Category: Biodiversity

biodiversity

Tiger Conservation Critical To Biodiversity The $3 million grant was awarded to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the third anniversary of the Global Tiger Summit. It is hoped the funding will help Nepal to double its wild tiger numbers by 2022, supporting the charity’s work with the Nepal government and local communities in Nepal’s Terai […]

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biodiversity and endangered species

Climate, Carbon Capture, Wildlife Conservation The Internet is changing life as we know it, but can it help save the planet? An international marketing agency is launching the “Web Of Life” campaign to help reforest the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro and other degraded areas around the world. Crossbow Communications, a public relations firm, is raising […]

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biodiversity and endangered species

PR Firm Promotes Reforestation The Internet is changing life as we know it in good ways and bad. An international public affairs firm is tapping the positive side of that dynamic to launch the “Web Of Life” campaign to help reforest our planet and mitigate human contributions to climate change. Our partners in Tanzania have […]

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biodiversity and endangered species

Habitat Loss Gaining Momentum The forces of climate change are redefining what it means for a species to be endangered, according to a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE. The wide-ranging study from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) found as many as 83 percent of birds, 66 percent of amphibians […]

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health and sustainability

150 Live Rhinos Imported Since 2007 To Populate Wildlife Park A Chinese company is reportedly making a second attempt at establishing a rhino farm in the country to harvest horn. Such a move is one way for China to get around the CITES rhino horn ban as domestic trade is not covered by the international […]

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health and sustainability

Wildlife Conservation Solutions A project created by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) that uses Raspberry Pi computers to curb the illegal poaching of rhinos in Kenya has been rewarded with a £500,000 prize from Google. The Global IT Challenge aims to award innovative uses of technology that “tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges” […]

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biodiversity

Will China’s Delegate Attend The United Nations Security Council will hold a special meeting today to discuss how elephant poaching in Central Africa is contributing to political instability in Central Africa. The Security Council session will be convened at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, where members will be briefed on how illegal elephant poaching […]

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biodiversity

Wildlife Trader Untouchable On an obscure and bumpy dirt road not far from the banks of the Mekong River, the compound of Vixay Keosavang stands out for its iron gates and cinder-block walls topped with barbed wire, a contrast to the rickety wooden stilt houses nearby in the shade of rubber trees. A security guard […]

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biodiversity and endangered species

Deforestation Kills Endangered Species Industrial cultivation of palm oil is destroying millions of acres of virgin rainforest around the world. The destructive practice is destroying biodiversity and life as we know it. In Southeast Asia, orangutans, tigers, elephants and villagers are caught in the crossfire. Now the deadly industry is cutting swaths across South America […]

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wolf conservation

Wolves Key Part Of Biodiversity When attempting to manage wolf populations in our modern world, we must admit that the threat of prion contamination in our watersheds and food chain now poses a much greater risk to several industries, human health, and homeland security than our god-given wolves ever did. In fact, predators are one […]

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