Posts Tagged ‘ biodiversity ’

It’s Time for Celebration! by Harnoor Gill

May 21st, 2013 | By
It’s Time for Celebration! by Harnoor Gill

“If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us” – David Suzuki                                          
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Animals, Plants, Animals by Brianna Moore

May 15th, 2013 | By
Animals, Plants, Animals by Brianna Moore

“There is no doubt that the tropical rainforests of the world are in danger. Every hour approximately six species of life in our tropical rainforests are destroyed. Experts agree that the number one cause of extinction in the tropical rainforest is due to the destruction of the tropical   environment.” – Jason Albright Every day, more and more
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Biodiversity by Pavan Gowda

Apr 4th, 2013 | By
Biodiversity by Pavan Gowda

Author Pavan Gowda (left) at INBIO, National Biodiversity Institute, in Costa Rica. (Photo credit: P. Gowda) Biodiversity is a variety of living things that make up an ecosystem. Biodiversity keeps everything in an ecosystem balanced, and helps make sure that no one species over populates the area. For example, if there is a huge decrease
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Tigers Can Save Tigers By Harnoor Gill

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
Tigers Can Save Tigers By Harnoor Gill

                    From left: Salman Khan, a real tiger, and Tiger Jeet Singh (Photo credit: H. Gill)   “Killing tigers is for GREED, not for NEED: SAVE TIGERS” – Anonymous This quote reminds us as animal lovers, to help stop the widespread and growing international poaching of the tigers.
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Saving the Earth by Abbie Barnes

Feb 12th, 2013 | By
Saving the Earth by Abbie Barnes

The uncountable number issues that we on planet earth are now facing can be extremely overwhelming, and it is easy to feel lost amongst huge global-scale action plans. However, as an individual or group of any size, change can be made. Below is just a small selection of random ways in which you can help
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Sacred Groves

Jan 20th, 2011 | By
Sacred Groves

Hello, folks, and sorry for the lull in posts. I’m going to take off my biologist hat for a while, and put on my conservation hat for a while. I’ve told you a lot about my research on Pelargonium, but that’s actually only one of two theses I’m working on – the other is on
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Eco-Hero Selected as Youth Delegate

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By
Eco-Hero Selected as Youth Delegate

Adeline Tiffanie Suwana, a 2009 Eco-Hero Award winner, was recently invited by the Indonesian government as a youth delegate to the United Nations Frameworks Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico. In October, the United Nations Environmental Programme selected Adeline to attend the International Children’s Conference on Biodiversity, held in Nagoya, Japan.
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Biodiversity II: Can you say ‘cichlid’?

Dec 2nd, 2010 | By
Biodiversity II: Can you say ‘cichlid’?

One fish, two fish, red fish…449 other fish!



Biodiversity

Nov 8th, 2010 | By
Biodiversity

“Biodiversity” is a term that’s somewhat hard to define…if you break it down, “bio” = life and “diversity” = variety. So “biodiversity” is basically just the variety of life, right? Well, yes, but it’s often not so simple to measure that variety. I’ll give you an example. I’m part of a research project studying a genus of
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