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Biodiversity thrives in Ethiopia’s church forests - Nature, Jan 2019
"Ecologists are working with the nation’s Tewahedo churches to preserve these pockets of lush, wild habitat. "

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NatureJournal  Ethiopia  forestry  ecology  conservation  photography  religion  churches 
january 2019 by pierredv
City vs country: The concrete jungle is greener - environment - 08 November 2010 - New Scientist
from "2003 UN report": "the only realistic poverty reduction strategy is to get as many people as possible to move to the city".
urbanism  conservation  NewScientist  quote 
november 2010 by pierredv
The Malpai Borderlands Project: A Stewardship Approach to Rangeland ...
First found via story in Smithsonian magazine, Jun 1997 "Finding common ground in the range war" - quote "the importance of keeping rural people on the land in order to preserve it"
See also http://www.malpaiborderlandsgroup.org/, http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/malpai/
One of the premises that led to the group's formation was that "the exclusion of wildfire from the borderlands was contributing to a decline in herbaceous plant cover with resulting loss of watershed stability, wildlife habitat, and livestock forage"
See also "the concept of a "grassbank". If a member rancher suffers a bad season (perhaps due to prolonged drought), he can move his cattle onto Gray Ranch until his own ranchland is able to recover. The rancher turns an amount of land of equal value over to the Malpai Borderlands Group, which puts the land into easement, prohibiting future subdivision. The Group then uses money from its contributing members and donors to pay back the "bank"."
ecology  conservation 
february 2010 by pierredv
Why US parks put land purchases on hold | csmonitor.com
Park Service land-acquisition budgets were cut from $147 million in 1999 to just $44 million this year. . . . under Bush , budget requests for land acquisition funds fell from $172 million in 2000 to $21.8 million for this next fiscal year
conservation  CSMonitor  politics  ** 
august 2008 by pierredv

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