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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

Dramatic Decline Found in Siberian Tigers
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced a report revealing that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to the rising tide of poaching and habitat loss.

Date: 7 Apr 2010, Rating: 4.50

'Genetic Corridors' Are Next Step To Saving Tigers
The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Panthera Foundation announced plans to establish a 5,000 mile-long "genetic corridor" from Bhutan to Burma that would allow tiger populations to roam freely across landscapes.

Date: 7 Apr 2010, Rating: 5.00

Huge Population Of Endangered Asian Elephants Living In Malaysian Park
New data reveals that a population of endangered Asian elephants living in a Malaysian park may be the largest in Southeast Asia

Date: 7 Apr 2010, Rating: 4.33

Bringing Bison Back to North American Landscapes
The next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original roaming grounds.

Date: 7 Apr 2010, Rating: not rated

World's Rarest Gorilla Ready for Its Close-Up
The world's rarest -- and most camera shy -- great ape has finally been captured on professional video on a forested mountain in Cameroon

Date: 7 Apr 2010, Rating: 5.00

Global Priority Regions For Carnivore Conservation
Finding economical and practical solutions for conserving endangered carnivores is a continuous challenge for conservationists.

Date: 7 Apr 2010, Rating: not rated

Conservation: Minimum Population Size Targets Too Low To Prevent Extinction?
Conservation biologists are setting their minimum population size targets too low to prevent extinction.

Date: 7 Apr 2010, Rating: 4.67

Conservation Of Freshwater Fish Biodiversity: A Challenge For The Countries Of The South
Scientists have made the first global-scale analysis of the processes leading to freshwater fish invasion in river basins.

Date: 7 Apr 2010, Rating: not rated

Aquatic Ecosystems Threatened by the Size of Non-Native Fish
A study conducted by researchers shows that non-native fish are larger than native species by an average of 12 cm.

Date: 7 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.00

Biologists Call For Network Of Protected Rivers
A study reveals that the state of fragmentation of Iberian river basins is "seriously endangering" the freshwater fish that inhabit them, and highlights the need to create new protected aquatic reserves.

Date: 7 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.00

Old-Growth Forest Degradation: The Not-So-Slow Depletion of a Natural Resource
Article describes the ecological implications of logging and clear-cutting in old growth forests, and examines conservation strategies being utilized to sustain these unique, complex, and rapidly disappearing ecosystems.

Date: 13 Oct 2009, Rating: 3.00

Ocean becoming more acidic, potentially threatening marine life
A dramatic increase in carbon dioxide levels is making the world’s ocean more acidic, which may adversely affect the survival of marine life and organisms that depend on them, such as humans.

Date: 24 Feb 2009, Rating: 3.50

Wildlife reintroduction: considerations of habitat quality at the release site
Data are presented from an island in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia which has been used as a release site for agile gibbons (Hylobates agilis albibarbis) since January 2003.

Date: 18 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated, 13 pages

World's Most Endangered Gorilla Fights Back
The Wildlife Conservation Society has announced new field surveys to better protect this most endangered great ape.

Date: 18 Feb 2009, Rating: 3.00

For The Birds Or For Me? Why Do Conservationists Really Help Wildlife?
Volunteers who take part in conservation efforts may do it more for themselves than the wildlife they are trying to protect, a University of Alberta case study shows.

Date: 18 Feb 2009, Rating: 2.00

Large Areas Of Conservation Land Needed To Save Small Frogs, Turtles And Other Marine Species
Scientists were surprised with findings of a recent study that reveals many animal species believed to persist in small contained areas actually need broad, landscape level conservation to survive.

Date: 18 Feb 2009, Rating: 2.00

World's Only Captive Hairy-nosed Otter Gets New Home
Dara, the world's only captive hairy-nosed otter, is one of the rarest of otter species.

Date: 18 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated

Asian Waterbirds Stage Remarkable Comeback
According to a new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), several species of rare waterbirds from Cambodia's famed Tonle Sap region have staged remarkable comebacks

Date: 18 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated

Study Questions The 'Biodiversity Hotspot' Approach To Wildlife Conservation
In recent years, major international conservation groups have focused their limited resources on protecting a small number of "biodiversity hotspots"-threatened habitats that are home to many of the world's rarest plants and animals.

Date: 18 Feb 2009, Rating: 3.33

Future ‘Battlegrounds’ for Habitat Conservation Very Different to Those in Past
Biologists have developed a series of global maps that show where projected habitat loss and climate change are expected to drive the need for future reserves to prevent biodiversity loss.

Date: 18 Feb 2009, Rating: 3.00