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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  • Use biodiversity to combat climate change!

    14 / 11 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    The influences of ecology are subtle. So far, few have realised that biodiversity, as noted in South Korea, is key to climate change in many situations. Maintaining our ecosystems should be key in...

  • We’re mad about Madagascar.

    11 / 10 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    How much research flows out of Madagascar, on the lemurs, chameleons and frogs alone. We have to preserve this island and sustain its people in their struggles with nature, including climate...

  • Biodiversity Progress Today

    06 / 10 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    Here is the promised simple report on the first day of the big Korean Biodiversity convention. We’ll have to wait longer for anything more concrete. Atlantic whale sanctuary hopes dashed at IWCCOP...

  • Language evolved quickly.

    25 / 09 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    Some of the great thinkers have come up with ideas to propagate after-dinner discussion of chat and scribble for eons to come. The whole process took a very short time to evolve, according to this...

  • Kruger rhinos' final chance

    20 / 09 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    With 2014 rhinos killed for their horns since January, the South African rhino is on its way out. We have to use emergency measures to stop the poaching, while Vietnam and other importing...

  • Climate change affects islands, but one snail hangs on.

    09 / 09 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    We can already detect ways in which small creatures are surviving against the odds. The humans and other larger species on islands are next in line to suffer from climate change. Can we help them...

  • Forest loss accelerates

    30 / 06 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    We need these forests to retain some of the remaining carbon. We need these trees so that biodiversity around them remains. We need these animals to represent something of the old earth, that used...

  • Fantastic ancient fauna precedes mammal evolution

    05 / 03 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    Animals of unfamiliar as well as familiar types took up niches in the ancient ecosystems, as birds and mammals developed and, of course, feathered dinosaurs ruled the roost...

  • Simply red (squirrel) is better

    25 / 02 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    We struggle against invasive species, but sometimes research helps to finally understand what can be done to preserve the status quo. The red squirrel is healthy in Europe and in Scotland, but...

  • Hawaiian rise in endangered species

    04 / 02 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    We need technology to discover where and how endangered species survive. The US government have just declared 15 more Hawaiian species as endangered, but the islands have so many, it is difficult...

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