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Making Animals Human-Like Helps Conservation
2013-08-22 13:06:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Making animals more relatable to humans could be a key move in conservation projects, according to research by conservationists at several universities. Researchers wrote in the journal Biodiversity Conservation that people's tendency to relate more to animals that bear a resemblance to humans could be a powerful tool for promoting low-profile species that are either endangered or in need of attention. The scientists suggest that...

Dragonfly Study Shows How Ecosystem Changes Affect Biodiversity
2013-08-14 07:22:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rice University researchers have found that communities in nature are likely to be a lot more sensitive to change than previously thought. The study findings, published in Nature Communications, points to a need for scientists concerned with human impact on the biosphere to take a different look at the consequences of altering the dynamics of a population. One example of such alteration would be removing large members of a species...

Conservation Biologists Work Very Hard According To Study
2013-08-13 12:24:30

University of Nottingham An international study of the work habits of conservation biologists suggests that they do work very hard — producing a substantial amount of work late at night and over weekends. The results have been published in an editorial article for the scientific journal Biological Conservation. The research, by Dr Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), Dr Richard Primack of Boston University and Dr Lian Pin Koh of Princeton...

Sequencing DNA Of 'Insect Soup' Can Accelerate Monitoring And Cataloguing Of Biodiversity Around The World
2013-08-05 08:57:18

University of East Anglia Research published today in the journal Ecology Letters shows that a process known as 'metabarcoding' is much faster than and just as reliable as standard biodiversity datasets assembled with traditional labor-intensive methods. The breakthrough means that changing environments and endangered species can be monitored more easily than ever before. It could help researchers find endangered tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, discover which moths will be wiped out...

2013-08-03 23:02:31

August is water conservation month. Make sure you are conserving water throughout your daily routine to help the environment and your checkbook and prepare for possible droughts. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 03, 2013 Start saving water in your house today because water conservation is important. When washing dishes, shaving, or brushing you teeth, do not keep the water continuously running. Check all faucets for any leaks. Conserve water by taking shorter showers. When using a bathtub,...

Banff Highway Crossings A Success For Moving Wildlife
2013-08-03 05:38:09

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anywhere that cars and wildlife occupy the same area, the potential for dangerous interactions between the two exists. Additionally, a highway that prevents large animals from crossing successfully to other parts of their range can seriously disrupt wildlife habitat. Banff National Park has worked hard since the 1990's to decrease these problems along the highly-traveled, 83-km stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway that runs through the...

2013-07-31 23:31:07

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission has initiated breeding-season bird banding stations in coordination with the MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship), a program coordinated by the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The findings will also contribute to a global investigation of environmental contamination by the Biodiversity Research Institute and The Nature Conservancy. Albany, NY...

2013-07-31 10:30:29

Wildlife Conservation Society study finds impending economic growth and climate change impacts require long-term adaptation efforts to conserve Myanmar's unique biodiversity Long isolated by economic and political sanctions, Myanmar returns to the international community amid high expectations and challenges associated with protecting the country's great natural wealth from the impacts of economic growth and climate change. In a new study, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation...

Biologists Identify New Whipray Species
2013-07-29 19:02:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Biologists say they have identified a new ocellated whipray species after analyzing tissues samples collected in various parts of the Indio-Pacific region. The scientists said they were able to describe leopard-skin whiprays in detail and demonstrate that they are isolated from each other in terms of reproduction. They were also able to discover a new species they call Himantura tutu, which is part of a genetic line totally distinct...

Grassland Butterfly Populations Sinking In Europe
2013-07-24 11:28:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals that between 1990 and 2011, grassland butterfly populations have declined dramatically, caused by intensifying agriculture and a failure to manage grassland ecosystems. According to the report, the drop in grassland butterfly numbers is particularly worrisome. These butterfly species are considered representative indicators of trends observed for a host of other land...


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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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