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Coverage of wildlife conservation since June 1, 2023.

Manitoba updating technology for wildlife population surveys

"...“By harnessing the potential of modern technology and innovative new methods, the Manitoba government can collect better data in a more efficient manner to support the critical work of sustainably managing our wildlife populations,” said Jamie Moses, Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources Minister. The government said population data is important to making decisions about wildlife conservation and management. Story continues below advertisement..."


Ontario euthanizes 84 raccoons and accuses rehab centre of mistreating animals

"...Mally's Third Chance Raccoon Rescue in Kawartha Lakes, Ont. , says it is outraged and wants accountability from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry over its handling of the animals. The rescue, a non-profit, says it helps rehabilitate injured and orphaned raccoons and returns them to the wild once they are able..."


Nearly half of the worlds migratory species are in decline, UN report says

"...Many songbirds, sea turtles, whales, sharks and other migratory animals move to different environments with changing seasons and are imperiled by habitat loss, illegal hunting and fishing, pollution and climate change..."


We can be the generation that holds on tight to our natural wealth

"...But despite this evidence of extinction, the risk of more wildlife disappearing has only accelerated, with estimates that up to one million species could be at risk of extinction in the coming decades. Preventing extinction is not just a task for tropical countries, and it’s not just about pandas and polar bears. What people are reading Saskatchewan will stop collecting gas tax from natural gas and electrical heat By Jeremy Simes | News, Politics | January 2nd 2024 Every country has a role to play in stopping the loss of all life on Earth..."


Area covered by mining claims in Ontarios Ring of Fire increased by 30 per cent in one year

"...If peatlands are drained, removed, or damaged in this way, they go from being a carbon sink to a carbon emitter. Harris estimates that if just half of the area covered by mining claims is disturbed, it would result in the release of more than one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide one and half times Canadas total reported greenhouse gas emissions in 2021. Story continues below advertisement..."


Ontario seizes 95 raccoons from rehab facility that says it has done nothing wrong

"...A spokeswoman for Mally's Third Chance Raccoon Rescue and Rehabilitation says the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry took 95 raccoons from its facility two weeks ago..."


Granted: elk winter range in West Kootenay to be enhanced as part of new funding cycle

"...The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) and the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) will partner with the project for $63,580 in co-funding to enhance the elk winter range in the canyon, located just east of Golden..."


Ontario greenlights dog hunting training facilities

"...In 1997, the Ontario government decided to stop granting licences for new train and trial areas and gradually phase out existing operations as owners retired or left the business. At that time, there were 50 to 60 train and trial areas in Ontario; now there are only 24. White said at the time, a Progressive Conservative government led by Mike Harris agreed to phase out train and trial compounds by changing the Game and Fish Act, which later became the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act..."


More Habitat, Less Bugs: Co-existing with Bats

"...Funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, Kootenay Connect helps to sustain regional biodiversity by providing for the needs of federally-listed species at risk. Although gobbling skeeters is a perk (bats eat their weight in insects every night, swallows dine on roughly 850 mosquitoes a day) it’s their role within the entire ecosystem that makes them a target species for Kootenay Connect and its partners..."


Help Protect Rare Grasslands and Vital Corridor for Endangered Wildlife in South Okanagan

"...BC is the most biodiverse province in Canada and land conservation is crucial to ensure that the incredible species that we are so lucky to live alongside are able to survive in perpetuity. Protecting the Nighthawk Hill Grasslands is one important step towards this goal. said Dr..."


Two species are in danger of local extinction as wildfires spread across Canada

"...As Canada faces an unprecedented wildfire season, Calgarys Wilder Institute is looking for ways to preserve at-risk species which could become locally extinct if wildfires reach their habitat..."


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Recent episodes that mention wildlife conservation.

Jordan Flagel | TREE

Duration: 29:58

"...Jordan Flagel is the Executive Director and Founder of TREE, whose mission is to provide life changing experiences in nature and actionable change in the environment. ..."


Andr Mader | The Case for Conservation podcast

Duration: 38:15

"...Andr Mader is the host of The Case for Conservation Podcast and a Programme Director at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. ..."


Andre Mader | The Case for Conservation podcast

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"...Source: Conservation Careers Podcast..."


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Anthony Ochieng |Tony Wild

Duration: 29:49

"...Anthony Ochieng, or Tony Wild, is a Kenyan-born wildlife ecologist, conservation photographer, traveller, educator and explorer..."


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about wildlife conservation.

Celebrating World Wildlife Day 2023

"...It's marked today because the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora was signed on this day in 1973..."


What's happening at #Innovate4Climate 2019: Finding ways to accelerate energy storage solutions

"...This year’s Innovate4climate (I4C) will have a priority focus on battery storage, helping to identify ways to overcome the technology, policy and financing barriers to deploy batteries widely and close the energy storage gap..."


Making conservation profitable for small-scale farmers in Zambia

"...Through improved income and increased food security, farmers in Zambia have become increasingly better stewards of their land and advocates for wildlife conservation..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about wildlife conservation relevant to the latest news.

Clover in agriculture: combined benefits for bees, environment, and farmer

"...Implications for insect conservation: increased use of clover is a low-cost way to improve the food supply for flower-visiting insects, while to sustaining agricultural productivity and reducing environmental impact..."


Ecological Impacts of Land Conversion on Wildlife Conservation: A Case of Construction Sector in Tanzania

"...The obvious identified ecological impacts of construction projects include habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and blockage of migratory corridors and loss of dispersal areas, increased poaching rates, pollution, and disturbance to wildlife..."


Contextualising Landscape Ecology in Wildlife and Forest Conservation in India: a Review

"...To aid the future development of landscape ecology in India within current and emerging contexts, we reviewed the spatio-temporal and thematic trends in the published research involving forest and wildlife conservation..."


The impacts of a global pandemic on the efficacy and stability of contemporary wildlife conservation: South Africa as a case st

"...Conservationists speculated on potential benefits to wildlife of lockdown restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic but voiced concern that restrictions impeded nature conservation..."


Are the Sundarbans mangrove forest management policies adequate to conserve wildlife species?

"...This study attempted to evaluate the existing legislation of Bangladesh to conserve wildlife in the Sundarbans mangrove forest (SMF), which is threatened by deforestation, land grabbing, agriculture, shrimp culture, pollution, power plant construction, hunting and poaching, illicit wildlife trade (IWT), human?wildlife conflict (HWC), legal and institutional inefficacy, climate change, sea level rise, salinity and other factors..."


Discourses on landscape governance and transfrontier conservation areas: converging, diverging and evolving discourses with geo

"...Our results identified six clusters which include: African Wildlife Conservation, Governance for Biodiversity Conservation, TFCA Wildlife Connectivity, Policies and Strategies, Political Ecology, and Management of Protected Areas..."


Inland capture fisheries, dam reservoirs, and protected areas for wildlife conservation in India: conflicts and ways forward

"...Inland capture fisheries in rivers, wetlands, lakes, tanks, and dam reservoirs support millions of marginalized people in countries like India..."


A Bioeconomic Model of Non-profit and For-profit National Parks Integrating Locals in Biodiversity Conservation

"...However, while some bioeconomic studies examine the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation projects that employ locals, most ignore the direct involvement of local workers in national park operations..."


Assessing the impacts of trophy-hunting restrictions on wildlife conservation in private land conservation areas: a bioeconomic

"...This study investigates how bans/restrictions on trophy hunting affect wildlife conservation in private land conservation areas (PLCAs)..."


Geographic biases in cane rat (Thryonomyds) research may impede broader wildlife utilization and conservation in Africa: A syste

"...Further, the published research mostly covered one species, the greater cane rat, and none had covered the biogeography, food biology, and conservation of any of the two cane rat species in situ..."