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CCI posts for Defenders’ blog, Wild Without End

Blog posts

CCI posts for Defenders’ blog, Wild Without End

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In addition to our scientific, technical, and policy publications, CCI regularly writes posts for Defenders’ blog, Wild Without End. We collect those posts here.

How Satellite Monitoring and Crowdsourcing Can Stop Habitat Loss

Defenders of Wildlife's Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI) is creating cutting-edge technology to help officials and the public track habitat loss.

The ESA: Putting the Details Together

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the strongest law in the world for protecting imperiled wildlife - from sea turtles to beach mice to jaguars - but how exactly does it work? The law has a lot of moving parts, and its effectiveness hinges on all …

Federal Agency Cooperation in Protecting Species

Every year, thousands of baby loggerhead sea turtles hatch along 1,300 miles of the beaches in the southeastern U.S. In a good year, these beaches can be the home of up to 90,000 nests. Then, 80 days later, under the cover of night, thousands of …

Recovery Planning Details

Every year from February to September, over 1,300 miles of the beaches in the southeastern U.S. are home to an astounding sight - the world’s largest hard shell turtle, the loggerhead sea turtle, coming ashore in huge numbers to nest in the …

Recovery Units: A Tool in the Conservation Toolbox

The loggerhead sea turtle is one of five species of sea turtles that make their home among the sandy coastal habitat along the shores from Texas to Virginia. As the world’s largest hard shell turtle, the loggerhead can get up to an astounding …

Ecological Considerations in Promoting Human-Wildlife Coexistence

To many people around the world, conflict with carnivores is a major part of life. Carnivores may prey on livestock, hurting human livelihoods. People may also use lethal control against carnivores through poisoning and other means. This conservation …

The Invisible Landscape: How Rancher Perceptions Can Save Wildlife

Many ranchers and livestock managers around the world often opt for lethal control of wildlife. As a result, conflict with humans is a significant reason why 61% of large predators throughout the world are threatened with extinction. To avoid the use …

Get Out and Get Counting in This Year's 'City Nature Challenge'

This time last year, my family and I were in South Florida looking at birds and bugs and plants, and not just for fun (though it was): We were participating in the City Nature Challenge, an annual to-do for us. For our first two challenges in 2017 …

Using GDAL with Python, pip and Windows 10

GDAL is a library built to process geospatial data. It is incredibly useful, but can often be tricky to get working on whatever system you're using. This guide is for developers who want to set up GDAL in a python virtual environment using pip.

The Birds are Calling, and I Must Listen

Spring has finally arrived! As I see the daffodils blooming outside my window, I am reminded of these words from the Romantic poet, William Wordsworth's poem, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. Wordsworth, along with other Romantics, sought to restore the …