Plant Diversity Increases Insect Diversity Plant Diversity Increases Insect Diversity Future of 19 million children in Bangladesh at risk: UNICEF Floodplain forests under threat Climate change limits forest recovery after wildfires Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole How climate change is pushing Central American migrants to the US Researchers tap rare pristine air to reveal pollution’s impact Canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, report says Climate change: Warning from ‘Antarctica’s last forests’
Category archives for: Biodiversity

Plant Diversity Increases Insect Diversity

 The more plant species live in grasslands and forests, the more insect species find a habitat there. However, the presence of more plant species does not only increase the number of insect species, but also the number of insect individuals. Simultaneously, animal diversity is not only determined by plant diversity, but also by the physical […]

Plant Diversity Increases Insect Diversity

The more plant species that grow in grasslands and forests, the more insect species that find a habitat there. However, the presence of more plant species not only increases the number of insect species, but also the number of insect individuals. Simultaneously, animal diversity is not only determined by plant diversity, but also by the […]

Amphibian Apocalypse: Skin Fungus Kills 100 Frog Species, Global Biodiversity Loss Continues

A killer skin fungus that caused the death of frogs has now been found out to be responsible for damaging biodiversity around the world. Dubbed as the fungus that caused an amphibian apocalypse, this pathogen has affected more living beings than any other disease ever recorded. It has displaced cats and rodents and is the […]

Bangladesh needs to find space for wildlife, says a global expert

Bangladesh, like many other countries, needs to find space for both the wildlife and its people keeping in mind that biodiversity is important for the world, says a renowned global wildlife expert.  “Everybody has a role to play,” Dr Craig B Stanford, a professor of Biological Science and Anthropology at the University of Southern California, […]

World’s biggest bee found alive

The world's biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought lost to science. The giant bee – which is as long as an adult's thumb – was found on a little-explored Indonesian island. After days of searching, wildlife experts found a single live female, which they photographed and filmed. Known as Wallace's giant bee, the […]

Culturally sensitive conservation approaches needed to protect Ethiopian church forests

Human disturbance reduces forest density, biomass, and richness of species in sacred church forests of northern Ethiopia, according to new research by Catherine L. Cardelús of Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, and colleagues. These findings appear in PLOS ONE. Due to land-use changes, such as roads and agriculture, forested area that once covered much of northern […]

‘Extinction crisis’ threatening global food supply, UN report warns

(CNN)A drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns. According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, biodiversity in food and agriculture "is indispensable to food security and sustainable development." However, in recent years biodiversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels have all […]

World’s food supply under threat due to biodiversity loss, UN says

(CNN) – A drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns. According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, biodiversity in food and agriculture "is indispensable to food security and sustainable development." However, in recent years biodiversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels […]

Social behavior of western lowland gorillas

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences reveals one of the enigmas related to the social behaviour of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in the heart of the African equatorial rainforest. These primates show a dynamic social structure -individuals change frequently between families- with a high degree […]

With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low

They arrive in California each winter, an undulating ribbon of orange and black. There, migrating western monarch butterflies nestle among the state’s coastal forests, traveling from as far away as Idaho and Utah only to return home in the spring. This year, though, the monarchs’ flight seems more perilous than ever. The Xerces Society for […]

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