News tagged with species conservation

21,000 species at risk of extinction

A freshwater shrimp, an island-dwelling lizard and a pupfish from Arizona have been declared extinct, while nearly 21,000 species are at risk of dying out, an updated "Red List" showed.

dateJul 02, 2013 in Ecology
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Nature conservation areas no haven for butterflies

What do the brimstone, meadow brown and small heath butterfly species have in common? All of them are rather habitat specialists, with no specific ecological demands, they tend to have modest requirements when it comes to ...

dateMar 17, 2016 in Ecology
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Silent extinctions on coral reefs

There is a ray of hope in the face of dire predictions about the future of coral reefs, with the prospect that species can shift their distribution ranges to survive climate change.

dateJun 25, 2015 in Environment
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Rare primate species needs habitat help to survive

The population of the critically endangered large primate known as the drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) has been largely reduced to a few critical habitat areas in Cameroon, according to a recently published study by researchers ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Ecology
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Trade in rare plants on social media must be monitored

A study conducted by the University of Kent's Dr Amy Hinsley and Dr David Roberts, and published by Conservation Biology, represents the first large-scale global survey of wildlife trade via a social-media site, using the ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Ecology
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