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Forest Digest — Week of April 3, 2017

April 7th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, read about a new study revealing that there are approximately 60,000 trees in the world, learn how the previously critically endangered dogwood tree has made a recent comeback, discover a new Polish law that allows landowners to cut down trees without a permit, and explore a Scottish charity’s plan to help aspen tree populations thrive. Read More

Ocelot Recovery through Forest Restoration

Within the last century, 95 percent of Texas thornscrub has been lost, fragmenting habitat of the endangered ocelot.

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9 Popular Children’s Movies with a Conservation Message

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Movies and the life messages they contain are formative for children and adolescents. From classics like Bambi and Born Free to modern tales like WALL-E, get the run-down of the go-to conservation movies for you and your family to watch this Earth Month!Read More

Why I’m Here: Fighting for Forests

April 5th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Read how childhood experiences in the forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains — and the monumental challenges these forests face — have shaped the early career of our newest policy intern, Robyn.Read More

Addressing Challenges to Forests in the Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands' spectacularly unique and diverse flora and fauna is under threat, with habitat loss and widespread distribution of nonnative plants and animals wreaking havoc on Hawaiian forests and wildlife, making Hawaiʻi the “extinction capital of the world.” Read More
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