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Butterflies & Bees - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - October, 2016

Butterflies & Bees - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - October, 2016 | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
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Lions of Serengeti

Spend some time with the lions and lionesses of Serengeti! along with tourists Arjun, Sangram and Sushant. " Noise of engines starting etc does not bothe
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The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom | Edudemic | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
YouTube is a vast resource for educational content. A completely free resource this huge and varied has nearly endless potential for the classroom.
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Should India be sharing its tigers with Cambodia?

Should India be sharing its tigers with Cambodia? | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
A WWF report titled ‘Bringing Back Cambodia’s Roar: Reintroducing Tigers To The Eastern Plains’ has stressed the need to reintroduce seven or eight tigers into the forests
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.....what most agencies in the government are silent on are the pressures of a developing economy on tiger habitats within the country. Most tiger corridors that are vital for the big cat to move out and colonize other areas are under immense threat, such as Kanha-Pench in Madhya Pradesh or the road that has destroyed the link from Kaziranga to Karbi Anglong in Assam. All of these corridors are under siege from projects to build highways, canals and thermal power plants. If India’s tiger reserves were kept well-connected through a network of corridors, then lakhs of rupees would not have to be spent on reintroduction programmes. Tigers would naturally recolonize other areas meant for them. But that’s the elephant in the room that everyone wants to ignore......
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The Amazing Mangroves of India - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - February, 2016

The Amazing Mangroves of India - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - February, 2016 | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
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 Mangroves have been around for centuries, but perhaps, never before have their value and worth been more appreciated than in the present century, against the backdrop of increasing concerns over climate change. 
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Can Money Bring Back Forests - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - January, 2016

Can Money Bring Back Forests - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - January, 2016 | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
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The logic that pervades through the piece will get anyone reconsidering their stance on Forest denudation since Afforestation efforts seem to be coming a cropper

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Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? | George Monbiot

Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? | George Monbiot | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it

A great tract of Earth is on fire and threatened species are being driven out of their habitats. This is a crime against humanity and nature

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"Why is this happening? Indonesia’s forests have been fragmented for decades by timber and farming companies. Canals have been cut through the peat to drain and dry it. Plantation companies move in to destroy what remains of the forest to plant monocultures of pulpwood, timber and palm oil. The easiest way to clear the land is to torch it. Every year, this causes disasters. But in an extreme El Niño year like this one, we have a perfect formula for environmental catastrophe."

 
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Wildbytes TV - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - November, 2011

Wildbytes TV - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - November, 2011 | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
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short clips on wildlife, environment

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Apeejay, WWF to curb human-animal conflict - Times of India

Apeejay, WWF to curb human-animal conflict - Times of India | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
Apeejay Tea and WWF-India have joined hands to manage human-elephant conflict in Assam's
tea gardens.
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Good initiative 

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5 Minutes with Betty Reid Soskin, America's Oldest Park Ranger

5 Minutes with Betty Reid Soskin, America's Oldest Park Ranger | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
The country's oldest active national park ranger shares her outlook on life, the planet, and staying young in body and mind.
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“All of that American history, slavery through reconstruction, Plessy v. Ferguson, the Scottsboro Boys, and the First World War and through Black Lives Matter...all occurred within the lifetime of three women who were adults at the same time,” says Soskin. She remembers how the country faced down the threat of fascism, and she believes those lessons can serve us today.

“I realized that we can use those years as a template to ensure our grandchildren will have a livable planet. I think we’re on the right track. I really do. I just wish I were going to be around longer,” she says, again, with another laugh.

When asked what she’s learned thus far, she doesn’t hesitate.

“Never be satisfied with answers. There are always questions beyond the answers, and that’s where life is the richest.”

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Save the bees: How to attract pollinators to your yard - The latest buzz - Wildlife - How to - Canadian Gardening

Save the bees: How to attract pollinators to your yard - The latest buzz - Wildlife - How to - Canadian Gardening | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
Help end the decline of honeybees, bumblebees and other pollinators
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California is drilling for water that fell to Earth 20,000 years ago

California is drilling for water that fell to Earth 20,000 years ago | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
We're using so much groundwater that it's contributing to sea level rise.

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Wildscapes Product Store - Mobile Apps

Wildscapes Product Store - Mobile Apps | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
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Simple but useful applications to awaken the bird watcher in you.

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Download these free mobile apps if you are a bird watcher.

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An appeal through visuals to recycle our solid waste responsibly - Indian Wildlife Club

An appeal through visuals to recycle our solid waste responsibly - Indian Wildlife Club | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
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IndianWildlifeClub.com - Android Apps on Google Play

IndianWildlifeClub.com - Android Apps on Google Play | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
With over a million apps and games, Google Play has something for everyone. Browse and install your favorite Android apps and games on your Android phone, tablet, TV or from the Web.
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How Caring for Living Things Helps Kids Build Empathy

How Caring for Living Things Helps Kids Build Empathy | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
Before leaving for preschool this morning, my four-year-old checked on her jar of ladybug larvae, watered her little flower garden and shared a bagel with her little brother.  She may not know the term, but she was practicing empathy.


Empathy is a skill – one that we can cultivate and strengthen with practice. It requires us to imagine how someone else is feeling and then respond in a caring manner. Picture book author Anna Dewdney offers this wonderful definition: “Empathy is an understanding that other people have feelings, and that those feelings count.”

When kids care for living things – from babies to animals to plants – they exercise their empathy muscles. They learn through experience that

1) everything has needs; 2) these needs are not always identical; and 3) they can help meet those needs.


By Deborah Farmer Kris


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The Rescue of an Indian Eagle owl (Bubo bengalensis) - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - February, 2016

The Rescue of an Indian Eagle owl (Bubo bengalensis) - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - February, 2016 | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
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Ajay Gadikar is an avid bird watcher and writes with passion about the rescue of a baby owl.  

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This Is Your Brain on Nature

This Is Your Brain on Nature | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it

When we get closer to nature, be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree, we do our overstressed brains a favor.

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Best way of relaxing is with nature

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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health.

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Trees and Pollution - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - October, 2015

Trees and Pollution - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - October, 2015 | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
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If you aren’t sold on the environmental advantages, city trees are also good for your health. Tree cover mitigates ultraviolet radiation, which can cause harmful skin damage with direct sunlight. City flora has also been associated with lower asthma rates in young children and fewer instances of cardio-metabolic conditions.

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Volunteering at Bhimashankar Sanctuary for age 18 plus - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - August, 2015

Volunteering at Bhimashankar Sanctuary for age 18 plus - Indian Wildlife Club Ezine - August, 2015 | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
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Volunteering is about to begin in September.   Apply now and join other nature lovers who are already enrolled.

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Seoul-Where Modernity Bows to Tradition - YouTube

A visit to Seoul, the capital of South Korea in the year 2000. Random shots weaved together to a theme which was obvious through out our visit and interactio...
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My travelogue on Seoul, South Korea

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IUCN - All species great and small must be preserved

IUCN - All species great and small must be preserved | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
The paper, “The Importance and Benefits of Species”, released today in the journal Current Biology, advocates a conservation philosophy that all species are important, no matter their direct use by humans, apparent value, intelligence or...
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Environment Ministry plans regeneration drive for forest land - Daily Mail

Environment Ministry plans regeneration drive for forest land - Daily Mail | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
The Prakash Javadekar-led Environment Ministry, which had been clearing forests in the name of development, is now thinking of reviving woodland which is lying in a degraded condition.
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Reviving degraded lands must be done with scientific inputs and will need to be long term projects of at least 10 years.  The Aravali and Yamuna biodiversity parks in Delhi are some good examples.

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If modern farming can't sustain bees, how much longer can it sustain us?

If modern farming can't sustain bees, how much longer can it sustain us? | Wilderness Conservation | Scoop.it
Our bees and wider farmland ecosystems have been seriously harmed by neonicotinoids, writes Dave Goulson.

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My local bees are declining in number all the time.  A world without bees is unthinkable.  An important article from the Ecologist

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neonicotinoid