Tags Archives: Conservation & preserves

Rewilding: rare birds return when livestock grazing has stopped

Editor’s note: The Brexit gives the UK the chance to become independent from the very destructive EU agricultural policy. This is the time for UK activists to step up for rewilding. Featured image: Forest in Somerset, UK. Photo by Deb Barnes By Lisa Malm, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University, and Darren Evans, Professor of … Continue reading Rewilding: rare birds return when livestock grazing has stopped

Biden Budget Fails to Address Extinction Crisis

Editor’s note: The Biden administration’s budget to address the extinction crisis for the year 2021 is $22 million ($22,000,000). That is $60,273 per day, $2,511 per hour, and $41 per second. The Biden administration’s military budged for the year 2021 is $705.39 billion ($705,390,000,000). That is $1,93 billion per day, $80,527 million per hour, and … Continue reading Biden Budget Fails to Address Extinction Crisis

Kenyan environmental tribunal protects open rangeland

This article originally appeared on Mongabay. Featured image: An elephant bull strides through Kimana Sanctuary, with the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Image by Kang-Chun Cheng for Mongabay. KiliAvo Fresh Ltd seeks to establish water-intensive commercial farm that would obstruct wildlife corridor adjacent to Amboseli National Park. Majority of landowners of the former Kimana … Continue reading Kenyan environmental tribunal protects open rangeland

The Big Green Lie

We in DGR stand in solidarity with Survival International and support them because we believe that their analysis is correct and the organization is doing incredibly important work in standing up for indigenous peoples worldwide. While we encourage everyone to support Survival International and their very well-made campaigns, as an organization DGR pushes for more … Continue reading The Big Green Lie

The Green Flame Podcast: Protect Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Protect Thacker Pass with activists Max Wilbert, Will Falk and Rebecca Wildbear Activists aiming to stop Lithium Americas’ Thacker Pass open-pit lithium mine – what would be the United States’ largest lithium mine, supplying up to 25% of the world’s lithium – launched a permanent protest encampment hours after the Bureau of Land Management gave … Continue reading The Green Flame Podcast: Protect Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Researchers Urge Better Protection As Wetlands Continue To Vanish

This article was written by Morgan Erickson-Davis.   Morgan describes how biodiverse wetlands are, she asserts we need a change in law to restore them begin to look after and to recreate balance between people, wetlands and biodiversity.  By Morgan Erickson-Davis Wetlands provide many benefits to ecological and human communities alike, from nutrients and nurseries … Continue reading Researchers Urge Better Protection As Wetlands Continue To Vanish

A Malagasy Community Wins Global Recognition For Saving Its Lake

This article was written by Malavika Vyawahare and published on the 18 November 2020 in Mongabay. Malavika describes the work undertaken by a community association to improve the health of the ecosystem of a wetland.  The organization won the Equator Prize in the category “Nature for Water.” A community association charged with managing Lake Andranobe … Continue reading A Malagasy Community Wins Global Recognition For Saving Its Lake

[Green Flame] Industrial Solar is Destroying the Mojave Desert

REMINDER: This Sunday, November 22nd, join us for a live streaming event—Drawing the Line: Stopping the Murder of the Planet—featuring Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Chris Hedges, and grassroots activists from around the world. The event will begin at 1pm Pacific (2100 UTC) and will be live streamed at https://givebutter.com/deepgreen. For this episode, we speak with Laura … Continue reading [Green Flame] Industrial Solar is Destroying the Mojave Desert

Land and Water Are Not Political Currency

by Blake Lavia and Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo / Talking Wings Collective Oct 9th, 2020, Movimiento por la Defensa de la Sierra, Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico Five thousand acres of cloud forest are currently being threatened in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico. This land is, at present, being held by squatters, who, with the backing of local politicians, have claimed … Continue reading Land and Water Are Not Political Currency

Historical Lessons of Successful Conservation Movements

In this piece, originally published in Counterpunch, George Wuerthner examines previous successful conservation movements, and describes what we can learn from them. We do not want those whose first impulse is to compromise. We want no straddlers, for, in the past, they have surrendered too much good wilderness and primeval areas which should never have … Continue reading Historical Lessons of Successful Conservation Movements