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extinction event
2014-07-25 04:50:18

After nearly 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, the biodiversity of our planet is the highest it has ever been. An international group of scientists warns, however, that it may be reaching a tipping point.

Long-Term Research Foretells Reversal Of Caribbean Coral Decline
2014-07-02 12:48:14

According to a new report, Caribbean corals have declined more than 50 percent since the 1970s. However, researchers believe that by increasing the parrotfish population, the trend of declining coral can be reversed and it will become more resilient to climate change.

endangered okapi
2014-05-31 05:57:42

Plant and animal species are becoming extinct at rates more than 1,000 times more quickly than they did before the arrival of humans, indicating that the Earth could be edging closer to a sixth great extinction.

IUCN Red List Update Includes Endangered Forest Giraffe
2013-11-27 04:43:05

Two rare African creatures – a giraffe-like mammal known as the okapi and an extremely rare bird known as the white-winged flufftail – are on the verge of extinction, according to the latest update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Most Irreplaceable Habitats
2013-11-15 14:49:06

A team of international scientists has identified the world’s protected areas that are the most important to stopping animal extinctions in a new report published by the journal Science.

Generation Length For Mammals Is An Essential Reference Point For Conservation Studies
2013-11-13 14:21:28

Life history traits are the basic ecological descriptors of a species. These include physical traits, such as body mass and physiological traits, such as reproductive rate.

Black Rhino Extinct
2013-11-08 10:27:20

The western black rhino is now officially extinct, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Climate Change Redefines Endangered Species
2013-06-24 12:17:08

The forces of climate change are redefining what it means for a species to be endangered, according to a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE.

2013-06-11 21:00:15

Population viability analysis (PVA) is a method used by conservation scientists for a range of purposes – including advancing conservation theory, planning, policy and management.

Hula Frog Rediscovered In Israel
2013-06-05 10:50:04

Thought to have been extinct for over 50 years, the Hula painted frog recently came bounding out of the desert and into the hands of an Israeli park ranger.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.