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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  • On being the right size

    06 / 12 / 2015, Earth Times Environment

    Rarely do we see animal biology impinging on our separate human existence. As medicine has incorporated more veterinary and other work. However, it should come as no surprise that our very...

  • Jumby hawksbills enjoy their beach

    27 / 04 / 2015, Earth Times Environment

    While plastic and chemicals destroys turtles at sea, the nesting sites are receiving much more care now to ensure the rarest species can still slowly reproduce. There are officially none more...

  • Gibbon families grow larger with bi-female groups.

    14 / 04 / 2015, Earth Times Environment

    How do gibbons maintain their small family groups? Could they have slightly larger family groups and would this work in similar ways to those found in other primates? Fascinating questions...

  • Endemic Giant Salamander Threat-from its Neighbour.

    18 / 03 / 2015, Earth Times Environment

    When threatened species face both competition and hybridisation from a relative, the best techniques for assessment are needed. The giant salamanders stand apart as unique endemics in NE Asia, but...

  • New monkeys, same old monkeying-around with forests.

    05 / 03 / 2015, Earth Times Environment

    Where in the world can we discover new primates? The answer is only in tropical rainforests, but they will certainly be endangered species, like several of the titis and many, many others. We only...

  • Dragons increase in species numbers.

    18 / 02 / 2015, Earth Times Environment

    Dragons and biodiversity seem miles apart. Here seadragons help us to understand just what might be left for us on a severely-depleted planet. Thanks to these researchers for getting to the far...

  • Mosquitoes have the best malaria strategy!

    08 / 02 / 2015, Earth Times Environment

    We hate the irritation and the mess of blood parasites that attack us in the form of leeches and mosquitoes. The trouble is the leech does not infect us while the mosquito is simply the agent for...