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Conservation Biology

Articles on Conservation Biology are concerned with the studies and schemes of habitat preservation and species protection for the purpose of alleviating extinction crisis and conserving biodiversity.


Conservation Biology Articles

Byproduct of steel shows potential in CO2 sequestration
With steelworks around the world emitting huge amounts of carbon dioxide, scientists are reporting that a byproduct of steel production could be used to absorb that greenhouse gas to help control global warming

Date: 16 Oct 2008, Rating: 4.00

A database of schemes that prioritize sites and species based on their conservation value: focusing business on biodiversity
Biodiversity offsets are conservation projects used mainly by business to counterbalance the environmental impacts of their operations, with the aim of achieving a net neutral or even beneficial outcome for biodiversity.

Date: 11 Jan 2008, Rating: 4.00, 7 pages

Correspondence regarding 'Clouded leopards, the secretive top-carnivore of South-East Asian rainforests: their distribution, status and conservation needs in Sabah, Malaysia'
Correspondence regarding Wilting A, Fischer F, Bakar SA, Linsenmair KE: Clouded leopards, the secretive top-carnivore of South-East Asian rainforests: their distribution, status and conservation needs in Sabah, Malaysia. BMC Ecol 2006, 6:16.

Date: 11 Jan 2008, Rating: 2.00, 7 pages

Wai Wai choose conservation economy for traditional Amazon territory
Land rights allow indigenous group to decide best use of resources

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 4.50

Amazon rainforest at risk from initiative to connect South American economies
New study offers solutions to balance development, conservation needs

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.40

Why conservation efforts often fail
Modern conservation techniques have brought us the resurgence of American bald eagles, sustainable forest harvests and the rescue of prized lobster fisheries.

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.00

Conservation International and Toyota partner to protect Philippines' rain forests
Initiative demonstrates strong tie between conservation and community development

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

Corals added to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species for first time
For the first time in history, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species includes ocean corals in its annual report of wildlife going extinct.

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: not rated

Failing protection of Africa's national parks
For years, biologists in Africa have known that large mammals – including antelopes and their predators - were disappearing outside reserves.

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 4.00

New golden frog discovered in remote region of Colombia
Discovery made possible through the Conservation Leadership Program

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

Male elephants get 'photo IDs' from scientists
Identifying male Asian elephants by unique features will help monitor threats

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 1.50

World's Smallest Deer Species Discovered By Wildlife Conservation Society
An adult deer measuring just 20 inches at the shoulder and weighing no more than 25 pounds has been confirmed through DNA testing as a new species, making it the world's smallest deer

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 2.00

Poachers Also Disrupt Plants
Everyone knows that poachers can decimate animals but they can also have considerable effects on plants

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

Pet Trade Dangers: Poaching Major Threat To Parrots
While the pet trade and conservation biologists agree that parrots are threatened by habitat loss, they disagree about the effects of poaching.

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

Global Warming's Effects Extend To World's Smallest Butterfly
The latest issue of Conservation Biology examines the viability of the Sinai baton blue and the results of human population pressures.

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.20

Monogamous Animals May Be More Likely To Die Out
New research reveals a surprising risk factor for extinction: monogamy.

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: not rated

Wildmeat: Overhunting Threatens Species And People
In many parts of the world, people are driving wild animals toward extinction by over-eating them. Saving these species is critical to protecting both biodiversity and people's food supplies. The question is how?

Date: 10 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.00

High dispersal in a frog species suggests that it is vulnerable to habitat fragmentation
Global losses of amphibian populations are a major conservation concern and their causes have generated substantial debate.

Date: 23 Jun 2007, Rating: 1.00, 7 pages

Severe inbreeding depression in a wild wolf (Canis lupus) population
The conservation implication for this study population is that genetic exchange with the source population should be strongly promoted.

Date: 23 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

A cryptic taxon of Galápagos tortoise in conservation peril
Results from this study demonstrate the fundamental importance of continuing taxonomic investigations to recognize biological diversity and designate units of conservation

Date: 23 Jun 2007, Rating: 1.00, 8 pages