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2015-01-12 23:02:40

Today, the American Eel Sustainability Association, an industry leader in the science and management of American eel, published their response to a misleading stock status designation about the

2014-08-27 12:32:08

CHF 500 million overall investment, with CHF 15 million to develop AAA coffee growing programs in Africa MILAN, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion

Unique Collaboration Proves Way To Minimize Seismic Survey Impacts On Rare Whales And Other Species
2014-01-20 07:59:30

A step-by-step guide to reducing impacts on whales and other marine species during seismic sea floor surveys has been developed by experts with IUCN's Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.

World Reptile Populations Critically Threatened Says New Report
2013-02-15 14:49:21

A new report warns that not only are a large number of reptile species in danger of becoming extinct, there is also a severe lack of data on the conservation status of many reptiles around the world.

Madagascar Lemurs Threatened With Extinction
2012-07-13 09:14:08

More than a hundred species of lemur are found on Madagascar, a small island in the Indian Ocean just southeast of the African mainland, and a new study suggests that many of these social primates are on their way out.

2012-03-15 11:54:50

Fishing for a 'balanced harvest' can achieve productive fisheries as well as environmental conservation.

2012-01-04 09:05:41

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL, www.eol.org) continues to expand at a record pace with the addition of new content and partners.

2011-11-17 03:15:20

Amphibian populations are declining worldwide, and their declines far exceed those of other animal groups: more than 30% of all species are listed as threatened according to the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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2011-05-26 10:32:07

A team of 21 researchers from 11 nations, including professor Robert "JJ" Orth of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has completed the first-ever study of the risk of extinction for individual seagrass species around the world.

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2010-11-28 08:35:00

A fisheries group decided on Saturday that half-a-dozen species of endangered sharks hunted on the high seas to satisfy a burgeoning Asian market for sharkfin soup are now protected in the Atlantic.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.