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Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too
...t about molecules. Yet if the problems confronting conservation
of the worlds biodiversity are to be tackled and f...and people must mix. So say Dr. Lee Fitzgerald, a conservation
biologist who has traveled through Latin America for 20 years studying reptiles, and Dr. Amanda Str...
New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk
...rging carbon market intended to promote rainforest conservation
to combat climate change. A study published Tues...munities of tropical forest regions to ensure that conservation
and development programs proceed in accordance with their rights and traditional ways of life as ste...
Pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, study finds
...omprehensive and fair population policies and more conservation
of environmental resources that support human life. "Relying on increasing diseases and malnutrition to limit human numbers in the world diminishes the quality of life for all humans and is a high-risk policy," the researchers conclude....
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
...ant implications related to the sustainability and conservation
of these globally-important areas. Michigan Stat...ened now, we need to understand how to best set up conservation
areas, said Cognato said. And its not just about the flashy species; its about the whole thing. H...
Rain forest protection works in Peru
... will become the standards routinely used by local conservation
agencies to track rain forest disturbances and deforestation in the future. ...
Penguins march into new park
...agonia since the 1960s, conducting studies for the conservation
of southern right whales, Magellanic penguins, southern elephant seals and other unique wildlife species. WCS also recently became the owner of Karukinka a protected area of over half a million acres in southern Chile on Tierra del Fuego a gift of G...
Smithsonian scientists show differing patterns of rainforest biodiversity
... very time-consuming process. We havent solved the conservation
management question by any means, Miller said. He noted this kind of study needs to be replicated across a large spatial scale in the Amazon Basin and the Congo Basin to see if the low beta diversity pattern holds. Researchers collected data for mo...
Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
...void of elephants and orangutans, according to the conservation
Innovative tagging technique may help researchers better protect fish stocks
...ir human-described borders. Most management and conservation
strategies assume that fish populations may be connected across broad areas, and that protecting them in one location will allow for sustainable fisheries outside of the reserve boundaries. But such theories are mostly untested and do not necessarily...
Viewing ecosystems from above
...tries have adopted national plans for biodiversity conservation
and ecosystem management, but often lack basic inf... will discuss two projects designed and adopted to conservation
and forest management in the talk, Remote sensing tools for conservation
policy: INFORMS and PAWAR. ...
Lost forest yields several new species
... in Lwiro, and the World Wildlife Fund: the global conservation
organization (WWF). In spite of the conflict and related degradation in the area, the survey team found that some 1,000 square kilometers have remained intact, from the shores of Lake Tanganyika up to elevations of 2,725 meters above sea level. In ...
Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
...thor and associate professor of marine ecology and conservation
in the department of marine sciences in UNC-Chapel Hills College of Arts and Sciences. The results were published Aug. 8, 2007, in the online journal PLoS One. The study provides the first regional-scale and long-term analysis of coral loss in the ...
AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment
...for the renewable energy, fossil fuels, and energy conservation
programs, Koizumi reported. Environment and Climate Change: Congress would turn steep requested cuts into increases for environmental research programs, Koizumi found. Total R&D spending on environmental initiatives would rise 9.2% under House me...
Can hemp help the everglades?
... of water risks during atrazine use and to develop conservation
practices to minimize negative affects....
'The Man Who Saved The Sea Turtles'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- To those in the conservation
movement, Archie Carr was one of the great heroes ...all evolution of naturalist tradition, biology and conservation
during the 20th century. As someone whose main research interests are environmental history and the ...
Strains of laboratory mice more varied than previously thought
...le but not between them. At the genetic level both conservation
and variation are important. ...
Smithsonian's National Zoo researchers use electronic eggs to help save threatened species
...ival Plans, or SSPs, are population management and conservation
programs for selected species in North American zoos and aquariums. The SSPs are designed to maintain healthy and self-sustaining populations that are genetically diverse and demographically stable. Telemetric eggs like the ones used for the Natio...
Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan
...ilian and other organizations, as well as critical conservation
areas in the region. Since 1979, the project has hosted hundreds of scientists and students from around the world, working to understand how habitat fragmentation affects the complex Amazonian rainforest. Located two hours north of Manaus, Brazil...
Camera-shy deer caught for first time
...oring program to evaluate the effectiveness of its conservation
efforts. Mr. Sangthong Southammakoth, Executive Director of the WMPA, said We are very excited about these photos. They show the global significance of the Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area, and reinforce the importance of our work. Along ...
Picky eating potentially perilous for bats
...access journal PLoS ONE, indicates that species of conservation
concern often have a more specialized diet than co...cialization may be an important characteristic for conservation
biologists to consider when evaluating the extinction risk of bat species. In addition, their study ...
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