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#104084
2015-05-28

International Biodiversity Day Celebrates Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

22 May 2015: The 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity convened under the theme, ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Development,' reflecting the importance of efforts made to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the relevance of biodiversity for achieving sustainable ...

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#104085
2015-05-28

New wasp species named after Harry Potter series' dementor

BANGKOK, May 27 (UPI) -- Ampulex dementor, also known as the dementor wasp, is only one of 139 new species discovered last year in the Greater Mekong region, but it is most certainly the scariest.

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#104086
2015-05-28

Plankton trawl reveals ten times the species

The number of known plankton species floating in our oceans has increased ten-fold thanks to an international study aiming to understand the impact of climate change.

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#104087
2015-05-28

Uganda's elephant population has risen 600% since its 1980s low

In the 1980s, Uganda's elephants looked like they were on their way to extinction.

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#104088
2015-05-28

David Attenborough calls on ordinary people to help save Africa's elephants

People need to support the conservation charities working to stop the killing of Africa’s last elephants and rhinos by joining them, says naturalist

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#104089
2015-05-28

OPINION: Saving Wildlife From the Specter of Trade

Elephants, rhinos, and other wildlife across the globe are being slaughtered for their tusks, horns, pelts, and bones with no end in sight.

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#104090
2015-05-28

This Indian Foundation Is Protecting Wilderness and Helping Farmers -- And That's Just the Beginning

MUMBAI -- Almost 70 years after India's independence, over 100 million acres of land falls under the definition of "common lands": territory occupied jointly by rural communities in the hinterland. But deforestation, waste of natural resources and over-irrigation risks turning it all into wasteland.

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#104091
2015-05-28

Using leeches to measure mammal biodiversity

In order to get a better grasp on the biodiversity of mammals in Sumatra, University of Delaware graduate student Sarah Weiskopf spent two weeks collecting leeches in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and conducting genetic analyses of their blood meals.

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#104092
2015-05-28

Finance to protect forests must meet local needs: experts

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Madagascar has 7 million hectares of rainforest under protection as of this month, but stopping the poor people who live near those areas from illegally cutting down rosewood trees remains a challenge.

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#104093
2015-05-28

In the forest, women’s voices not heard: report

LIMA, Peru: REDD+ – with its emphasis on the sustainable management of forests, is so often pitched to communities and what they can do to help ensure their futures.

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