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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Feb. 3, 2017 — Scientists have determined ecologically valuable areas within China. The country plans to protect these areas as part of an ecological ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Remote cameras can transform monitoring wildlife and habitat biodiversity worldwide, outlines a new ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — After more than a year of data collection, analysis and mapping, experts have published a comprehensive survey of Southeastern watersheds and the diverse aquatic wildlife that live in these ... read more

Challenging Traditional Theories on Organisms' 'Range Expansion'

Jan. 27, 2017 — As climate change and biological invasions continue to impact global biodiversity, scientists suggest that the way organisms move to new areas, called range expansion, can be impacted directly by ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — New remote sensing maps of the forest canopy in Peru identify new regions for conservation effort. Scientists used airborne laser-guided imaging spectroscopy, to identify preservation targets by ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team of ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — An invasive dune plant has an advantage over its native counterpart: the invasive is better at preventing erosion of dunes during big storms, report ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Chimpanzees are an endangered species and scientists and conservationists are turning to the NASA-US Geological Survey Landsat satellites to help bolster their efforts to preserve their forest ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — New research suggests that cooperative breeding makes mammal species such as meerkats better suited to dry, harsh ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

Bioinvasion Is Jeopardizing Mediterranean Marine Communities

Jan. 23, 2017 — Non-indigenous species are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, impairing potentially exploitable marine resources and raising concern about human health issues, ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world’s most biologically rich tropical forests, says new ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Farming doesn't always have to be harmful to bees: Even though farmers on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan traditionally slash-and-burn forest to create small fields, this practice can be ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — While amphibians all over the world are undergoing a continuous decline, their status in certain regions, such as Central Africa, remains unknown due to incomplete information. A new paper addresses ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — A vast peatland in the Congo Basin has been mapped for the first time, revealing it to be the largest in the tropics. The new study found that the Cuvette Centrale peatlands in the central Congo ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — The EU introduced the new 'greening' instrument into the Common Agricultural Policy in 2015, with the intention to slow the rapid loss of biodiversity in agricultural areas. A group of ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — A new resolution to establish National Aquaculture Development Centre (NADC) in Tanzania could help tackle poverty and undernutrition, say ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — A new study has found that trees worldwide develop thicker bark when they live in fire-prone areas. The findings suggest that bark thickness could help predict which forests and savannas will survive ... read more

Landmark Global Scale Study Reveals Potential Future Impact of Ocean Acidification

Jan. 9, 2017 — Ocean acidification and the extent to which marine species are able to deal with low pH levels in the Earth's seas, could have a significant influence on shifting the distribution of marine ... read more

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