Conservation

Big Cat Comeback: How India Is Restoring Its Tiger Population

30th July 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This interview was originally published on Yale Environment 360. “Ullas Karanth has spent a half-century working to protect India’s endangered tigers. In an interview with Yale e360, he argues that with smart planning and the cooperation of its rural residents, the country could support five times the number of tigers it has now.  Ullas Karanth, a senior scientist with… [more]

A Unified Model for Optimizing Riverscape Conservation

30th July 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on Journal of Applied Ecology.  “Abstract“: Spatial prioritization tools provide a means of finding efficient trade‐offs between biodiversity protection and the delivery of ecosystem services. Although a large number of prioritization approaches have been proposed in the literature, most are specifically designed for terrestrial systems. When applied to river ecosystems, they often… [more]

Native Wildlife “Flocking Back” to Outer Hebrides Following 17-year Project to Remove Invasive American Mink

23rd July 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the BBC.  “Native wildlife is “flocking back” to the Outer Hebrides following a 17-year project to eradicate the American mink. The mink is believed to have been introduced to Scotland as part of the fur farming industry in the 1950s. The Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) project, which covered an… [more]

Historic Colombia Peace Deal Has Led to Mass Deforestation

20th July 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “A historic peace treaty which brought an end to half a century of violence has led to mass deforestation in Colombia, scientists have warned. The 2016 peace deal formally ended 52 years of civil war in Colombia that left at least 220,000 dead and more than seven million… [more]

New York Times: California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather By Restoring Habitats

19th July 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The New York Times. “For years, there has been a movement in California to restore floodplains, by moving levees back from rivers and planting trees, shrubs and grasses in the low-lying land between. The goal has been to go back in time, to bring back some of the habitat… [more]

A Community-led Initiative is Saving Viet Nam’s Land Crabs

16th July 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on GEF.  “…Back in 2009, the authorities suspended catching and selling the crabs, but without success. They continued to be caught and sold illegally. So then – in cooperation with the help of the GEF SGP and the nearby mainland city of Hoi An – the local Tan Hiep Communal… [more]