Drone operators disturbing wildlife incur fines and jail time in Scotland

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The number of cases in Scotland involving drone interference with animals on nature reserves has increased lately causing police and wildlife experts to become “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of the protected animals. Among the most intruded upon species are seals and several varieties of birds. While nature reserve managers and wildlife specialists are encouraging outsiders to watch and enjoy the nature and animals in the sanctuary, mounting numbers of injuries caused to the creatures as… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Save local wildlife with a stylish FrogLog in your pool

The worst thing for pool owners in the sweltering summer months is going out for a swim to cool down and enjoy time with their friends and family only to find a critter has made it into their splash-zone. Call it a thing of the past by investing in a FrogLog! The stylish invention with an endearing name protects local animals and keeps pools sanitary. A win-win product, the floating lifeguard is easy to use and highly effective.

Related: This modular outdoor swimming pool from Finland could make… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The World Wildlife Fund created a fake store to call out Singapore’s ivory laws

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), also know as the World Wide Fund for Nature, revealed on Tuesday that it is behind the fake online ivory shop Ivory Lane in Singapore. The wildlife charity set up the store, which received widespread international disapproval, in an effort to shed light on Singapore’s local ivory laws. The legal framework set up by the government continues to facilitate the global trade of illicit ivories, something the WWF is attempting to alter.

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Krill fishers partner with Greenpeace to protect Antarctic wildlife

An unlikely alliance has formed between krill fishing companies and environmental protection groups over a common cause: protecting the Antarctic Ocean. Greenpeace is teaming with members of the Association for Responsible Krill Harvesting (ARK) to ensure wildlife sustainability of the southern ice cap.

The agreement was announced during the Greenpeace Antarctic 360° event in Cambridge. The individual fishing companies honoring the agreement are all ARK members, representing 85 percent… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

ACES treehouse in Colorado is perfect for wildlife observation

A new treehouse in Aspen, Colorado is bringing kids closer to the wonders of nature. Charles Cunniffe Architects (CCA) completed the ACES Treehouse, an outdoor classroom designed pro-bono for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). Located in the 25-acre Hallam Lake nature preserve and environmental learning center, the elevated platform was built of CNC-milled plywood that will develop a patina and blend into the surroundings over time.

Built to replace a former decaying… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Luxurious eco-resort overlooks Sri Lankans most famous wildlife park

Sri Lanka’s most celebrated wildlife park is famous for leopards, elephants, and sloth bears—and now Yala National Park is also known for a stunning, sustainably minded safari camp next door. Designed by Nomadic Resorts and Bo Reudler Studio, the Wild Coast Tented Lodge is an eco-resort with organic architecture set between golden beaches and the national park’s jungles. Located on the country’s southern tip, the “five-star” lodge welcomed its first guests in November 2017 and promises… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

US will temporary halt use of cyanide bombs to kill Colorado wildlife

The United States government has used M-44s, or cyanide bombs, to kill animals. But those against the use of cyanide capsules just won a small victory: the United States Agriculture Department’s Wildlife Services will suspend their use in Colorado during an environmental analysis. Wildlife Services had planned to use the cyanide bombs to kill bears and cougars in what the Center for Biological Diversity described as a controversial, “scientifically unsupported attempt to boost mule deer populati… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

“Crown jewel” wildlife refuge is about to be decimated as Trump starts border wall

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A 2,000 acre wildlife area known as the “crown jewel” of the national refuge system is about to be gutted as Trump begins construction on his border wall. US Customs and Border patrol has quietly been preparing to start the 18-foot tall border wall in the Santa Ana National Refuge in southern Texas, according to an anonymous official. The refuge is home to 400 bird species and the endangered ocelot, but if the wall is constructed as planned, it will… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The sixth mass extinction is killing off wildlife 100 times faster than normal

For years, scientists have been saying that Earth is entering it sixth mass extinction — an era in which three-quarters of all species are expected to die off within only a few centuries. However terrifying this notion may be, nothing compares to a recent finding, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which offers a full picture of the present “biological annihilation.” According to the study, which was conducted by Gerardo Ceballos, an ecology professor at the Universidad… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Wildlife officials ignore return of mountain lions to the Blue Ridge Mountains

There are mountain lions in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but wildlife officials still call them extinct and haven’t done much to support their populations. Numerous sightings, videos, and DNA tests on captured animals point to the existence of a small population of the cats in Tennessee, where the big cats have previously been declared extinct. Despite the evidence of their existence, mountain lion habitat is not officially protected, leading environmentalists to accuse wildlife officials of negligence… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building