Conservation

20 Jul 19
Crazy Plants Crazy Critters

Black Marsh Turtles are cryptodires, having the ability to pull their heads straight back into the shells. Instead of folding their necks sideways along the body like in pleurodiran turtles.

20 Jul 19
Estes Park Trail-Gazette
YMCA of the Rockies celebrated its donation of 127 acres of land to preserve open space along its border at a dedication ceremony on Monday July 8th, 2019. The event featured guest speakers from YMCA of the Rockies leadership, Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Valley Land Trust. The conservation easement preserves and protects nearly a mile of land on YMCA of the Rockies’ 860-acre property that borders Rocky Mountain National Park. “We are honored to partner with Estes Valley Land Trust and Rocky Mountain National Park to protect and preserve our precious environment within and around YMCA of the Rockies,” Julie Watkins, President and CEO, YMCA of the Rockies. In addition to protecting forests, meadows, and rivers, the easement allows for development of a new trail system at YMCA of the Rockies, featuring a 5.2-mile dog-friendly hiking loop around the property. Darla Sidles, Superintendent, Rocky Mountain National Park, noted the tremendous opportunity to dedicate space for “world-class recreation and environmental education” at YMCA of the Rockies, as more people search for ways to “get away, escape the city, see wildlife and the magnificent mountain scenery.” To protect the land, the easement prohibits residential structures, industrial uses, mining, and recreational uses such as new ball fields, tennis courts, mini-golf and other uses that require changes to the topography. For more information about the conservation easement at YMCA of the Rockies visit ymcarockies.org
20 Jul 19
Metro
Inca had a great time (Picture: Drayton Manor Park) Drayton Manor Park, based in Staffordshire, threw a special party this week for one of its residents who celebrated her 21st birthday. The park’s oldest South American tapir, Inca, celebrated in style, complete with a birthday cake and balloons. Inca is one of three tapirs who live at Drayton Manor Park’s 15-acre conservation zoo, which partners with the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas in Brazil to help conserve the endangered species. She had her own cake (Picture: Drayton Manor Park) Inca celebrated her birthday with her closest friends and family, which included her best friend Fifi and son Obi, also celebrated his second birthday this year. Chris Mitchell, Head of Zoo Operations at Drayton Manor Park, said: ‘Inca is our oldest South American tapir so we’re thrilled to be celebrating her 21st birthday this week. ‘Conservation is a huge part of our programme at Drayton Manor, so being able to watch our fascinating tapir family grow up knowing we are helping to boost the numbers of a vulnerable species, is fantastic. She was a very happy girl! (Picture: Drayton Manor Park) ‘The birthday cake didn’t last long, and Inca had an early night after all the celebrations – we think she’s looking forward to birthday number 22 already!’ If you fancy giving Inca her very own birthday gift, the zoo also offers a tapir feeding experience so that you can get up close with her. [metro-tag-post-strip] You’ll get to take a selfie with Inca and to give her a bite to eat, with prices starting at £12.50 a person. But no, you won’t be able to sneak any birthday cake in there for her – you’ll have to stick to the food on the feeding platform. [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/20/what-is-endometriosis-what-are-the-symptoms-and-is-it-painful-10430793/” title=”What is endometriosis, what are the symptoms and is it painful?”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/20/sainsburys-opens-signsburys-as-it-teaches-100-of-its-employees-to-use-sign-language-10430472/” title=”Sainsbury’s opens ‘Signsbury’s’ as it teaches 100 of its employees to use sign language”]
20 Jul 19
Travel and Tour World

Lufthansa Marketing VP Alexander Schlaubitz, celebrity chef Kunal Kapur, and conservation biologist Krithi Karanth and IT consultant-turned-music teacher Somnath Halder discuss evolution of travel in the digital-first age and the eternal human desire to explore newer horizons.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

20 Jul 19
Plant Exchange Blog

Today’s Plant Exchange Blog features short plant-related topics that may be of interest to people who like plants. A way to get a standout container garden by combining ordinary plants from the local greenhouse, is to select plants, not only for color and texture, but also for contrast. Contrast light and dark plants such as […]

20 Jul 19
The Kingspoint Neighborhood Association

Please help conserve our most precious resource, water, by observing JCC guidelines for summer use.  You may use water from a watering can or a hose any day and at any time.  But sprinklers and irrigation systems must follow the county’s irrigation schedule, which is based on street address.

20 Jul 19
Unearth Women

Carla Geyser is the founder of Blue Sky Trust Society, a non-profit with a mission to help protect wildlife and communities.

20 Jul 19
Kashmir Independent Press

  Srinagar,July 20 (KIP)-A high-level committee on Dal Conservation constituted by the High Court today called on the Advisor to the Governor K K Sharma and discussed in detail the remedial measures to be undertaken for conservation of Dal Lake. The committee headed by E Sreeedaran also includes Nivideta Haran, MC Mehta and Mangu Singh […]

20 Jul 19
Life Worth Loving

After our day in Yellowstone Taylor and I made our way 3 hours south to Jackson, Wyoming. This is an area I was especially looking forward to because I had heard so many good things about Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons over the years. I was also excited to be back in the forested […]

20 Jul 19
United Sigma Korea

Richard Sheen is a full member of the Four Sigma Korea. A passionate pursuer of wisdom, love, and poetry, Richard studied Metaphysics at Tsinghua University of Beijing, and later graduated with First Class Honours in Philosophy from the University of Auckland with first in course awards in half of all undertaken studies. With an endless […]

20 Jul 19
Environmental Concerns and Actions

View of Great Smoky Mountains  Overview  We first visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1967, shortly after moving to Columbia, South Carolina. Before that time, I had seen the Colorado Rocky Mountains on two different occasions and did not think I would be impressed with the Great Smoky Mountains (Smokies as they are […]

20 Jul 19
Saskatoon StarPhoenix

All of the resource management and ecological monitoring activity is done under the guidance of an Elder’s Council. Collaborative work, and a focus on putting Indigenous knowledge at the forefront, is the basis for conversation at the Park.

03 Mar 19
Dammed to Extinction

Since the announcement of the hydro dam in Batang Toru there has been tremendous action taken by environmental groups both domestically in Indonesia and internationally to try and stop the building of the dam. Protests A number of protests have been carried out by environmental groups in a number of countries including Indonesia, the UK, […]

03 Mar 19
Dammed to Extinction

Since the announcement of the hydro dam in Batang Toru there has been tremendous action taken by environmental groups both domestically in Indonesia and internationally to try and stop the building of the dam. Protests A number of protests have been carried out by environmental groups in a number of countries including Indonesia, the UK, […]