Tag Archives: Environment

White rhino conservation in South Africa

Zoliswa “Zoe” Nhleko gave up a great job at home, enrolling in UF’s IFAS Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department http://www.wec.ufl.edu/about/overview.php to study what triggers White Rhinos infrequent but long migrations at Kruger National Park: https://spark.adobe.com/page/3eRsZis2x0YKx/ “They stay in an area for a long time, then seem to just pack up and move great distances before […]

One health in Africa

The Editorial team of the African Conservation Telegraph (ACT), newsletter of the African section of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is delighted to announce readers from all over the world can submit entries for the next issue of ACT. The theme for next month’s issue is “One Health in Africa”, a reflection concerning terrestrial […]

Nature Conservancy job: Spatial scientist for Africa program

The Nature Conservancy is seeking a spatial scientist to support the Africa program’s work on development siting and mitigation. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MS degree in Geographic Information Science, Ecology, Geography or related field and 4 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in designing, maintaining and analysis of spatial databases to meet […]

World interactive forest map

Enjoy exploring using this Google Earth based interactive map of world forest losses (and gains) from the Global Forest Watch. The website (currently in beta mode) includes tutorials, details on how the data are collected, and a gallery of stories (and photos) to illustrate many situations across the globe. There is also a country based arrangement, though […]

Six tons of elephant ivory crushed by China

In the news today, quoting from Dinny McMahon‘s article in the Wall Street Journal: Chinese government officials destroyed more than six tons of ivory that had been illegally smuggled into the country, signaling that Beijing is willing to play a greater role in protecting dwindling elephant populations. But the effort faces an uphill battle in […]