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Research for the Empowerment of Indigenous Peoples

 By Camille Cater Spatial information on the extent of global Indigenous lands has never been charted, until now. A new article recently published in Nature Sustainability released a map of the total land owned or managed by Indigenous Peoples around the world using...

Protected Areas Protect Our Best Interests

By Camille Cater The International Union for Conservation of Nature has developed an exciting new set of tools to assess the ecosystem services within important areas for biodiversity and conservation. What are ecosystem services? Ecosystem services are the broad...

Indigenous Partners are Key to Thriving Rainforests

By Camille Cater In a study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution in August, scientists reconstructed the past 1,000 years of human impact on the Ecuadorian cloud forest. They then compared it to the state of the forest before human arrival in the region as well...

The Spectacled Bear. Uncloaked!

By Logan Concienne The spectacled bear — not only is this bear’s name hard to pronounce, it is also hard to find. Recently, not many people have been graced with the spectacled bears' presence. A select few individuals have caught a glimpse of this elusive bear. One...

Research. Ecology. Conservation!

If you want to gain knowledge about someone that is severely passionate about conserving biodiversity and habitats as a whole, Sean McHugh is your scientist! Sean specializes in wildlife research and applied ecology through the use of remote camera traps in various...

Predator-Prey: Relationships in Rainforest Ecosystems

Jaguar male (Panthera onca) in Sani Isla. By Sean McHugh. http://seanmchughinfo.com/ By Thomas Samuelson Rainforests are incredibly complex and dynamic environments. With the largest number of plant and animal species of any terrestrial biome on Earth, there are...

Plastic Straw Ban: A Step in the Right Direction

By Camille Cater On July 9, Starbucks announced that new strawless lids will replace the need for plastic straws in their stores around the world by 2020, eliminating 1 billion plastic straws per year from waste facilities and oceans. Starbucks is the largest food...