Posted: 03 May 2015 06:58 AM PDT
Western conservation groups are seeking stricter law enforcement to tackle a trade in endangered wildlife, but a researcher warns that this is not a 'silver bullet' solution. He highlights the case of the Bali starling, where bringing in tougher laws back-fired -- only serving to make the bird more popular among the elite. He highlights how sometimes local people who know the realities on the ground get better results.
Posted: 03 May 2015 06:52 AM PDT
The resilience of U.S. coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and other threats can be strengthened when they are protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs, and beaches, or with hybrid approaches, such as a "living shoreline" -- a combination of natural habitat and built infrastructure, according to a new study.
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