Colombia Adds 2,192 mi² of Indigenous Reserves to Stop Deforestation and Prepare for Climate Change

The Colombian government recently announced the expansion of the two indigenous reserves of Puerto Sabalo-Los Monos and Monochoa in Caquetá province by an amazing 567,890 hectares (2,192 mi²) — creating a connected area greater than the size of Honduras!  The primary aims of these new reserves are to help stop deforestation and forest degradation, connect previously isolated natural […]

How Smallholder Tree Plantations Are Contributing to the Sustainability of Vietnam’s Forests

The Shift toward Smallholder Production and Sustainable Plantations The Guardian recently ran a very interesting photo-essay on how smallholder tree plantations are helping prevent deforestation 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.  In addition, the foreign fast-growing species being planted in Vietnam are […]

Beautiful Photos of Bhutan’s Wildlife Corridors — including 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 — 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 tiger sub-species). The commitment of Bhutan’s people to protecting and living alongside wildlife is […]

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 […]