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Counting Species: What It Says About Human Toll on Wildlife

Counting Species: What It Says About Human Toll on Wildlife | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

THE REAL COST OF THE ANTHROPOCENE MUST BE MEASURED AGAINST THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE WEB OF ALL SPECIES

 

March 11, 2013 - Yale Environment 360

By analyzing mitochondrial DNA, scientists now can make more accurate estimates of the numbers of individual species that existed centuries ago. What does it tell us about our impact on the natural world and about our own future? ... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/counting_species_what_it_says_about_human_toll_on_wildlife/2626/

 

March 12, 2013 - New York Times
NO SPECIES IS SAFE FROM BURGEONING WILDLIFE TRADE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/world/asia/no-species-is-safe-from-burgeoning-wildlife-trade.html?pagewanted=all

 

MORE ABOUT THE GLOBAL POACHING DISASTER

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Leatherback sea turtles suffer 78 percent decline at critical nesting sites in Pacific

Leatherback sea turtles suffer 78 percent decline at critical nesting sites in Pacific | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 27, 2013 - Mongabay

The world's largest sea turtle, the leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), is vanishing from its most important nesting sites in the western Pacific, according to a new study in Ecosphere.

"Sea turtles have been around about 100 million years and survived the extinction of the dinosaurs but are struggling to survive the impact of humans," co-author Thane Wibbels with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), told Reuters.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-hance-leatherbacks-pacific.html#QdTlGf0asfjZr0mb.99
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NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: Fish gill-inspired water management system wins student design contest

NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: Fish gill-inspired water management system wins student design contest | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 25, 2013

The biomimetic design could increase water delivery efficiency, decrease water-borne illness, and lower wastewater operating costs.... http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/fish-gill-inspired-water-management-system-wins-student-design-contest.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+treehuggersite+%28Treehugger%29

 

MORE ON BIOMIMICRY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=biomimicry

 

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Manta Rays: How illegal Trade Eats Its Own Lunch - Ocean Poaching

Manta Rays: How illegal Trade Eats Its Own Lunch - Ocean Poaching | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

March 5, 2013 Damian Carrington: The Guardian Environment

 

The gills of this magnificent glider of the oceans are valuable, but the rays are worth far more alive than dead.

If you think that protecting wildlife, especially the big, sexy creatures, is a worthy thing to do but has little to with the lives of people, consider the case of the manta ray. A trade in their gills worth just $5-10m a year is devastating their populations which, in the places where it is developed, supports a tourist trade worth well over $100m a year... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/mar/05/manta-rays-cites-illegal-wildlife-trade

 

THE GREAT SHARK MASSACRE - 100 MILLION GONE - Ocean Poaching http://sco.lt/5bjtYn

 

PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/58mqQL

 

THE END OF THE LINE - THE FUTURE OF FISH http://sco.lt/6MweXZ

 

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:16 AM

Advisors giving knowledge to the local people...on different ways to help economy, Tourism would bring in a huge amount and leave the non zero medicine proof behind*

Sally Egan's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:12 PM

Ecosystems at Risk topic. Opportunity costs of Ecosystem where tourism provides a greater future for the environment than the highly prized gill of teh Manta ray.

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What Have We Done??? Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive'

What Have We Done??? Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive' | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 7, 2013 Yale Environment 360:

Drastic measures are required to save the beleaguered animal from extinction, say scientists... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/07/polar-bears-fed-by-humans-survive

 

Feb 15, 2013 Living on Earth: STARVING POLAR BEARS
Polar Bears have long been the poster species for the problem of climate change. But a new paper in Conservation Letters argues that supplemental feeding may be necessary to prevent polar bear populations from going extinct. Polar bear expert Andrew Derocher from the University of Alberta joins Host Steve Curwood to discuss how we can save the largest bear on the planet.http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00007&segmentID=2

 

 

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"Sustainable" Genetically Engineered Runaway Salmon Stir Conservation Worries

"Sustainable" Genetically Engineered Runaway Salmon Stir Conservation Worries | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The disappearance of 300,000 farmed Scottish salmon from their cages in a storm has left many wondering whether they will breed with wild ones and upset the gene pool.

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