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Scientists Warn We Have Entered the 6th Mass Extinction

A scientific study reveals that a variety of animal species are dying-out 100 times faster than normal. In other words, some species are rapidly becoming extinct within 10 years, instead of a more typical 1000-year time span. 266 more words


A brief journey through the FFG Act

This presentation is another one from the recent VVP Linear Reserves Workshop held for contractors and others who need to know about this values of grasslands and aspects of the relevant legislation. 101 more words


Photo of the week: Chatham Islands brown skua

Today’s photo of the week is of a pair of brown skua/hākoakoa at sunrise on Rangatira/South-East Island in the Chatham Islands.

The Chatham Islands are one of the the main breeding grounds for the native brown skua. 67 more words


Why was report warning of poor response to beak and feather disease ignored by federal government

The Australian government was warned three years ago that not enough research or monitoring was being done to mitigate the threat of beak and feather disease among 15 of the country’s threatened parrot species. 830 more words


Prescribed burns could push rare butterflies to extinction says Florida fire study

Fuel reduction burns could wipe out rare butterfly species that lay their eggs above the ground unless fire management practices are changed, according to a University of Florida study. 465 more words


Fields of Lupine

A field of blue lupine in full bloom is a sight to behold!  The Albany Pine Bush in the shadow of Albany, New York’s Capital City, is a unique pitch pine ecosystem where the blue lupine thrives in the sandy soils and open meadows of the preserve.   282 more words

Native Bees

Could Abbott's Australia be a world leader in "paper parks" and lost biodiversity science skills?

Many of the world’s national parks and other protected areas will “exist only on paper” if they aren’t given the funding and skilled science staff to be effective, according to University of Helsinki researchers. 568 more words