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Disasters And Biodiversity: Integrating The Environment Into Recovery And Reconstruction For A Resilient Tomorrow By Anita Van Breda – The Huffington Post – September 6, 2016 The devastating floods in Louisiana and the wildfires in California are a sober reminder … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Ecological restoration is certainly a hot topic these days. The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) has been working on finding solutions for wetland restoration challenges through two different U.S. EPA Wetland Program … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Last week I had the privilege of vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was a bucket list trip for me – one I’ve wanted to make my whole life. As a child, … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie Worldwide about 50% of the wetlands have been lost – usually converted to uplands and most of the time those conversions have been to agriculture.  For example in the United States it is estimated that over 80% … Continue reading

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Turtle Hotspots Identified Around the World Contain Diverse Species and Richness Environmental News Network – July 15, 2015 Global biodiversity is becoming more threatened as the human population continues to grow and use the world’s resources. Turtles have the misfortune … Continue reading

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The Wicked Problem of Urban Biodiversity, pt 1 By Steven Snell – Planetizen – January 6, 2014 Biodiversity can be defined as the variety of habitats in a given area. It encompasses all living organisms, from birds, animals, insects and … Continue reading

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Study: Loss of wetland biodiversity increases disease risk in frogs By Natalie Van Hoose – PHYS.org – December 3, 2013 Amphibians in species-poor wetlands have a higher risk of becoming infected with a virulent parasite than those in wetlands with … Continue reading

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It’s vacation time and the Association of State Wetland Managers’ main office is located in Vacationland otherwise known as the great State of Maine.  This is the time of year that Maine residents are suddenly contacted by long-lost relatives in … Continue reading

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“Without your community and your family you would not be happy Without nature you would not be alive” Pavan Sukhdev, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Study Leader Last week a report was published through the United Nations Environment Program … Continue reading

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