How Smallholder Tree Plantations Are Helping to Reforest Vietnam (and Change the Face of Commodity Production)

The Shift toward Smallholder Production and Sustainable Plantations The Guardian recently ran a very interesting photo-essay on how smallholder tree plantations are helping to preserve native rainforests and “reforest” Vietnam.  This is somewhat surprising because tree plantations tend to be mono-cultures that support much lower levels of biodiversity than natural forests and the foreign, fast-growing species being planted […]

Beautiful Photos of Bhutan’s Wildlife Corridors — and Tigers Walking on the Roof the World

The Guardian just published some beautiful photos of Bhutan’s culture of tiger conservation and its wildlife corridors — i.e. narrow strips of protected habitat that help sustain the free movement, genetic diversity and long-term conservation of many species, including the Bengal Tiger (actually a sub-species). The commitment of Bhutan’s people to protecting and living alongside wildlife […]

Protection of the Greater One-Horned Rhino is a Great Conservation Success Story

The world has successfully brought the greater one-horned rhinoceros back from the brink of extinction and ensured it now has a stable and growing population of over 3,500 individuals. That is the topic of a recent Mongabay article telling the story of the rhino’s conservation in Nepal, which has involved everything from the deployment of 1,500 national troops […]

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Is Political Action on Climate Change Starting to Brew in the U.S.?

Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement is probably one of the stupidest, most short-sighted and self-defeating moves for the long-term wellbeing of the United States that a U.S. President has ever made. The amount of damage that climate change will bring to our environment, our economy and our health […]