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  • 201630AprSat

    The value of zoos according to WAZA

    | News zoos

    The (WAZA) provides the following reasons to justify the keeping of wild animals in captivity,and why people need to support and celebrate zoos. Wildlife conservation and Species preservationExtinctio...
  • 201630AprSat

    Birds of prey constrained in the beak evolution race

    | News evolution

    New research reveals that eating different foods does not determine how birds of prey’s beaks evolve. A classic example of evolution by natural selection is the way the beaks of bird species evolved i...
  • 201627AprWed

    Controversial tiger temple in Thailand gets zoo license

    | News zoos

    by Shreya Dasgupta Thailand’s Tiger Temple has been mired in controversy. Earlier this year, a National Geographic investigation and a report released by Cee4life (Conservation and Environmental Educa...
  • 201627AprWed

    Better data needed to stop sixth mass extinction

    | News biodiversity

    Call for better data as study reveals just 5 percent of datasets meet a 'gold standard' needed for effective biodiversity conservation. To prevent a new mass extinction of the world's animal and plant...
  • 201627AprWed

    Zoo supports research of polar bears' shifting diets by climate change

    | News zoos

    You really are what you eat. That’s the taking-off point for a new polar bear study, conducted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers with an assist from the Oregon Zoo – and published online on...
  • 201625AprMon

    Study investigates effect of climate change on wolverine habitat

    | News biodiversity

    A research team led by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has successfully placed satellite collars on two wolverines as part of a...
  • 201624AprSun

    Tigers can be saved from brink of extinction if habitats are preserved

    | News biodiversity

    Satellite analysis reveals tiger habitats are more intact than expected; area large enough to double wild tiger population remains Enough forested habitat remains to bring the tiger back from the brin...
  • 201623AprSat

    Snow leopards will get a new protected area in Mongolia soon

    | News biodiversity

    Mongolia’s Parliament declares the Tost Mountains a State Protected Area. This mountain range is home to a stable, breeding population of snow leopards. The Great Ikh Hural, Mongolia’s parliament, has...
  • 201617AprSun

    Statement of concern by tiger biologists on recent rise in tiger numbers

    | News biodiversity

    The following statement was released on 15 April concerning the status of tigers. On Sunday, April 10th, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Global Tiger Forum (GTF) issued a report stating that the wor...
  • 201616AprSat

    Mapping software tracks threats to Endangered Species

    | News biodiversity

    Habitat mapping software and satellite imagery can help conservationists predict the movements of endangered species in remote or inaccessible regions and pinpoint areas where conservation efforts sho...
  • 201616AprSat

    Tiger resolution sets new paradigm for conservation

    | News biodiversity

    The 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation concluded today with tiger countries adopting the New Delhi Resolution on Tiger Conservation. The Resolution aligns tiger conservation and eco...
  • 201616AprSat

    Scimitar-horned oryx to be reintroduced in the wild in Chad

    | News zoos

    A Giant Leap for Scimitar-Horned Oryx Conservation For the first time, scimitar-horned oryx are going to be reintroduced to the wild in Chad. Extinct in the wild since the mid-1980s, the species’ retu...


    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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