Resource Material – Effective Conservation Practices
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A ray of hope. Fewer than 100 vaquitas—an elusive porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez—are left on Earth. But there are new recent sightings of this rare marine mammal.
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While many people are calling for relisting of gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act, others are saying that it is time to completely reform wildlife management in the United States. Event organizers for Speak for Wolves: Yellowstone 2014 have developed the following five keys to reforming wildlife management in America:
* Ban trapping/snaring on all federal public lands.
* End grazing on all federal public lands.
* Abolish the predator-control department of the USDA Wildlife Services.
* Reform how state fish and game agencies operate.
* Introduce legislation to protect all predators, including wolves, from sport hunting, trapping, and snaring.
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280 acres bought for Highway 17 mountain lion tunnel
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A cougar that did not need to be killed. “Recent research in predator ecology suggests that killing animals like cougars (or wolves, coyotes and bears) only increases conflicts with humans. Though this information is widely known in ecological circles, apparently the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hasn’t read any new science in decades because they continue to foster the myth that indiscriminate killing of predators will reduce conflicts. “
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The wolf’s uncertain future. Another excellent article by Cristina Eisenberg
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As people earn more, they want to eat more meat. But what if eating meat wrecks the planet? An interesting commentary by Bill Gates
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Walt Reid on Conservation Bright Spots & Systems Versus Species Thinking
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“Novel ecosystems” are a Trojan horse for conservation
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Safe Passages, or How Did The Grizzly Bear Cross The Road?
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Why wild animals need wildlife corridors
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Ranchers find ways to live with wolves despite deaths of dogs, horses, cattle
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A wonderful video portraying the great value of estuaries.
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Why you need to care about wildlife conservation
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Should we conserve for Nature’s sake, or for Our Own?
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Restoration of Riparian Areas Following the Removal of Cattle in the Northwestern Great Basin
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Cattle damage to riverbanks can be undone
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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.
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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.
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Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust Conserves Ranch for Agriculture & Sage Grouse
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Bernie Kraus’ talk on TED about Nature’s sounds
He has been recording wild soundscapes — the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae — for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes even by practices thought to be environmentally safe. A surprising look at what we can learn through nature’s symphonies, from the grunting of a sea anemone to the sad calls of a beaver in mourning.
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Why the 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.
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The Netherlands has 600 bridges to help animals get across highways safely!
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Down by the River
A riverbank restoration revives a desert city
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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.
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For More Wonder, Rewild The World
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How Wolves Change Rivers
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The 9 limits of our planet … and how we’ve raced past 4 of them
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Conservation In The Anthropocene – Beyond Solitude and Fragility
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Our Dangerous Conservation Crisis –  Our challenge in conserving wild creatures is human ecology—the world’s dominant, disrupting ecological force.
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American Prairie Reserve’s mission to create a reserve of more than three million acres represents one of the largest conservation projects in the United States today.
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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.
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Conservation’s blind spot: The case for conflict transformation in wildlife conservation
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Passive Restoration
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More on the positive ecological effect of the wolf restoration at Yellowstone National Park
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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.
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Monarch population increases amid plans to build 1500-mile migration corridor
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Videographer Mike Foster visits the White Mountains of Arizona to observe volunteer efforts to manage the reintroduction of the Mexican Gray Wolf. The video summarizes the recent history of the wolf, its relationship to the human population, the wolf’s effect on the Rocky Mountain Elk and sheep and the practice of fladry fencing. Included are interviews with volunteers stating their purpose and perspectives as well as an interview with a representative from the Arizona Game and Fish.
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Sequel to Lords of Nature — Non Lethal Predation in Idaho
This is a video on non-lethal wolf control. A short sequel to the great “Lords of Nature” video that describes the reintroduction of the gray wolf at Yellowstone National Park.  Narrated by Peter Coyote, Green Fire Productions has created a captivating documentary that goes behind the scenes with leading scientists to explore the role top predators play in restoring and maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity. In this segment, hear from ranchers in Idaho who are learning to coexist with wolves.
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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
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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It
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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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