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What a Bat Monitor Can Teach Us About Inclusion

While we always support and advocate for the PhDs, the professors and the experts, we should never forget to empower and embrace the amateurs, the innovators and the tinkerers.

Big News About Biodiversity Makes Grim Predictions – Why Aren’t We Paying More Attention?

A recently published paper found that biodiversity received 8 times less media coverage than climate change in the mainstream media.

SDGs and Biodiversity – The Private Sector Impact

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

The Nature of Fire

By now you’ve almost certainly heard about the massive wildfire that has devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta, nicknamed “the beast” by local firefighters. This wildfire has so far destroyed about 10% of the city of Fort McMurray, as well as hundreds of thousands of acres of native boreal forest in the surrounding area. As of this […]

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.

Citizen Science Programs: Volunteer Your Time and Gain Valuable Skills

“Citizen science” is scientific research using data collected by a large number of non-professional observers. These programs provide the opportunity for the young and the old, experienced and inexperienced, to connect with nature, observe wildlife, and provide valuable information to scientists. The success of citizen science depends on participants from many communities helping with projects […]

Designing the Ideal Project at Ricoh Group’s West Caldwell Site

When Yoko Perez started working for the Environmental Team at Ricoh Americas Corporation’s West Caldwell Office in June 2013, she started working to align their Wildlife at Work program with the priorities of Ricoh Group’s biodiversity policy, as well as to better engage employees in the program. She and her team recognized that working with […]

This Year’s Christmas Tree, Next Year’s Habitat

With the winter holiday season upon us and Christmas only a few days away, many living rooms and office lobbies are now decorated (or soon will be) with live evergreen Christmas trees. But once the holidays are over, what should we do with all of those trees? I suggest using them to create habitat! A […]

Make Monitoring Easy!

Monitoring is an important part of every habitat enhancement project. When you monitor a project after you’ve put it into place, you can track its progress and see what worked and what didn’t, and then use that information when making future management decisions for the project. Making note of the wildlife you see using your […]

National Bat Week 2014

My colleagues and friends are all pretty familiar with my fondness for bats. With their fuzzy backs and twitchy little ears – not to mention their penchant for eating the mosquitos that eat me alive every summer- what’s not to love? I’ve even written about them several times already for the Wildlife Blog, such as […]
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