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Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXII

Six more biodiversity cartoons — this time, from France. They’re in French to pay hommage to my hosts (and acknowledge their fanaticism for les bandes dessinées), but don’t worry, I’ve provided full translation (see full stock...
by Conservation Bytes on Sep 7, 2015

Australia’s motto: “Screw the environment!”

An article originally posted on ALERT by April Reside (with permission to reproduce). — The Conservative Tony Abbott government in Australia is proposing alarming changes to Australia’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conserv...
by Conservation Bytes on Sep 2, 2015

Challenging the traditional conference model

An interesting take on conference culture by Diogo Veríssimo (mastermind behind I Fucking Love Biodiversity). — Just a few weeks back, more than 2000 conservationists got together in Montpellier, France, for the 27th International Congress on...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 27, 2015

What conservationists should recommend to philanthropists

It probably won’t come as too much of a surprise that most of the people I know reasonably well (mates included) are also scientists of some description. I therefore think that I fall into the extremely normal and mundane category of associatin...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 23, 2015

Urban parks, London

I like to discover green patches inside the city.  One of my walks let me to find this little park/urban garden, really hidden and just in between the busies King's Cross and Candem Boroughs.This community garden is part of the Urban Growth Lond...

Ice Age? No. Abrupt warmings and hunting together polished off Holarctic megafauna

Did ice ages cause the Pleistocene megafauna to go extinct? Contrary to popular opinion, no, they didn’t. But climate change did have something to do with them, only it was global warming events instead. Just out today in Science, our long-tim...
by Conservation Bytes on Jul 23, 2015

Biodiversity check in Masons Field, Kingsbury

The Big Butterly Count started yesterday and I walked in Masons Field this afternoon to see how the creation of a wildflower habitat and the re-establishing of a Green Lane were affecting the number of butterflies.The number of butterflies and other...
by wembleymatters on Jul 18, 2015

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXI

Fourth batch of six biodiversity cartoons for 2015, because I’m travelling and haven’t had a lot of time for a more detailed post (see full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here). — Filed under:...
by Conservation Bytes on Jul 8, 2015

Karnataka Biodiversity Board Recruitment 2015 kbb.kar.nic.in

Karnataka Biodiversity Board Recruitment 2015 Consultant Jobs Karnataka Biodiversity Board (KBB) Recruitment 2015 Notification has published the notification to fill the vacancies in Biodiversity Board. The Karnataka Government released 23 consultant...
by jobsadmitcard on Jul 8, 2015

Antarctic life – highly diverse, unusually structured

In a comprehensive assessment of Antarctic biodiversity, published in Nature this week, scientists have revealed the region is more diverse and biologically interesting than previously thought. Rookery of Adelie penguins, Devil Island, Antarctica&nb...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 1, 2015

Lion among 23,000 species threatened with extinction

The mighty lion, reclusive cave crabs and the world's rarest sea lion are among nearly 23,000 species at risk of dying out, a top conservation body warned on Tuesday. The lion is currently listed as vulnerable at a global level, with its western&nbs...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 25, 2015

AP Biodiversity Board Recruitment 2015-Scientific-Technical Assistant Jobs

AP Biodiversity Board Recruitment 2015 : Andhra Pradesh State Biodiversity Board Notification :: ANDHRA PRADESH STATE BIDIVERSITY BOARD,  under Biological Diversity has issued Notification for the Recruitment of 01 Scientific/Technical The post...
by Guru Job Alert on Jun 24, 2015

National commitment to conservation brings biodiversity benefits

What makes some conservation endeavours successful where so many fail to protect biodiversity? Or, how long is a piece of string? Yes, it’s a difficult question because it’s not just about the biology – such as resilience and area r...
by Conservation Bytes on Jun 16, 2015

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXX 30

[10.06.2015 update: Because of all the people looking for cartoon porn, I’ve slightly altered the title of this post. Should have predicted that one] Third batch of six biodiversity cartoons for 2015 (see full stock of previous ‘Cartoon gui...
by Conservation Bytes on May 26, 2015

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXX

Third batch of six biodiversity cartoons for 2015 (see full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here). — Filed under: biodiversity, cartoon, climate change, ethics Tagged: biodiversity, cartoon, cartoons, clim...
by Conservation Bytes on May 26, 2015

Libro Inventario Vegetal (2009)

¡Hola a Todos!Hoy les recomiendo el libro "Inventario Vegetal" del 2009. En el cual se muestran algunas plantas descubiertas por José Celestino Mutis y Álvaro Cogollo, de cada una de ellas se muestran hermosas ilustraciones y un pequeño text...
by A Botanical Refuge on May 23, 2015

Statistical explainer: average temperature increases can be deceiving

Over the years I’ve used a simple graphic from the IPCC 2007 Report to explain to people without a strong background in statistics just why average temperature increases can be deceiving. If you’re not well-versed in probability theory (i...
by Conservation Bytes on May 11, 2015

Interview with Mayor Hubbert Dolor of Puerto Galera

First of a series Without a doubt, Puerto Galera is and will always be one of the most popular travel destinations in the Philippines, perhaps even in the whole of Asia. Located in the northernmost part of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera is best know...
by The Filipino Scribe on May 6, 2015

Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation: Nature in the City

I’m entering my 12th month as a returning resident of my hometown, Bacolod City. I’m beginning to feel as if it’s a long-term travel. There are still more roads to take, more food to try (yup, yup!), and more leaves to turn as I con...
by First-time Travels on May 3, 2015

Missing the forest despite its trees

An exchange on Alert-Conservation.org over the intactness of boreal forests has just erupted. Bill Laurance asked me to weigh in as an independent appraiser of the debate, so I copy my thoughts below. You can read the original exchange between Jeff W...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 20, 2015


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