Six years ago, the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, which included 20 specific goals, known as the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. In a recent PLOS Biology Perspective, Kerrie Wilson and colleagues
Huge, man-eating crocodiles may be hiding throughout the Florida wilderness, according to a study published last month in Herpetological Conservation and Biology. The Orlando Sentinel reports that DNA testing on three young crocodiles caught between 2009 and 2014 confirmed them to be Nile crocodiles native to Africa. Nile crocodiles can...
(The title of this piece is a reference to an article published in Conservation Biology. That editorial by Kent Redford, Keith Aune and Glenn Plumb inspired this post.) Members of the U.S. House and Senate took a key step this week to declare the American bison the U.S. Show More Summary
Is evolutionary biology essential for conservation of biodiversity? This question was originally answered on Quora by Jesse Gray.
Links for you. Science: Biological specimen troves threatened by funding pause: Decision by US National Science Foundation could hamper research on conservation biology, climate change and invasive species. (yes, it will) This scientist found a way to make battery parts … Continue reading ?
In Star Wars, The galaxy desperately needs heroes who can restore balance to the Force - from Luke Skywalker to the new heroine, Rey, in Episode VII. In the world of conservation biology, a similar quest is underway to find species who can restore the balance to the forces of nature where they are deteriorating. Show More Summary
Tens of conservation and indigenous organizations have signed a legal petition urging President Barack Obama to end all offshore fossil fuel leases of the US coasts, environmental watchdog Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement.
A study conducted by the University of Kent's Dr Amy Hinsley and Dr David Roberts, and published by Conservation Biology, represents the first large-scale global survey of wildlife trade via a social-media site, using the orchid trade as a case study. read more
(PHILADELPHIA) -- Scientists believe that "conserved" genes -- those found in life forms that range from bacteria to plants, insects and humans -- perform vital biological functions across species. And limited research on one of those genes, Nitrilase 1 (Nit1), suggested it acts to inhibit cancer development. read more
(This blogpost was written together with Teresa Erickson and originally published on the Society for conservation Biology blog). In our careers as journalists and advisors to scientists, economists, policy experts and leaders in how to deal with the media, one of the most important skills that we stress is staying on message. Show More Summary
A new study sheds light on one of the biological mechanisms involved in the evolution of species: The precise conservation of the dynamics of gene expression in embryonic regulatory circuits plays a key role in maintaining morphological similarity between similar species.
It’s an interesting notion: Integrating social science with biological research. That’s the premise upon which Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission bases its forthcoming simplifications to the state’s black bass regulations. In...Show More Summary
A conservation group said the federal government must stop approving offshore fracking from oil platforms in California’s Santa Barbara Channel under the settlement of a lawsuit it filed. The group, the Center for Biological Diversity, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles,...
An absolutely adorable giant panda named Tian Tian, who lives at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, had himself the time of his life, gleefully rolling around and trying to completely cover himself in the snow that dumped itself over Washington, D.C. and much of the east coast of the United States. Male […]
Tusa was previously at the Scovill Zoo in Illinois, and Asa comes from the Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia. [ more › ]
A new alliance aimed at bridging the worlds of conservation biology and public health is aimed at fostering “planetary health.”
When an American dentist killed a beloved African lion named Cecil last summer, the world responded with outrage. In this episode of the PLOS Biology podcast, Liza Gross explores the issue of sport hunting and lion conservation with two lion experts.
The extinction of one carnivore species can trigger the demise of fellow predators, conservation biologists at the University of Exeter have confirmed. A ground-breaking study published in Current Biology has backed up theories and previous...Show More Summary
The current issue of the journal Environmental Biology of Fishes has special focus on bonefish and tarpon and highlights new research that can help manage these economically important and environmentally fragile fisheries sustainably in the future. Read more in the press … more ?
As the Director of the University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology, my career has been devoted to developing cutting-edge scientific techniques to help us better protect animal species threatened with extinction. My work...Show More Summary