News tagged with forest conservation

Rare wild cats photographed in Indonesia forest

Conservation group WWF called on the Indonesian government Wednesday to protect its forests after photographing some of the world's most endangered exotic wild cats in an area open to logging.

dateNov 16, 2011 in Ecology
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Satellite images help species conservation

Organisms living on small islands are particularly threatened by extinction. However, data are often lacking to objectively assess these threats. A team of German and British researchers used satellite imagery ...

dateNov 17, 2011 in Ecology
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More forest biodiversity for less money?

Increasing the visibility over decisions relevant to preserving forests can improve the ability to get the right mix of economic instruments used for forest conservation policy. But change is slow.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Environment
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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.

dateMar 16, 2010 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateJan 24, 2013 in Ecology
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