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Archive: Biodiversity

26 Jan 2015

How Technology Is Protecting World’s Richest Marine Reserve

by CHRISTOPHER PALA
After years of fitful starts, the Pacific island nation of Kiribati this month banned all commercial fishing inside its huge marine reserve. New satellite transponder technology is now helping ensure that the ban succeeds in keeping out the big fishing fleets. READ MORE

20 Jan 2015

How Tiger Farming in China Threatens World’s Wild Tigers

by DIANE TOOMEY
In an interview with Yale Environment 360, wildlife activist Judith Mills describes how the legal farming of tigers in China is fostering a trade in tiger bone wine and skins that is imperiling the world’s beleaguered population of wild tigers. READ MORE

12 Jan 2015

Giving Local Women a Voice In Grass-Roots Conservation

by DIANE TOOMEY
As “gender advisor” at Conservation International, Kame Westerman seeks to include local women’s perspectives and priorities into the planning of projects in developing countries. This approach, she says, can be critical in determining whether a project succeeds or fails. READ MORE

05 Jan 2015

For California Salmon, Drought And Warm Water Mean Trouble

by ALASTAIR BLAND
With record drought and warming waters due to climate change, scientists are concerned that the future for Chinook salmon — a critical part of the state’s fishing industry — is in jeopardy in California. READ MORE

18 Dec 2014

Asia’s Fragile Caves Face New Risks from Development

by MIKE IVES
The limestone caves of Southeast Asia and southwest China are home to scores of species of plants and animals, many of them rare. But a rise in tourism, mining, and other human activities is increasingly placing these biodiverse environments at risk. READ MORE

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28 Jan 2015: Camera Trap Records Rare Glimpse of African Golden Cat Hunting

27 Jan 2015: Pollinator Loss Could Put Poor Nations at Risk for Malnutrition

23 Jan 2015: South Africa Relocates Rhinos After Record Number Were Poached in 2014

21 Jan 2015: Filtering Polluted Stormwater Through Soil Can Protect Salmon, Study Says

20 Jan 2015: Genetic Diversity Is Key To Food Stability in Changing Climate, UN Says

20 Jan 2015: Interview: How Chinese Tiger Farms Threaten Wild Tigers Worldwide

12 Jan 2015: Interview: Giving Local Women A Voice in Grass-Roots Conservation

07 Jan 2015: Federal Judge Halts Hunting And Trapping of Great Lakes Gray Wolves

06 Jan 2015: Penguin Watch Projects Asks Citizen Scientists to Monitor Birds' Habits

04 Dec 2014: Arabian Sea Whales Are Earth's Most Isolated and Endangered Population


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