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Old 03-04-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default ‘Rewilding’ the World: A Bright Spot for Biodiversity

‘Rewilding’ the World: A Bright Spot for Biodiversity
11 Feb 2010: Opinion
Environment 360
By Caroline Fraser

‘Rewilding’ the World: A Bright Spot for Biodiversity by Caroline Fraser: Yale Environment 360
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As burgeoning human populations place greater pressure on wild areas, a strategy is emerging for preserving threatened lands and wildlife. Known as ‘rewilding,’ it involves expanding core wilderness areas, connecting them via corridors that allow humans and animals to co-exist, and protecting and reintroducing top predators....
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:49 AM   #2
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To Staff, excellent article, Thank You.
I will be reading the book as soon as it can be acquired.

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They have also reached out to the reserve’s neighbors: Mexican ranchers, like American ones, have always shot big predators on sight, but biologists with Defenders of Wildlife designed a clever contest, equipping ranches with remote camera traps. For every picture of a live jaguar, mountain lion, or other cat, participating ranchers who promised to leave the animals unmolested were paid a handsome sum — $500 for a jaguar, $100 for a mountain lion. Asked what he would do with the money, one rancher said, “Buy more cats!”
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In the United States, the restoration of wetlands is generating jobs, from Chesapeake Bay in the east to Puget Sound in the west. The Puget Sound Partnership, a network of environmental groups and state agencies — tasked with cleaning up decades of pollutants — represents one of the most massive ecological restoration projects in the nation’s history: The partnership recently identified a half-a-billion dollars worth of “shovel-ready” stimulus projects, from removing tons of fishing nets and other debris to restoring tidal salt marsh habitat, itself a powerfully-effective means of sequestering carbon.
A bit of good news is appreciated. So often the problems can seem insurmountable and I start to feel myself withdrawing .
In Africa, Mexico, The USA, and other places around the world people are working on solutions that include human population. It gives one hope...Gloria

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Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:37 PM   #3
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Return of the Wild | WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Listen in on interview with author of Rewilding’ the World: A Bright Spot for Biodiversity
By Caroline Fraser
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I added a thread in the library, if anyone would like to discuss the Rewilding book there:
http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...on-fraser.html
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