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Biodiversity

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Essential Biodiversity Variables Help Halt Global Loss

Biodiversity is vital to the survival of the human race. We rely on biodiversity for medicine, the growth of our crops, the purity of our water systems and the durability of our rainforests. But biodiversity is diminishing at an alarming rate. It is estimated that 0.1% of the world’s species become extinct every year. For

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Remote Philippine Island is a Biodiversity Hotspot

A misty mountain range on the Philippine island of Luzon boasts more than 100 species of reptiles and amphibians, according to a new catalog of the region’s species. On the entire island, more than 150 reptile and amphibian species exist. The catalog, published on Feb. 7 in the journal ZooKeys, is the first for the remote region,

Friday, January 18th, 2013

A Global Approach to Monitoring Biodiversity Loss

In contrast to climate change, there is no coordinated global system in place for measuring and reporting on biodiversity change or loss. An international team of biologists is now addressing this gap.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Global Warming May Have Severe Consequences for Rare Haleakala Silverswords

While the iconic Haleakalā silversword plant made a strong recovery from early 20th-century threats, it has now entered a period of substantial climate-related decline. New research published this week warns that global warming may have severe consequences for the silversword in its native habitat. 

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The Elephant Advocacy League Takes on Conservation

A new global initiative on elephant protection and welfare, the Elephant Advocacy League (EAL), is born. An innovative and unconventional organization experienced in fighting poachers in Africa’s bush and in engaging the public opinion in the tricky world of global communication.

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Indonesia’s Indigenous People Preserve Biodiversity

Dubbed one of the world’s top-two mega centers of biodiversity alongside Brazil, Indonesia is also a country of enormous cultural diversity. Among its 259.94 million inhabitants today, there are more than 500 ethnic groups speaking over 1,000 languages and dialects. Anthropological studies indicate that hot spots of high biodiversity are associated with regions where traditional societies

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Google Funds the Consortium for the Barcode of Life

The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL), a global initiative assembling the “DNA barcodes” of the world’s endangered species, received $3 million from Google this month to create an online database organizers hope will emerge as a critical tool in the enforcement of international wildlife protection laws. Since it was formed in 2004, the consortium’s 200

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Experts Urge Forest Monitoring that Includes Biodiversity

Countries need to ensure that their forest monitoring activities under REDD+ move beyond just measuring carbon emissions and changes in forest area – they should be integrated with monitoring of other forest values like biodiversity and rural social conditions, said experts on the sidelines of the UN climate talks in Doha this week.

Friday, December 7th, 2012

New Research Underscores Vulnerability of Wildlife in Low-Lying Hawaiian Islands

If current climate change trends continue, rising sea levels may inundate low-lying islands across the globe, placing island biodiversity at risk. A new U.S. Geological Survey scientific publication describes the first combined simulations of the effects of sea-level rise and wave action in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, offering the most detailed and multifaceted assessment available of

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Europeans Aim to Provide Better Access to Biodiversity Data

The Nordic states have entered into an agreement to drive and establish a Nordic E-Science for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research infrastructure. Called LifeWatch, this European initiative emerged under the framework of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). LifeWatch seeks to provide improved access to biodiversity data in favour of environmental research. The majority

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