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In the Heart of South America, a Dream Come True

 02/27/2017 - 05:05
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Twenty-five years ago, an American couple purchased thousands of hectares of land in Chile and Argentina and brought in expert help to restore the land to its pristine glory. The land is now being handed back to local governments, as reported in El País.

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:47am
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The Conservation Land Trust, together with American philanthropist Peter Buckley, purchased roughly 208,000 acres (84,200 hectares) along Chile’s coast south of Chaiten in 1994. Now Corcovado National Park, Chile’s sixth largest, covers approximately 726,000 acres and contains some eighty-two lakes, many ringed with ancient forests where pumas haunt the shadows. The bay, once the lair of pirates, is now proposed to become Chile’s first marine sanctuary, assuring a continuity of protection for wildlife from ocean bottom to mountain peaks. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

Global Warming Is Biggest Threat to Polar Bears

 01/10/2017 - 04:42
Polar Bear jumping in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway. Climate change is the biggest threat to the survival of the polar, according to Federal wildlife officials. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Federal wildlife officials on Monday called climate change the biggest threat to the survival of the polar bear and warned that without decisive action to combat global warming, the bears would almost certainly disappear from much of the Arctic, reports The New York Times.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:31am
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Polar Bear jumping in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway. Climate change is the biggest threat to the survival of the polar, according to Federal wildlife officials. Photo: Wikimedia Commons