News tagged with threatened species

Sampling rivers for genes rather than organisms

Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts. Eawag, ...

dateDec 11, 2014 in Ecology
shares0 comments 0

US names red knot bird a threatened species

A rust-colored shorebird known for a nearly 20,000-mile migration will now receive federal protection, setting the stage for states to coordinate preservation plans for the dwindling species.

dateDec 09, 2014 in Ecology
shares0 comments 0

Nations "failing to save earth's wildlife"

The world can dramatically improve the rate at which it rescues imperilled species if it starts choosing the land set aside as protected areas more wisely, international scientists say.

dateNov 11, 2014 in Ecology
shares0 comments 0