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Most of the world's "missing" or undiscovered species live in regions already identified by scientists as conservation priorities.
Private landowners gain new revenue source by protecting, restoring imperiled ecosystems MADISON, Wis., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ecosystem market experts from Environmental Defense Fund will address a conference by the American Forest Foundation and World Resources Institute to examine success factors in ecosystem markets, a fast-growing opportunity for private landowners to gain a new revenue source by protecting and restoring imperiled ecosystems.
A projected wave of extinctions of plant and animal species this century may have been overestimated because the most widely used scientific method can exaggerate losses by more than 160 percent.
Hundreds of species across Europe are under threat of extinction in a 'crisis of biodiversity', according to European Union Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik.
Research could rescue fragile ecosystems and halt complex cascade events.
Children aren't the only youngsters who are picky eaters: More than half of all species are believed to change their diets -- sometimes more than once -- between birth and adulthood.
A first-of-its-kind red list of globally threatened ecosystems has the potential to complement the policy successes of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, according to a recent article led by EcoHealth Alliance's Jon Paul Rodriguez NEW YORK, Nov.
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.
An inter-governmental workshop held in London concluded that governments must get to the root of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss if they are to determine the rate at which ecosystems and their species are disappearing.
A new study of the worldâ€™s shrinking marine habitats suggests that a large decline in shellfish populations could be having a disastrous effect on already vulnerable ecosystems.
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