SubtleBlade ⚔️
1 hour ago

#Rhino numbers rebound as global figures reveal a [partial] win for #conservation

Tally rises to 27,000 but is still a far cry from former half a million, and #Javan and #Sumatran rhino remain critically #endangered #Wildlife #Environment

3 hours ago

After nearly 200 years without a confirmed sighting, a rare Brazilian tree species called the Pernambuco holly has been found in northeastern Brazil.

The team located four trees, two male and two female, in a forest fragment near a sugarcane plantation in the metropolitan region of the city of Recife.

by Liz Kimbrough

#News #Conservation #Environment #Brazil #Plants #EndangeredSpecies #Forests

Miro Collas
5 hours ago

Rhino numbers rebound as global figures reveal a win for conservation | Global development | The Guardian

"Tally rises to 27,000 but is still a far cry from former half a million, and Javan and Sumatran rhino remain critically endangered"

#Conservation #Nature

Norristown Fish Passage area

Schuylkill River, PA

The fish ladder facility located here allows fish to migrate upstream and downstream around the dam - helping to restore the American Shad population😊

I didn’t fish, I just checked this area while my son was in a soccer training session 😉

#FlyFishing #Fishing #Fish #Shad #River #Passage #Population #Restoration #Conservation

The Norristown dam is seen behind a railroad bridge over the Schuylkill River. Partially cloudy sky and riparian forest in the background.
Mike Nelson Pedde
15 hours ago

Very well said. Technology is a tool, not an answer, and we need to be well aware of the uses (intended and unintended) of their collection. The responsibility lies with all of us.

#technology #conservation #AI #artificialintelligence #drone #software

Breaking news: Doug Ford cancels controversial $8.28-billion #Greenbelt land swap: ‘It was a mistake’

Premier Doug Ford is scrapping his controversial Greenbelt land swap in a desperate bid to salvage his sputtering Progressive Conservative government.

#conservation #land #Ontario #Toronto @torontostar

David Mayhood
17 hours ago

Wondering where Canada's Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) might be headed in administering the country's Species at Risk Act in Alberta? So am I, after examining lobbying by the Alberta Forest Products Ass'n, which wants to "balance" SARA against loggers' economic interests. Draft report for public review here:

#SpeciesAtRiskAct #Canada #Alberta #DFO #Lobbying #Law #Policy #Conservation

22 hours ago

Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro has suffered for decades from inefficient sewage treatment, oil spills and mangrove deforestation.

For over thirty years, biologist Mario Moscatelli has been fighting to reverse this process and revitalize the landscape. For denouncing corruption, environmental crimes and government inaction, he faced intimidation and even death threats.

#News #Environment #Conservation #Deforestation #Mangroves #Brazil

1 day ago

As an epicenter of biodiversity, Vietnam hosts a wide array of reptile species. But new research shows that many species that occur nowhere else on the planet are poorly known and lacking protection.

The researchers also found that many of Vietnam’s rarest species are absent from the world’s zoo collections and conservation breeding programs, risking their disappearance forever should their wild populations collapse.

By Carolyn Cowan

#News #Conservation #Environment

Nevis Island
1 day ago

#NevisIsland Historical and #Conservation Society has entered into a collaboration with the Institute of #Caribbean Studies & The Futures Forum to host an evening of thought-provoking storytelling & A Day of Visioning the Future You Want.

#NevisIsland Historical and #Conservation Society has entered into a collaboration with the Institute of #Caribbean Studies & The Futures Forum to host an evening of thought-provoking storytelling & A Day of Visioning the Future You Want.
1 day ago


FACT SHEET: #Biden -Harris Administration Launches American Climate Corps to Train Young People in Clean #Energy, Conservation, and #Climate
“In its first year, the #AmericanClimateCorps will put more than 20,000 young people on career pathways in the growing fields of clean energy, #conservation and climate resilience”

Resilience Skills, Create Good-Paying Jobs and Tackle the #ClimateCrisis | The White House

#climatechange #uspolitics #uspol #globalwarming

2 days ago

Logging Bellingen's biodiversity

Bellingen is being hit by an 'infrastructure tsunami' (William Laurance) this year. Rural country roads are turning into a highway like network. Gleniffer Road is made 'logging ready' and Roses Road gets a daily smear of toxic coal-tar to take the added heavy vehicles.

Gleniffer Road infrastructure cuts through native ecosystems for human convenience. The road is designed solely with fossil fuel traffic in mind. Getting motorists from a to b in the fastest way and getting massive logging machinery into the remaining (Tuckers Nob) forest. Fossil fuel free mobility of humans and non human animals never entered the design considerations.

The habitat of the more-than-human assemblages is fragmented and degraded. Peri-urban sprawl (roads, cars, houses, dogs & cats) further poses a threat to wildlife.

It's estimated that 10 million Australian animals are killed on roads by (signage blind) motorists. For a country with one of the highest rates of animal extinctions in the world this is a lot of biodiversity to sacrifice. The maimed and dead seem to be an accepted 'side effect' of this mobility.

From the public roads the Forest Corporation cuts a labyrinth of logging roads (fishbone pattern) into the heart of the forest. Massive fossil powered machinery is then set to work to clear fell Australia's biodiversity.

Noise pollution, toxins from tyres and exhaust fumes poison freshwater ecosystems, the soil and the air. The survivors of the roadkill and deforestation carnage have nowhere to go. Birds fall silent.

Can ‘road ecology’ save millions of animals?

How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet

Pollution from tyres
#Wildlife #conservation #roadkill #RoadEcology #logging #roads #Bellingen #SaveTuckersNob #BiodiversityEmergency #ClimateEmergency #GlenifferRoad #ClearFelling #TheGreatKoalaNationalPark #extinction makers

Tuckers Nob SF, Bellingen, Koala crossing
Atlas Obscura
2 days ago
For these researchers in Southern Africa, tagging the apex predators starts with putting them in trancelike tonic immobility.#marine #biodiversity #conservation #science #migrations #biology #wildlife #animals #scientistsatwork #sharks #freelanceinternal #section-Articles
To Track Bull Sharks, First Hit Their Snooze Button
2 days ago

Researchers are using a button-shaped device to gather data about desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) and their habitats in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

Using iButtons, the researchers are trying to understand how hot the tortoises get, and the temperatures that they prefer in the burrows where they spend most of their time.

by Abhishyant Kidangoor

#News #Conservation #Environment #ConservationTechnology #Wildlife

2 days ago

#Power2Peatlands carries on today. Many mentions of need for better #communication. Might help to connect with animal conservation eg #WetlandBirds ? they didn't get mentioned that often. #peat #conservation

2 days ago

Sustainable farming, mercury-free fishing and circular trade are among the strategies Amazon Indigenous peoples have been developing to survive in one of the most hostile states for Indigenous people in Brazil.

Territorial and Environmental Management Plans are one of the Indigenous-led tools for communities to create strategies to manage their natural resources and provide income for families in their territories.

By Amanda Magnani

#News #Conservation #Environment

2 days ago

Calling for #applications for two workshops at the American University of Beirut on 25, 26 and 27 October 2023 co-organised by AUB and the #BritishLibrary #Endangered #Archives Programme (EAP).

Depending on your background and interest, you are invited to opt for:
(i) Common #Conservation Issues in leather #Bindings
(ii) Introduction to #Digitization

Further details and application form:

2 days ago

#Nature .. “We urgently need a joined-up, cross-regional approach to save some of the world’s most remarkable #flowers, most of which are now on the brink of being lost,” ~Dr Chris Thorogood, from the University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Article and photos of #Rafflesia. #Parasitic plant known as the #CorpseFlower

#endangered #conservation #flora #flower

2 days ago

#Nature .. “We urgently need a joined-up, cross-regional approach to save some of the world’s most remarkable #flowers, most of which are now on the brink of being lost,” ~Dr Chris Thorogood, from the University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Article and photos of #Rafflesia. #Parasitic plant known as the #CorpseFlower

#endangered #conservation #flora #flower

In five centuries, human actions have triggered a surge of genus extinctions that would otherwise have taken 18,000 years to accumulate

—what the paper calls a "biological annihilation."

#environment #ecology #extinction #earth #climatechange #conservation

Felix Vaux
3 days ago

Diversity, distribution and intrinsic extinction vulnerability of exploited marine bivalves:

#mollusca #shellfish #fisheries #conservation #extinction

3 days ago

Leader for COICA, the confederation of Indigenous Communities of Amazonia Jose Gregorio Diaz Mirabel shares their initiative Amazonia for Life, their biodiversity-saving daily efforts to save the Amazon forests. #COICA #CGI2023 #Amazonia #conservation

COICA leade Jose Gregorio Diaz Mirabel speaking on a panel during the Clinton Global Initiative
3 days ago

I've been thinking about what direction to take my career and was wondering if any fellow Mastodoners had any insight:

I have 2-3 years experience working with WordPress/React, but have a degree in Environmental Studies and years of experience in #conservation field work (invasive species management).

I've been hoping to combine these skills together somehow - conservation data science? I want to learn #Python and move away from WordPress and client websites in general. Does this job exist?

3 days ago

New data from the newly launched platform Marine Sand Watch suggest that the dredging industry is extracting about 6 billion tons of sand from the marine environment annually.

Experts say the extraction of sand can have numerous impacts on the marine environment, such as harming biodiversity, polluting water and making coastlines more vulnerable to sea level rise.

by Elizabeth Claire Alberts

#News #Conservation #Environment #Oceans

3 days ago

Demonstrations are taking place daily in Panama against a new deal with the Cobre Panamá copper mine in Colón province.

The protesters argue it gives mine operator First Quantum Minerals too much power and will lead to environmental damage over the next 40 years.

by Daniel Harkins

#News #Conservation #Environment #Panama #Mining

🌳 A #rewilding project has led to the return of a number of bird species that are in critical decline.

Seven birds on the #Conservation Concern Red List have been spotted at #WildWoodbury in #Dorset.

#Dorset #WildlifeTrust has been transforming the 170 hectare (420 acre) former agricultural site, near Bere Regis, since acquiring it in 2021.

The charity said it had logged more than 1,600 species on the nature reserve - 300 more than last year.

4 days ago

Join RECORD - Local Environmental Records Centre and Chester Zoo for an online talk about pollinators & B-Lines from Buglife B-Lines Officer, Rachel.

🗓️ Wednesday 27 September 2023
🕖 19:00-20:30
📌 online, via Zoom

Find out more & book your place
#Conservation #Wildlife #Nature

Did you know? 🤔

Millions of years ago, finches arrived in the #Hawaiian Islands through #storm winds, leading to "adaptive #radiation". Similar to the #Galapagos, these islands supported over 50 #honeycreeper species. Today, #conservation efforts aim to protect these unique #birds. 🐦🌺

👉 Learn more:

#Nature #Ornithology #birding #Hawaii #Finch

A yellow honeycreeper bird
Ben Higbie
4 days ago

images of Stokes State Forest in New Jersey. I grew up here. It's a beautiful place to go camping if youre ever in northern New Jersey ~ #nature #naturelovers #newjersey #nj #art #photography #photographs #environment #environmental #stateparks #conservation #arts #inspiration #motivation

4 days ago

A new study reveals that protected areas in Southeast Asia not only boost bird and mammal diversity within their confines, but they also elevate numbers of species in nearby unprotected habitats.

The researchers say their findings back up the U.N.’s 30×30 target to protect 30% of Earth’s lands and waters by 2030.

By Carolyn Cowan

#News #Conservation #Environment #Wildlife #Asia #ProtectedAreas #Animals

4 days ago

Indonesia saw an increase in land and forest fires recently as the El Niño weather phenomenon brings a prolonged dry season.

Official data show a fourfold increase in hotspots up to September, compared with the same period last year.

by Hans Nicholas Jong

#News #Conservation #Environment #Indonesia #Weather #Climate

Alexander Hay
5 days ago

It drove them batty... BlahBlah. Bats in the bellfray... BlahBlah. They're in a flap... Etc. Dead parents... Zzzzz.

"The Race to Save the Pekapeka-Tou-Poto, #NewZealand’s Unique #Bat

"For #Scientists, monitoring the feisty, #Endangered burrowing bat includes moments of 'actual madness..."

#News #Nature #Bats #Zoology #Conservation #PekapekaTouPoto

GrrlScientist Ⓥ :verified:
5 days ago

when the insects are all gone, all plants & wildlife -- AND PEOPLE -- will follow them into oblivion ...

graphic via ForkRanger

#insects #Plants #plantsandnature #Wildlife #conservation #Nature #Food #people #Extinction

Mo 🔝
5 days ago

Red Kites above Argaty in Doune, Perthshire, #Scotland.

"This morning are they fled away and gone;
And in their steads do ravens, crows and kites,
Fly o'er our heads and downward look on us"
- #ShakespeareSunday, Julius Caesar
@photography #conservation #birds #RedKite #WildlifePhotography #BirdsOfMastodon #BirdsOfPrey

Please read the ALT tag for more...

Two hawks in a cloudy blue sky. Some treetops can be seen at the bottom of the photo and another bird is visible in the distance. The kite on the left is gliding, wings outstretched, looking down towards the ground. The one on the right is stooping, its back is visible and its beak is open in a screaming whistle. The feathers on the underbody are speckled red/brown and white, with white flashes near the wingtips. The beak is curved and obviously that of a raptor. The plumage on the back is a rich, patterned rust colour with white feather tips and a forked tail.
Lukas VF Novak
6 days ago
The great sundew, one of the fly-eating plants reintroduced to Winmarleigh Moss
Rick Gaehl
6 days ago

A couple of months back, we created this wildlife pond.
It seems to be settling in nicely and is greening up around its margins.
I'm particularly pleased with how happy the two alder trees seem about their new neighbour.
I'm looking forward to seeing what sort of wildlife takes up residence over the next couple of years.

#Nature #Conservation #Environment #Ecology #Pond

A small, freshly-dug pond, with two trees on the far bank.
1 week ago

At least 177 environmental defenders were killed last year globally, according to a new report from Global Witness. At least 155 of them were in Latin America.

There have been 1,910 murdered defenders since 2012, the year that Global Witness started tracking this type of violence. Last year, the murders took place across 18 countries worldwide, 11 of them in Latin America.

by Maxwell Radwin

#News #Conservation #Environment #LatinAmerica #Violence

1 week ago

Madagascar is a hotspot for gecko diversity, and the latest to appear on the tree of life is Uroplatus garamaso.

U. garamaso, with a length of 8.3-13.9 cm (3.3-5.5 in), is one of the larger leaf-tailed lizards inhabiting the island, but is still a master at hiding in plain sight.

by Malavika Vyawahare

#News #Conservation #Environment #Wildlife #Madagascar #NewSpecies #Biodiversity #Animals

Mrs K Husky
1 week ago

It's thanks to these people that we are lucky to have the Bearded vulture gracing our mountains in the Sierra Nevada. You have to be lucky to see them here, but it's such a buzz when you do ❤ Enjoy the lovely short video and article about the work being done. #birds #vultures #conservation #spain #andalucia #mountains

A picture taken of the title of the video link. It shows a Bearded vulture flying through the clouds above trees.
1 week ago

I am just incandescent with rage over the Save the Redwoods League and their active role is robbing us of redwoods and other heinous behavior, thanks to Greg King’s book The Ghost Forest: Racists, Radicals, and Real Estate in the California Redwoods. #conservation #nature #redwoods #bookstodon

The penultimate nadir of this long running sleight of hand began in the 1960s, when Save the Redwoods League successfully derailed promising efforts by the Sierra Club to create a Redwood National Park on Redwood Creek. The Sierra Club wanted to preserve the entire lower half of the 180,000- acre watershed from ridge to ridge for 22 miles, protecting nearly 40,000 acres of old- growth redwood. The League actively lobbied in Washington, D.C., against the club's plan, instead advocating for taking the northernmost redwood state park, Jedediah Smith, adding a small amount of old-growth and thousands of acres of cutover land, and making that into a Redwood National Park.
In 1993, Save the Redwoods League finally injected itself into efforts to save Headwaters Forest. That year, California Congressmen Dan Hamburg and Pete Stark submitted the Headwaters Forest Act. The legislation would have preserved 3,000-acre Headwaters Forest and 36,000 acres of surrounding forestland, which included an additional 1,600 acres of ancient redwood that stood in four scattered groves. Save the Redwoods League set out to kill the bill. League executive director John Dewitt publicly derided the bill as "fatally flawed." He said fighting over Headwaters Forest was like "debating the value of the last few gold bars to come out of Fort Knox." He tried to strongarm members of Congress into defeating the bill.
1 week ago

"In 2022, Dr. Jäger announced that he had named a genus of spiders after the music of #DavidBowie...

He said in a statement that he meant to “commemorate this incomparable artist who left us much too early, but what matters most to me here is the idea of #conservation.”

“We only protect what we know — and an attractive name is much more likely to be remembered,” he said."

#Science #Nature #Spiders #Arachnids #News

Text from article:
In 2022, Dr. Jäger announced that he had named a genus of spiders after the music of David Bowie, adding 54 new species including Bowie ziggystardust, Bowie majortom and Bowie heroes, the latter referring to ground-dwelling spiders from the Himalayas, Papua New Guinea and northern Australia.

He said in a statement that he meant to “commemorate this incomparable artist who left us much too early, but what matters most to me here is the idea of conservation.”

“We only protect what we know — and an attractive name is much more likely to be remembered,” he said.

Dr. Bonaldo said that his favorite unique names include Strotarchus beepbeep, a fast-moving spider named after the Road Runner cartoon from the Looney Tunes series, and Myrmecium oompaloompa, which mimics ants and can be found in cocoa plantations in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Jon Sullivan
1 week ago

The National Party is proposing to reduce the already stretched budget of the NZ #DepartmentofConservation by a whopping $46 million.

The chief executives of Forest & Bird, WWF-New Zealand and the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) have just put out a joint press release highlighting how insane this is.

“I can think of no more expedient way to shoot ourselves in the foot,” said Dr Kingdon-Bebb [CEO of WWF-New Zealand]

#conservation #nz #NZpol

1 week ago

Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) is a species of deer that is now extinct in the wild.

After learning of this deer's situation, watching it graze in its zoo enclosure evoked a great deal of pathos and disillusionment.

#deer #zoo #animals #conservation #extinction #wildlife #wildlifephotography #photography #tbt #thursday #donnerstag

photo of Pere David's deer grazing in a zoo enclosure
1 week ago

The Netherlands weighs up its future amid farmer protests and dying ecosystems

#News #Conservation #Environment #Farming #Europe

Atlas Obscura
1 week ago

The Race to Save the Pekapeka-Tou-Poto, New Zealand's Unique Bat

For scientists, monitoring the feisty, endangered burrowing bat includes moments of "actual madness."#conservation #wildlife #animals #science #scientistsatwork #bats #section-Articles
The Race to Save the Pekapeka-Tou-Poto, New Zealand's Unique Bat

1 week ago

Interested in nature and rewilding? Experience as a video editor? Then come join us at Mossy Earth :) Feel free to ask any questions. Please boost or forward onto your network so we can get a diverse range of applicants #Rewilding #VideoEditing #Conservation #Nature #Jobs #RemoteWork

Jenny Hansen
1 week ago

This was an interesting read, highlighting the fact that we are very good at removing habitat and refuges for wild animals, but very bad at trying to replace it.
#conservation #ecology

In Search of Safer Refuge: The Challenges of Replicating Nature

Photo of a bluebird landing on a nesting box.
1 week ago

Up to 4 metric tons of wild meat is illegally entering Europe through Brussels’ international airport alone every month, a new study says.

The source for much of this meat is West and Central Africa, with some of the seized meat found to be from threatened or protected species such as tree pangolins and dwarf crocodiles.

by Sean Mowbray

#News #Conservation #Environment #Wildlife #WildlifeTrade

1 week ago

Ecuador’s Jama-Coaque Reserve, home to a vibrant cloud forest ecosystem, is part of what may be world’s most endangered tropical forest, of which only 2.23% remains.

Third Millennium Alliance manages the Jama-Coaque Reserve, protecting one of the few remaining forest areas by monitoring and rebuilding the surrounding forest and with sustainable cacao farming that supports the local economy.

By Liz Kimbrough

#News #Conservation #Environment #TropicalForests

1 week ago

An Indonesian court has rejected lawsuits filed by two plantation companies operating in the Tanah Merah mega oil palm plantation project in the country’s Papua region.

The ruling means the companies are legally required to stop clearing forest in their concessions and preserve what remains.

By Hans Nicholas Jong

#News #Conservation #Environment #Indonesia #PalmOil

1 week ago

A new partnership between NASA and researchers is measuring the impact of beavers reintroduced to landscapes in Idaho.

Beavers are one of the world’s most powerful ecosystem engineers, building new habitats by slowing water flow and reducing flooding, while also boosting biodiversity.

By Jeremy Hance

#News #Conservation #Environment #Wildlife #Biodiversity #ClimateChange

Rick Gaehl
1 week ago

I love it when trees grow on rocks. It shows just how determined and resilient they can be, if we let them.
This oak is part of one of the few remaining areas of temperate rainforest in the UK - look at the tree ferns growing on it.
We need to protect and extend these precious remnants.

This is in portrait format.

#ThickTrunkTuesday #Photography #Trees #Woodland #Dartmoor #Ferns #Nature #Conservation

A large oak tree growing on top of a granite boulder, with tree ferns on its branches.
2 weeks ago

ℹ️ Our new web pages outline what IIAs are, how they were identified and mapped as well as the decisions that have gone into selecting species. They also explore some case studies of IIAs and how IIAs will be used to support and prioritise invertebrate conservation into the future.

🔎 Join us each "𝐹𝑟-𝐼𝐼𝐴-𝑑𝑎𝑦" as we explore and share information about IIAs.

𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐈𝐈𝐀𝐬
#FrIIAday #IIAs #Conservation

TEXT READS: There are over 100 IIAs in England, Scotland and Wales, from tiny Lundy and Great Orme, through to expansive well-known landscapes like the South Downs, Cairngorms and Snowdonia.   All of them are home to special species or assemblages of species. They deserve to be protected and managed in the right way to enable their wildlife riches to survive and thrive.
TEXT READS: Supporting the recovery of invertebrates can be complicated – there is a huge diversity of species, all with different lives, different ecological needs, and different distributions.  One aim of the IIAs is to make this easier; taking complex technical information and translating and distilling it into a format which is both accessible and useful.
2 weeks ago

💥𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐅𝐫-𝐈𝐈𝐀-𝐃𝐚𝐲!💥 (a little delayed dueto issues posting)

We are delighted to be able to officially introduce to you 𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑰𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝑨𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒔 (IIAs) and a fantastic suite of free to use information and web resources to help secure a better future of our invertebrate populations!
#FrIIAday #IIAs #Conservation #JoinedUpThinking

TEXT READS: Important Invertebrate Areas (IIAs) are places that are home to nationally or internationally significant invertebrate populations and their habitats.   They are the best places in Great Britain for our invertebrates, which have been identified using the most up-to-date data available from over 80 national expert recording schemes.   They support some of our rarest and most threatened species, vulnerable habitats and unique assemblages of invertebrates.
2 weeks ago

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (ASFA) recently held a meeting in Kinshasa to argue for the reorienting of food production around agroecology in the Congo Basin.

Civil society groups, donors, government representatives and small-scale farmers gathered to exchange views on challenges and solutions to food security.

By Elodie Toto

#News #Conservation #Environment #Africa #CongoBasin #Agriculture #Agroecology

Stephanie J Lahey, PhD
2 weeks ago

Beautiful damage in a copy of Theodosian Code (Lyon, 6th century). #MedievalManuscripts #Manuscripts #Parchment #LegalHistory #HistoryOfLaw #Conservation #oops
@bookhistodons @medievodons

Photo of a leaf from a medieval manuscript: folio 3 recto in Bibliothèque nationale de France, Manuscrit latin 9643. The page contains 29 lines of Latin text written in a clear hand using dark brown ink, plus a modern institutional stamp in red ink. The parchment is of poorer quality with sizeable holes around which the scribe has written. Compounding this, the fore-edge is torn or eaten away and bears translucent blue stains, some extending nearly to the middle of the page, perhaps caused by deterioration of some reagent applied to protect the fore-edges of the leaves or to improve legibility of the text in already-damaged areas. Where the stains appear, the ink has darkened and some show-through from the other side of the leaf is apparent.
Photo of part of a leaf from a medieval manuscript: folio 6 recto in Bibliothèque nationale de France, Manuscrit latin 9643. Visible are 27 lines of Latin text copied in a clear hand in dark brown ink; the scribe has written around a large hole in the parchment. The fore-edge of the leaf is torn or eaten away and bears translucent blue stains, perhaps caused by deterioration of some compound applied to protect or treat the damaged leaves. Where the stains cover the writing, the ink has turned dark blueish-black, and the offending chemical could have been applied to enhance legibility in these regions of the leaf.
Photo of part of a leaf from a medieval manuscript: folio 17 recto in Bibliothèque nationale de France, Manuscrit latin 9643. Visible is an enlarged heading copied in brown and red ink, followed by 7 lines of Latin text written in a clear hand using brown ink. This is followed by a sizeable blank space, then another enlarged heading in brown ink. Below it run 5 lines of text written out in red and brown. The fore-edge of the leaf is partially torn or eaten away and bears translucent brown and blue stains, perhaps from chemicals applied to protect the parchment or treat some issue with it.
2 weeks ago

The Netherlands is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but also one of its biggest food producers and exporters, thanks to a wildly successful intensive agriculture sector.

With the highest density of livestock in Europe, the Netherlands has been in the throes of a years-long crisis over nitrogen emissions from manure, which ecologists say are destroying the country’s ecosystems.

By Ashoka Mukpo

#News #Conservation #Environment #Agriculture #Europe

2 weeks ago

🌟 𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐮𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦! 🌟

We currently have two very exciting opportunities available to join the Buglife Cymru team, as part of Wales' flagship conservation programme 𝑁𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟 𝑎𝑚 𝐵𝑦𝑡ℎ!

Help Wales’ invertebrates to survive and thrive

💛 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐫
🌊 𝐒𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐚 𝐁𝐚𝐲: 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭, 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐬 & 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐫

💡Closing date for applications for both posts is 𝑴𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒚 25 𝑺𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓.
#Jobs #Conservation #Cymru #ConservationCareers

ADVERT CONTENT: Could you be our  Scarce Yellow Sally  Project Officer?  Buglife is recruiting a Project Officer to help support the delivery of the Scarce Yellow Sally Project as a part of Natur am Byth!  An exciting opportunity to help Wales’ invertebrates to survive and thrive; helping to conserve and raise awareness of this critically endangered stonefly along the River Dee in the Wrexham County Borough area.  Hours: Part time      (15 hours per week) Contract Type: Fixed Term     (3 years and 9 months) Salary:  £26,633 pa, pro-rata Location: Denbighshire, Wales.  Find out more & apply
ADVERT CONTENT:  Could you be our 
Swansea Bay: Coast, Commons and Communities Senior Project Officer? Buglife is recruiting a Senior Project Officer to help deliver a project as a part of Natur am Byth!  An exciting opportunity to help Wales’ invertebrates to survive and thrive; Our Senior Project Officer will be responsible for co-ordinating and successfully delivering the Swansea Bay: Coast, Commons and Communities project.   Hours: Part time 
    (22.5 hours per week)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
    (3 years and 6 months)
Salary:  £31,223 pa, pro-rata
Location: Cardiff/South Wales 

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2 weeks ago

Environmentalists condemn Australia’s ‘woeful record’ after 48 plants and animals added to threatened species list

“This many species being added to the list in one go is a sign of widespread ecological collapse,” Tim Beshara of the Wilderness Society.

“Australia has a woeful track record when it comes to protecting our unique animals and plants. We are a world leader in sending mammals to extinction – and it is mostly because we keep allowing their homes to be bulldozed, logged and overrun,” Nature campaigner Jess Abrahams

“We need stronger laws to protect these species and significantly more funding to do it with."
#Australia #EnvironmentalManagement #sprawl #roads #cats #dogs #deforestation #logging #NSWLogging #TheGreatKoalaNationalPark #biodiversity #EndangeredSpecies #wildlife #koalas #conservation #care #extinction makers

2 weeks ago

Candidates running in Indonesia’s presidential election next year must make clear their plans for transition the country away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy, policy experts say.

A survey shows young Indonesians, who make up the majority of potential voters, view environmental issues in general, and a just energy transition in particular, as crucial issues for a new president to tackle.

by Basten Gokkon

#News #Conservation #Environment #Indonesia #Energy

Petra van Cronenburg
3 weeks ago

I think a lot about the interconnections and causes of increasing #natureBlindness and #historyBlindness, as I encounter it especially in social media in *all* educational levels. About the consequences and the possible ways out of this dangerous dilemma.
If you know of any enlightening and inspiring articles or books on the topic - I would be happy to receive links.
#alienation #reconnectingWithNature #nature #histodon #anthropocene #lost #Knowledge #culturalHeritage #conservation

3 weeks ago

Forestry Corporation's logging operations halted in Tallaganda State Forest, glider found dead
"After discovering a dead endangered marsupial, Forestry Corporation NSW (FCNSW) has been issued a stop-work order in a state-owned forest near Canberra".

"EPA investigators discovered a dead southern greater glider beside a logging area within the Tallaganda State Forest. This habitat is ground zero in the race to save this critically threatened species," she said. WWF conservation scientist Kita Ashman"

EPA issues Stop Work Order on forestry operations in Tallaganda State Forest

Stop logging native forests in a climate and biodiversity emergency!

#FCNSW #logging #StopLogging #StopEcocide #TallagandaSF #EndangeredSpecies #conservation #gliders #extinction makers

Kate :verigold:
3 weeks ago

Prehistoric bird once thought extinct returns to New Zealand wild Eighteen of the birds were released in the Lake Whakatipu Waimāori valley, on to slopes they had not been seen roaming for about 100 years 🌏 #NewZealand #Conservation
{📷©Douglas Thorne Photography}

Photo of a Takahē. “They’re almost prehistoric looking,” says Tūmai Cassidy, of Ngāi Tahu. “Very broad and bold.” Front-on, their bodies can appear almost perfectly spherical – coupled with the blue-green plumage, they look like a model planet Earth perched atop two long, bright red legs.
Flipboard Science Desk
4 weeks ago

Environmental groups recruit people of color into overwhelmingly white conservation world.

AP reports:

#Environment #Conservation #ClimateChange #BlackMastodon

1 month ago

Council introduces laws to help protect endangered koalas from dogs

"Dog owners living in parts of the Gold Coast must now follow strict rules or face fines under tough laws designed to keep koalas safe...New laws in a Queensland city mean people who live in designated koala habitat area must prevent their dogs from attacking the animals, by providing a range of options so the marsupials can enter and escape."

"Each year, probably about 100 koalas get taken into animal hospitals … due to dog attacks, around about 75 per cent of them die — so it's a major issue."

"The proposed new laws have been designed to help protect koalas by ensuring dog owners in designated koala areas provide koala-friendly backyards"
#pets #dogs #fences #PetsIndoors #Bellingen #council #endangered #koala #wildlife #conservation #biodiversity

Petra van Cronenburg
1 month ago

"Hunters, dairy farmers, utility operators, loggers, government agents and conservationists have all supported the tribe in helping North America’s largest land-based birds." Great article by @Toastie about the re-introduction of #condors by #indigenous people. So much to learn in this article! Great #journalism. #biodiversity #conservation #ecology #BiodiversityLoss #goodNews

1 month ago

NSW environment protection laws unlikely to succeed without major overhaul, damning review finds
"A scathing review of NSW environment laws warns half of the species under threat in the state are on course to become extinct within the next 100 years.. Biodiversity is not being conserved."
#NSW #biodiversity #law #EnvironmentalManagement #conservation #failure #Koala #extractivism #NativeForest #logging #SaveTuckersNob #extinction makers