Land Management News
May 19, 2019

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Research shows that animals move faster through 'low quality' habitats (fulfilling a minimum of resources for survival) -- ... read more
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, ... read more

The Last Chance for Madagascar's Biodiversity

Scientists have recommended actions the government of Madagascar's recently elected president, Andry Rajoelina should take to turn around the precipitous decline of biodiversity and help put ... read more

When More Women Make Decisions, the Environment Wins

When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more - particularly when offered financial incentives to do so, according to a new ... read more
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Palm Oil's Potential to Alleviate Poverty Depends on Where It's Grown

Palm oil's potential to alleviate poverty depends on where it's grown. Expansion of oil palm production in remote forest areas requires careful planning and evaluation if the communities ... read more

Trade War Imperils Amazon Rainforest, Experts Warn

Last year, the United States of America imposed tariffs of up to 25 percent on goods imported from China. The Chinese government reacted by imposing tariffs of 25 percent on US goods, including US ... read more

Land Conservation Helps Local Economies Grow

Land conservation modestly increases employment rates, a traditional indicator of economic growth, according to an analysis of New England cities and ... read more

Culturally Sensitive Conservation Approaches Needed to Protect Ethiopian Church Forests

Human disturbance reduces forest density, biomass, and richness of species in sacred church forests of northern Ethiopia, according to new ... read more

Think Big, at Least When It Comes to Global Conservation

According to a group of international researchers, the potential for large countries to contribute to environmental protection is being overlooked. The researchers recently examined the leverage an ... read more

New Study Sheds Light on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Hong Kong

A study focusing on the type and volume of seizures relating to illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong over the last five years illustrates the city's central role in global wildlife trafficking ... read more

How to Send a Finch Extinct

An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study. Researchers reviewed ... read more

Conservation Efforts Help Some Rare Birds More Than Others

Land conservation programs that have converted tens of thousands of acres of agricultural land in Illinois back to a more natural state appear to have helped some rare birds increase their ... read more

Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Recovering After Endangered Species Act Protection

More than three-quarters of marine mammal and sea turtle populations have significantly increased after listing of the US Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to a new ... read more

Urbanization May Hold Key to Tiger Survival

A new study says the future of tigers in Asia is linked to the path of demographic transition -- for ... read more

New Policy Design Needed to Tackle Global Environmental Threat

A pioneering new report has devised a seven-point plan to help policymakers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to tackle the greatest global environmental ... read more

Scientific Basis for EPA's Endangerment Finding Is Stronger Than Ever

The evidence used to support the EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding on greenhouse gases is even stronger and more conclusive now. This finding comes three months after a senior Republican senator ... read more

Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future

By 2050, the world will have almost 10 billion people. It will be impossible to feed everyone without exacerbating poverty, accelarting deforestation and increasing GHG emissions unless we start ... read more

Colombia Tropical Forest Fires Spike After 2016 Peace Accords

Fires that contribute to deforestation spiked six-fold in Colombia in the year after an historic 2016 peace agreement ended decades of conflict between FARC guerrilla and government forces, according ... read more

Natural Habitats Larger Than Greece Created to Offset Economic Developments

New data has found that natural habitats occupying an area larger than Greece have been created to offset economic developments. This data could eventually provide a basis to help improve our ... read more

Persistence of Pesticides Threatens European Soils

A new study finds pesticide residues in the soils of 11 European countries in six different cropping ... read more

Natural Solutions Can Reduce Global Warming

A new study found that 21 percentof the United States' greenhouse gas pollution (1.2 Pg CO2e year) could be removed through enhanced management of forest, grassland, agricultural, and coastal ... read more

Large Areas of the Brazilian Rainforest at Risk of Losing Protection

Up to 15 million hectares of the Brazilian Amazon is at risk of losing its legal protection, according to a new ... read more

Urban Planning Policy Contributes to Political Polarization

Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a new study has ... read more

Turning Marginal Farmlands Into a Win for Farmers and Ecosystems

Many farms have areas where the ground either floods or does not retain enough water or fertilizer for crops to thrive. Such marginal lands could become useful and potentially profitable if they are ... read more

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