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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. ..
The overwintering season in Mexico is now underway. The population will be measured in December and predictions are promising. Monarch numbers may have doubled since last year. However, last winter’s population covered only one..
In 2013 Dr. Martin de Graaf from IMARES noted an unusually high number of coral reef fish at the Salt Pier on Bonaire, infected with dermal parasites. Similar observations of coral reef fish on Curaçao revealed rates of infection..