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Biodiversity

Monday, August 17th, 2015

WAFWA Report Documents Greater Sage-Grouse Population Rebound

Aug. 17, 2015—The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) released a final report today on greater sage-grouse population trends across the Western United States, and the results are encouraging. While the report shows that sage-grouse populations vary greatly over time, the number of male birds documented this year has rebounded significantly from a

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

First Satellite Tracking of Neonate Flatback Turtles Underway

May 28, 2015—Scientists from Florida Atlantic University, the Department of Parks and Wildlife and James Cook University in Australia, have partnered on an international project to track for the first time the whereabouts of neonate flatback sea turtles to identify important developmental habitat for these animals and determine what factors might influence their habitat preferences.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

New App Puts Biodiversity in the Palm of Your Hand

May 13, 2015—People can check out local wildlife wherever they are in the world with a new app that says what species of animals and plants might be nearby. The free Map of Life app dispenses with bulky field guides by allowing users to access a vast global database of species and their ranges, based on

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Asian Carp Would Have Adequate Food to Survive in Lake Erie

May 6, 2015—If invasive bighead carp and silver carp spread into Lake Erie, there would be enough food available for these species of Asian carp to survive, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Intensity and Duration of Invasive Plants Can Guide Management at Microsite Level

April 30, 2015—The detrimental effects of invasive nonnative plants on the ecosystem are well-documented. However, the long-term influences on native plant diversity and abundance at the microsite scale are not as extensively studied. This information can help shape management efforts to support recovery of native plant communities.

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Biodiversity Protected Areas in Indonesia Ineffective in Preventing Deforestation

SINGAPORE, March 16, 2015—Establishing protected areas in forests is one way to keep deforestation at bay and safeguard biodiversity. However, a study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has revealed that such a measure is ineffective in the case of biodiversity-focused protected areas in Indonesia.

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

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