biodiversity

Peregrines: Not Your Average City Dweller

The peregrine falcon is amazing because not only has it recovered from the brink of extinction in North America, it is now thriving in many regions because it has adapted really well to urban settings.

Migratory Species are Blind to Borders, But We are Not

When it comes to protecting migratory species, thinking within the boundaries of your own backyard is not enough.

Taking Nature Out of the Corner and Into the Spotlight: Biodiversity and the Circular Economy

Industry can do many things to address its impact on nature and embrace the restorative imperatives contained within circular economy models.

Unusual Places with Unexpected Partners: Welcoming All-Comers to Restore, Improve and Protect Nature

Business plays a key role with respect to biodiversity and the conservation of nature.

Caribou Who?

With the winter holidays fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to write about caribou, which most people know by their other name—reindeer.

This Halloween, Embrace the Creepy-Crawlies!

Part 2: Spiders Spiders may resemble insects, but they are actually arachnids, with eight legs and two body segments. This is in contrast to insects, which have six legs and three body segments. Although they have venomous fangs, most spiders are too small to be a threat to humans. Many spiders eat insects and other […]

Retaining Simplicity in Recognizing Conservation

Humans love to complicate things. We all know that if we eat natural foods and exercise, we increase our chances of being healthy. Yet this has not stopped the growth of an entire industry of diet plans, cookbooks, and personal trainers to help us build complicated paths towards healthier lives. The conservation world has done […]

Ideas for Celebrating National Pollinator Week

From wildflower-covered landfill caps to agricultural field buffers, no-mow office parks and reclaimed quarries, WHC-certified programs provide habitat for pollinators. These habitats are outdoor classrooms where communities learn how to identify butterflies, plant gardens that provide nectar to hummingbirds, and create shelter and nesting substrate for native bees. National Pollinator Week is a time to […]

Designing & Building Barn Owl Nest Boxes

The IBM Almaden Research Center, located in San Jose, California, is pioneering the design of artificial nest boxes by partnering with a dedicated volunteer. Steve Simmons of Merced, California, developed a Barn Owl box plan that has been in extensive use throughout the Central Valley after years of experimenting with and documenting the siting, mounting, […]
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