Three conservation NGOs announce they haveacquired land for a land bridge in the vicinity of the Biological Reserve of Poço das Antas. The corridor will include a bridge overpass over a large highway that runs north of the reserve and will allow animals to circulate beyond the limits of the reserve. (via Mongabay)
Scientists are turning to the knowledge of traditional people for a deeper understanding of the natural world. What they are learning is helping them discover more about everything from melting Arctic ice to controlling wildfires.
(via Yale Environment 360)
Photo: The Scotsman
'Magic' mushrooms to boost Caledonian Forest restoration Conservationists aim to harness the power of local fungi to boost growth of native woodland in Glenmoriston, near Loch Ness. It's hoped the move will improve growth, reduce the need for artificial fertilisers and help the young trees to better withstand tough growing conditions and attacks from pests. (via The Scotsman)
In recent years, some scientists have begun to ask whether we can put carbon back into the soil and into living ecosystems, like grasslands and forests. This notion, known as carbon farming, has gained traction as it becomes clear that simply reducing emissions will not sufficiently limit global warming.
Atlantic Forest restoration projects are characteristically thorough and well-documented. Yet until recently there had never been a systematic study to evaluate how well these plantings represented the biodiversity they aimed to protect. From the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Members in Action: Student group launches 1 Million Trees campaign SER's Colorado State University student group recently launched their 1 Million Trees campaign. Students spent the last year testing their efforts at a smaller scale, found a platform to record planted tree data, and, now, they are getting the word out to show others how they can get involved.
Restoration Ecology released a special issue examining the role of society in restoration and conservation. It includes research projects, opinion pieces, and practical suggestions for integrating local groups with environmental projects.
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