News tagged with biodiversity conservation

Madagascar's palm trees at risk of extinction

An environmental group said Wednesday that a vast swath of Madagascar's unique palm tree species was threatened with extinction. Their dying out would harm the livelihoods of local people as well as endanger several animal ...

dateOct 17, 2012 in Ecology
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The sad state of biodiversity

Factfile on biodiversity ahead of talks opening Monday under the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India.

dateOct 05, 2012 in Ecology
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Australian lawmakers block super-trawler

Australia blocked a controversial super-trawler from fishing in its waters Thursday in a narrow parliamentary vote which forced concessions from the centre-left Labor government.

dateSep 13, 2012 in Ecology
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In Fiji, marine protection gets local boost

A new study by researchers from the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Environment
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Climate change doubles cost of conserving nature

Climate change will make conservation of biodiversity, and all the associated human benefits such as clean water and clean air, more challenging and expensive, with costs increasing by more than 100 percent ...

dateApr 17, 2012 in Ecology
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Conserving biodiversity could benefit the world's poor

Land areas that are a priority for wildlife conservation provide relatively high levels of ecosystem services such as pollination, water purification, food production, and climate regulation, so safeguarding them is expected ...

dateJan 12, 2012 in Ecology
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Species, threats grow in Mekong region: WWF

Scientists identify a new species every two days in the Greater Mekong region, the WWF said Monday, in a report detailing 2010's more unusual finds such as a leaf warbler and a self-cloning lizard.

dateDec 12, 2011 in Ecology
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