Category: Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation

prion disease and TSE

Wildlife Contracting Prion Disease From Humans Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Misinformation and mismanagement are contributing to the surge. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain disease will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner. Death rates from heart disease and cancer are dropping […]

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Digital Marketing and Advocacy Public affairs and public relations are not synonymous or mutually exclusive terms, but the line is getting blurred as the art and science of influence evolves. I see public affairs as an organization’s efforts to manage relationships with stakeholders in the public policy arena at any level. These are individuals or […]

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biodiversity

Best Practices In Public Affairs, Environmental Advocacy Public affairs and public relations are not synonymous or mutually exclusive terms, but the line is blurred as the art and science of influence evolves. I see public affairs as an organization’s efforts to manage relationships with stakeholders in the public policy arena at any level. These are […]

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forest conservation and climate change

Forest Conservation, Climate Change Ecosystems around the world are under assault like never before. The collapse of any ecosystem impacts life around the world–especially when the ecosystem is an anchor in Africa’s greenbelt. The greater Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania and Kenya is one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. Millions of people and several endangered […]

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prion disease and TSE

Infectious Waste Fueling Wildlife Disease Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is ravaging wildlife in many regions across North America. It’s part of a larger epidemic of neurological disease that is killing millions of people, wildlife and livestock around the world. The diseases are part of an incurable spectrum disease called transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is […]

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biodiversity

Habitat Conservation and Wildlife Conservation The relocation of animals to make way for land development rarely succeeds and could push some species towards extinction, according to a new study. An international team of scientists found that “mitigation” translocations – where animals were moved from the path of building projects – were rising rapidly and far outnumbered instances […]

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deforestation and climate change

Wildlife Extinction Not Sustainable Sustainable palm oil is killing endangered species. In a rush to greenwash the palm oil industry, biodiversity is being crushed and pushed toward extinction. The culprits then offset the death and destruction with a token green project elsewhere in the world. Most palm oil is grown on land that was once pristine rainforest […]

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biodiversity

Privatizing Natural Resources A Global Threat “If they’re well-managed and well-financed, protected areas are incredible for wildlife conservation.” James Watson of the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Queensland in Australia. He and colleagues analyzed protected land and sea regions worldwide. They published their findings in the journal Nature. “From tiger conservation in India to […]

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biodiversity

Biodiversity Threatened By Sustainable Palm Oil The word “manifesto” rarely conjures up positive connotations. That word brings to my mind Karl Marx’s famous tome, at best, and, at worst, images of a bearded man in a remote cabin. Regardless, it’s a word most often associated with people or groups with strongly held convictions trying to […]

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elephant conservation

Habitat Loss Threatens All Elephants At a time when tens of thousands of elephants across Africa are being slaughtered to feed the Chinese appetite for ivory, it turns out the best place to be a wild elephant may be here in the tropical forests of southwest China. Over the past two decades, the number of Asiatic […]

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