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  • 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...
  • 201615JulFri

    Biodiversity falls below ‘safe levels’ globally

    | News biodiversity

    Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies, according to research led by University College London (UCL). “This is the fir...
  • 201615JulFri

    Exceptional species diversity found on island in Philippines

    | News biodiversity

    The largest island in the Philippines may be home to the greatest concentration of mammal diversity in the world, according to a research team that has been exploring the Philippines' Luzon Island for...
  • 201613JulWed

    Monkeys in Brazil ‘have used stone tools for hundreds of years at least’

    | News evolution

    New archaeological evidence suggests that Brazilian capuchins have been using stone tools to crack open cashew nuts for at least 700 years, and the new research paper asks whether human behaviour was...
  • 201610JulSun

    A good supply of endangered black-footed ferrets delivered by Toronto Zoo

    | News zoos

    Toronto Zoo has been participating in the conservation breeding programme for the black-footed ferrets since 1992. Since then, the Zoo has bred hundreds of baby ferrets (kits) for reintroduction to th...
  • 201610JulSun

    Rare Bukhara deer born at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

    | News zoos

    Keepers at have recently welcomed a rare Bukhara deer fawn to its herd in the Cairngorms. The male fawn was born at the beginning of June. The Wildlife Park is home to the only breeding herd of Bukhar...
  • 201609JulSat

    The snow leopard may be a more common big cat than we thought

    | News biodiversity

    The snow leopard has long been one of the least studied – and therefore poorly understood – of the large cats. No longer. Scientists studying snow leopards now say the big cats may be more common than...
  • 201603JulSun

    Lionfish invading the Mediterranean Sea

    | News biodiversity

    Rising sea temperatures in the Mediterranean are encouraging alien lionfish species to invade and colonise new territories with potentially serious ecological and socio-economic impacts. Evidence coll...
  • 201625JunSat

    Georgia Aquarium stops taking whales & dolphins from the wild

    | News zoos

    Statement of Georgia Aquarium Following an extensive and unfruitful twelve-year effort to relocate 18 beluga whales from Russia to the United States to create a sustainable population of the beluga wh...
  • 201624JunFri

    First mammal species goes Extinct due to climate change

    | News biodiversity

    University of Queensland and Queensland Government researchers have confirmed that the Bramble Cay melomys – the only mammal species endemic to the Great Barrier Reef – is the first mammal to go extin...
  • 201623MayMon

    Reintroduction of lynx requires larger numbers to avoid genetic depletion

    | News biodiversity

    For successful reintroduction of lynx into the wild, the number of released animals is crucial. If only a few lynx are reintroduced to found a population, the genetic diversity is too low to ensure th...


    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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