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 […]

Jaldapara National Park is a Huge Success Story for Rhinos and Humans

With all of the dire news about the poaching of elephants and rhinoceros recently, it is easy to forget that there are also conservation success stories for some of these species. Mongabay just published a great article on Jaldapara National Park in West Bengal, India, which has led a highly successful effort to protect the […]

Study Shows Fulfilling Indigenous Land Rights Leads to Greater Protection of Forests

A great study just came out that confirms what indigenous activists and environmentalists have been saying with increasing force in recent years: indigenous communities are the front-line protectors and stewards of the world’s natural ecosystems, and supporting indigenous land ownership rights will be absolutely essential to protecting the world’s ecosystems and sustaining the Earth’s biodiversity in the 21st century […]