“It is time to...look to the very roots of motivation and understand why, in what circumstances and on which occasions, we cherish and protect life.” E.O. Wilson
Protection funding seems to be never enough and new efforts are always being made to find the right solution to use economic resources in the most efficient way possible: invest as little as possible to save as much as possible. But what does "as much as possible" mean? Does it mean larger areas? Does it mean particularly important species? Does it mean ecosystems that are crucial for the largest number of species? Scientists are wondering about which are the most valid criteria of choice to protect as much as possible of the nature of our planet, but at the bottom there is a sad thought: the conservation of nature should be a shared thought and an absolute, obvious political priority that should not force to close the lock more and more looking for ways to lose as little as possible ... ... See more
An international study published today in the journal Science argues that the current international target for the protected area estate, accepted by over 190 nations, is failing. They propose a new measurable target based on the best scientific evidence that they say will galvanize greater and more... ... See more
A very happy team! PAMS is exploring something new and exciting, and today marked the end of our first trial. We got some tweeking to do, but overall it was a big success. So we very happy. We still have more trials to do before we will share our exciting new 'thing' with the world.
Let's take a look at what's wonderful about our planet and that, if we're not careful, we might soon lose. Doesn't it deserve to be done to prevent such beauty from disappearing from the Earth?
In honor of Endangered Species Day, here's a look at some of the animals holding extinction at bay by the slimmest of threads.
On Friday, while in Iringa Rural District, President John Magufuli reiterated that the fifth phase government would intensify the war on illegal fishing and protect fish species and habitats.
Tanzania is blessed with beautiful unique features and plenty of natural resources. Poaching, encroachment anthropogenic activities led to disappearance of most wild species in many protected areas. PAMS Foundation under Ruvuma Elephant Project play major role to cut down poaching rate especially in Southern part of Selous Niassa corridor. Attached is photo of tortoise was observed crossing the Selous Niassa corridor. There is high need for protection of these beautiful features for the current and future generation ... See more
Interesting and funny similarities between man and wildlife... (greenhumor)
Unfortunately field work cant happen with out some time in the office. Ruvuma team in action strategizing a cool new project.
Why protect nature? The question seems easy but in reality it is difficult to answer and requires all of us to think deeply about the meaning that animals, all animals, have in our lives; to understand that they are actors, like us, that their presence requires us to adapt our behaviors. Each of us finds different motivations to accept this fundamental pact of coexistence. What if the reason is simply beauty? The incredible variety and perfection of shapes, colours and functions that we have always taken as inspiration for our lives and that is reflected in so much of our technology, our art, our fashion and our behaviour. A beauty without which our lives would be arid and poor in inspiration. ... See more
The geography of illegal wildlife trafficking is widespread and unfortunately leaves almost no place untouched. But some areas in particular seem harbor a particularly dense flow of traffic. In some cases, these are small territories but very active from the point of view of this dark trade...
Between 2013 and 2017, the small Chinese territory seized 43 metric tons of pangolin scales in shipments from abroad.
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