Environmental Conservation Articles

  • Tinytag Data Loggers Aid Conservation Work in HMS Victory

    Monitoring temperature and relative humidity is essential to aid preservation of sensitive items aboard Nelson’s historic flagship HMS Victory. Rugged Tinytag data loggers record environmental conditions to aid in the conservation of historic and reproduction furniture, furnishings and fittings. ...


    By Gemini Data Loggers Ltd

  • RCBWG Releases Summary of Best Practices Survey on Engaging Faith Communities

    SCB's Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group (RCBWG) released a summary of the its Best Practices Survey of SCB members on engaging faith communities. Conducted on behalf of RCBWG from May 31-September 10, the results of this survey underscore the benefits to conserving biological diversity when ...

  • How Carbon Trading Can Help Preserve Coastal Ecosystems

    Introduction The ocean is the largest long-term carbon sink on the planet, storing and cycling 93% of the earth’s CO2 . The ocean’s vegetated habitats, in particular mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses, comprise only 0.05% of the plant biomass, but store equal amount of carbon as terrestrial biomass per year, and thus stand among the most ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Scientists, a new quota species?

    Globally, marine conservation is high on the agenda. The need to protect and conserve species and habitats from deleterious anthropogenic impacts has never been of more concern than it is currently. However, that is not to say we, as a society, are achieving effective marine conservation, in fact we are far from it. Global summits have come and gone, as have the targets they set for marine ...

  • The politics of water conservation: identifying and overcoming barriers to successful policies

    Policies that increase the reliance of a water-supply organization (WSO) on water conservation have economic and environmental benefits, but some cities and WSOs have been reluctant to pursue such policies to their full extent. Previous research has identified barriers such as WSOs’ concerns with revenue loss and consumers’ concerns with changes in lifestyle. Based on interviews in four US ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation

    When there’s not enough pristine habitat left to save an ecosystem, it’s time to take a new look at less-than-perfect places. When you think of a nature preserve, chances are you picture a tract of pristine, healthy wilderness, set aside in order to protect a functioning ecosystem. But what if not much remains of the ecosystem you want to protect? A new proposal by an ...


    By Ensia

  • Action plan for peatland conservation and wise use in Russia. Moscow/ Wetlands International Russia Programme, 2003. 20 pp.

    According' the National Land Inventory of 1 January 2000, mires make up 8.2% of the total land resources of the Russian Federation. According to expert evaluation, mires and peat-containing paludified landscapes cover at least 20% of the country's territory and are a major part of the world's peatland resource. Peatlands use in the economy is associated with the following problems brought about ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Horseshow Lake Conservation Area Department of Natural Resources-case study

    Humpback Trailer Pump and Diesel/PTO Power Unit Testimonial August 2005. Horseshow Lake Conservation Area Department of Natural Resources, Granite City, Illinois purchased one Crisafulli 16" Humpback, regular lift, industrial duty trailer pump and one Crisafulli diesel/PTO skid mounted power unit together with tubing, hose assembly, and spare parts. The state agency made the ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Horseshow lake conservation area department of natural resources-case study

    Humpback Trailer Pump and Diesel/PTO Power Unit Testimonial August 2005.  Horseshow Lake Conservation Area Department of Natural Resources, Granite City, Illinois purchased one Crisafulli 16" Humpback, regular lift, industrial duty trailer pump and one Crisafulli diesel/PTO skid mounted power unit together with tubing, hose assembly, and spare parts. The state agency ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Trends of climate with rapid change in Sinai, Egypt

    This study presents evidence for rapid climate change in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Analyses of data for temperature and rainfall from 1970 to 2014 show a clear tendency towards decreasing rainfall and increasing average temperatures. This trend caused severe droughts for many years that were suddenly interrupted by high and unpredictable rainfall that fluctuated heavily in space and time. If ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • From the American prairie, a conservation success story

    From rhinos to #CecilTheLion, we live in a world where stories of species loss and ...


    By Ensia

  • The Annual Report 2014 of Wetlands International Africa summarises the projects and achievements of our Africa team during 2014

    2014 was a dynamic year for Africa’s regional office of Wetlands International which continued to consolidate its good achievements. Many strategic actions were implemented by the organisation as it strengthened its leadership on wetlands conservation in Africa. As part of its projects and programmes, key activities related to the management of wetland ecosystems and their restoration were ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Benefits of ethylene removal in conservation of pears

    The Conference pear has a greenish skin with brown marks and a consistent greenish-white pulp. It is a widely grown and consumed variety in Europe. It can be stored for up to 9 months in controlled atmosphere conditions in refrigeration chambers, a period in which the effect of ethylene on the fruit can lead to a major loss of quality. Ethylene accelerates the ripening and senescence of the ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Benefits of ethylene removal in conservation of pears

    The Conference pear has a greenish skin with brown marks and a consistent greenish-white pulp. It is a widely grown and consumed variety in Europe. It can be stored for up to 9 months in controlled atmosphere conditions in refrigeration chambers, a period in which the effect of ethylene on the fruit can lead to a major loss of quality. Ethylene accelerates the ripening and senescence of the ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

    Wetlands act as water sources, sinks and purifiers. They protect our shores. They are Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores. They support abundant and unique nature. But we have lost so much of our wetland treasure. And those that remain are under growing pressure. This makes people and nature vulnerable. It’s time to reverse the trend. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Dan Theobald-WaterExpertDan talks Water Conservation Live on WDAF-TV FOX4 KC

    Entire Interview: Interviewer: So thank you! Well, with current water restrictions across California, Earth Day is a perfect time to talk about conserving water. This morning, we got WaterExpert, Dan Theobald, here with saving H2O. Dan, Water Man! WaterExpert Dan: Thank you, thank you. ...

  • Conservation is complicated, and all approaches need to be on the table

    Dispatches from the front line suggest an important role for a novel ecosystem approach to conservation In a recent essay in this magazine, Daniel Simberloff and co-authors liken the novel ecosystem concept to “a Trojan horse for ...


    By Ensia

  • “Novel ecosystems” are a Trojan horse for conservation

    They provide a license to trash nature if they provide ecosystem services Conservation biology and restoration ecology have been roiled by a bandwagon termed “novel ecosystems,” heralded as the “new ecological world order” in a manifesto published in 2006 by several ecologists headed by Richard Hobbs, then editor in chief of the journal ...


    By Ensia

  • Can big data save the last of India’s wild tigers?

    Analyzing 25,000 individual observations, wildlife managers find clues to help stop poachers in their tracks. Traveling in small, nomadic groups, carrying knives, axes and steel traps, tiger poachers in India have long held advantages over those trying to protect the big cats. The poachers, motivated mainly by demand for tiger bones used in traditional ...


    By Ensia

  • A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

    This paper presents the results of our sixth annual horizon scan, which aims to identify phenomena that may have substantial effects on the global environment, but are not widely known or well understood. A group of professional horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and a journalist identified 15 topics via an iterative, Delphi-like process. Wetlands International was part ...


    By Wetlands International

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