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2010-12-04 00:00:43

Region urged to invest in sustainable use of key sectors to lead world's ecosystem services markets Mar del Plata, Argentina (Vocus/PRWEB) December 02, 2010 An extraordinary array of goods and services provided by the rich plant and wildlife of Latin America and the Caribbean hangs in the balance unless governments in the region take hold of their full potential as biodiversity superpowers, according to a new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report,...

2010-09-13 12:23:53

Says Hebrew University researcher A mathematical model that provides a more effective basis for biodiversity conservation than existing frameworks has been developed by a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The complexity of ecological systems, expressed in the large variation in morphology, physiology and behavior of individuals of different species, individuals of the same species, or even the same individual in different environments, makes the understanding of the mechanisms...

2010-04-29 14:43:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- World leaders have failed to deliver on commitments made in 2002 to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, and have instead overseen alarming biodiversity declines. These findings are the result of a new paper published in the leading journal Science and represent the first assessment of how the targets made through the 2002 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have not been met. Compiling over 30...

2009-04-23 14:07:46

Conservation experts from 24 world-leading organizations including the WWF, Conservation International and Birdlife International have identified one hundred key scientific questions that, if answered, would help conserve global biodiversity. Scientists say if the questions are answered swiftly, it could stem massive biodiversity loss. Some of the questions include: 'are there critical thresholds at which loss of biodiversity disrupts ecosystem functions and services?' and 'how effective are...

2008-07-28 12:00:42

Jordan Commercial Bank Supports a Seminar on "the Documentation, Analysis and Management of Biodiversity in the Middle East" Furthering its support for scientific research alongside other endeavors, the Jordan Commercial Bank (JCBank) is sponsoring an international seminar titled "The Documentation, Analysis and Management of Biodiversity in the Middle East". This educational event is organized by the Marine Sciences Station in Aqaba, a science project associated with the Jordan University...

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By Marsh, Simon Watt, Olly While protecting wildlife habitats is a key part of planners' approach to climate change adaptation creating new ones also has a vital role to play, report Simon Marsh and Olly Watt What links the golden toad of Costa Rica with your local development plan? The answer is that if planners do not take measures to allow wildlife to adapt to climate change, some species may be heading the same way as the golden toad already extinct because of climate change. Planners...

2008-03-26 16:21:50

Humans have regularly been introducing exotic species into natural environments in order to provide for their nutritional necessities or meet less indispensable purposes such as horticulture, fishing or hunting. However, the particular environments are not always adapted for hosting new arrivals. Past introduction attempts, such as that of wild rabbit into Australia or brown fario trout into Southern hemisphere water courses, led to an awareness that these different species, qualified by...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'