Tag: "parks" at biology news
Climate change isolates Rocky Mountain butterflies
...undertaken in the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks
but are rare outside of them, Roland said. Roland has completed earlier studies that showed expanding forests are restricting Parnassius's movements in parts of the Rocky Mountains. He feels his latest study is a natural extension of his previous w...
Penguins march into new park
... Nevesand by Argentinas National Park Service. The parks
creation represents a joint effort by the Government of Chubut, the National Parks Service of Argentina, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Fundacin Patagonia Natural. This decision represents a significant commitment by the government to pro...
Ecologists work to link kids with nature
... statistics show that visits to national and state parks
have fallen off by as much as 25 percent in the last decade. Across the pond, a recent survey of British school children found that more children knew the characters of the electronic game Pokemon than could recognize an oak tree or an otter. Biolo...
Genetic analysis finds greater threat in frog-killing fungus
...ote lakes in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks
and the John Muir Wilderness. The sites were areas where previous frog populations had been wiped out by chytridiomycosis. Out of 10 reintroduction attempts over the past four years, seven have failed, the authors said. "Within two years, the hea...
Longest study finds reef fish need longer break
...a spanning some 37 years from four national marine parks
off the coast of Kenya which were closed to fishin...t dominant fish families in Kenyas marine national parks
between 1987 and 2005 using counts that measured fish diversity, size, and density. What the researc...
Satellite survey links tropical park fires with poverty and corruption
... poverty and corruption limit the effectiveness of parks
set up to protect tropical forests. The survey indicates that parks
were most effective at reducing fire incidence in Costa Rica, Jamaica, Malaysia and Taiwan; whereas ...
Reap what your ancestors sowed
...cteria to kill off neighboring bacteria and public parks
or buildings built by humans. In the presence of a durable good, cheaters can increase in numbers with no immediate consequences. For example, cheaters could still enjoy the shelter of an ant nest or a building for some time even if it is not being...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
...establish and manage official networks of national parks
and other protected areas and integrate conservation principles into the management of landscapes, which will develop approaches in partnership with traditional local communities and engage the private sector to employ sound environmental practices. ...
Some forest birds can survive in agricultural countryside with limited habitat conservation
...d. "Even though we would like to have big national parks
with a lot of forest, sometimes when you can't have that, when you have to have agriculture, it's really important to have these reserves of native trees and native forests, which can support large numbers of native birds and other organisms," he add...
Biting discovery: MU entomologist finds host of new aquatic insect species in Thailand
...ational Science Foundation, took place in national parks
around the country and focused on insects living in mountainous streams and waterfalls. Of the discoveries, Sites has formally described 12 of the new insects and prepared written detailed analyses of their physical characteristics, whi...
There's much more to a walk in the park
...ers at the University of Sheffield have found that parks
rich in species are not only beneficial for the environment but also for people's general well-being. They have shown that the psychological benefits gained by visiting urban green spaces increase with the levels of biodiversity. The world's huma...
Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles
...g ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) notes that noise in national parks
follows the same consistent pattern associated with other modern noise: the invention of new noise sources, the growth in use of those sources, and the spread of those sources into previously quiet areas. (Session 4aNSa) CATCHING KILLER WHALES I...
Build parks to climate proof our cities
...ities say a modest increase in the number of urban parks
and street trees could offset decades of predicted temperature rises. The University of Manchester study has calculated that a mere 10% increase in the amount of green space in built-up centres would reduce urban surface temperatures by as much as ...
Forest elephants at risk from the illegal ivory trade
...ically surveyed six protected MIKE sites, national parks
expected to have significant forest elephant popul...s few as 1,900 elephants remain. Only two national parks
had a mean estimated density of more than one elephant per square kilometer, Minkb and Odzala-Koukou...
International Astronautical Federation joins project to protect World Heritage sites
...bitats of endangered mountain gorillas in national parks
located in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These parks
are either considered World Heritage sites or candidate sites, and make up the last refuge of the le...
Population pressure shapes urban parks
...rse flora can be maintained in urban parks." The parks
studied were in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. All of the parks
are more than 100 years old except for the three parks
in the Gateway National Recreational Area, Ne...
Local range estimation in wild animals
... spatial needs of threatened species and designing parks
to conserve them. ...
Wild tigers need cat food
...s tigers living in one of Indias best-run national parks
lose nearly a quarter of their population each yea...al Park found that an average of 23 percent of the parks
tigers either move away or die each year from either naturally or from poaching outside of the park,...
Project to intensify agricultural production in Great Lakes -- Africa's most impoverished region
... important wetlands or, worse, the last relicts of parks
and reserves, including habitats of mountain gorillas and other endangered wildlife and plants. The region is the watershed for the Nile and Congo, two of the world's greatest rivers. Rapid deforestation and soil "mining," or depletion of plant nut...
Study questions the 'biodiversity hotspot' approach to wildlife conservation
...e species that live outside the hotspots." Paper parks
According to the authors, most of the planet's biodiversity lies within developing countries, where habitat is often threatened by political instability. "And what reserves might have already been established in hotspots frequently are 'paper parks...
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