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Biodiversity

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

States to Receive More Than $45 Million to Support Wildlife, Habitats and Imperiled Species

March 4, 2015—State efforts to protect species and habitats in greatest need of conservation received a boost today as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced over $45 million in funding provided through the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) program.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Imaging Scientists Will Crowd-Source Count of Kenyan Wildlife

Feb. 17, 2015—To celebrate Kenya’s wildlife heritage, the Kenyan Wildlife Service is hosting a Wildlife Festival, and invites anyone with a camera—students, citizens and wildlife enthusiasts of every stripe—to photograph as many zebras and giraffes as possible at the Nairobi National Park.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Teams with Conservation Partners to Launch Campaign to Save Beleaguered Monarch Butterfly

Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2015—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today launched a major new campaign aimed at saving the declining monarch butterfly. The Service signed a cooperative agreement with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), announced a major new funding initiative with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), and pledged an additional $2

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes by 2063

MONTREAL, Jan. 29, 2015—The Great Lakes have been invaded by more non-native species than any other freshwater ecosystem in the world. In spite of increasing efforts to stem the tide of invasion threats, the lakes remain vulnerable, according to scientists from McGill University and colleagues in Canada and the United States. If no new regulations

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Endow-Bio, Inc., the First National Endowment for Biodiversity

Our current crises of nature, conservation and culture call for an audaciously hopeful response in the form of this new public charity.  Our mission is to further conservation of biodiversity of native species and their habitats in the U.S., to expose the full breadth of our environmental problems, to show there are good-hearted people working to

Monday, January 19th, 2015

New Study Shows that Catastrophic Flooding is Mitigated by Biodiversity

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., Jan. 20, 2015 – The impact of catastrophic flooding can be mitigated by protecting biodiversity, suggests a new study led by Bard College biology professor Alexandra Wright and published this week in the journal Nature Communications.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Polar Bears Shifting to Areas with More Sea Ice — Genetic Study Reveals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2015—In a new polar bear study published today, scientists from around the Arctic have shown that recent generations of polar bears are moving towards areas with more persistent year-round sea ice.

Monday, November 24th, 2014

First GPS-Collar Study Reveals how Leopards Live with People

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2014—In the first-ever GPS-based study of leopards in India, led by WCS and partners has delved into the secret lives of these big cats, and recorded their strategies to thrive in human-dominated areas.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

IUCN Red List Shows the Appetite for Resources Pushes New Species to the Brink

Sydney, Australia, Nov. 17, 2014—Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing  appetite for resources are threatening the survival of thePacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish, American Eel and Chinese Cobra. The destruction of habitat has caused the extinction of a Malaysian mollusc and the world’s largest known earwig, andthreatens the survival of many other species

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Governments Still Behind on Commitments to Avert Biodiversity Crisis

Pyeongchang, Republic of South Korea, Oct. 17, 2014—Despite increasing recognition of the biodiversity crisis and its impacts on human well-being, the scale of the government response is far from commensurate with the magnitude of the calamity, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to

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