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First praying mantis survey of Rwanda uncovers rich diversity
A college student working at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History was lead author on the first formal survey of praying mantises in Rwanda, which revealed a 155 percent increase in praying mantis species diversity for the African country. (2015-12-17)
Threatened species still call cities home, study shows
Australian cities support a remarkable number of threatened species, new research shows, with Sydney boasting the most, at 126 species. (2015-12-17)
Early warning system to save species.
Managers of wildlife conservation programs are being helped by a method commonly encountered in industrial and service industries. (2015-12-17)
Researchers test sustainable forestry policies on tropical deforestation, logging
New research by a Dartmouth scientist and her colleagues shows that policies aimed at protecting tropical forests in the Congo Basin may unexpectedly lead to increased deforestation and timber production. (2015-12-17)
UW conservationists celebrate new protected areas for Argentine penguins
On Dec. 3, the legislature for Argentina's Chubut province established a new marine protected area off Punta Tombo, which would help preserve the feeding grounds for about 500,000 Magellanic penguins that make their home along this rocky stretch of Argentine coast. (2015-12-15)
Clemson researchers receive NSF grant to examine impacts of conservation easements
A team of Clemson University researchers has received $850,000 from the National Science Foundation for a four-year comprehensive study of conservation easements in the United States. (2015-12-14)
Guam research aids in understanding recruitment limitation of rare tree
Research highlights hidden factors in mortality of young plants. (2015-12-14)
Targeted assistance needed to fight poverty in developing coastal communities
Researchers say there needs to be a better understanding of how conservation and aid projects in developing countries impact the people they are designed to help. (2015-12-11)
Harvard, Wildlife Conservation Society launch new 'Planetary Health Alliance' with support from the Rockefeller Foundation
Today Harvard University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and a range of other partner organizations are launching the Planetary Health Alliance, a new effort to dramatically improve our understanding of the linkages between environmental change and human health across the globe. (2015-12-11)
Preventing spread of deadly salamander disease in North America
An emerging fungal pathogen that has caused recent die-offs of salamanders in Europe, faces a formidable foe in North America: the Amphibian Survival Alliance and its partners, who today published a paper outlining the conservation community's proactive efforts to prevent the introduction and spread of the disease in the United States, Canada and Mexico. (2015-12-10)
Research leads to first puppies born by in vitro fertilization
For the first time, a litter of puppies was born by in vitro fertilization, thanks to work by Cornell University researchers. (2015-12-09)
Constantine Dafermos to receive 2016 AMS-SIAM Wiener Prize
Constantine M. Dafermos of Brown University will receive the 2016 Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics. (2015-12-04)
Review of the landscape conservation cooperatives
Because fish, wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources extend beyond political boundaries, there is a national need to develop resource management strategies across jurisdictions and sectors, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2015-12-03)
Global effort 'needed to save migratory birds'
Scientists have called for a greater international collaborative effort to save the world's migratory birds, many of which are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitat along their flight paths. (2015-12-03)
Study: 17K marine species unprotected
A new study says that more than 17,000 marine species worldwide remain largely unprotected, with the US among the bottom in supporting formal marine protected areas that could safeguard marine biodiversity. (2015-12-03)
Protecting ocean species
A new study offers strategic guidance on the placement of marine protected areas to meet global conservation goals. (2015-12-03)
Determinant factors for energy consumption and perception of energy conservation clarified
Change in lifestyle is a key component to realizing a low-carbon society. (2015-12-02)
Neonicotinoid pesticides linked to butterfly declines in the UK
The use of neonicotinoid pesticides may be contributing to the decline of butterflies in the UK, a new study by the Universities of Stirling and Sussex in partnership with Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology has revealed. (2015-12-02)
Brook trout study identifies top climate change pressure factor
Results of a 15-year study of factors affecting populations of Eastern brook trout with climate change show high summer air temperatures have a large influence, in particular on the smallest fry and eggs, which are most important to wild trout abundance in streams. (2015-11-30)
New study suggests angler education can benefit sharks
A new study finds fisher education can help protect vulnerable shark populations. (2015-11-25)
Drowned starlings puzzle scientists
Drowning has emerged as a mysterious cause of death among groups of young common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), according to research by a team of scientists led by international conservation charity the Zoological Society of London. (2015-11-25)
Persian dwarf snake consists of 6 species, scientists discover
The Persian dwarf snake is wrongly classified as one species, scientists say. (2015-11-23)
Marine airgun noise could cause turtle trauma
Scientists from the University of Exeter are warning of the risks that seismic surveys may pose to sea turtles. (2015-11-23)
To feed or not to feed
Getting in touch with nature in an urbanized world can be as simple as putting a bird feeder in your backyard. (2015-11-19)
Use your loaf to save British wildlife
Farmers can maintain high yields and boost nature by signing up to a wildlife-friendly scheme, new research published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology has found. (2015-11-18)
Clemson scientists study conservation easements in the Appalachians
As joint senior authors, Drs. Rob Baldwin and Paul Leonard test the 'relative influence of interacting social and environmental variables on the spatial distribution of conservation easements by ownership category and conservation status.' (2015-11-17)
Bird decline shows that climate change is more than just hot air
Scientists have long known that birds are feeling the heat due to climate change. (2015-11-16)
Extinction can spread from predator to predator, researchers have found
The extinction of one carnivore species can trigger the demise of fellow predators, conservation biologists at the University of Exeter have confirmed. (2015-11-12)
Peruvian rainforest 22 times the size of Chicago named a national park
Peru's government designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range as a national park. (2015-11-10)
Surrey Earth Observation expertise to monitor the internationally important Bacalar Corridor
A new remote satellite monitoring program, powered by UK technology and expertise has been launched to help conserve a unique, fragile ecological corridor in the Caribbean. (2015-11-05)
Three urgent steps for better protected areas
A group of scientists have developed a three-point plan to ensure the world's protected areas meet new biodiversity targets set by the 193 signatory nations of the Convention on Biological Diversity's. (2015-11-05)
Human intervention can help endangered Saimaa ringed seal adapt to climate change
Humans can help the critically endangered Saimaa ringed seal to cope with climate change. (2015-11-05)
2015 AOU Brewster Medal awarded to Dr. Rosemary Grant
The William Brewster Memorial Award, bestowed each year by the American Ornithologists' Union to the author or co-authors of an exceptional body of work on birds of the Western hemisphere, is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of ornithology. (2015-11-05)
American Ornithologists' Union welcomes new Fellows and Honorary Fellows
At the 133rd stated meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Norman, Okla., this July, the society welcomed 15 new Fellows and two Honorary Fellows, who were selected by their peers for their outstanding contributions to the field of ornithology and their service to the AOU. (2015-11-05)
American Ornithologists' Union honors 2015 awardees
Each year, the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU), North America's leading ornithological society, presents five prestigious awards honoring members for their contributions to bird science and their service to the society. (2015-11-05)
African lion survival may be dependent on corridor creation
Across Africa, lion populations are threatened by continued reductions in their range and associated genetic isolation. (2015-10-30)
Some like it hot: Moth and butterfly species respond differently to climate change
New research led by ecologists at the University of York shows that certain species of moths and butterflies are becoming more common, and others rarer, as species differ in how they respond to climate change. (2015-10-30)
A potential downside to the beaver's comeback (video)
The Eurasian beaver was brought back from near extinction and now thrives across Europe. (2015-10-28)
Wood at work: Elegant strategies for architecture, city building, and forest conservation
WCS will host 'Wood at Work: Elegant Strategies for Architecture, City Building, and Forest Conservation,' an event focusing on the links between sustainably harvested wood and global efforts to conserve forests. (2015-10-25)
New study provides first field observations of rare Omura's whales
An international team of biologists has made the first-ever field observations of one of the least known species of whales in the world -- Omura's whales -- off the coast of Madagascar. (2015-10-22)
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