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2013-09-13 08:22:04

The worst impacts of climate change on the world's poorest fishing communities can likely be avoided by careful management of the local environment and investing in the diversification of options for local people, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and James Cook University. Climate change is already putting pressure on fishers who depend on nature for their livelihoods. In a new study, scientists found large differences in the potential to adapt based on the local mixture of...

Ugly Animal Preservation Society Mascot
2013-09-12 10:48:25

[ Watch the Video: Who Wins The Ugliest Animal Award? ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An oddball conservation group called the Ugly Animal Preservation Society has finally decided on a mascot meant to champion their cause — the blobfish. Just as the name implies, the blobfish is a gelatinous blob that resembles a cartoonish and grumpy old man, complete with a large nose and drooping face. The society allowed the general public to pick the world’s ugliest...

2013-09-09 08:22:04

Bees are an indicator species as to what is happening with the environment. The bees are sending us a wake up call that seven out of ten biologists say is the sign of a sixth mass extinction. LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and Environmentalist Kenneth Eade announced today that his environmental awareness book, Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What We Can Do to Stop It, http://amzn.com/B00EYOG02A achieved number one best seller status on...

Protecting Key Regions May Help Preserve Plant Species Worldwide
2013-09-06 05:21:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Focusing conservation efforts on key regions that comprise less than one-fifth of the Earth’s land could help protect and preserve over two-thirds of the world’s plant species, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Science. Researchers from Duke University, along with an international team of colleagues, used computer algorithms to identify the smallest set of regions globally that could...

Researchers Identify Unprotected Regions That Harbor The Majority Of Life On Earth
2013-09-05 16:23:48

American Association for the Advancement of Science Can the separate international commitments of protecting 17% of the planet's terrestrial surface and of conserving 60% of the world's plant species within these protected areas be met simultaneously by 2020? A new study suggests that they can—but only if researchers and conservationists do more to safeguard particularly hot spots of biodiversity. According to Lucas Joppa from Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England, and colleagues...

Study Shows Pest-eating Birds Mean Money For Coffee Growers
2013-09-05 11:34:36

Stanford University This is the first time scientists have assigned a monetary value to the pest-control benefits rainforest birds can provide to agriculture. Their study could provide the framework for pest management that helps both farmers and biodiversity. In recent years, Stanford biologists have found that coffee growers in Costa Rica bolster bird biodiversity by leaving patches of their plantations as untouched rainforest. The latest finding from these researchers suggests...

2013-09-05 08:23:20

Lesser Prairie Chicken to Benefit From Partnership RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raleigh-based Restoration Systems, LLC is pleased to announce its new partnership with Common Ground Capital, LLC (CGC), headquartered in Edmond, Oklahoma. Restoration Systems has a long history of pioneering and establishing stream, wetland, and water quality mitigation banks in 10 states. Its investment in CGC represents the firm's entrance into species banking, CGC's area of expertise....

Tiger, Leopard Conservation Begins With Protecting Corridors
2013-08-30 08:24:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The most effective landscape-level conservation strategy for the long-term survival of tigers and leopards, according to a new study led by Clemson University conservation geneticists, is to protect the corridors the big cats use for travel between habitat patches. Clemson University researchers Sandeep Sharma and Trishna Dutta collaborated with colleagues from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute to show how the forest...

2013-08-29 23:03:21

$100,000 research grant to study migratory wildlife launched by Prince Albert II of Monaco, University of Wyoming, and Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, Wyoming (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Today, an international partnership announced the first winners of a new scientific prize supporting biodiversity studies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Camp Monaco Prize is an initiative of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum, the University of Wyoming’s...

2013-08-28 12:21:40

Prize Officials Encourage People to Take Action as More Species are at Risk of Extinction INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-nine conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive...


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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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