Tag Archives: environmental conservation

Five park rangers killed in DRC in tragic weekend for wildlife defenders

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A Mbuti pygmy hunting camp in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve outside the town of Epulu, Congo. Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP

An ambush by local rebel forces led to five deaths in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, while another ranger died in Virunga

July 17, 2017 — Four Congolese park rangers and one porter have been killed in an ambush in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Continue reading Five park rangers killed in DRC in tragic weekend for wildlife defenders

As the planet warms, how do we decide when a plant is native

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Sunlight filters through the leaves of an umbrella tree, North Carolina, US. Photograph: Raymond Gehman/NGS/Getty Images

The fate of a tree planted at poet Emily Dickinson’s home raises questions about whether gardeners can – or should – play a role in helping plant species migrate in the face of rising temperatures and swiftly changing botanical zones

April 21, 2016 — On rare occasions, the townsfolk of Amherst, Massachusetts, would catch a glimpse of a ghostly figure dressed in white, leaning over to tend her flowers by flickering lantern light. The mysterious recluse, who was better known to neighbors for her Continue reading As the planet warms, how do we decide when a plant is native