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March 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Massive crackdown on illegal fishing looms across Africa

Wrote by: Daud Abdi Daud

Africa is home to some of the largest lakes in the world, both in size and volume. These lakes play a significant role in the political, social, economic and environmental life of many of the continent's people and their importance is set to increase. Africa is also a vast continent of incredible diversity, physical beauty and rich natural resources though extreme poverty and life-threatening diseases are very real threats currently.

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Added by Daud Abdi Daud Dhimbil on March 18, 2012 at 13:16 — No Comments

Biodiversity news source

Science for Environment Policy regularly covers biodiversity amongst is key themes. The archive lists a number of recent reports that may be of interest to readers (see http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/archive/biodiv_12.htm). Recent reports include a study suggesting that culling deer does not help protect forests and another carefully planned gardens can provide…

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Added by Emma Weitkamp on March 15, 2012 at 16:58 — No Comments

Twitter lists?

hi all,

I'm interested to know if there are any recommended Twitter lists around biodiversity, Also, is there any specific initiative in this community around using Twitter?

Brad

Added by Brad deGraf on March 15, 2012 at 15:39 — 4 Comments

The humbling history of the tiny wasps that upset a Jurassic Park/Noah’s Ark narrative

It’s the land that time forgot, a remote island whose strange life forms have survived in splendid isolation since the time of the dinosaurs. Or is it? Because while biologists have long thought this, geologists disagree. Now, genetics detectives may have closed the case with a study of tiny wasps. Their findings are a reminder that we are just part of a much bigger picture and of a story that never ends.…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on March 2, 2012 at 11:25 — No Comments

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