News tagged with forest conservation

NASA image: Fires plague Portugal

Portugal has been experiencing the worst drought in years. Drought and the dry conditions that follow lead to wildfires set by just a spark or a lightning strike. Portugal's north has been plagued with wildfires ...

Aug 29, 2013
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Habitat loss wiping out Europe's butterflies

The destruction of natural habitats in Europe is wiping out butterfly, beetle and dragonfly species across the region, the updated European "Red List" of endangered species showed Tuesday.

Mar 16, 2010
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Guyana pledges to protect jaguars (Update)

The lushly forested nation of Guyana on Thursday joined a regional pact to protect jaguars, the elusive spotted cat that is the biggest land predator in the Americas but is vulnerable due to expanded agriculture ...

Jan 24, 2013
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New edition of plant identification software released

A pair of researchers from the College of Natural Resources and Environment recently released the third edition of Woody Plants in North America, an interactive multimedia tutorial for woody plant identification. ...

Aug 31, 2012
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Rare elephant found dead in Indonesia

A critically-endangered Sumatran elephant has been found dead in Indonesia's Aceh province, an official said Wednesday, the second death from suspected poisoning within a month.

May 16, 2012
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Extinction crisis looms in Oceania: study

Governments must act urgently to halt loss of habitats and invading species that are posing major threats to biodiversity and causing species extinctions across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, according to ...

Jul 28, 2009
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HOT ISSUE: Should we deliberately move species?

(AP) -- On naked patches of land in western Canada and United States, scientists are planting trees that don't belong there. It's a bold experiment to move trees threatened by global warming into places where ...

Jul 20, 2009
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'Come out of the forest' to save the trees

Forestry experts have called for a new approach to managing land and tackling climate change – challenging the ongoing debate that forests have to be sacrificed for the sake of rural development and food security.

Dec 03, 2012
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Ground zero in timber wars shows signs of peace

(AP) -- On a steep slope of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, a crew of young men with chain saws and hardhats worked their way through an old neglected clearcut, cutting brush and young trees and ...

Jun 21, 2009
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No place for crocodiles in Philippines: official

Efforts to save the Philippine crocodile, a "critically endangered" reptile, could go in vain as bureaucrats oppose their release into the wild, a top Philippine environment official said Wednesday.

Sep 14, 2011
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