News tagged with biodiversity conservation

Stopping the loss of biodiversity

Next month, representatives from more than 190 nations will gather in Japan at the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit to develop a global strategy for staunching habitat and biodiversity loss around the world.

Sep 14, 2010 5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

To save corals, save the forests, study says

Conservationists fighting to save coastal coral reefs should think first about combatting local deforestation rather than attacking the wider peril of global warming, suggests an unusual study published on ...

Jun 04, 2013 4.2 / 5 (5) 3

21,000 species at risk of extinction

A freshwater shrimp, an island-dwelling lizard and a pupfish from Arizona have been declared extinct, while nearly 21,000 species are at risk of dying out, an updated "Red List" showed.

Jul 02, 2013 4 / 5 (5) 0

Dragonflies, as climate change indicators

Monitoring communities of climate sensitive species, such as insects, could enable scientists to develop indicators for climate change effects on biodiversity and help devise policies to protect it.

Mar 06, 2013 4 / 5 (4) 1

Presence of snails points to forest recovery

A team of Catalan researchers has studied the changes in the make-up of animal populations following forest fires, and have concluded that malacological fauna are a good indicator of forest recovery. The conclusions ...

Feb 16, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast