Biodiversity

Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

"Texas Group To Auction Hunting Permit For Endangered Black Rhino"

"The Dallas Safari Club, a Texas-based trophy hunting group, has announced plans to auction off a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino, a critically endangered species. Organizers believe the rare permit could fetch up to half a million dollars, which will be donated to fund future black rhino conservation efforts."

Source: Huffington Post, 10/29/2013

SEJ Guide to Diversity in Environmental Reporting

The Society of Environmental Journalists has published a new resource for journalists who want to address diversity concerns and practice more inclusive journalism. Authors Jennifer Oladipo and Talli Nauman created the guide, inspired by discussions by members of SEJ’s Diversity Task Force. Their focus is mainly journalistic practice in North America. Journalists who have not consciously addressed diversity in their work should find multiple entry points here. Download the SEJ Guide to Diversity in Environmental Reporting as a PDF (3.69 MB) or view, share and download here. A "print on demand" option is available at cost from MagCloud. Funds for this project were provided by a grant from the Gannett Foundation.

From Lynas to Pollan, Agreement that Golden Rice Trials Should Proceed

"Mark Lynas has done the world a service in providing on-the-ground reporting from the Philippines, digging in on some vital questions related to the destruction of field trials of non-commercial, genetically modified, vitamin-fortified Golden Rice there in early August. ... The same is true for Amy Harmon, who wrote an incisive analysis of the research vandalism that ran in The Times on Sunday. The two pieces powerfully strip away distortions and myths surrounding the latest instance of anti-biotechnology violence and the grain that was the focus of the assault."

Source: Dot Earth, 08/29/2013

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