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NWF Wildlife Conservation

The natural world is a complex system. Only by understanding how species relate to each other and their environment can we hope to properly protect wildlife and preserve their habitat for the future. Read More

The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa

Growing up near Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Tonga Torcida has dreamed of becoming a tour guide at the park. But when he meets and gets to work with ant biologist E.O. Wilson in the park, his views of the world around him—and of his future—drastically change. Torcida decides to pursue a career in science and work to ensure that the park is enjoyed by future generations. Produced by Academy Award winning filmmaker Jessica Yu, the film weaves themes in conservation biology and environmental science, the value of scientific mentorship, and the social and economic realities of wilderness restoration. The film and accompanying resources serve as a case study in ecology and conservation biology. Read More

WildCam Gorongosa

Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was once among the most diverse places on earth, but decades of war decimated the park’s large animal populations. Now, an international conservation effort is working to restore the park’s wildlife — and we need you to help document this incredible recovery. Join us in identifying Gorongosa’s animals in trail camera photos and become part of our conservation team! Read More

Conserve the Call: Identifying and Managing Environmental Threats to the Common Loon

As part of BRI’s loon restoration project, Restore the Call, this booklet is the first in a series of publications that aim to highlight scientific findings in different areas of our loon research including environmental stressors, loon distribution and numbers, demographics and movement, and loon behavior. Based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation and Management Plan for the Common Loon, this publication outlines loon monitoring, research, education, management, and policy requirements. It also provides proven strategies designed to reduce impacts to loon populations. Read More

Project Noah

Project Noah was created to provide people of all ages with a simple, easy-to-use way to share their experiences with wildlife. By encouraging your students to share their observations and contribute to Project Noah missions, you not only help students to reconnect with nature, you provide them with real opportunities to make a difference. Read More

Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR)

The Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) is the major program unit of the National Research Council responsible for organizing and overseeing studies on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, wildlife, and the use of land, water, and other natural resources. Read More

Conservation Biology for All

Oxford University Press makes conservation biology textbook by some of the world’s most prominent ecologists and conservation biologists available as a free download. Conservation Biology for All provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely as possible. Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered. Numerous text boxes describing additional relevant material or case studies are also included. Read More

Common Ground: Solutions for Reducing the Human, Economic and Conservation Costs of Human Wildlife Conflict

This report deals with the conflicts between wildlife and human development. Three cases studies are included, in Namibia, Nepal and Indonesia, respectively. Each location has different problems and contexts, but in all three countries, human lives and economic livelihoods are at stake, as well as the loss of habitat of threatened species. The authors advocate a species conservation approach based on land use planning integrated with human needs in order continue sustainable development. Read More

“Life By The Drop: Africa and the Global Water Challenge.”

A four-part series of articles on climate change and population growth effects on the quantity and quality of water in Kenya. Read More

Flying WILD: En Educator’s Guide to Celebrating Birds

Flying WILD, a program of the Council for Environmental Education, introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation organizations, community groups, and businesses involved with birds to implement school bird festivals and bird conservation projects. Read More

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