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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.

Innovation Ready for Launch: Conservationist.io

Imagine you’re soaring along, high above the Earth, your nearly 10-foot wingspan essential for staying aloft for hours at a time as you look for food. As a California condor, you know where you live - in the state that bears your name, around …

City Nature Challenge Meets Emergence of Brood X Cicadas

This weekend, two nature phenomena are colliding. The first is that April 30 marked the start of the City Nature Challenge (CNC), an international community science competition motivating people around the world to get outside and participate in …

Naanibah Begay: Defining Moments in My Road to Conservation

The pungent smell of petrichor fills the crisp morning air, telling of a late-night rain or early morning drizzle. The low volume of KTNN, a radio station broadcasting across the Navajo Nation, hums a familiar song that regularly gets airtime. This …

180 in 100 Days: Bringing Biodiversity to the Forefront

Biodiversity loss and climate change together present the greatest threat to our planet’s health in the history of humankind, threatening to unravel the rich and intricate tapestry of life on Earth. We are on the verge of a sixth mass …

Wildlife: A Crucial Piece of the Puzzle in the Fight Against Climate Change

Turn on the news and you will see the effects of climate change playing out in real time in the United States and across the globe. We see rampant wildfires, coastal flooding, increased severity and frequency of hurricanes, and record high …

How New Rules Shrink Habitat for Protected Wildlife

When the 2020 presidential election results were announced, many environmentalists couldn't help feeling optimistic. Threatened and endangered species had not fared well under the Trump administration, and the incoming Biden administration has …

Making the Most of Data for Conservation

You've probably heard it a million times, but I'll say it again anyway: We're in the information age, where data and technology are king. They are the keys to most of the countless innovations we've seen in society over the past couple of decades. As …

A Breakthrough in Using Satellites for Conservation

Satellite imagery is transforming conservation by allowing scientists and practitioners to inventory the Earth’s surface, measure changes and understand ecosystem dynamics in a level of detail never before possible. Yet this data revolution has …

Exploring ESA Success in Alaska and Beyond

Since its passage in 1973, the ESA has helped prevent over 95% of listed species from going extinct, with around 60 species delisted - including the bald eagle, some humpback populations and the sea lion - because of recovery. These conservation …

Finding Solutions to Protect Biodiversity

Biodiversity is critical to the health and viability of natural systems. It also brings color and depth to the world. You can see it in the rainbow of marine fish weaving through coral reefs and hear it in the symphony of chirps and croaks deep in a …