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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

As Africa's Human Population Grows, Wild Dogs Plummet
A combination of a natural wanderlust and bad image among humans has driven African wild dogs from nearly two thirds of their original range.

Date: 23 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.00

Wild Tigers Need Cat Food
A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and U.S. Geological Survey says tigers living in one of India's best-run national parks lose nearly a quarter of their population each year from poaching and natural mortality

Date: 23 Jun 2007, Rating: 3.00

Countries Find Common Ground To Protect World's Rarest Gorilla
The Ministers of the environment from Nigeria and Cameroon have established an agreement to protect the Cross River gorilla.

Date: 23 Jun 2007, Rating: 6.00

Endangered Species Listings May Backfire: Some Private Landowners Destroy Habitat
New research confirms fears that Endangered Species Act listings do not necessarily help and may even harm rare species on private lands.

Date: 23 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.00

One Of The World's Rarest Rabbits Spotted In Sumatra
Hippity, hoppity…click! So went the latest appearance of one of the world’s rarest rabbits, captured on film by a camera trap in the rain forests of Indonesia, according to researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Date: 23 Jun 2007, Rating: 1.50

Studying Substitute Animals Will Not Save Endangered Species
An article in the latest issue of Conservation Biology examines the use of surrogate animals to predict or target what is endangering another species.

Date: 23 Jun 2007, Rating: 1.50

Jaguar Conservation Spotty
New research shows that the jaguar is in trouble in two-thirds of its historic range.

Date: 23 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.00

Theory and Design of Nature Reserves
The first task in designing a reserve must be to decide what that reserve is for - an example of my ``If you don't know where you're going you'll probably end up somewhere else'' principle.

Date: 22 Jun 2007, Rating: 3.43, 12 pages

Species Interactions and Biodiversity Conservation
In the last couple of lectures we've begun to explore some of the ways in which a single-species focus on conservation is incomplete.

Date: 22 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.71, 5 pages

Systematics and endangered species conservation
Systematics is the science of diversity, and if we are concerned about the loss of diversity one might think that it would be a major contributor to the theory and practice of conservation biology.

Date: 22 Jun 2007, Rating: 1.67, 7 pages

New Parks To Protect Animals Seen As Feasible
An article in the September 2006 issue of BioScience, the monthly journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), provides some rare good news for conservation biologists.

Date: 22 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

New marine protected area to safeguard world's largest fish
Majority share of Belizean Island purchased for local communities

Date: 22 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.50

Will aid to poor put wildlife at risk?
Poverty alleviation and conservation must go hand-in-hand, survey finds

Date: 22 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Field Mice Migration Study Could Help Conservation
In a unique experiment that may provide ecological insights needed for animal conservation, tiny prairie voles adjusted to both immigration and emigration among different habitats to maintain a stable overall population.

Date: 22 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.00

Not batty conservation
Noah had it easy. To weather the storm of impending disaster that would wipe-out life on earth, he simply protected a male and female of each species on the ark.

Date: 22 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

African symposium to focus on how nature can help alleviate poverty
Protecting biodiversity crucial to sustainable development

Date: 22 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Global mammal distributions, biodiversity hotspots, and conservation
A global examination of distributions of all nonmarine mammals to determine patterns of species richness, endemism, and endangerment

Date: 26 Apr 2007, Rating: 10.00, 7 pages

Values, Advocacy, and Conservation Biology
In this essay, the author examined the controversy concerning the advocacy of ethical values in conservation biology.

Date: 26 Apr 2007, Rating: 2.80, 8 pages

Spot the match – wildlife photo-identification using information theory
This paper assessed the reliability of this simple, freely available software package that recognizes spot patterns for use in photo-identification studies of wildlife.

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

What makes us human: revisiting an age-old question in the genomic era
A brief outline of the major findings made in the study of human brain evolution since the Pribram lecture, focusing specifically on the field of comparative genomics.

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated, 3 pages