Conservation

Identifying Where to Reforest After Wildfire

In the aftermath of megafires that devastated forests of the western United States, attention turns to whether forests will regenerate on their own or not. Forest managers can now look to a newly enhanced, predictive mapping tool to learn where forests are likely to regenerate on their own and where replanting efforts may be beneficial.  

California’s Climate Refugia: Mapping the Stable Places

Some landscapes can hold their own against climate change better than others. A study from the University of California, Davis, maps these places, called 'climate refugia,' where existing vegetation is most likely to buffer the impacts of climate change through the end of the century.

Mountain Gorilla Numbers on the Rise

A 2018 survey shows that mountain gorilla numbers have increased in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, and Sarambwe Reserve, DR Congo, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. From July 2018 to July 2019, in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park alone, Gorilla Doctors conducted 126 health checks and performed 23 veterinary interventions to treat ill or injured gorillas.