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2013-04-23 12:53:36

In the face of unprecedented deforestation and biodiversity loss, policy makers are increasingly using financial incentives to encourage conservation.

Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Natura 2000
2013-04-19 13:59:41

The world's biodiversity is currently in rapid decline, with human-mediated global change being a principal cause.

2013-04-16 14:10:25

A new study on extinction risk based on extensive data from 7 taxonomic groups and 22 European countries has shown that proportions of plant and animal species being classified as threatened on national Red Lists are more closely related to socio-economic pressure levels from the beginning than from the end of the 20th century.

Researchers Find New Porcupine Species In Brazil
2013-04-11 18:18:00

Brazilian researchers said they have discovered a new species of porcupine that inhabits an isolated patch of Brazil’s Northeastern Atlantic Forest.

Ecosystem Chemistry Better Predicted By Plant Species
2013-04-09 09:49:55

plant species making up an ecosystem are better predictors of ecosystem chemistry than environmental conditions such as terrain, geology, or altitude

2013-04-03 12:57:13

What effects will the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology have on the conservation of nature?

Scientists Turn To The Phonebook To Name 101 New Beetle Species
2013-03-28 09:33:58

Tropical rainforests are known to harbor a high biodiversity of untold species, many of them unknown and unnamed by scientists as yet. Insects, especially beetles, make up a large proportion of this undiscovered life on Earth.

Biodiversity May Not Reduce Disease Despite Popular Theory
2013-03-21 09:44:40

Despite the predictions of a popular theory, maintaining biodiversity in an ecosystem does not necessarily reduce the transmission of diseases from animals to humans, say researchers from the Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment.


Latest Biodiversity Reference Libraries

Heirloom plant
2013-09-20 13:16:15

Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather. Plants that have been genetically altered through artificial means, otherwise known as hybrids,...

Conservation Biology
2012-05-12 20:05:54

Conservation Biology is a peer-reviewed academic journal of the Society for Conservation Biology. It was established in 1987 and is published by Wiley-Blackwell. Conservation Biology was originally developed to provide a global voice for an emerging discipline. It quickly became the most important journal dealing with the topic of biological diversity. Editor-in-chief is Gary Meffe; managing editor is Ellen Main. Stanley A. Temple, President of the SCB from 1991-1993, said: “The...

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