is even being raised.
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George Monbiot on rewilding
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When Renewables Destroy Nature. How Integrating Society Into Nature Can Be Bad For Both
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From Norbert Hoeller: Intervention by aborigines may have increased biodiversity and stability while a narrow focus on conservation may have reduced resilience. Every species influences its environment – shades of grey rather than ‘black and white’
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Monarch butterfly conservation efforts target unused green spaces
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My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

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