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Updates of conservation efforts in the fields of genetics, biology and ecology by a Master of Science student. Plus topics that interest me in general, loosely related to conservation :)
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Conservation 3.0: Protecting Life on a Changing Planet(Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com

Conservation 3.0: Protecting Life on a Changing Planet(Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it

Rising demands for food, water, energy and other natural resources are straining natural ecosystems' ability to produce what people need, as well as putting the plants and animals with which we share the planet at risk.

So, how can nature be saved at a time when people need it most?

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Strong conservation crucial to bird population - Tbo.com

Strong conservation crucial to bird population - Tbo.com | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it


In fact, the private lands placed voluntarily into conservation ownership or easement programs alone make up nearly as much land as all the National Parks within the lower 48 states.

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Pope Francis Calls for Amazon Conservation | Stories | WWF

Pope Francis Calls for Amazon Conservation | Stories | WWF | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Pope Francis Calls for Amazon Conservation http://t.co/7WvCeeNxhk vía @World_Wildlife
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Conservation Militias Fight Poaching in Kenya

Conservation Militias Fight Poaching in Kenya | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
The Kenyan government is struggling to win the war in the fight against illegally killed elephants.

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Conservationists accuse governments of failing to protect koalas

Conservationists accuse governments of failing to protect koalas | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Guardian Australia: Timber worker says finding dead koalas is 'a daily thing' in TV report claiming Victorian logging is wiping the animal out (RT @Earth_News: Logging wiping out Koalas in Victoria http://t.co/STFN0ibBaa...

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Decoding the genetic history of the Texas longhorn

Decoding the genetic history of the Texas longhorn | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Texas Longhorn : Wiki Commons
The study of the genome of the Longhorn and related breeds tells a fascinating global history of human and cattle migration.
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Grassland butterflies in rapid decline in Europ...

Grassland butterflies in rapid decline in Europ... | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Two decades of plummeting population halves number of key species, adversely affecting bees, birds and biodiversity – study (Grassland butterflies in rapid decline in Europe #guardian #nature http://t.co/XRk5eXjTyI)...
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Will Education Help In Conservation Of Natural Resources ?

Will Education Help In Conservation Of Natural Resources ? | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
We know that the population of our planet is increasing at an alarming rate and soon it will reach the 10 billion mark. For the survival of the people we need.

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Deal on huge marine reserves blocked

Deal on huge marine reserves blocked | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Talks to decide on the establishment of huge marine reserves in Antarctica have failed to reach a consensus.
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The establishment of an Antarctic marine reserve is not going ahead due to a concern about the resulting restrictions on fishing...

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Antarctic ice loss alters ocean ecology, study shows - The Guardian

Antarctic ice loss alters ocean ecology, study shows - The Guardian | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Antarctic ice loss alters ocean ecology, study shows
The Guardian
Climate change could literally throw new light on the dark submarine world.
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40 Inspirations of Wildlife Photography - Blog of Francesco Mugnai

40 Inspirations of Wildlife Photography - Blog of Francesco Mugnai | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
40 examples of awesomely captured wildlife photography. From funny moments to calm moments and even some are captured on the right timing.
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New conservation complex will protect critically endangered gorillas > International News > News | Click Green

New conservation complex will protect critically endangered gorillas > International News > News | Click Green | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
In Cameroon, populations of Cross River gorillas can be found in the Lebialem Highlands: a biodiversity hotspot in one of the wettest places on earth.

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Red List of Threatened Species reveals 21,000 species are at risk of extinction - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Red List of Threatened Species reveals 21,000 species are at risk of extinction - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it

A freshwater shrimp, an island-dwelling lizard and a pupfish from Arizona have been declared extinct, while nearly 21,000 species are at risk of dying out according to an updated Red List.


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Protecting the manatee and other wildlife - Tbo.com

Protecting the manatee and other wildlife - Tbo.com | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it

It's fortunate the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put off possibly "upgrading" the West Indian Manatee from endangered to threatened.

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Biodiversity conservation funding can be better targeted, scientists find

Biodiversity conservation funding can be better targeted, scientists find | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Researchers identified the most underfunded countries globally for nature conservation in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) this week.

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Trails make conservation tangible - BlueRidgeNow.com

Trails make conservation tangible - BlueRidgeNow.com | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Trails make conservation tangible BlueRidgeNow.com That footpath is called the Appalachian Trail, one of the country's — if not the world's — most famous trails, a path that has inspired widespread conservation of our country's forests and streams...
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Is Conservation Extinct?

Is Conservation Extinct? | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
A new look at preserving biodiversity (Interesting read! Is Conservation Extinct?
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Conservation seems perpetually on the losing side of a war

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Bottlenose Dolphins Call Each Other by Individual Names, Biologists Find - Sci-News.com

Bottlenose Dolphins Call Each Other by Individual Names, Biologists Find - Sci-News.com | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Sci-News.com Bottlenose Dolphins Call Each Other by Individual Names, Biologists Find Sci-News.com Study authors Dr Stephanie King and Dr Vincent Janik, marine biologists from the University of St Andrews, conducted sound playback experiments with...
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Meet the world's endangered primates

Meet the world's endangered primates | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Nearly half of all primates are in danger of becoming extinct.
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Dominican Republic sends bulldozers to destroy wildlife reserve, home to endangered species

Dominican Republic sends bulldozers to destroy wildlife reserve, home to endangered species | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Last Wednesday, bulldozers entered the Loma Charco Azul Biological Reserve (LCABR) in the Dominican Republic and began clearing vegetation for agricultural development.
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Landtag in Stuttgart: Der Klimaschutz ist nun Gesetz - Stuttgarter Zeitung

Landtag in Stuttgart: Der Klimaschutz   ist nun Gesetz - Stuttgarter Zeitung | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
Bis 2020 will Baden-Württemberg die Treibhausgasemissionen um 25 Prozent, bis 2050 sogar um 90 Prozent senken. Mit der Mehrheit von Grünen, SPD und der oppositionellen CDU hat der Landtag in zweiter Lesung ein Klimaschutzgesetz beschlossen.
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In Stuttgart ist der Klimaschutz jetzt Gesetz, und so soll's auch in anderen Städten sein. Immerhin haben wir nur einen Planet!

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Search on for 'world's loneliest whale', the 52 Hertz whale

Search on for 'world's loneliest whale', the 52 Hertz whale | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it
A TEAM of documentary makers are heading to the North Pacific to try and find a creature dubbed "the world's loneliest whale".
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Dubbed the "lonliest whale", it vocalises at 52 Hertz, while most other whales sing out at 17/18 Hertz. 

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Genetic secrets of the world's toughest little bird - EurekAlert (press release)

Genetic secrets of the world's toughest little bird EurekAlert (press release) Scientists from Griffith University have taken part in an international study which has revealed the genetic secrets of how a small bird can survive in one of the most...
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The genome of the world's largest tit shows how birds adapt to high altitudes.. 

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My most recent creative outlet, the Forty-spotted Pardalote. #watercolour #derwent #tasmania #art #birds #endangered
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The Forty-spotted Pardalote in watercolour pencils :) 

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Re-wilding offers hope for survival of northern hairy-nosed wombats

Re-wilding offers hope for survival of northern hairy-nosed wombats | Conservation Biology, Genetics and Ecology | Scoop.it

Scientists are buoyed by locations being found for severely endangered species to live in


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Good luck to you!

 

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Endangered Hairy Nosed Wombat success. Public private partnerships and good will.