Helping More Than Humans: Medtronic Devices Monitor Heart Disease in Great Apes

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium implants six great apes with heart monitors

Medical devices designed to help humans can sometimes help other creatures too.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio recently implanted six great apes with Medtronic Reveal LINQ™ insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs), to help identify and track heart problems in the animals.

Kohler and The Friends of the Sheboygan Marsh Open New KOHLER Center For Marsh Education

KOHLER Center for Marsh Education is a LEED facility hosting educational and environmental programming
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KOHLER, Wis., September 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Kohler Co. and The Friends of the Sheboygan Marsh today dedicate the new KOHLER Center for Marsh Education, a multi-purpose, environmental educational facility focusing on conservation principles.

The Enviva Forest Conservation Fund Announces Its 2022 Grant Recipients

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GREENVILLE, S.C. and BETHESDA, Md., September 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Enviva Forest Conservation Fund (the Fund) today announced the recipients of its 2022 grants. The projects funded this year will help conserve more than 3,000 acres and protect ecologically sensitive bottomland hardwood forests in the Virginia-North Carolina coastal plains.

EarthX: Episode 53 of Conservation Connection

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The episode 53 of Conservation Connection is up! In this episode, we sit down with Dan Russell who is the EVP of Content and Strategy at EarthX's new TV channel, EarthxTV!

The Revelator's John Platt on Endangered Species

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Historian and philosopher Yuval Harari writes, “When the first humans reached Australia about 45,000 years ago, they quickly drove to extinction 90% of its large animals. This was the first significant impact that Homo sapiens had on the planet’s ecosystem. It was not the last.” This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss extinction with longtime journalist and founder of the environmental news site, The Revelator, John Platt.

IP, NFWF and Partners Award $2.6 Million to Restore Forested Wetland Habitats in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley


Through their Forestlands Stewards partnership, International Paper and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) continue to work together to fund the restoration of habitat for the Louisiana black bear, forest birds and waterfowl in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

PT Freeport Indonesia Repatriated 167 Turtles to Native Habitat


PT Freeport Indonesia’s Environmental Department helped return to the wild 167 native pig-snouted turtles from the West Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA).

The pig-snouted turtles, or Carettochelys insculpta, are a protected species and were confiscated by the BKSDA as trafficked wildlife. The turtles were inspected for health conditions and were kept in quarantine by the PT Freeport Indonesia Environmental Department prior to release into their original habitat. Fauna endemic to Papua is continuously and consistently monitored and protected.

How Healthcare Technology Is Changing Wildlife Conservation

A Medtronic engineer is helping the planet — one bear at a time

Tim Laske crouched in the snow between a bear and her den, downloading her heart rate data onto a computer. That data was recorded by an insertable cardiac monitor one-third the size of a AAA battery.

El Abra Heritage Funds Supports Chilean Artists and Public Art Works


Minera El Abra’s Heritage Fund supports a variety of initiatives that promote and preserve the culture and traditions of the Indigenous communities of Ollagüe, María Elena, Tocopilla and Alto El Loa surrounding El Abra’s operations.

Musim Mas Is Taking a Good Hard Look at Its Conservation Efforts

By Sonia Sambhi

In its latest drive for biodiversity conservation, Musim Mas has partnered with South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership (SEARRP) to assess the impact of its conservation efforts over the past ten years, figure out its blind spots, and recalibrate where necessary.

Taking an honest look at the company’s conservation efforts is a “colossal task” but shows a commitment to improving both the company-wide and industry-wide conservation efforts as it involves analysing and making sense of the data across Musim Mas’ conservation areas, said director of SEARRP, Glen Reynolds (GR).


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