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.

  • How fish evolved their migratory habits

    15 / 01 / 2014, Earth Times Environment

    You would expect an evolutionary shift to be a trend, but in one great family of fish, there is little evidence that lightning strikes twice, especially in the same freshwater ecosystem!© The...

  • IUCN Endangered List Latest

    26 / 11 / 2013, Earth Times Environment

    The wonder of a beautiful sea “monster” is never lost, but while some species like the great leatherback turtle have varying fortunes, many birds and others are in the process of disappearing for...

  • 'Tiddlers' become evolutionary models

    16 / 10 / 2013, Earth Times Environment

    Do sticklebacks become larger when they invade the low salinity of freshwater, or do limited resources cause them to become smaller? Both answers are correct, apparently!© The Earth Times.

  • A small pocket of conservation in Iran

    10 / 10 / 2013, Earth Times Environment

    With pseudonyms because the state is still controlling them, conservation activists in “Persia” protect their bears and leopard. Much more work will keep them busy with anti-pollution measures and...

  • The bigger the invader, the better

    25 / 09 / 2013, Earth Times Environment

    When alien species invade a new habitat, the native biodiversity is reduced, but this is the first study to quantify the changes in the adapting species. Its effect on the invertebrates and native...

  • Sea change for shore habitats

    20 / 09 / 2013, Earth Times Environment

    While the French own lots of islands worldwide, the rise in sea-level they investigate here will affect every shoreline and many island endemics. © The Earth Times.