Tag: "threatened" at biology news
Climate change isolates Rocky Mountain butterflies
...oland also said the Parnassius are not currently a threatened
species, but they and smaller species native to Rocky Mountain meadows, including some insects and rodents, will suffer "several consequences" if forests continue to expand unchecked. "Often forest management practice is led by the needs of larger...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
... these forests, especially given how much they are threatened
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. Hulcr agrees. This and additional research will allow conservation managers and policy mak...
Penguins march into new park
...omes in the nick of time for many species that are threatened
by the regions fisheries and energy industry. The new park serves as a nesting and feeding ground for some quarter million pairs of Magellanic penguin, estimated to represent 20 percent of the entire species. The park includes more than 40 small is...
Viewing ecosystems from above
...ge mammals over large distances is a prominent yet threatened
occurrence. Using remote sensing and landscape modeling, researchers can describe and predict major landscape changes that may affect these migrations. In Landscape analysis and ungulate movement in the Greater Yellowstone Region, Fred Watson (Cali...
AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment
... extend into FY 2008. Because the president has threatened
to veto any appropriations bills that exceed his budget request, these R&D increases could disappear or diminish this fall in negotiations between the president and Congress over final funding levels, Koizumi concluded. Koizumi noted that earmarksf...
Smithsonian's National Zoo researchers use electronic eggs to help save threatened species
...the Smithsonians National Zoo. Four chicks of this threatened
African bird have hatched in June and July. Along ...ic biological information remains unknown for many threatened
and endangered species. Temperatures and turning frequencies for artificially incubating eggs can so...
Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan
...ance. Its not just the fragmentation project thats threatened
but also other scientific sites operated by Brazilian 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 understa...
Camera-shy deer caught for first time
...at Nakai-Nam Theun is a global stronghold for this threatened
animal. Nakai-Nam Theun is home to several other endangered animals, such as the extremely rare saola an antelope-like animal, also discovered in the 1990s and known only from the Annamites plus tigers, Asian elephants, and what is considered one...
Assessing levies for by-catch could fund conservation measures
...alian government scientist is to assess fines when threatened
species are caught and killed. That money, the res...orld Conservation Union are directly or indirectly threatened
by fishing, as many as three-quarters of those species are also threatened
by such invasive species ...
Borlaug is golden
...kistan and India n the 1960s where grain shortages threatened
mass starvation. The wheats from Mexico found a home on the Indian sub-continent and together with the right growing practices resulted in massive gains in the regions wheat production. Many believe this green revolution saved the lives of up to a bi...
Conservation Leadership Program announces 2007 awardees
...rom protecting sharks in Brazil to conservation of threatened
amphibians in Colombia and endangered turtles in Cambodia to the assessment and conservation of threatened
bird species in China. The Conservation Leadership Programme offers support to teams of emerging c...
Changing climate will challenge Northeast agriculture, CU expert warns
...l family farmers. The apple industry also could be threatened
as winters become so warm that the "winter chilling" period required for maximum flowering and yield is no longer met. "With a lower emissions scenario, apple and other affected tree fruit crop industries would have several more decades to adapt, pos...
Revolutionary global environment fund announces $50M expansion
...o protect the worlds biologically richest and most threatened
regions today announced $50 million in new funding. The French Development Agency (AFD) becomes the sixth partner to commit $25 million to the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). In addition, Conservation International (CI), a founding part...
Size and positioning of floral anthers facilitates pollen collection by bees
...teractions are, as both plants and pollinators are threatened
by extinction due to habitat loss and pollution from human activities. The recent alarm over the collapse of honeybee colonies has underscored the importance of insect pollinators not only to crops consumed by humans but also to plants that support ...
Size and positioning of floral anthers facilitates
...teractions are, as both plants and pollinators are threatened
by extinction due to habitat loss and pollution from human activities. The recent alarm over the collapse of honeybee colonies has underscored the importance of insect pollinators not only to crops consumed by humans but also to plants that support t...
Biocontrol of invasive water hyacinth contributes to socioeconomic and health improvements in Africa
...ides. In the Lake Victoria region, water hyacinth threatened
livelihoods of local communities by reducing fish ... the supply of electricity. Human health was also threatened
because the large weed mats created breeding habitat for the vectors of malaria and schistosomiasis....
Scientists find endangered grey-shanked doucs in Vietnam
...d forests to the south. Currently, the area is threatened
by illegal logging and hunting, as well as the construction of a new road that would bisect the forest. A new management plan developed by Que Son FPD with WWF support that aims to protect the douc and elephant populations long into the future awaits...
Satellite images reveal link between urban growth and changing rainfall patterns
...e. The growth of aquaculture in recent years has threatened
coastal mangrove forest habitats in the Red River Delta. In response, the Vietnamese government has established protected areas, such as the Xuan Thuy Natural Wetland Reserve, which was designated a Ramsar site in 1988. For the study, Seto and her ...
Military bases can benefit by addressing sprawl issues and biodiversity
...ban sprawl, complaints of noise and air pollution, threatened
and endangered species, competition for air space ...ditionally, the loss of biodiversity can result in threatened
or endangered species, which, if present on a military base, can restrict certain training or testin...
The kapok connection -- Study explains rainforest similarities
...vides vital information for one of the most highly threatened
areas of the planet, tropical rainforests," said Sam Scheiner, program director in NSF's Division of Environmental Biology, which funded the research. "In order to plan for and mitigate global climate change, we need to understand the history of life...
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