Conservation News and Updates
OK: Reintroducing the ancient paddlefish
A wildlife refuge in southern Oklahoma is the new home for 47 young paddlefish (Polyodon spathula), an ancient species that requires open waterways to breed.
Longview News-Journal, 06 March 2014
FL: Invasive lizards on the loose
The Tampa Bay area is seeing increasing numbers of black-and-white tegu lizards. The lizards are native to South America but were likely kept as pets in the area and released when they grew to their adult size of up to four feet.
USA Today, 26 February 2014
World: History of destruction: bottom trawling
This in-depth look at bottom trawling - fishing the seabed with weighted nets - describes 150 years of diminishing returns thanks to wrecked seafloor ecosystems.
The Guardian, 08 February 2014
WY: Easement preserves historic ranch
A conservation easement with a local land trust ensures that nearly 8,800 acres of the Kamp Cattle Company's ranch - which provides habitat for many imperiled species - will never be developed. Wyoming Business Report, 21 January 2014
World: How fungi sequester carbon
Soil is by far the biggest terrestrial reservoir of carbon, and fungi are a big part of that sequestration. Soils dominated by a certain group of fungi hold up to 70% more carbon than soils with more common fungi.
TIME, 08 January 2014
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