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International Boundaries, Peace Parks, and Elephants in Southern Africa

By Martin W. Lewis | September 19, 2011 | One Comment
Map of Elephant Distribution and International Boundaries in Southern Africa

Over the past century, a number of “international peace parks” have been established, designed both to demonstrate amity between neighboring countries and to facilitate the preservation of wildlife, habitat, and natural beauty. The first such “transboundary protected area,” as peace parks are more prosaically labeled, was inaugurated by Sweden and Norway in 1914, an inauspicious

The Misleading Ecological Footprint Model

By Martin W. Lewis | November 23, 2010 |

The Happy Earth Index, discussed yesterday, relies on the ecological footprint to measure environmental sustainability. The footprint, widely regarded as “the world’s premier measure of humanity’s demand on nature,” is defined as “the amount of biologically productive land and sea area needed to regenerate the resources a human population consumes and to absorb and render

The Census of Marine Life in Google Earth

By Martin W. Lewis | October 4, 2010 |

The Census of Marine Life, is the major international oceanographic research project involving researchers in over 80 countries, who tagged more than 120,000 types of species & millions of organisms over the past decade. The project is now revealing their findings for the 2010 calendar year. This has served to create the first world

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