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orangutan conservation
2014-07-18 03:45:37

Protecting the forest homes of orangutans is the most cost-effective way of boosting the great apes’ chances of survival in the long-run, international scientists have found.

Better Protection From Humans Needed For Antarctica's Ice-Free Land
2014-06-19 06:55:51

Despite the harsh conditions, the number of visitors arriving in the Antarctic is soaring each year. This worries the world's leading environmental scientists who say that Antarctica's ice-free land needs better protection from human activities.

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

Oddball conservation group the Ugly Animal Preservation Society has finally decided on a mascot meant to champion their cause — the blobfish.

Celebrity Animals Stealing Conservation Money From Ugly Plants
2013-06-11 11:25:51

All over the world, animal and plant species are being threatened by extinction, likely at the hand of humans encroaching on their ecosystem or affecting the environment in some other way.

Australia May Have To Pick And Choose Which Species To Save From Extinction
2012-12-26 14:16:17

Two Australian scientists argue that society may have to prioritize endangered species and possibly allow some of them to become extinct because of a lack of funding for conservation efforts.

2012-11-19 12:55:49

Australian cities can keep their native wildlife – but only if they can kick their habit of urban sprawl.

2012-05-28 19:22:05

The responsibility for choosing which Australian native species survive – and which go extinct – may ultimately fall to ordinary Australians.

2008-06-29 06:02:25

By Luntz, Stephen Dr Michael Bode of the University of Queensland's Ecology Centre has called for conservationists to take the cost of conserving locations, rather than just the number of endangered species, into account when prioritising areas for protection.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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