News tagged with protected areas

Not all national parks are created equal

The forest cover on earth is shrinking at an alarming rate of around 50,000 square miles annually, roughly six times the size of Okinawa every month. To counter the loss of forests, policy makers often resort to designating ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Ecology
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New book promotes care for Earth's treasures

A new and comprehensive book on how to care for the world's great natural and cultural treasures protected in national parks, written by experts from around the globe, will be launched at The Australian National University ...

dateMay 26, 2015 in Ecology
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Clever fish around the coast of Mallorca Island

To avoid overfishing and aid in sustainable exploitation, the status of the fish stocks has to be monitored regularly. In many cases stock assessment is based on fishery-dependent data generated from fish markets or creel ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Ecology
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Recipe for saving coral reefs: Add more fish

Fish are the key ingredients in a new recipe to diagnose and restore degraded coral reef ecosystems, according to scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science, WCS, James Cook University, and other organizations ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Environment
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