As the effects of climate change make themselves irrefutably present, Nature and especially its wild animals are being deeply impacted. And the relationship between humans and Nature is being sorely tested.
Humans are wise to learn from Nature. Rather than insist on creating a picture perfect habitat, environmental specialists learned that letting Nature “win” has many rewards for wildlife.
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Given that this is Giving Tuesday, we’re reminded of all the important and worthy organizations out there that could use our help. One such project is currently going through the Indegogo process and is worth a mention.
You may be familiar with David Milarch, from the review you read here of the book The Man Who Planted Trees. Milarch is on a mission, with his organization Archangel Ancient Tree Archive to save and repropogate our ancient old growth trees and to use them to reforest the Earth.
“We’re archiving the last living genetics of the oldest living trees on earth,” says Milarch.
To learn more about this project and how you can be part of its success, check out their Indegogo page today.
In the midst of the mega-busy urban jungle that is Los Angeles, Griffith Park is a shining green belt, filled with wildlife and beauty. But some of its wildlife aren’t being served by being there.
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For those who don’t know, the state of Louisiana has lost and continues to lose large amounts of land to the sea every year. Since 1900, Louisiana has lost more than 1 million acres of wetlands and barrier shoreline.
It’s easy to ignore if you aren’t from there )and perhaps even if you are). Even with restoration efforts, progress towards reclaiming the state’s wetlands are slow.
From the perspective of native wildlife such as the egret, the effects of climate change and the rising sea are devastatingly difficult. Check out this article for more details.
Much has been in the news about the devastating white nose fungus that has killed more than 5.7 million bats to date in the U.S .and Canada. As yet there is no cure for this syndrome but there could be a remedy from a surprising source.
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Humans have an innate fear of bats. But there’s little reason behind this and much to be learned about these small winged creatures.