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Climate Change
Guardian (UK), 2016-10-25
Hailed as a significant call for action, the pope’s encyclical has not had the anticipated rallying effect on public opinion, researchers have found
Ex-Situ Conservation
Australian Geographic, 2016-10-25
BELLINGER RIVER SNAPPING turtles have been seen mating in their new home at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, giving hope to researchers working to save the critically endangered species.
Global Taxonomy Initiative
United Press International (UPI), 2016-10-25
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Every once in a while, oyster-eaters, clam-eaters and consumers of other bivalves may happen upon a tiny, nearly transparent crab. While these parasitic stowaways may all look the same, there are a variety of species.
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Science Daily, 2016-10-25
Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world's most vulnerable people, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Conversation, 2016-10-25
Earth is distinguished from all other known planets by the presence of a warm, salty ocean that covers over 70% of its surface.
Migratory Species
Phys.org, 2016-10-25
Animal migrations are among the world's most awe-inspiring natural phenomena.
Polar Biodiversity
National Geographic, 2016-10-25
Explorer and marine biologist Enric Sala talks about Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary, Before the Flood.
United Press International (UPI), 2016-10-25
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Glaciers in West Antarctica are shrinking and retreating at record rates, threatening to further accelerate sea level rise.
Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
Guardian (UK), 2016-10-25
Conservation groups dismayed as Japan and other pro-whaling nations vote against plans for a protected area for whales, dolphins and porpoises


Climate Change
BBC News, 2016-10-24
Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold and may not dip below it for "many generations".
The Telegraph, 2016-10-24
Fears that climate change is triggering a coffee killing fungus which could wipe out plantations are unfounded, a new study suggests.
Phys.org, 2016-10-24
Studying the response of living organisms to climate change is essential in the face of what increasingly looks like an irreversible trend.
Forest Biodiversity
Iran News Update, 2016-10-24
INU - The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) published an article about the critical condition of the forests in Iran.
Gender and Biodiversity
CIFOR, 2016-10-24
How Adaptive Collaborative Management is breaking cultural taboos in Uganda and empowering women
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Inter Press Service News Agency, 2016-10-24
Portoroz, Slovenia, Oct 24 2016 (IPS) - Every two years, governments from across the globe gather to debate the fate of the world’s whales. And every two years, Japan, Norway and Iceland find themselves in the firing line for their refusal to end commercial whaling.
Mongabay.com, 2016-10-24
It’s no secret that many mammals face a dire future, as we humans hunt them to satisfy our desire for protein, medicines and animal parts.
Mongabay.com, 2016-10-24
Seismic surveys for offshore oil exploration began a day earlier than scheduled in the Atlantic-Caribbean waters, very close to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage site, angering environmentalists, tourism groups, and other stakeholders.
Science Daily, 2016-10-24
American ecologists have played a key role in a petition filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday seeking emergency Endangered Species Act protection for the Venus flytrap.
Guardian (UK), 2016-10-24
Last year a company set up by an Italian former scuba recycled more than 5,000 tons of discarded nets into nylon for apparel brands including Speedo
Guardian (UK), 2016-10-24
With the conflict finally over, the Colombian government must turn its attention to protecting biodiversity and natural resources
Phys.org, 2016-10-24
Historically, conservationists have protected species by placing large swaths of land into preserves and parks. However, only 13 percent of the world's land area is located in protected natural land.


Climate Change
allAfrica.com, 2016-10-21
The Food and Agriculture Organisation leads Burundian farmers into adopting farming techniques that help them to cope with climate change.
United Press International (UPI), 2016-10-21
EXETER, England, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The sensory systems of fish are short-circuiting, and a new study blames climate change.
Business and Biodiversity
Mongabay.com, 2016-10-21
Travel website TripAdvisor, and its booking service Viator, will no longer sell tickets to tourism experiences that allow petting or touching of wild animals, the company announced on October 12.
Endangered Species
Australian Geographic, 2016-10-21
Under a proposed new trial, private property owners could help protect Australia’s endangered species – and the idea has gained the support of entrepreneur and AG founder Dick Smith.
Gender and Biodiversity
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2016-10-21
RANAPUR, India, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the tribal women of Gunduribadi village, in India's eastern Odisha state, an early morning patrol is essential to conserve their forest, but what they are protecting goes far beyond food security or even their livelihoods.
Island Biodiversity
Guardian (UK), 2016-10-21
Number of nesting Manx shearwaters almost triples in three years after a project, backed by Prince Charles, sucessfully kills off the rats that eat the birds’ chicks and eggs
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Science Daily, 2016-10-21
Populations of coral reef fish in shallower, more vulnerable habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths, a recent study suggests.
Smithsonian, 2016-10-21
Locals already use the trees for food, fuel and building materials. Now they're burning them to make lime clay
Migratory Species
Phys.org, 2016-10-21
Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for designing effective wildlife migration corridors while reducing the costs of conservation.

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