Sightings of black colored canids in Central and South America are quite rare. Scientists from NatureServe member Instituto Biótropicos recorded the first ever sighting of a black-colored Maned Wolf in Brazil.
We sat down with Kathy Abusow, President and CEO at Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), to learn about her passion for the forestry industry, what everyday people can do to make our forests more sustainable, the importance of diversity in the sector, and much more.
The Louisiana Natural Heritage Program is a member of the NatureServe Network and is responsible for the conservation of Louisiana’s rare, threatened, and endangered species, non-game birds, and habitats.
People have found tranquility, recreation, and have built their lives around the Hood River for hundreds of years. From the glaciers atop Mount Hood to its junction with the Columbia River which makes up much of the border between Oregon and Washington state, the cold rushing water makes for incredible views and rich habitat.
James Godwin defines ‘challenge’ a little differently than the average person. “I have to be aware of hornet’s nests, venomous snakes – to me that’s not a challenge, that’s just a part of being out there.” For 24 years, he has conducted fieldwork on Alabama’s rare species and has contributed data to NatureServe. Now, Godwin leads a pack of scientists from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources deep into the rural areas of the northern part of state. They are hunting for the hellbender - finding one could have serious implications on the future of these waterways.