Extinction Rebellion scientists: why we glued ourselves to a government department

One recent Wednesday, while most scientists around the world were carrying out their research, we stepped away from our day jobs to engage in a more direct form of communication. Along with more than 20 others from Scientists for Extinction Rebellion and assisted in our efforts by Doctors for Extinction Rebellion, we pasted scientific papers […]

Reptiles: why one in five species face extinction

A yacare caiman (_Caiman yacare_) in the Pantanal wetlands of Bolivia. Ondrej Prosicky/Shutterstock Reptiles are cold-blooded and scaly animals, the majority of which are predators. They include some of the most deadly and venomous creatures on Earth, including the spitting cobra and saltwater crocodile. Many of these fascinating creatures are feared by humans and inhabit […]

A fifth of world’s reptile species deemed threatened with extinction

Many reptiles are being pushed to the brink, the researchers said, by factors similarly imperiling the world’s other land vertebrates – amphibians, birds and mammals – namely, deforestation for agriculture, logging and development, urban encroachment and hunting by people. Climate change and invasive species also present ongoing threats, they added.

It’s spring cleaning time for the State Foresters Store!

It’s spring cleaning time for the State Foresters Store!

Will you help us make room on our virtual shelves? Cleaning: Sunset My Tree — Our line of forest products (tree labels, reusable bags, coolers, hand sanitizers, adhesive sheets, pens, and temporary tattoos) and clear our old Smokey Bear (Folet) poster inventory birds 20 ″ x 30 ″, Wood products 20 ″ x 30 ″ […]

Turning the tide on land degradation

Human activity has led to widespread land degradation and put our very survival as a species at risk. But by reversing course, we can tackle climate change and biodiversity loss — and make a better life for billions.

What role can Europe’s land and marine habitats play in carbon storage, sequestration?

What is the carbon storage and sequestration potential of Europe’s many land and marine habitats? A first scoping analysis, published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA), found that forests and wetlands can play an important role in storing carbon but doing so should take account of potential impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services.