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Biodiversity Management Bureau

Latest News<p>FIN AND BMB Workshop for the Complementation Options and Long-term Maintenance of the SMARTSeas Project Portal <br>Monday, 23 July …

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Biodiversity & Species Conservation

Sustaining New York's Animals, Plants and Ecosystems<p>What is Biodiversity?<p>Biodiversity refers to the total variety of life on Earth, or the total …

Department of the Environment and Energy

News<p>Invitation to comment on two Wet Tropics species listing assessments<p>Invitation to comment on listing assessment for Bruguiera hainesii (Haines's …

Good News for Whales as Navy Agrees to Limit Sonar Testing in Pacific

HONOLULU -- The Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday.<p>A centerpiece of the agreement signed by a federal judge in Honolulu …

New Zealand Creates Massive New Marine Sanctuary

Saving the ocean, one island at a time<p>New Zealand's landmass covers an area of 103,363 square miles. But yesterday it announced that it was designating an area of ocean over two times that size as a protected ocean sanctuary.<p>The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary will prohibit all fishing or mining within …

The Forgotten Elephants of the Leuser Ecosystem

Human Journey<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p><b>Text and Photos by iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton</b><p>Newborn …

Protecting Biodiversity in Costa Rica’s Thermal Convection Dome in the Pacific

The concentration of clorophyll in the tropical Eastern Pacific, off Costa Rica’s northwest coast, reflects a high level of productivity and a …

El Salvador Restores Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Environment ministry park rangers survey one of the channels through the mangroves in the Barra de Santiago wetlands along the coast of the …

How does climate change affect biodiversity? - Uppsala University, Sweden

How does climate change affect species’ abundance and spread? This is a key question in climate debate which is hard to answer without information …

The REDD scheme: putting a price on forests in order to save them

<i>It's called REDD and it's designed to save endangered forests by recognising them as an economic commodity—but one that's worth more alive than dead.</i> …

Endangered Species' Genetic Diversity Explains their Decline

Some species may face extinction when they are not able to adapt as easily to changing environments or defend against new diseases. To better …

Earth - Rare salamanders come out of hiding

Two salamander species have come out of hiding, almost four decades after they apparently disappeared forever.<p>The rediscovered species are the long-limbed salamander (<i>Nyctanolis pernix</i>) and the Finca Chiblac salamander (<i>Bradytriton silus</i>), both pictured below.<p>They were spotted again in 2014: 38 …

Managing for biodiversity in young Douglas-fir forests of western Oregon

New Underwater Discovery Gives The Great Barrier Reef A Run For Its Money

Wilsons Promontory in southeast Australia is a biodiversity hotspot.<p>Looks like one of the world's most famous natural wonders has some pretty impressive competition.<p>This week, researchers in Australia announced the discovery of a coral reef with such diverse and thriving marine life, it rivals that …

Life on Earth: National Science Foundation awards $23 million for studies of planet's biodiversity

Rapid changes are happening in the Arctic: the ice cover is shrinking, permafrost is thawing. But what's happening to ground-dwelling species such as …

National Science Foundation

How protecting the biodiversity of our planet protects us all

The number of living animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, has been halved since 1970, according to WWF’s Living Planet …

With the forest logged, how will wildlife survive?

Malaysia’s biodiversity is exceptional – we’re ranked 12th in the world’s top 20 most biologically diverse countries. But we are in danger of losing …

King Crabs Arrive in Antarctic, with Claws Out for Biodiversity

The king crab could soon take over a whole new kingdom, and it has global warming to thank for the conquest.<p>King crabs live on seafloors all over the …

fishes and Acropora corals

Contrasting Coral Bleaching

Announcing the Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Collection | EveryONE

<i>Post authored by Collection Curator Ben Bond-Lamberty</i><p>The ecological impacts of climate change are broad and diverse, and include alterations to …

Linking climate change and biological invasions: Ocean warming facilitates nonindigenous species invasions

• Albritton D. L.<p>IPCC (2001) in Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis. Technical Summary of the Working Group I Report, eds. Albritton D. L. & …

Soil ecosystem functioning under climate change: plant species and community effects - Kardol - 2010 - Ecology - Wiley Online Library

Haifeng Zheng, Yang Liu, Jian Zhang, Yamei Chen, Lin Yang, Hongjie Li and Lifeng Wang, Factors influencing soil enzyme activity in China’s forest …

Global Decline of Reptiles, Déjà Vu Amphibians: Reptile species are declining on a global scale. Six significant threats to reptile populations are habitat loss and degradation, introduced invasive species, environmental pollution, disease, unsustainable use, and global climate change | BioScience | Oxford Academic

Global amphibian declines: A problem in applied ecology<p>Effect of red imported fire ant envenomization on neonatal American alligators<p>Disappearance …

Identifying the World's Most Climate Change Vulnerable Species: A Systematic Trait-Based Assessment of all Birds, Amphibians and Corals

Abstract<p>Climate change will have far-reaching impacts on biodiversity, including increasing extinction rates. Current approaches to quantifying such …

Rare today, gone tomorrow? | At the Interface

The ecological impacts of climate change are likely to be varied and widespread, and a PLOS collection of papers on this topic, published this week, …