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  • 201624SepSat

    Protected Areas are too small for snow leopards, says new research

    | News biodiversity

    A new scientific report has confirmed that nearly 40% of all protected areas across the snow leopard’s range are too small to support even one breeding pair of these endangered cats. Published online...
  • 201624SepSat

    Invasive predators are eating the world’s animals to extinction – and the w...

    | News biodiversity

    by Tim Doherty, Chris Dickman, Dale Nimmo and Euan Ritchie Invasive species are a threat to wildlife across the globe – and invasive, predatory mammals are particularly damaging. Our research, recentl...
  • 201624SepSat

    Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth’s wilderness since the 1990s

    | News biodiversity

    Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology show catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years. They demonstrate alarming losses comprising a tenth of glob...
  • 201610SepSat

    Genetic analysis uncovers four species of giraffe, not just one

    | News biodiversity

    Up until now, scientists had only recognized a single species of giraffe made up of several subspecies. However, Scientists from the Senckenberg (World of Biodiversity – Institute) in Germany and the...
  • 201631AugWed

    Zoos are the problem, not the solution to animal conservation

    | News zoos

    By In the past month the deaths of animals in captivity have highlighted continuing concerns around the contribution of zoos to conservation. Zoos are entertainment, and while they contribute to conse...
  • 201610AugWed

    Living ‘in the red’ - consuming more than Planet Earth can provide

    | News biodiversity

    Eight months into 2016, humans have already spent Earth’s ecological budget for the year. Infographic depicting how many Earths we would need if the world's population lived like the countries indicat...
  • 201606AugSat

    Persian leopards set to make roaring comeback in Russia's Western Caucasus

    | News zoos

    Researchers released three Persian leopards into the Russian wilderness today in the first-ever attempt to reintroduce the species into the wild. The animals are expected to become the founders of a n...
  • 201605AugFri

    Caribbean Island launches plan to remove invasive rats and goats

    | News biodiversity

    Starving goats and predatory rats to be removed from Redonda to restore this Caribbean island to its former glory. The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to remove goats and invasiv...
  • 201604AugThu

    Largest ever study: globally protected areas benefit broad range of species...

    | News biodiversity

    The world's protected areas do benefit a broad range of species – scientists from a collaborative research project led by the University of Sussex have discovered for the first-time. The study, carrie...
  • 201631JulSun

    Major efforts needed to save world’s largest mammals and our ecosystems

    | News biodiversity

    A team of conservation biologists is calling for a worldwide strategy to prevent the unthinkable: the extinction of the world’s largest mammal species. In a public declaration published on 27 July in...
  • 201616JulSat

    Cougars could save human lives by lowering vehicle collisions with deer

    | News biodiversity

    You would never guess it from their soft eyes and timid demeanour, but the swift-footed deer is North America’s most dangerous mammal to humans. Each year deer cause 1.2 million vehicle collisions in...
  • 201616JulSat

    The Cave Bear: a vegan gone extinct

    | News evolution

    Scientists of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Germany together with international partners have studied the feeding habits of the extinct Cave Bear. Based on the isotope composition in the colla...

    My personal attempt to try and convince everybody of the beauty and the importance of nature as (evolutionary) phenomenon, especially its fauna. Information is given, in text and image, on my 'beasts'. Cats, especially big ones, will be starring next to other predators. And if possible my all time favourite the cow will make its appearance. But above all I would like to stress and show, as a one-man-pressure-group, the importance of the diversity of life on our earth. As the uncomplicated beauty of animals provides a lot of pleasure to those who appreciate it. More species mean more pleasure. To prevent species from going extinct at the rate we see today is therefore paramount. Not only for esthetic reasons, but also for the preservation of life on earth. Because to me, loss of biodiversity is inseparable connected to a deteriorating environment on earth. Mother Earth whom is less and less capable of sustaining life. Zoos will become more important for conservation of fauna diversity, which I would like to show also. As a matter of fact, I started the endeavour with launching a website (moosmood.com) focussing on this plethora of issues around 2008. It turned out that picking up where I left years ago, visiting zoos and see what kind of progress was being made in keeping animals in captivity, fitted nicely into my new challenge. So, more and more time is consumed with visiting zoos and reviewing their efforts to save endangered species. Genesis and extinction are an inextricable couple that seems off balance. Let us try and restore this balance!




    By saving the tiger we save all the plants and animals that live under the tiger's umbrella.

    (John Seidensticker)


    UN Biodiversity decade
    WWF Stop Wildlife Crime
    Fight for Flight campaign
    End Ivory-funded Terrorism
    Support Rewilding Europe
    NASA State of Flux

    Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

    Tiger range countries map

     

    "Tiger map" (CC BY 2.5) by Sanderson et al., 2006.

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