Indonesians plant trees to nurse seagrass back to health in Wakatobi – Mongabay

Indonesians plant trees to nurse seagrass back to health in Wakatobi – Mongabay

Seagrass, the “ugly duckling” of the conservation world, is a vital lifeline for thousands of communities around the globe and an efficient absorber of “blue carbon.” It is also quickly disappearing. In Indonesia’s Wakatobi National Park, a community-focused tree-planting initiative is helping protect seagrass meadows and foster a new generation of environmentally aware children. “Secret […]

Unfair trade: US beef has a climate problem – Mongabay

Go to any US city and you’ll spot Americans gorging on Big Macs and Whoppers at McDonald’s and Burger King. Visit Japan, and you’ll see folks slurping down gyudonbeef bowls, an incredibly popular dish featuring rice, onion and fatty strips of beef simmered in sweet soy sauce. Culture, tradition and geography might divide us, but a […]

Island-hopping toxic toad threatens iconic Komodo dragon – Mongabay

Island-hopping toxic toad threatens iconic Komodo dragon – Mongabay

On the islands of Wallacea, one of the world’s hottest biodiversity hotspots, a quiet yet deadly invasion is underway. The poisonous Asian common toad’s (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) journey from island to island has left a trail of dead native species in its wake. If this island-hopping is left unchecked it could lay waste to one of […]

Saving the Serranía de San Lucas, a vital link in the ‘jaguar corridor’ – Mongabay

Saving the Serranía de San Lucas, a vital link in the ‘jaguar corridor’ – Mongabay

The “jaguar corridor” is a historic link that runs from Mexico all the way down the spine of Central America, crossing the inhospitable wilderness of the Darian Gap, through Colombia and into the Amazon basin – the last stronghold of the species. Colombia links Central America to the rest of South America; zooming into the […]