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Researchers from Alterra Wageningen UR were able to grow and harvest ten different crop species on Mars and moon simulant. ‘The total above ground biomass produced on the Mars soil simulant was not significantly different from the..
Today The Netherlands witnessed the start of a new bison grazing project. The first four animals were released in the Maashorst nature reserve in the south-eastern part of the country (Province of North Brabant) where ultimately a..
Biodiversity in Europe is disappearing at an alarming rate. The European Common Agricultural Policy proposed that between three and seven percent of EU farmland should be managed as ecological focus area to halt this loss. Thus..
The biodiversity-rich rainforest in Africa is being converted to monoculture plantations of fast-growing exotic species. In Ghana, 95% of the 16 million seedlings supplied for planting countrywide in 2011 were exotic trees. These..
Nikon Instruments Inc. unveiled the winners of the fifth annual Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition, awarding First Place to veteran winner Wim van Egmond of the Micropolitan Museum in The Netherlands. Judges..
Giraffe numbers have plummeted from 140,000 in the late 1990s to less than 80,000 today, a decline of 42%. In the past 30 years, giraffes have become extinct in at least 7 African countries. This dramatic loss has gone largely..
Operation Migration is following the migration of a number of whooping cranes. They do this partly by literally flying together with the cranes to their destination. Nature Today regularly publishes the updates provided by the..
A large number of primatologists of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group have identified the 25 most endangered primates on earth. Five species from Madagascar, five from Africa, ten from Asia, and five from Central and South..
Climate change impacts on wildlife, people and livestock in Kenya are becoming more and more visible. Currently a drought in southern Kenya the Maasai community already suffered a 35% loss of their livestock. An African Wildlife..
At more than 30 million sq. km, the continent of Africa could accommodate the United States, China, India and Europe and still have room to spare. Open, wild land on the continent is becoming scarcer, however. ..