WildlifeRock Hill Herald
Invasive species can be native or exotic, plant or animal, but the common thread is their propensity to spread out of control at the expense of other organisms in the ecosystem. South Carolina has a number of these creatures on its radar, but a few stand out as especially concerning.
Walking in the deep woods of Alabama, Brian Finzel was planning to capture photos of what he thought was a common plant species…until he examined an unusual bloom in a patch of Hexastylis, commonly known as wild ginger. As a professional plant life photographer and teacher of biology at St....
By Jessie Wagoner McPHERSON—Researchers with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) were surprised to discover an undocumented crayfish species at McPherson State Fishing Lake during a recent project at the lake. The KDWP recently funded a university project focused on the freshwater crustaceans. The goal of the project was to establish […]
Boulder City, NVbouldercityreview.com
A recent Boulder City High School graduate decided to do something different during her summer break. She founded an art collective to provide awareness and education for Nevada’s at-risk, threatened and endangered species through meaningful mural art and intentional conservation talks. “It’s a combination of my interests in conservation and...
The Olympic Dressage at Tokyo 2020 is a good example of horse-and-human communication. Horse and human brains are interacting in real time, brain to brain, in performance events. Horses and humans communicate with no mediation from language or speech, but in a more direct and natural way. Horse-and-human communication is...
Wabash County, INTrumann Democrat
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking all Hoosiers to be on the lookout for invasive species, including the spotted lanternfly. And while that particular species has only been seen in one county in the state so far, other varieties of unwelcome pests have been taking off in population this year.
Widespread sampling for invasive crayfish had never occurred in Kansas lakes—that is, until the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) recently funded a university project focused on the freshwater crustacean. KDWP’s Aquatic Nuisance Species Program and Ecological Services section funded…
This week, scientists unveiled a new standard for assessing the status of plant and animal species. Instead of focusing on decline, this new approach aims to measure recovery. The Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) developed and adopted the new standard, which it has called the “green status of species.”
Stony Brook, NYstonybrook.edu
181 species with ICUN’s preliminary green status highlighted in a Conservation Biology paper; Stony Brook’s Resit Akcakaya took a leading role in the development of the new method. STONY BROOK, NY, July 28, 2021 – An international team of scientists including Stony Brook University Professor Resit Akcakaya, PhD, published a...
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A new tool from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will detail the recovery status of threatened and endangered species, The Guardian reports. The conservation organization, which has long highlighted species in peril with its Red List, today announced its Green Status of Species list, which it hopes will catalyze conservation initiatives by highlighting successes and opportunities for future action. IUCN has now assessed 181 species using this new metric, it reports in Conservation Biology.
WildlifePosted byNature World News
Conservation tool will concentrate on recovery efforts to give a detailed picture of threats to the population of animals and plants. A new conservation tool could assist in placing thousands of endangered animal and plant species on the path to recovery, allowing animals like the California condor and the Sumatran rhino to thrive once again.
Harford County, MDPosted byCBS Baltimore
MONKTON, M.d. (WJZ) — The butterflies at Ladew Gardens have had a lot of company lately. “It’s enormously popular,” said Emily Emerick, the executive director of the gardens. Thousands have been visiting the topiary garden’s Butterfly House recently, as many are looking to get out after the pandemic. “You know with COVID, it’s nice coming to places where you can be outside and stuff,” said Sarah Myers, a Harford County resident. “So we decided to get a membership thinking this would be a nice place to come over the summer.” The Butterfly House has been open since 2014 and is home to over 20...
Developers Keylin and Kinstone have given 27 hectares of wetlands back to the Gold Coast City Council. The conservation area will play a role in the protection of Australia’s native endangered species. The Announcement:. Developers of the $650 million Serenity 4212 community, Keylin and Kinstone Group, have gifted a substantial...