Tag: deforestation and wildlife conservation

deforestation and endangered species

Ape Habitat Under Siege The accelerated and unsustainable exploitation of the earth’s primary natural resources has become a major threat to apes in Africa and Asia, a major United Nations environment conference heard Wednesday. Speaking on the sidelines of the UN Environment Assembly, conservationists said infrastructure development and extraction of natural resources — including timber, […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Forest Conservation, Reforestation Critical Climate change is already changing the distribution of many species. In general species are moving further north, and higher up as a warming climate means they can exploit previously inhospitable environments. This can be positive in that some species will increase their ranges, however for as many species that will benefit, […]

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forest conservation

New Technology Helps Old-Growth Forests By Rhett A. Butler, Monga Bay Researchers today released a long-awaited tool that reveals the extent of forest cover loss and gain on a global scale. Powered by Google’s massive computing cloud, the interactive forest map establishes a new baseline for measuring deforestation and forest recovery across all of the world’s countries, […]

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elephant conservation Africa

Biodiversity Collapsing One day around 66 million years ago — it was in June or July if the evidence from fossilized pollen traces has been interpreted correctly — an asteroid somewhat larger than Manhattan ploughed into the Earth near what is now Chicxulub in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico at 45,000 mph. As it hit with […]

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