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Introduction to The Life of an Ecoradical

My name is Jeremy Grolman and I’m an Ecoradical. Some of you know me as a Wildist from Wild Will (www.wildism.org) and some of you know my just by Facebook or Skype. As of February the 22nd, 2017, I am living somewhere on Visayas (1 of the 3 main island groups of the Philippines), with […]

Trump’s Wall ‘Would End Any Chance Of Recovery For Endangered Jaguars’

Trump’s Wall ‘Would End Any Chance Of Recovery For Endangered Jaguars’

President Trump announced Thursday that his administration will pursue a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a project that would perpetuate human suffering, harm border communities and halt the cross-border movement of jaguars, ocelots, wolves and other wildlife. Among animals, the wall would be particularly harmful to highly endangered jaguars. Two jaguars have been photographed north […]

Border walls are bad for wildlife

Border walls are bad for wildlife

  In 1996, Botswana erected an 83-mile fence along its border with Namibia. The goal was to protect domestic cattle from the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease. Within a year, though, the barrier had snared five giraffes, one elephant, several antelopes and numerous other wild animals. In the 20 years since, border barriers have proliferated to unprecedented levels — and […]

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English green belt set to get 360,000 new homes

Countryside campaigners fear ministers are set to weaken green belt protection in order to meet housebuilding targets The number of homes being planned on green belt land in England has increased to more than 360,000, according to countryside campaigners, who fear ministers are poised to weaken protections to meet ambitious building targets. The assessment by […]

‘As you may expect from a species inhabiting a crisis ecoregion, the koala is not faring so well.’ Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Koalas are at the centre of a perfect storm. The species is slipping away

Australia is one of the worst performing countries in terms of protecting its ecoregions. Koalas are a litmus test for conservation of a habitat in crisis In 2016 koalas were sighted for the first time in decades at Mount Kembla, Wollongong and in Kosciuszko national park in New South Wales. Although these sightings are a […]

Australia Continental Corridors Plan

Australia Continental Corridors Plan

By: Vance G. Martin The first continental scale plan for ecological corridors has been produced in Australia, and is now out for comment. Members of The World Commission on Protected Areas of the IUCN were the driving force. Our colleagues at the Mountain Biome Working Group of WCPA have made further information available. Here is […]

A global map of the ecological value of roadless areas. The index values indicated in blue highlight areas that are especially large and well connected and/or notably rich in biodiversity. The red areas are completely roaded: covered by roads and 1km buffers alongside either sides of the road. Photograph: P Ibisch et al/Science

New map reveals shattering effect of roads on nature

Rampant road building has split the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too tiny to support significant wildlife, study shows   Rampant road building has shattered the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too tiny to support significant wildlife, a new study has revealed. The researchers warn roadless areas […]

Mexico to get its largest ever protected area

Mexico to get its largest ever protected area

Mexico is set to get its largest-ever protected area. The new Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve, estimated to cover more than 5.7 million hectares, will be spread across several municipalities, including Isla Mujeres, Benito Juárez, Puerto Morelos, Solidaridad, Cozumel, Tulum, Bacalar and Othón P. Blanco, according to Mexico News Daily. President Enrique Peña Nieto will announce […]

The grey-winged cotinga (Tijuca condita) is currently listed as vulnerable in the Red List, but should be shifted to critically endangered, the study suggests. Photo by Joao Quental, licensed under CC By 2.0.

Endangered species database ‘outdated’, underestimates risk of extinction: new study

Nearly 200 forest bird species from six of the world’s most biodiverse places are at immediate risk of extinction despite being deemed non-threatened in the IUCN Red List, a new study has found. The grey-winged cotinga (Tijuca condita) is currently listed as vulnerable in the Red List, but should be shifted to critically endangered, the […]

Epic Games chief pays $15M to protect 7,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness

Epic Games chief pays $15M to protect 7,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness

ZZT developer and Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has reportedly paid $15 million to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to permanently protect 7,000 acres of undeveloped land in his home state of North Carolina. This donation, earmarked as a “conservation easement” (which typically require landowners to forfeit the right to develop, subdivide, or otherwise interfere with […]

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