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Sea turtle conservation as a blueprint for freshwater turtles in the eastern U.S.

Denise Nicole Blough

Published: 2022-06-23
Subjects: Education, Law, Life Sciences, Other Life Sciences

With turtles and tortoises being one of the most threatened taxa on the planet, dire conservation action is needed. As a global hotspot for turtles — with over 85 species and subspecies — the U.S. can play a major role in curbing turtle extinction. It has already done so for its six species of sea turtles, which experienced dramatic declines over the 19th and 20th centuries due to human [...]

Academic-rural conservation partnerships could advance bipartisan U.S. climate policy

David J Kurz, Arthur D. Middleton, Melissa Chapman, et al.

Published: 2020-10-02
Subjects: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Law, Law, Life Sciences, Other Life Sciences

Entrenched political partisanship in the United States has placed long-standing constraints on conservation policy and climate change legislation. These barriers persist, demanding fresh insights into the ways that conservation has become a victim of political polarization, and pathways for encouraging bipartisan support for climate change and other U.S. conservation policies. We suggest three [...]

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