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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...


    Nasa's State of Flux shows our ever changing world



    In celebration of this year's Earth Day on April 22, NASA's Webby Award-winning Global Climate Change website, http://climate.nasa.gov , has unveiled a new version of its popular image gallery, "State of Flux."

    The gallery, which can be found at http://climate.nasa.gov/sof , presents stunning images, mostly from space, of our ever-changing planet, chronicling changes taking place over time periods ranging from days to centuries.

    Each image pair in the continuously updated gallery highlights before-and-after impacts of change, including the destruction wrought by extreme events such as wildfires and floods, the retreat of glaciers caused by climate change, and the expanding footprint of urban areas due to population growth.

    It underscores how fragile and interconnected our planet is, and how it is constantly changing. With this new version of the gallery, we want people to be better able to immerse themselves in the images, and gain that sense of perspective

    The redesigned gallery, which currently features more than 160 comparison views, is now organized and sortable by categories, including ice, human impact, water, land cover and extreme events. A selection of some of the Global Climate Change website team's favorite images is highlighted in a new "Top Picks" category.

    Another new feature is a map view, which places each image into its geographical context. Guests can zoom in to specific locations on the map, or select by region, and see where particular changes are taking place around the globe. They can also share links to each image set and download high-resolution versions of the images.

    "Seeing our planet from space gives us a global view that we can't get elsewhere," said Amber Jenkins, editor of the Global Climate Change website, who established the gallery in 2009.

    NASA's Global Climate Change website is devoted to improving the public's understanding of Earth's changing climate, providing easy-to-understand information about the causes and effects of climate change and how NASA studies it. For more on NASA's Earth Science activities, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/index.html.


    The above news item is reprinted from materials available at ScienceDaily. Original text may be edited for content and length.

    (Source: Sciencedaily, 20.04.2012)

    UN Biodiversity decade

    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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