Piping plover. Image credit: Billtacular
Biodiversity

Canadian conservationists call for more protection of the piping plover in its Caribbean wintering grounds

Cross-border conservation cooperation is essential for the preservation of migratory species like the piping plover, which spends summers in North America and winters in the Caribbean. Canada’s CBC News reports that Canadian conservationists want more protection of the plover in its winter habitats: It’s a mystery with enormous consequences for …

1.5 to stay alive. Image via 1point5.info
Climate Change

UN draft reports says 1.5 global warming goal is “very unlikely” but doable

1.5 to stay alive has been the climate change rallying cry of the Caribbean and other small island developing states even before it became an official target under the Paris Agreement. A draft UN report says that the goal of keeping global temperature increases below 1.5 ºCelsius is unlikely to be …

5th International Marine Conservation Congress
Event

Call for Abstracts – 5th International Marine Conservation Congress

The 2018 International Marine Conservation Congress will be held in Malaysia, June 24 to 29. Organizers are inviting abstracts for oral, speed and poster presentations: The overall theme of the Congress is Making Marine Science Matter. For marine conservation to be effective, marine conservation science must matter to stakeholders, policy …

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas). Image credit: Kris-Mikael Krister
Biodiversity

Rising temperatures are turning green turtle eggs female

Recently published research from Australia shows that rising temperatures are affecting the nesting populations of green turtles on the Great Barrier Reef, causing them to produce offspring that are 99% female: Rising temperatures are turning almost all green sea turtles in a Great Barrier Reef population female, new research has …

Tourism and Protected Areas Seminar
Biodiversity

Training opportunity: Seminar on Tourism and Protected Areas at Colorado State University

The Colorado State University’s Center for Protected Area Management (CPAM) and the Office of International Programs of the U.S. Forest Service are inviting applications for a href=”https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/cpam/seminar-tourism-protected-areas/”>2.5 week seminar on Tourism and Protected Areas: The Mobile Seminar on Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas is an intensive, 2.5-week seminar, offered …