No. 280, April 6, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
The Species Spotlight feature returns with a profile of one of our favorite bird species: Hawai‘i’s ‘akikiki. Only about 40 of these tiny honeycreepers remain in the wild, but a conservation-breeding program just discovered something that could help make a difference.
Sometimes the extinction crisis and climate change can feel overwhelming. But as minister Benjamin Perry writes, sharing your grief can help motivate others to act.
Protecting mature forests slows climate change. So why is the Biden administration still allowing them to be logged?
From the archives:
As critically endangered California condors enter their annual hatching season, we look back at the conservationists who help give every precious chick a fighting chance.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Bid to Pause ConocoPhillips' Alaska Willow Project Fails (Reuters)
2. Court Throws Out Crucial Water Permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline (Grist)
3. ‘Why Mine So Close?’: The Fight to Protect the Pristine Okefenokee Swamp (The Guardian)
4. Energy Dept. to Ban Sale of Some Light Bulbs: Here’s Why (The Hill)
5. U.S. Rolls Out Funding for Wildlife Crossings Along Busy Roads (AP)
Share your stories:
Do you live in or near a threatened habitat or community, or have you worked to study or protect endangered wildlife? You’re invited to share your stories in our ongoing features Protect This Place and Species Spotlight.
What should we cover next?
Our stories rely on insight from experts, frontline activists and readers around the world — especially these days, when so much seems to be happening so fast. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.
How do we stop birds from disappearing? Join us next week for some important insight.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.