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Forest Biodiversity

timberbiz -7 hours ago

Small grants from Responsible Wood announced

Responsible Wood has announced the successful recipients from the 2020 Small Grants Program. The successful projects include the construction of a 21st century wood hut, mountain biking in South Australia and Tumbarumba, cultural burning and education projects in South Australia and Queensland, and Birdlife Australia surveys. Source: Timberbiz The grants are awarded for collaborative community-bas...

EUFORGEN -yesterday

EUFORGEN becomes official supporter of European Commission Global Coalition for Biodiversity

EUFORGEN is delighted to announce that it has become the 21st official supporter of the European Commission’s Global Coalition “United for Biodiversity”, launched by EU Commissioner for the Environment Virginijus Sinkevicius on World Wildlife Day 2020. The Coalition calls on all world botanic gardens, zoos, aquariums, national parks, museums and research centers to join forces for nature and...

The Guardian -yesterday

Building a green economy could stop ‘nightmare’ degradation of Amazon

US scientist Thomas Lovejoy says the rainforest’s rich biodiversity has been undervalued compared to economic activities such as farming and miningThe Amazon will be transformed into a “highly degraded nightmare” unless a sustainable biodiversity-based economy develops which properly values ecosystem services and products produced by the rainforest, a leading scientist has warned.Prof Thomas...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Environmental assassinations bad for business, new research shows

The old adage of “money talks” is being given a modern data analysis stress test and applied to the assassinations of civil society activists in the global mining sector. In fact, according to a trio of economics experts from Oxford University and Australia’s Monash University who have taken on the subject, it is simply bad […]...

USFS -3 days ago

Review of dam effects on native and invasive crayfishes illustrates complex choices for conservation planning

Dams are among the most prevalent and extreme alterations humans have perpetrated on fluvial systems. The dramatic physical and biological changes caused by dams have been synthesized for many aquatic faunal groups, but not for crayfishes. In addition, invasive crayfish species are an increasing threat to global biodiversity, and dams have both costs and benefits with respect to crayfish invasions...

CBD -3 days ago

A Chef is Reviving the Ozarks Through Food

Chef Rob Connoley is working with farmers, archivists, and Indigenous communities to try to define and revive Ozark cuisine at his restaurant Bulrush in St. Louis, MO. Connoley hopes to increase biodiversity while connecting people back to the land....

CBD -3 days ago

How the Suburbs Could Help Save Biodiversity

Plants, and the insects which rely on them, are the living foundations of our planet. But these foundations are under stress because, as we urbanize and suburbanize natural areas, we have an unfortunate tendency to sterilize the landscape....

CBD -3 days ago

Alien species removed, thousands of trees planted on Comino

Ambjent Malta has embarked on a habitat restoration project in Comino, which forms part of the Natura 2000 network.Environment Aaron Farrugia said that the conservation of habitats is crucial for the protection of biodiversity....

CBD -3 days ago

Protecting Table Mountain's Rich Biodiversity Is Everyone's Responsibility

South Africa is home to some of the world's most diverse flora and fauna. Indigenous plant life includes some 23 000 species of flowering plants (including 728 species of trees) and more than 900 species of bird, representing 22 of the world's living orders....

CBD -3 days ago

UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade

Guidelines to help governments, companies and consumers benefit from sustainable trade in precious plants and animals now include elements such as climate resilience and marine biodiversity....

Springer -4 days ago

The Use of Tree-Related Microhabitats as Forest Biodiversity Indicators and to Guide Integrated Forest Management

Abstract Purpose of the Review The concept of tree-related microhabitats (TreMs) is an approach to assess and manage multi-taxon species richness in forest ecosystems. Owing to their provision of special habitat features, TreMs are of special interest as a surrogate biodiversity indicator. In particular, in retention forestry, TreMs have g...

ScienceDaily -4 days ago

Climate change will alter the position of the Earth's tropical rain belt

Researchers describe future changes to the tropical rain belt with expected climate change. The changes will cause droughts in large sections of the globe, threatening biodiversity and food security....

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