Biodiversity

Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Two research guides in northeast Madagascar founded their own nature reserves in their home villages, hoping to protect wildlife and their community in the face of climate change and deforestation.

From Andapa, the distant peaks of Marojejy National Park tower in the northeast, while a view to the southwest mounts Madagascar National Park’s Anjanaharibe-Sud Reserve on the horizon. Both parks are pockets of intact primary forest which house incredible biodiversity. (Vanessa Moss/Sewanee)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Surrounded by protected forest, residents of Ambodivohitra and land managers at the World Wildlife Foundation reveal how commodity crops and wood use affect on-the-ground conservation practices in the rainforests of northeast Madagascar.
George Mason University
James Mwenda climbs into the passenger seat of our Land Cruiser, a bushel of carrots swinging from his hand. “Jambo,” he says, flashing us a wide smile. “Ready to go?” When first welcoming our student group to Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s Endangered... Read More

Kevin Fouts unties a turtle trap to show a common snapping turtle to a group of high school students in July 2018. (Vanessa Moss/Sewanee)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
The coordinator for the Sewanee Headwaters Initiative, Kevin Fouts, shares insights about the connection between water management practices and their impacts.
Santa Fe College
Humans have acquired the power to significantly alter the changing world around us. How can we make changes for the better?
Buds on tamarisk trees

Tamarisk trees provide nesting habitat for the endangered southwestern willow flycatchers in Arizona. (Photo by Rachel Charlton/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Fighting nature with nature seems like a good idea – unless nature doesn’t care about geography. A 20-year-old federal decision to use a beetle to slow the spread of an invasive shrub is hurting an endangered songbird.
Puffins in Maine

Two Atlantic Puffins on Maine's Eastern Egg Rock. (Photos by Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
The beloved Atlantic Puffin is a symbol of conservation success. After the birds disappeared from islands along the coast of Maine, victims of feather hunters, biologist Stephen Kress restarted colonies using innovative techniques.
Orangutans

(Su Neko/Creative Commons)

Health In Harmony
"Our over-consumption of Earth’s resources has destroyed animal habitats, polluted the environment, and decimated wildlife populations. Humans created this crisis. We are also able to stop it."
Arizona State University
In 1987, condors were on the brink of extinction. Three decades later, the California condor is slowly rebounding.
View from shore of ocean and sky

The new California law will protect the plethora of life beneath the ocean's surface. (Emily Vidovich/George Washington University)

George Washington University
By no longer allowing California's swordfish fishery to use driftnets, the state has prioritized the creation of an environmentally sound industry and stood up against outdated, harmful practices.

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