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Abbey, Edward: Connexipedia Article
Article
American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues and criticism of public land policies. (1927-1989).
Anthropocene Boosters and the Attack on Wilderness Conservation
Wuerthner, George
Article
2015
A number of academics, commentators, and groups argue that humans have so completely modified the Earth that concepts such as 'wilderness' or 'nature' have become meaningless, and that therefore there...
Bingo The big charity bonanza: New Internationalist October 2005 - #383
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look at issues surrounding big international non-governmental organizations.
Callenbach, Ernest: Connexipedia Article
Article
American writer, known as an author of green books, namely as author of the ecological utopias Ecotopia (1975) and Ecotopia Emerging (1981). (Born 1929).
Carson, Rachel: Connexipedia Article
Article
American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings, especially 'Silent Spring', are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. (1907-1964).
Conservation movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
A political and social movement that seeks to protect natural resources including plant and animal species as well as their habitat for the future.
Conservationist murders threaten Costa Rica's eco-friendly reputation
Fendt, Lindsay
Article
2015
The murder of Jairo Mora, who was trying to protect endangered turtle eggs, was the latest in a string of crimes against environmentalists in the country. Many worry activists will stay away if poache...
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
Park, Chris
Book
2008
Contains over 8500 entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation. Embraces a broad spectrum of environmental areas including sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, environme...
The Fallacy of Wildlife Conservation
Livingston, John A.
Book
1981
Fight for the Forest: Chico Mendes in His Own Words
Mendes, Chico; Gross, Tony
Book
Chico Mendes talks of his life's work in his last major interview. He recalls the rubber tappers' campaign against forest clearances and their struggle to develop sustainable alternatives for the Amaz...
Flying in the Face of Nature: A Year in the Minsmere Bird Reserve
Barnes, Simon
Book
1992
The author describes conservation efforts around the world, using the Minsmere bird reserve in Britain as a starting point.
Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society
Website
Dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of Garry oak stands and their natural habitats.
Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law Of Obscenity And The Assault On Genius
de Grazia, Edward
Book
1992
De Grazia, an attorney and defender of First Amendment rights, chronicles the conflict between artistic expression and censorship. Details the struggles of authors, booksellers and publishers.
Global Thoughts, Local Actions
McConkey, David
Book
1984
A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
Home!: A Bioregional Reader
Andruss, Van, Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith, Wright, Eleanor
Book
1990
A guide to the vision and strategy of bioregionalism.
Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink
Goodall, Jane; Maynard, Thane; Hudson, Gail
Book
2009
Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the truly critical need to protect the habitats of endangered species.
How to Save the World: Strategy for World Conservation
Allen, Robert
Book
1980
"How To Save The World" discusses, "Why the world needs saving now and how it can be done". Allen breaks his work down into seven chapters, devoting each to an important aspect of the global predicame...
Leopold, Aldo: Connexipedia Article
Article
American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist who was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness preservation. (1887-1948).
Nature and Animal Conservation
Shah, Anup
Article
2009
Conservation of ecosystems and the species within them would help to maintain the natural balances disrupted by recent human activity. Unfortunately, despite the effort put into conservation by organi...
Nature, science & power: Questions need to be asked...
Riordon, Michael
Website
2014
Here many questions will be asked, some answers attempted. This blog connects to a new book: Bold Scientists: dispatches from the battle for honest science, published in 2014 by Between the Lines.
Pat Califia - A Three Part Interview
Califia, Pat; Shosho
Article
2001
"If you believe that inequities can only be addressed through extreme social change, then you qualify as a sex radical, even if you prefer to get off in the missionary position and still believe there...
Protecting Canada's Endangered Spaces: An Owner's Manual
Hummel, Monte
Book
1995
Conservationist Hummel explains what needs to be done by whom and when to protect wilderness in Canada.
Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples
Morlin-Yron, Sophie
Article
2016
Commuting between land rights negotiations in the city and herding goats on the plains, Edward Loure is at once a traditional Maasai and a modern urbanite. That ability to straddle the two very differ...
Suzuki, David: Connexipedia Article
Article
Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. (Born 1936).
Why the zoo shot its tigers
Radford, Tim
Article
A discussion of the practice of - and motivation behind - culling and conservation in the one of the worlds foremost science and conservation zoological facilities, the London Zoo.

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To provide insightful environmental research and opinion from Canadian scholars, professionals and activists through publishing a quarterly environmental journal.
Bat Conservation International
Site devoted to bats. BCI's mission is to teach people the value of bats, to protect and conserve critical bat habitats, and to advance scientific knowledge through research. All this while using a wi...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
ForestEthics
ForestEthics strives to protect the remaining rainforests by exposing those corporations who clear-cut ancient trees, help corporations that want to act responsibly and use corporate power to permanen...
Nature Canada
To promote the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of nature and the conservation of the environment so that the integrity of natural systems is maintained.
Nature Conservancy of Canada
NCC is a non-profit, non-advocacy group that takes a business-like approach to land conservation and the preservation of biological diversity. Its plan of action involves collaboration with any group ...
NatureServe
A non-profit conservation organization that provides the scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs a...
Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of o...
Seeds of Diversity
Seeds of Diversity is a non-profit network of gardeners and farmers, promoting biodiversity of food crops through conservation, documentation, and use of open-pollinated plants. Through our magazine, ...
West Coast Environmental Law Association
To provide legal advice, representation, education and research which seeks to ensure enviromental protection and effective public involvement in environmental decision-making.

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Miranda Gibson hopes to bring international attention to the unprotected status of the ancient forests that are threatened by logging
Birch, Simon
2012
For more than three months, 30-year-old Gibson has been living high above the canopy floor that is the home to some of Australia's most threatened indigenous wildlife, including the Tasmanian devil an...
Watts, Jonathan
2012
A plan to preserve the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation has put Yasuni national park at the frontline of a global battle between living systems and fossil fuels. But enthusiasm is...

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Bat Conservation International
Website
Site devoted to bats.
Federation of Ontario Naturalists
Website
An independent, not-for-profit nature and conservation organization, founded in 1931 as a provincial voice for the conservation of forests, wetlands, waterways, grassland and wildlife.
Nature Canada
Website
A member-based, non-profit conservation organization. Focuses on conservation initiatives to protect birds, endangered species, and wildlands and oceans.
NatureServe
Website
A non-profit conservation organization that provides the scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs a...
The Preservation Institute
The Natural Environment : The Social Environment
Website
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of o...
Society Promoting Environmental Conservation
Organization profile published 1984
Organization
1984