Biodiversity news

On this page NLBIF presents a selection of national and international biodiversity news, originating from news-feeds from major news sites and scientific publishers. Messages are being filtered using keywords such as biodiversity, nature and species. Duplication of information does occurre occasionally.

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  • Good News for the Moluccan Woodcock

    31 / 12 / 2013, ENN Wild

    The Moluccan Woodcock, also known as Obi Woodcock, is a medium-sized forest wader. With it's long dark bill and orange buff, this elusive, rare bird is evaluated as Endangered and has been on the...

  • Using Plankton to Control Malaria

    17 / 12 / 2013, ENN Wild

    Improving the biodiversity of ponds and lakes in malaria-endemic regions could offer a powerful and sustainable way to control malaria. A common mosquito-controlling strategy is to apply...

  • Good News for African Elephants

    08 / 12 / 2013, ENN Wild

    Representatives from 30 countries came together to discuss the poaching crisis and potential measures to save Africa’s elephants at the African Elephant Summit. As the summit convened, new numbers...

  • Majority of Big Saharan Animals Threatened by Extinction

    05 / 12 / 2013, ENN Wild

    Bigger than all of Brazil, among the harshest ecosystems on Earth, and largely undeveloped, one would expect that the Sahara desert would be a haven for desert wildlife. One would anticipate that...

  • Ocean acidification set to spiral out of control

    15 / 11 / 2013, ENN Wild

    The continued release of greenhouse gases into the air is set to bring about huge changes to land ecosystems as they are forced to adapt to rising temperatures. But the marine world — which is...

  • The Piping Plover gets some love

    10 / 11 / 2013, ENN Wild

    When was the last time you saw an endangered species up close, say a peregrine falcon or a gray wolf? It’s not easy to come face to face with animals that are rare and elusive. But piping plovers...

  • Record temperatures set to reach tropics first

    10 / 10 / 2013, ENN Wild

    Tropical regions will be the first to experience unprecedented climate change, leading to significant upheaval for biodiversity and communities, according to a study published in Nature today....

  • Australia and Canada Conservation

    04 / 10 / 2013, ENN Wild

    At first glance, Australia and Canada could not be more different. They are separated by more than 7,500 miles (12,000 km). One country is known for its hot, dry lands and kangaroos, and the other...

  • Lesser Prairie Chicken numbers decline sharply

    25 / 09 / 2013, ENN Wild

    Lesser prairie chicken population numbers dropped by more than 50 percent over the past year, according to a study released today. The finding raises questions about the adequacy of voluntary...

  • The Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly can breathe a little easier today!

    19 / 09 / 2013, ENN Wild

    Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions for protection of 757 imperiled species across the country, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized...

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