News tagged with species conservation

The spiralling cost of invasive species

Some aliens arrived as stowaways. Others were brought in deliberately, for fun or profit. And others were so tiny that nobody noticed them until way too late.

Aug 28, 2012
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If you cut down a tree in the forest, can wildlife hear it?

A new tool developed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners is being used by scientists and land managers to model how noise travels through landscapes and affects species and ecosystems— a major factor ...

Dec 14, 2012
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Wet 2012 'catastrophic' for UK butterflies

Britain's butterflies suffered a "catastrophic" year in 2012 with almost all species declining as a result of torrential rains, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Mar 26, 2013
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Grassroots approach to conservation developed

A new strategy to manage invasive species and achieve broader conservation goals is being tested in the Grand River Grasslands, an area within the North American tallgrass prairie ecoregion. A University of ...

Jul 10, 2012
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International regulation curbs illegal trade of caviar

Research that used mitochondrial DNA-based testing to compare the extent of fraudulent labeling of black caviar purchased before and after international protection shows conservation benefits. A team of scientists ...

Jul 25, 2012
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Scientists call policy-makers to be scale-aware

To be successful, nature conservation measures must account for the complexity of the human impact and how nature responds to them, at different spatial and temporal scales. "Scale-sensitive research" emerges ...

Aug 30, 2012
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