UC Scientists Determine That Ancient Maya Practiced Forest Conservation — 3,000 Years Ago.
"As published in the July issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science
, paleoethnobotanist David Lentz
of the University of Cincinnati has concluded that not only did the Maya people practice forest management, but when they abandoned their forest conservation practices it was to the detriment of the entire Maya
culture." [Via] [more inside]
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.
"Combining science and stewardship, we seek to ensure that the world-renowned wilderness, wildlife, native plants, and natural processes of the Yellowstone to Yukon region continue to function as an interconnected web of life, capable of supporting all of the natural and human communities that reside within it, for now and for future generations."
Project Last Stand,
conservation group, has a new spokesman
, and he's a hobbit
. Monaghan also works
with the group Future Forests
, and is officially CarbonNeutral
. He seems to have taken the warning of the trees
to heart. I guess working with an animatronic ent
has an effect on a person.
A pattern map for a conservation economy
[Flash.] "The pattern map offers a visual guide to the sustainability patterns that provide a framework for developing a conservation economy." [Via WorldChanging
The Snow Leopard
is a magnificent animal (and the cubs
,) but also a very endangered one. A recent study by TRAFFIC
, Fading Footprints: The Killing and Trade of Snow Leopards
(PDF), describes the threat faced by the species, including in Afghanistan
. The International Snow Leopard Trust has released the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy
(PDF) to try to aid the species.