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Tags results for 'conservation'

Is a constructive conservation the last chance for biodiversity?

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
A pragmatic approach to saving what can be saved.

English seas get new marine conservation zones

Posted in Science on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The government has announced it will create 27 new marine conservation zones to protect wildlife in the seas around the English coast.

One quarter of the world's cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face imminent extinction

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2014 04:42 AM
by AlexMuller
There are no real sanctuaries for sharks where they are safe from overfishing.

Declaration signed on illegal wildlife trade

Posted in Business on 14th Feb, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Governments from around the world have vowed to take action on the illegal trade in wildlife.

Bumblebees infected with honeybee diseases

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
In the last few decades, many species have suffered steep declines, and some in the UK have gone extinct.

Northern Europe hit by most bee deaths; EU study

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2014 04:10 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study covering 17 EU countries says that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in Mediterranean countries.

Using Google Street View to Study the Great Barrier Reef

Posted in Software on 26th May, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The team pilots a motorized camera rig that mounts three cameras for a 360-degree view of the sea floor, and records nearly a mile of the floor at a time.

New study finds environmental damage globally may cost more than U.S. GDP

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
“Nature is a large and important part of the real economy which adds to human well-being.”

Expansion of US marine protected zone could double world reserves

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2014 03:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The US plans to create the world's biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

'Immediate protection' needed for Pitcairn's marine bounty

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
"Immediate protection" is required for the waters of the Pitcairn Islands, home to one of the world's most valuable collections of marine species.

One Third Of Borneo's Rainforest Has Been Cut Down

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Bad news for orangutans.

AREND Project aims to ward off poachers with unmanned aerial vehicles

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
One emerging area with huge potential is wildlife conservation, with drones delivering the ability to patrol and detect illegal poachers from the air.

Extinctions During the Human Era is 1000 Times Worse

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2014 03:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Amid increasing land development and human-driven climate change, the world's species are becoming extinct 1,000 times faster than they used to.

First ban on shark and manta ray trade comes into force

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
All trade in five named species of sharks is to be regulated from now on, in a significant step forward for conservation.

UN Pledges to End Deforestation by 2030

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2014 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Dozens of countries and companies pledged to halve destructive deforestation by 2020, and completely end losses by 2030.

Obama creates vast Pacific Ocean marine reserve

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 09:58 PM
by AlexMuller
US President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum to expand a vast marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean.

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000.

The Plan to Map Illegal Fishing From Space

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Illicit fishing goes on every day at an industrial scale. But large commercial fishers are about to get a new set of overseers.

Earth faces sixth great extinction

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
41% of all amphibians on the planet now face extinction while 26% of mammal species and 13% of birds are similarly threatened.

Microplastic deposits found deep in world's oceans and seas

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have previously been puzzled by why they found much less plastic on the ocean surface than they expected.

Scientists race to save 'books' in the burning 'library of life'

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a cost-effective way to save a wide range of threatened species, including rare old ones that may be costly too protect.

Nearly half of crucial planet stability systems compromised

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2015 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity.

Oceans facing wildlife Armageddon:

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2015 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
'We are falling off a mass extinction cliff, but we're not there yet'

Yosemite reports rare red fox sightings

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 07:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The first sightings of a Sierra Nevada red fox in nearly 100 years: One of the rarest animals in North America, with a population of only about 50 animals.

New threats to wild bees identified

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Wild bumblebees are becoming infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers.

UK to Create World's Largest Marine Reserve

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2015 01:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK is planning to create the world's largest marine reserve in the South Pacific, offering unprecedented protections to the more than 1,200 species that live there.

Google Street View now takes you under the sea

Posted in Online on 6th Jun, 2015 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The new underwater panoramic views reveal the beauty beneath the sea but also call attention to the damage being done to Earth's oceans.

Not so crowded? New findings on global species richness

Posted in Science on 8th Jun, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth may contain millions fewer species than previously thought. New findings narrow species estimates for insects and terrestrial arthropods.

Conservation parks are growing, so why are species still declining?

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Nearly 15% of Earth’s land surface is protected in parks and reserves. By 2020, we should reach the agreed global target of 17%.

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' says US study

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2015 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.

Orangutan population up but threats remain

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2016 01:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Orangutans are the world's largest tree-climbing mammal - and Asia's only great ape.

Artificial Intelligence fights wildlife poaching

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2016 11:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are using A.I. applications that incorporate a game theory model for wildlife protection.

Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction, experts say

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2016 03:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Four out of six great ape species are now Critically Endangered with the remaining two also under considerable threat of extinction.

Popular insecticide greatly reduces Bee ability to lay eggs

Posted in Science on 10th Sep, 2016 10:40 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study has found neonicotinoids, the world’s most commonly used insecticide, cause queen honeybees to lay as much as two-thirds fewer eggs.

Biodiversity conservation saves species, but could be smarter

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2017 07:30 AM
by Alex Muller
Billions of dollars spent on habitat and species conservation have resulted in substantial reductions in biodiversity loss.

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