Tag: "conservation" at biology news
Major study predicts grim future for Europe's seas
...re options for economic use of the sea and for the conservation
of its biodiversity. The team explored the reason for these changes and the prognosis for the future. Eutrophication for example, continues to be a severe problem for the most enclosed seas (the Baltic Sea, Black Sea and the Adriatic within the Med...
Viable tiger populations, tiger trade incompatible
...es and other governments with an interest in tiger conservation
convene a high-level tiger summit to address poaching, trade and habitat protection urgently. The peer-reviewed journal article was published as delegates from 171 nations gather here to discuss wildlife trade issues. It comes on the heels of Indi...
Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest
...eir final report, the scientists call for improved conservation
management of the region to address and halt threa..., more than all the worlds cars and trucks, making conservation
of the Amazon rainforest a crucial strategy for minimizing climate change.The burgeoning global carb...
Threats to wild tigers growing
...eved to be only about 5,000 wild tigers left--some conservation
programs have been successful. Dinerstein and his ...wildlife corridors that connect 12 reserves. Tiger conservation
efforts have also been successful in the Russian Far East. Many tiger reserves in India, in contrast...
Philandering female felines forgo fidelity
... ecology and one that merits inclusion into future conservation
efforts for the species. The nine-year study, wh...hor. Findings from the study are significant for conservation
efforts for the species, which is threatened by a number of human-related causes. Further, cheetahs ...
Lessons from the orangutans: Upright walking may have begun in the trees
...vations of orangutan movement should be useful for conservation
efforts, according to Thorpe. These animals are seriously endangered, primarily due to habitat destruction. "If you can understand how they cross gaps in the forest, you can learn about effects that living in logged or degraded habitat would have ...
Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice
... sea ice is likely to persist and where subsequent conservation
efforts to save the species will be most effective...hen be used to generate the trends and recommended conservation
actions. Findings will be presented in a peer-reviewed journal, future international conferences, an...
DNA clues to inform conservation in Africa
...of Biosciences, co-author of the study, said: "The conservation
of habitat or ecoregion biodiversity is one of our...nto a more widely applicable model for pan-African conservation
and, potentially, for the conservation
of other global regions. ...
Study focuses on only carnivore with 'fingerprints'
...hich is essential information for monitoring their conservation
status," says Justina Ray, director of Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. "My hope is that we can apply this kind of inexpensive, sure-fire technology to help conserve a wide range of species, especially those that are threatened with extinction."...
Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia
...lings captured by fishermen and handed over to the conservation
team. Last observed by scientists in the wild in Cambodia in 2003, Cantors giant softshell turtles can grow up to 2 meters (6 feet) in length and weigh more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds). Only a few records of the species exist for Laos, and it a...
Reproductive speed protects large animals from being hunted to extinction
...of the importance of reproductive rates could help conservation
managers zero in on which species are in the greatest peril....
Biodiversity loss linked to economic inequality worldwide
...rd a more equitable distribution of wealth and the conservation
of biological diversity." For example, if the US were to achieve levels of income equality comparable to those of Sweden, the pattern reported in their paper implies that 44% fewer plant and vertebrate species in the US would be in danger of extincti...
NIST building software offers green product advice
Builders interested both in conservation
and thrift can benefit from the latest updates to an innovative software package released this week by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). BEES 4.0, the new version of NIST's software tool for selecting environmentally preferre...
Invasion of the island bats
...gical history. This discovery further enhances the conservation
importance of the West Indies, where habitat loss and climate change embodied in the intensification of hurricanes threaten natural habitats more acutely than on the continent....
World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'
...dia of Life will provide valuable biodiversity and conservation
information to anyone, anywhere, at any time," said Dr. James Edwards, currently Executive Secretary of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility who today was officially named Executive Director of the Encyclopedia of Life. "Through collaboratio...
Healthy reefs hit hardest by warmer temperatures
..., Ph.D., assistant professor of marine ecology and conservation
in UNCs College of Arts and Sciences. "Weve long suspected climate change is driving disease outbreaks. Our results suggest that warmer temperatures are increasing the severity of disease in the ocean," Bruno said. The results were published May 8,...
Ecology in an era of globalization
... future of ecosystems, biodiversity, land use, and conservation
policy. They suggest that migration and other dem...opportunities for modeling projections, long-range conservation
strategies, and policy interventions. In "The future of production systems in a globalized world,"...
Lonesome George is not alone among Galpagos tortoises
...ant Galpagos tortoise (Geochelone abingdoni), this conservation
icon may not be alone for much longer. Researchers...a mate have positioned Lonesome George as a potent conservation
icon, not just for the Galpagos, but worldwide. In the new work, Dr. Michael Russello (presently a...
Famous Galpagos tortoise, Lonesome George, may not be alone
... "Lonesome George," a giant Galapagos tortoise and conservation
icon long thought to be the sole survivor of his s... a mate has positioned Lonesome George as a potent conservation
icon, not just for Galpagos, but worldwide." Although Lonesome George has yet to find a tortoise par...
US conservation efforts bring more marine turtles to UK
US and Mexican conservation
efforts may have boosted the number of marine turt...ry, we can now see the positive effect that recent conservation
efforts have had on these turtle species." A large majority of marine turtles that visit Northern ...
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