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Society For Conservation Biology 1999 Annual Meeting: Integrating Policy And Science In Conservation Biology
The 1999 SCB meeting takes advantage of the proximity of NGOs, multinational banks, and agencies that set most worldwide conservation policy. (1999-05-11)
Conservation in Canada
Conservation actions could be more efficient if there is similarity among taxa in the distribution of species. (2004-05-04)
Biodiversity conservation - no guarantee for shortcuts
New research from scientists at the University of Sheffield published in the November issue of Ecology Letters has cast doubts on the widely held 'rule of thumb' that the conservation of a country's biodiversity can be guaranteed by focusing on protecting its threatened and endemic species. (2002-10-30)
IUCN adopts new 'Green List' to show species on the path to conservation success
The IUCN World Conservation Congress has adopted a motion sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners to create a Green List to assess conservation success. (2012-09-28)
How the presence of conservation researchers affects wildlife
In a study that compared three sites within the Dja Conservation Complex in Cameroon, Africa, investigators found that the presence of a conservation research project acts as a deterrent to chimpanzee and gorilla poachers, and community awareness and involvement in research lead to an increased value of apes and intact forests to local people, thus limiting hunting practices. (2015-05-12)
Amazon symposium to address large-scale conservation
On July 19, 2005, at the Society of Conservation Biology annual meetings, in Brasília, Brazil, the Woods Hole Research Center and the Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazonia (IPAM) will hold an international symposium on the prospects for large-scale conservation of natural resources in the Amazon Basin. (2005-06-29)
Study reveals strong link between wildlife recreation and conservation
What inspires people to support conservation? As concerns grow about the sustainability of modern society, this question becomes more important. (2015-03-10)
Fiji Conservation Science Forum
The 2nd Fiji Conservation Science Forum will address and confront the ongoing climate-biodiversity crisis and provide an opportunity for scientists, conservation practitioners, decision and policy makers in Fiji to discuss current and future projects that will safeguard Fiji's people and environment against the effects of climate change. (2011-09-13)
Public attitude toward tiger farming and tiger conservation
The wild tiger Panthera tigris is considered critically endangered, and it faces unprecedented threats, including habitat loss and fragmentation, depletion of prey, and continued illegal poaching for trade of tiger bones for traditional medicine and skins for ornamentation and collection. (2015-01-20)
Society for Conservation Biology to provide free access to publications in developing countries
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), in collaboration with Blackwell Publishing and Elsevier Publishing, announces that online access to Conservation Biology, Conservation In Practice and Biological Conservation is now free to SCB members in developing countries. (2006-08-30)
2010 Student Conference on Conservation Science
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History announces the 2010 Student Conference on Conservation Science to take place in New York City this November. (2010-04-16)
Indonesia pledges to double marine protected areas to 10-million hectares
Indonesia will virtually double its marine protected areas over the next three years to cover 10-million hectares of some the most biodiversity-rich sea on the planet, the country's Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Dr. (2003-06-05)
Conservation hindered by geographical mismatches between capacity and need
New research suggests that geographical mismatches between conservation needs and expertise may hinder global conservation goals. (2017-08-30)
'The Ecology and Conservation of Seasonally Dry Forests in Asia'
Despite the importance of seasonally dry forests, little is known of their ecology. (2011-07-28)
Research examines how insect outbreaks affect forests and bats
New research indicates that bark beetle outbreaks in forests create several new roosting and foraging possibilities for the protected bat species Barbastella barbastellus. (2017-07-03)
Indigenous storytelling is a new asset for biocultural conservation
Storytelling can help to guide better conservation actions in areas inhabited by indigenous communities worldwide, new research claims. (2017-09-04)
New book examines ecology of threatened prairie-chickens
A new volume in the Cooper Ornithological Society's Studies in Avian Biology series highlights the ecology of lesser prairie-chickens. (2016-03-11)
DNA clues to inform conservation in Africa
Tracing the evolutionary history of wildlife could improve global habitat conservation, a major Cardiff University study has found. (2007-05-22)
Biding time could improve conservation outcomes
Strategic delays in conservation efforts could be the key to protecting more species according to researchers at the University of Queensland. (2017-09-11)
Sobering update on Jamaica's largest vertebrate
The Jamaican iguana continues to be critically endangered, with only a single location left for the recovering population in the Portland Bight Protected Area. (2014-03-31)
Baboon-like social structure creates efficiencies for spotted hyena
As large, carnivorous mammals, spotted hyenas are well known for their competitive nature; However, recent work suggests that their clan structure has similarities to some primate social systems such as those of the baboon and macaque. (2012-03-13)
Understanding tourists' preferences for nature-based experiences may help with conservation
Charismatic species -- such as felines and primates or whales, sharks, and turtles -- are attractive to tourists, and the opportunity of seeing them in the wild motivates tourists to visit protected areas. (2016-07-06)
Top nature photographers join a global conservational initiative to protect wilderness
More than 150 of the best nature photographers in the world gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss how photography can contribute to the conservation community's efforts in protecting wilderness areas and endangered species around the world. (2005-10-06)
Low-cost countries are not the best conservation investment
Wildlife conservation projects in countries where management costs are low are less likely to succeed and could also have a negative impact on people, according to new research by the University of Kent and the University of California Santa Cruz. (2013-12-18)
Cornell and Land Trust Alliance partner to protect birds on private land
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Land Trust Alliance are partnering to help protect birds on private lands. (2016-07-07)
NUS study shows factors influencing which conservation news get shared or liked in social media
A team of researchers led by the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Science recently concluded a study to better understand the factors influencing the spread of conservation news in online media. (2015-03-03)
New maps show shrinking wilderness being ignored at our peril
Maps of the world's most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland and Wildlife Conservation Society-led study published today. (2017-12-12)
Preference for gravid females makes rare iguana consumption unsustainable
The Valle de Aguán spiny-tailed iguana is a critically endangered species found in Honduras. (2014-12-02)
New study of the world's smallest elephant
The world's smallest elephant species, the newly described Bornean elephant, will be the focus of a Cardiff University study in Sabah, Malaysia for the next three years. (2005-12-08)
Exeter scientists pour cold water on EU bird policy
New research from the University of Exeter in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Science questions claims that EU conservation policy has been successful in protecting endangered birds. (2008-02-27)
Global biodiversity conservation does save species, but could be done smarter
A new analysis reveals that billions of dollars spent on habitat and species conservation worldwide have resulted in substantial reductions in the loss of biodiversity. (2017-10-25)
Hunting, birdwatching boosts conservation action
What inspires people to support conservation? A new study by researchers at Cornell University provides one simple answer: bird watching and hunting. (2015-03-10)
Cross-border conservation efforts can yield better results at less cost
Coordination of conservation efforts across national boundaries could achieve significantly higher results and at less cost than conservation actions planned within individual states, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in Australia have found. (2009-12-30)
Conservationist and actor Harrison Ford honored by Congressional Foundation
Actor and Conservation International (CI) board member Harrison Ford received the (2006-09-20)
San Diego Zoo researchers contribute to project using mummy DNA to differentiate croc species
The Nile crocodile is a species that was identified by ancient Egyptians. (2011-12-19)
New partnership to boost Asia-Pacific conservation
The University of Adelaide and global organization Conservation International (CI) today announced a strategic partnership that will help boost conservation efforts in the Asia-Pacific region, including a global conservation drone program. (2016-08-02)
National Academies advisory: 'Science and Art Conservation'
As a follow-up to the National Academy of Sciences' Arthur M. (2005-08-05)
Rare frogs holding their own despite drought conditions
A recent survey of mountain yellow-legged frogs released into the wild by San Diego Zoo Global wildlife conservationists indicates that the populations are showing signs of stress related to drought conditions in California. (2014-08-08)
Spooky conservation: Saving endangered species over our dead bodies
The secret to the survival of critically endangered wildlife could lie beyond the grave, according to a University of Queensland researcher. (2017-10-30)
Little evidence conservation organizations respond to economic signals
A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds that nonprofit organizations aiming to protect biodiversity show little evidence of responding to economic signals, which could limit the effectiveness of future conservation efforts. (2014-11-04)
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