August 23rd, 2011
Doug Stotz, ECCo Senior Ecologist, sits on the Mayor's Nature and Wildlife Committee which recently released a major revision of the City's Nature and Wildlife plan.
August 11th, 2011
A study of mammals in Mt. Pulag National Park, in the high mountains of northern Luzon Island, Philippines, has resulted in the rediscovery of the dwarf cloud rat, Carpomys melanurus, a species that hasn't been seen since its initial discovery in 1896.
August 11th, 2011
A study of the mammals of Luzon Island has identified seven previously unknown species of native forest mice. Many are from previously unsurveyed mountain ranges.
August 09th, 2011
Interns participating in ECCo's Ford Environmental Leadership Internship create a community-action project and make a positive difference in the environment and their own lives.
August 04th, 2011
Many indigenous artisans seek broad access to international markets for their handcrafts, but have difficulty achieving stable, long-term avenues for income generation. To address this challenge, the ECCo Andes/Amazon sustainability team has been working with artisans from Shipibo communities on the Pisqui River, in the buffer zone of the Cordillera Azul National Park in Northern Peru (http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/our-quality-life-programs-cordillera-azul%E2%80%99s-buffer-zone-begin-yield-results.) The 11 Shipibo communities along the Pisqui River, with a total population of around 3,000, are active partners in the Park’s protection, alongside their representative federation, FECONACURPI.
August 02nd, 2011
The Field Museum was recently named in the running for America's Best Restroom contest.
July 25th, 2011
Fifteen Field Museum scientists participate in rapid biological survey of Michigan City, Indiana’s natural areas.
July 21st, 2011
ECCo staff help host successful Chicago Southland Green Drinks.
July 14th, 2011
ECCo's Calumet Plant ID Class Series provides plant enthusiasts the opportunity to learn local trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses.
July 12th, 2011
Mummy Scanning at the Museum yields new information.