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#113994
2017-08-04

A Single Winter Storm Forced These Lizards to Start Evolving Practically Overnight

We typically think of evolution as an agonizingly gradual process, but there are occasions when nature compels species to move at a quicker pace. By studying a population of lizards both before and after a particularly severe cold snap, scientists have documented natural selection in fast motion ...

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#113995
2017-08-04

Darwin's fox: Rare photo reveals of one of the most elusive carnivores on Earth

While his finches may be more famous, this small fox also nudged Darwin toward his theory of evolution.

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#113996
2017-08-04

Sixth mass extinction ‘tsunami’ coming, but preventable

Planet Earth is barreling through its sixth mass extinction right now, and there’s little doubt among scientists that we humans are responsible. Despite the challenges we face, the encouraging twist this time is that we can do something about it, says biologist Thomas Lovejoy.

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#113997
2017-08-04

Let’s Make Ecotourism Work

Not surprisingly, tourists from around the world keep flocking to the country. Last year alone nearly 27 million visitors came, generating MR82 billion in tourism income. Plenty of those tourists, many of whom came from China, were drawn, at least in part, by the natural wonders of Malaysia. And ...

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#113998
2017-08-04

Rare Christmas Island reptiles on the road to recovery

Christmas Island's biodiversity is internationally recognised, with many plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet. One lizard lost, two saved

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#113999
2017-08-04

Wildlife royalties: A future for conservation?

Should people who profit from the cultural representation of wildlife pay towards conservation? That is the question asked in a new research study.

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#114000
2017-08-04

Nations Will Start Talks to Protect Fish of the High Seas

More than half of the world’s oceans belong to no one, which often makes their riches ripe for plunder. Now, countries around the world have taken the first step to protect the precious resources of the high seas. In late July, after two years of talks, diplomats at the United Nations recommend ...

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#113974
2017-08-02

ASEAN region to lose 70-90% of habitats by 2100 – report

The biological diversity or biodiversity in the ASEAN region, which is home to the "mega-diverse countries" of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, will greatly be eroded by 2100 if the destruction of the environment continues unabated, a recently launched report by an intergovernmental org ...

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#113976
2017-08-02

Zimbabwe: Communities Can Develop, Benefit From Tourism Products

In Rusape, St Theresa, in particular, Manicaland province, villagers talk of the Maninga Mountains - a range adding to the beautiful landscape occupying a unique place in the people's hearts.

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#113977
2017-08-02

Capitalize on African biodiversity

Almost 60% of commercially available drugs are based on molecules derived from natural sources. Yet only 83 of some 1,100 blockbuster drugs of this type originate from Africa. Meanwhile, tropical and subtropical Africa has up to 45,000 plant species that may hold value for industry and humanity. ...

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#113978
2017-08-02

EU earmarks millions to conserve ASEAN’s biodiversity

The European Union will provide 10 million euros ($11.81 million) in aid to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to support biodiversity conservation, EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen said Tuesday.

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#113979
2017-08-02

Europe's most dangerous pathogens: Climate change increasing risks

The impact of climate change on the emergence and spread of infectious diseases could be greater than previously thought, according to new research by the University of Liverpool.

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#113980
2017-08-02

Scientists propose a new method for improving the assessment of changes in biodiversity

Assessing the state of an ecosystem solely on the basis of short-term changes in the number of different species it contains can lead to false conclusions. This is the conclusion reached by an international team including researchers of the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity ...

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#113981
2017-08-02

Are Studies That Evaluate Ecosystem Services Useful?

Ecologists find flaws in the approach to research that focuses on services ecosystems provide to humans. These flaws limit certain studies’ utility.

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#113982
2017-08-02

Financial incentives could conserve tropical forest diversity

In a first of its kind study, Mizzou researchers find landowners receiving payments are decreasing deforestation, maintaining biodiversity.

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#113983
2017-08-02

Biodiversity: Past and Future in Organic Farming

Organic farming practices are regulated to enhance and protect biodiversity; it is the very core of organic production. To assist organic farmers maintain biodiversity The Organic Center partnered with Dr. Quinn at Furman University on the Healthy Farm Index (HFI), an assessment tool that helps ...

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#113967
2017-08-01

What's the future of farming? It can only be agroecology, says Farms of the Future

Think of agriculture of the future and you may conjure up images of hydroponic lettuces grown in underground, urban bunkers or massive-scale precision farming using satellites and drones. But for campaign group Farms of the Future, the future is, and can only be, agroecology.

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#113968
2017-08-01

Pay farmers to protect environment, urges think tank

Farming subsidies for food production should be phased out by 2025 and replaced with incentives to protect the environment, improve biodiversity, and increase flood prevention, an influential think tank urged today.

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#113969
2017-08-01

Appetite of Amazonian cities impact wildlife up to 1,000 km away

New research suggests that the impact is so severe it can be felt over incredibly large distances.

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#113971
2017-08-01

Survey: IS and Climate Change Identified as Top Global Threats

People identify so-called Islamic State (IS) and climate change as the most pressing global threats of 2017, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Tuesday.

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#113972
2017-08-01

More Germans worry about climate change than terror attacks: survey

A survey into Germans' greatest fear in the lead up to the national election showed that 71 percent of respondents were most concerned about climate change, while fewer respondents, or 63 percent, feared terror attacks the most, local media reported on Tuesday.

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#113973
2017-08-01

Guidelines for Forestry Monitoring to Support Achievement of Global Goals

The Voluntary Guidelines on Forest Monitoring cover technical and scientific approaches to optimizing inventory, statistical modelling and estimation, and remote sensing, and also include guidance on strategic planning and communication and dissemination of results. Forestry experts in Latin Am ...

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#113962
2017-07-31

FAO introduces new guidelines on monitoring forest resources

FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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#113963
2017-07-31

Miners told: Assimilate biodiversity conservation

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu wants miners to integrate biodiversity conservation into mining operations as part of their adherence to the principle of responsible mining as espoused by the Duterte administration. “Responsible mining companies should seek not merely to minimize and mitigate ...

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#113964
2017-07-31

ASEAN Center for Biodiversity headquarters launched

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states on Saturday inaugurated here their new building envisioned as a staging platform to further amplify their message of conserving biodiversity in one of the fastest-growing regions in the world.

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#113965
2017-07-31

Deforestation briefing: Sustainable palm oil solution sought in Africa

Sime Darby's Simon Lord is seeking partners to trial a model that balances forest conservation with economic development in Liberia While the high carbon stock approach methodology will help companies implement no-deforestation commitments in Indonesia's fragmented landscapes, it is ill-suited ...

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#113966
2017-07-31

Small Island, big results: Natural solutions to sustainability challenges in Cuba

The work that started in the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago provided the basis from which Cuba, in partnership with UNDP and GEF, has built an entire portfolio of interconnected and complementary projects that address multiple issues across the entire country: improved management of protected areas ...

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#113984
2017-07-31

Scientists develop ranking system to scale the impact of alien species

A transparent ranking system for measuring the socio-economic impact of plants and animals that are introduced by humans to areas where they do not naturally occur (termed "aliens") has been developed by an international team of scientists, from UCL, Université de Fribourg and Stellenbosch Unive ...

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#113945
2017-07-28

Egyptian bird species seen thriving in Dubai

The Egyptian Nightjar, a common species of bird that is seldom seen in the UAE, has been seen growing in number.

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#113950
2017-07-28

Green roof market growing 17 per cent each year, first market study finds

A report into the size, value and growth of the UK green roof market has found it is expanding at a rate of 17 per cent each year. Its findings demonstrate there is a green roof market focus in London, partly due to its specific planning policy.

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#113951
2017-07-28

A Cinderella Story for Global Tiger Day

A tigress named Zolushka helps establish a blueprint for the restoration of her species across Asia

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#113952
2017-07-28

Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade

Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade -- both within countries and across international borders.

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#113953
2017-07-28

'Omnipresent' effects of human impact on England's landscape revealed

Concrete structures forming a new, human-made rock type; ash particles in the landscape; and plastic debris are just a few of the new materials irreversibly changing England's landscape and providing evidence of the effects of the Anthropocene, the research suggests.

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#113954
2017-07-28

Rare birds, tourists flock to Tram Chim Park

Located in the wetlands of the Plain of Reeds in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Dong Thap, Tram Chim National Park is known for its spectacular diversity of bird species, attracting bird-watchers year-round.

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#113955
2017-07-28

Iconic Chyulu Hills launches carbon footprint offset programme

One of Kenya’s iconic landscapes - Chyulu Hills - will soon reap big from the sale of two million carbon credits.

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#113956
2017-07-28

Nigeria, UN Sign Five-Year Sustainable Development Agreement

Nigeria on Thursday signed a five-year Sustainable Development Partnership Framework with the United Nations, UN for the period 2018 to 2022.

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#113957
2017-07-28

Australian bird more at risk of extinction than giant panda

An Australian bird, the regent honeyeater, is at more risk of extinction than the giant panda or the Sumatran rhino according to a top environment researcher.

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#113958
2017-07-28

What’s happening with our seaweed and why should we care?

Now that seaweed is big business, industry is wading in to the lives of traditional harvesters.

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#113959
2017-07-28

Commission to monitor forest with satellites to curb degradation and destruction

The Forestry Commission is to roll out a forest monitoring programme that uses satellites to monitor activities in the country’s forest and protect it against degradation and other forms of destruction.

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#113960
2017-07-28

First 'intrusions' into unbroken forests drive pulses of biodiversity loss

The study examined ‘initial intrusions’ into tropical forests and their effect on the threat status of species. The researchers found that deforestation at current rates in high-priority areas such as Borneo, the Congo Basin, and the Amazon could push 121 to 219 species closer to extinction in ...

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#113961
2017-07-28

Global Treaty for the Environment Taking Shape

The Global Pact for the Environment, a new United Nations treaty to define fundamental environmental rights everywhere in the world, is being drafted and will be presented to the UN General Assembly in September by French President Emmanuel Macron.

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#113985
2017-07-28

Ethiopia: Capitalizing On Indigenous Knowledge

The preparation of a draft law is at its early stage believed to protect indigenous knowledge through special Intellectual Property as the regular IP or patent rights could not accommodate it. And discussions are being held on the law in different higher learning institutions. The draft law spec ...

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#113926
2017-07-27

Q&A: UNWTO secretary-general on exploring Africa's sustainable tourism opportunities

As African leaders look for ways to diversify their economies, tourism has emerged as a way to create new jobs, attract foreign visitors and attract investments to build more integrated societies.

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#113927
2017-07-27

3 types of terrapins (that means small turtles for you non-islanders) from Seychelles

The Seychelles islands are well known for their rich and diverse biodiversity. While many species of the island flora and fauna are endemic, others have been introduced. Among them are the terrapins -- small species of turtles living in fresh or brackish water with a shell length of up to 30 cen ...

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#113928
2017-07-27

Visionary project to save the Belize coast provides valuable framework

A coastal zone management plan designed to safeguard Belize's natural assets has produced a win-win opportunity for people and the environment, providing a valuable framework for other coastal nations around the world where overfishing, development, and habitat degradation are increasingly serio ...

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#113929
2017-07-27

Pakistan attends biodiversity congress in Colombia

Pakistan is among 74 countries participating at the global forum to tackle conservation challenges and to promote biodiversity as a continuation of the country’s commitment to balance environmental protection with sustainable economic development.

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#113930
2017-07-27

A jungle comes to the city

It’s July now and the temperature is slowly dipping in Delhi. Only a few migratory birds wintered at the Yamuna biodiversity park remain. Others have left for Central Asia and Siberia. Some species of summer terrestrial migrants are expected to arrive while some others can be seen enjoying the p ...

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#113931
2017-07-27

Earth Today | Promotional Videos Developed For Nagoya Protocol

THE INTERNATIONAL Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and UN Environment are increasing their efforts to help Caribbean countries boost fair access to their genetic resources and the equitable sharing of benefits derived, through the release of two short videos on the Nagoya Protocol. Th ...

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#113932
2017-07-27

Vast Amounts Of Toxic Mercury Accumulating In Arctic, Global Industrial Emissions To Blame

Enormous quantities of toxic mercury are now accumulating in the Arctic tundra as a result of industrial activity and emissions in the temperate parts of the globe, according to a new study from UMass Lowell.

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#113933
2017-07-27

First global study of plastic waste is 'horrifying'

The mass production of plastics, which began six decades ago, has accelerated so rapidly that it has created 8.3 billion metric tons – most of it in disposable products that end up as trash.

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