English  |  Español  |  Français
Knowledge Base

Search criteria

Information Types

  • News Headlines (683)

Date

  • Added or updated since:

  • Custom range...

Subjects

  • Forest Biodiversity (683)

Search Results

The search was executed to find both database records and web content.
 
Sort by: Date Title
683 Results
Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 1 to 50

News Headlines
#116256
2018-03-14

How cash can promote tropical forest conservation

Paying rural villagers to cut down fewer trees boosts conservation not only while the payments are being made but even after they're discontinued, according to a new CU Boulder study involving 1,200 tropical forest users in five developing countries.

News Headlines
#116232
2018-03-08

Preserving Mexico City's Ecologically Vital Urban Forest

Strolling through the forest under a canopy of pine trees along a path lined with shaggy native grass, Agustín Martínez Villarreal pauses to point out signs that the endangered volcano rabbit passed this way recently. The little creatures were a common sight during his boyhood here, says Martíne ...

News Headlines
#116190
2018-03-06

This Hummingbird Chirps Like an Insect. Can It Hear Its Own Sound?

Claudio Mello was conducting research in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest about 20 years ago when he heard a curious sound. It was high-pitched and reedy, like a pin scratching metal. A cricket? A tree frog? No, a hummingbird.

News Headlines
#116144
2018-03-01

Country diary: the magic of moss

With winter almost over it’s tempting to hunker down during these last cold days and focus on the prospect of primroses and bluebells, but there is beauty to be found now in lowlier forms of plant life. Many woodland and grassland mosses begin new growth while it is still too cold for trees to l ...

News Headlines
#116111
2018-02-27

Walking among the world’s tallest trees

“When I look around this forest,” said ranger Jim Wheeler, “it has a tendency to give me perspective in life, to help me realise I’m just a very small part of a much bigger world.”

News Headlines
#116113
2018-02-27

Scientists are racing to save Europe's beloved ash tree

A fungus spreading rapidly east to west across Europe is wiping out valuable forests. Scientists are racing to plant and multiply resistant strains before the species disappears.

News Headlines
#116114
2018-02-27

Future scientists will study the world’s loneliest tree as a marker of a new geological era

On remote Campbell Island, in the subantarctic waters off New Zealand, stands a tree that keeps the record of global human activity.

News Headlines
#116094
2018-02-26

Geological change confirmed as a factor behind the extensive diversity in tropical rainforests

The tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. Nowhere else are there quite so many different plant species in one place. However, the entire region is increasingly threatened by human activity, which is why researchers are stepp ...

News Headlines
#116077
2018-02-22

Seasonal patterns in the Amazon explained

Environmental scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have led an international collaboration to improve satellite observations of tropical forests.

News Headlines
#116088
2018-02-22

We should protect our forests

Forests are the lungs of the earth. The air we breath, the stability of our climate and the rich variety of life all depend on forests. Forests are home to nearly two-thirds of all plant and animal species found on land and millions of people depend on them for survival.

News Headlines
#116066
2018-02-21

Ocean College: Guardians of the rainforest

This was to be a very special day: We'd spent the whole week at the One World Farm, a wildlife sanctuary in the rainforest of Costa Rica. The aim here isn't just to protect the rainforest and those who live in it, but to give volunteers a chance to get a taste of life within it and learn more ab ...

News Headlines
#116036
2018-02-20

‘It’s our home’: Pygmies fight for recognition as forest protectors in new film

The word “pygmy” conjures images of hunter-gatherers living deep in the Congo rainforest, far removed from the modern world. But that modern world is closing in on them, as the forests in which they live fall to provide the rest of the world with timber and make way for huge industrial farms.

News Headlines
#116003
2018-02-16

A theory of physics explains the fragmentation of tropical forests

In order to analyse global patterns of forest fragmentation, a UFZ research group led by Prof. Andreas Huth used remote sensing data quantifying forest cover in the tropics in an extremely high resolution of 30 meters, resulting in more than 130 million forest fragments.

News Headlines
#115977
2018-02-15

East Africa’s Albertine Rift needs protection now, scientists say

The equatorial ecosystems of the Albertine Rift are packed with plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. Formed as tectonic plates in eastern Africa have slowly pulled away from each other for millions of years, the unique habitats in this epicenter of biodiversity have rapidly come under ...

News Headlines
#115966
2018-02-14

Central Africa: Conserving Congo Basin's Forests - Cameroon Employs Fresh Impetus

A national forum which opened in Yaounde, Tuesday February 13, 2018, seeks to redynamise efforts to ensure the sustainable use of forest resources in Central Africa.

News Headlines
#115909
2018-02-07

About 159,000 hectares of forest restored in Azerbaijan

Over the past 16 years, about 159,000 hectares of forest have been restored in Azerbaijan. Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan Firdovsi Aliyev made the remarks at an event dedicated to the project on monitoring and assessment of forest resources to stre ...

News Headlines
#115891
2018-02-06

Mapping the first family tree for tropical forests

More than 100 researchers have collaborated to classify the world’s tropical forests according to their evolutionary history, a process that will help researchers predict the resilience or susceptibility of different forests to global environmental changes.

News Headlines
#115864
2018-02-01

Zero-deforestation pledges need help, support to meet targets, new study finds

It’s become a trend for big corporations to pledge that their products won’t cause any more deforestation. And while many experts believe in the potential of these “zero-deforestation” commitments to slow or stop deforestation, a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change fi ...

News Headlines
#115832
2018-01-30

Peru ends era of 'roadless wilderness' in its Amazon rainforests

Biodiversity reaches its zenith in south-east Peru. This vast wilderness of 2m square km of rainforests and savannahs is formed of the headwaters of three major river basins, the Juruá, Purús, and Madeira. Nowhere on Earth can you find more species of animals and plants than in this corner of th ...

News Headlines
#115833
2018-01-30

Forest conservation can have greater ecological impacts by allowing sustainable harvesting

New research at the University of Missouri has found that forest owners at greater risk of illegally cutting trees from their forests prefer to participate in conservation programs that allow sustainable timber harvesting. The findings of the study, conducted by Francisco Aguilar and Phillip Moh ...

News Headlines
#115804
2018-01-25

Biofuel boost threatens even greater deforestation in Indonesia, Malaysia: Study

Global demand for biofuels containing palm oil looks set to grow sixfold by 2030, potentially driving the destruction of Southeast Asian rainforests the size of the Netherlands, a new report warns.

News Headlines
#115753
2018-01-22

Two Missed Opportunities To Protect The World's Forests

January is often a time for looking ahead, for positive thinking and resolutions. But for me, so soon into the year, disappointment has struck. 17th January 2018 will go down in my memory as a series of missed opportunities to protect the world’s forests.

News Headlines
#115676
2018-01-15

Europe's lost forests – study shows coverage has halved over six millennia

More than half of Europe's forests have disappeared over the past 6,000 years thanks to increasing demand for agricultural land and the use of wood as a source of fuel, new research led by the University of Plymouth suggests.

News Headlines
#115657
2018-01-12

Papua New Guinea's forests are being destroyed

Environmental groups say Papua New Guinea's government is sitting back while the country's rainforests are being destroyed. The Pacific nation has just overtaken Malaysia to become the world's biggest exporter of tropical hardwood.

News Headlines
#115658
2018-01-12

Appreciating our forest and protected areas

In parts of West Africa, forests are intimately linked with people, their ancestors and cultural heritage. Some consider forests as sacred spaces, providing meeting sites under “the big tree” to discuss important matters and make decisions.

News Headlines
#115605
2017-12-20

Can artificial intelligence thwart forest losses in the Congo?

Compared with the planet's other large tracts of tropical forests, the forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have remained relatively intact — although that soon may be changing. Driven by factors such as shifting cultivation (slash-and-burn agriculture), fuelwood demand, logging, mi ...

News Headlines
#115619
2017-12-20

Untouched forests fight climate change, but face threats

The world's rainforests take up extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but their ability to do so is threatened by drought and fragmentation.

News Headlines
#115588
2017-12-19

With ferns, fish and roots, Ecuador brings its rainforest to restaurant tables

Ferns that taste like asparagus when sautéed in olive oil and salt. Leaves with the flavour of garlic. A black, spicy sauce derived from bitter manioc root to go with paiche, a giant Amazonian fish.

News Headlines
#115592
2017-12-19

Ancient Tree Structure Is Like a Forest unto Itself

Cut into the trunk of a pine tree, and you will see a familiar series of concentric rings, each corresponding to a season of growth. But not all stumps tell the same story. A study published in November in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA reveals that the world's oldest tr ...

News Headlines
#115593
2017-12-19

Global attention on Ghana over discovery of special monkey at Atiwa

Ghana has attracted global attention as A ROCHA Scientists have discovered Cercocebus Lunulatus, a rare terrestrial Monkey in the Atiwa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region.

News Headlines
#115535
2017-12-08

Bear-human conflict prompts proposal for nature reserve

Increased conflict between the black bear population and villagers in a mountainous region of southwest China has prompted local authorities to create a proposal for a nature reserve to protect the species.

News Headlines
#115502
2017-12-06

Tigers cling to survival in Sumatra's increasingly fragmented forests

Researchers on an expedition that tracked endangered tigers through Sumatran jungles for one year have found that tigers are now clinging to survival in low-density populations. The team's findings have renewed fears about the potential for extinction of these elusive predators.

News Headlines
#115503
2017-12-06

The largest land organism is … a fungus

The largest terrestrial organism on the planet is a fungus called Armillaria solidipes – or honey fungus. The largest honey fungus identified in North America is in Oregon. It measures 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) across! That’s considerably bigger than the biggest giant sequoia or African elephan ...

News Headlines
#115504
2017-12-06

As sea levels rise, 'ghost forests' expand

In the marsh lands of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, you may stumble across a spooky sight: hundreds of dead Atlantic white cedars poking out of the water. Some people call these places “ghost forests”.

News Headlines
#115440
2017-12-04

Mixed Forests Are Healthier, But Can They Survive Climate Change?

German researchers have confirmed once again that a good forest is a mixed forest, a natural one, with a diversity of species. The more diverse the forest, the better it becomes at doing what forests do.

News Headlines
#115345
2017-11-28

Malawi: Human Activity Endanger Bird Species in Misuku

Mzuzu — The Regional Tourism Office in Northern Region has expressed concern over the wanton cutting down of trees at Misuku Hills in Chitipa, saying the malpractice is endangering the survival and preservation of endangered bird and tree species.

News Headlines
#115346
2017-11-28

The Amazon effect: how deforestation is starving São Paulo of water

São Paulo could face more devastating water shortages if farmers continue to clear the Amazon forest, warns the utility chief who recently steered the biggest city in the Americas from the edge of drought catastrophe.

News Headlines
#115311
2017-11-24

Falling koala numbers not a crisis, says expert

Australia’s cuddliest native animal is at the centre of fierce scientific dispute, with new research challenging conventional assumptions about koalas, their relationship with the bush and the wisdom of conservation campaigns designed to increase their numbers in the wild.

News Headlines
#115247
2017-11-20

How our forests are adapting to climate change

How do trees adjust to the effects of global warming? EPFL researchers have studied how beech and spruce trees – two of the most common plant species in Europe – react to changing temperatures. And they discovered that the amount of moisture in the air plays a decisive role.

News Headlines
#115259
2017-11-20

Hundreds of fossil tree specimens belong to a single species

Paleobotanist Menno Booi discovered that 250 previously described fossil tree species are objectively not distinguishable and belong to only one single species.

News Headlines
#115263
2017-11-20

IUCN report raises red flag over threat to biodiversity in Western Ghats, says it can affect monsoon

Kochi: Biodiversity in India's iconic Western Ghats is facing a threat from forest loss, encroachment and conversion, says a global environment agency in its report.

News Headlines
#115264
2017-11-20

Scientists dispute missing dryland forests

Scientists are disputing the possibility that a significant portion of the world's forests have been missed in an earlier accounting of ecological diversity.

News Headlines
#115228
2017-11-17

The importance of biodiversity in forests could increase due to climate change

Forests fulfill numerous important functions, and do so particularly well if they have a diversity of trees, according to a new study. As a second study demonstrates, forest managers do not have to decide on the provision of solely one function, such as wood production or nature conservation—sev ...

News Headlines
#115230
2017-11-17

A poem in my garden

We have one such poem — a beautiful one at that — at home. A tree that grew along with my children and now stands tall just outside my window — moving on to a third generation to provide space for my grandchildren to run around it. Although I prefer native species to exotic ones, this tree is an ...

News Headlines
#115232
2017-11-17

Forests can beat humans at restoration, new study finds

When it comes to restoring deforested landscapes, letting them regenerate naturally through passive means is generally cheaper than human-driven, so-called “active,” restoration techniques like re-planting. But a new study finds it can actually also be more effective in tropical ecosystems.

News Headlines
#115215
2017-11-16

‘Leaf Wonder’ In A World Of Changing Forests

Our ability to perceive red color is an oddity, one shared by our cousins the Old World monkeys and apes, but not by most other mammals. Evolution endowed our ancestors with an extra type of light-sensing cone cell that helped them see fruit and edible young foliage against a background of matur ...

News Headlines
#115192
2017-11-15

Greenpeace identifies almost 0.3 mln hectares of potential virgin forests in Romania

Greenpeace Romania has identified almost 300,000 hectares of potential virgin forests in Romania, and has drawn up a map of these forests in collaboration with the Eberswalde University in Germany and Al. I. Cuza University in Iasi.

News Headlines
#115198
2017-11-15

Monoterpene measures how certain forests respond to heat stress

In the tropics, forests consume large amounts of carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Elevated temperatures suppress carbon dioxide absorption while promoting plants to emit the chemical monoterpene. Scientists found that the chemical can be used to take the forest's temperature. Why? A monote ...

News Headlines
#115184
2017-11-14

Mapping Functional Diversity of Forests With Remote Sensing

Productivity and stability of forest ecosystems strongly depend on the functional diversity of plant communities. Researchers have developed a new method to measure and map functional diversity of forests at different scales — from individual trees to whole communities — using remote sensing by ...

News Headlines
#115185
2017-11-14

How Canopy's founder is winning converts with her gospel of deforestation

To Nicole Rycroft, founder and executive director of non-profit Canopy, ancient forests are the "cathedrals of the natural world." Species of all shapes and sizes make up the diverse congregation worshipping within. Birds fill the choir lofts with their sometimes-cacophonous hymns. They are joi ...

Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 1 to 50
Results for: ("News Headlines") AND ("Forest Biodiversity")
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme