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Archive: Biodiversity

21 May 2015

A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

by JOHN C. CANNON
The Cross River gorilla population in equatorial Africa has been pushed to the brink of extinction. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, a Nigerian scientist working to save the gorillas describes how local villagers are vital to protecting these apes. READ MORE

12 May 2015

As Andes Warm, Deciphering The Future for Tropical Birds

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
Scientists have theorized that tropical birds in mountainous regions will move uphill as the climate warms. But new research in the Peruvian Andes suggests that the birds will stay put and face a new threat — predator snakes that will climb into their territory to escape the heat. READ MORE

05 May 2015

Nicaragua Canal: A Giant Project With Huge Environmental Costs

Work has already begun on a $50 billion inter-ocean canal in Nicaragua that would cut through nature reserves and bring massive dredging and major ship traffic to Central America’s largest lake. Scientists and conservationists are warning that the project is an environmental disaster in the making. READ MORE

28 Apr 2015

Can the North Sea Wind Boom And Seabird Colonies Coexist?

by FRED PEARCE
Offshore wind farms have been proliferating in the North Sea, with more huge projects planned. But conservationists are concerned this clean energy source could threaten seabird colonies that now thrive in the sea’s shallow waters. READ MORE

20 Apr 2015

On the Internet, Illegal Trade In Endangered Wildlife Thrives

by TED WILLIAMS
On eBay and elsewhere on the Internet, illegal wildlife and wildlife parts — from elephant ivory to tiger skins to monkey and crocodile skulls — are being sold. Bringing an end to this illicit activity is proving to be a daunting challenge. READ MORE

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e360 digest

22 May 2015: Many Trees in Southeast U.S. Closely Related to Tree Species in Asia

21 May 2015: Interview: A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

20 May 2015: Many Wind Turbines Installed In Critical Bird Habitat, Group Says

06 May 2015: Backyard Bird Feeders May Put Native Species at a Disadvantage, Study Says

04 May 2015: First Nations and B.C. Set North America's Largest Ocean Protections

01 May 2015: One in Six Species Facing Extinction in Current Climate Trajectory

27 Apr 2015: Oceans Are the World's Seventh Largest Economy, New Report Says

15 Apr 2015: Entries Invited for e360 Contest For Best Environmental Videos

14 Apr 2015: Canada Could Lose 70 Percent Of Glaciers by End of Century, Study Finds

13 Apr 2015: Canine Conservation: Using Dogs In War Against Poachers in Kenya


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