Preserving Life In The Mountains Of Southwest China

Posted on August 16, 2013 by admin.
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Some researchers have estimated that Madagascar contains 5% of the world’s plant and animal species.  It’s little surprise, therefore, that a brand-new mammal has been discovered in the island’s wetlands.  Although photographed in 2004, biologists originally thought the animal was a brown-tailed mongoose, only to discover differences between the two creatures’ skulls, paws, and teeth.  Researchers from the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust named the new creature Salanoia durrelli, or Durrell’s vontsira.  Gerald Durrell was a naturalist and author from India. The vortsira is a carnivore, feeding on crustaceans and mollusks, with a reddish-brown coat and speckled head and nape.  Its teeth have larger surface areas than in the mongoose, which helped the scientists to finally pinpoint it as a different species.  About the size of a cat, the creature is currently being evaluated for conservation status, DIRECTV Packages, but it can be assumed that it is highly vulnerable to any new species or loss of habitat.  The Lake Alaotra area, where it is found, is already a protected area.

Working To Fight Deforestation In Madagascar

Posted on June 9, 2013 by admin.
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Deforestation is an unfortunate part of our lives today as human beings. We destroy beautiful forests and other natural wonders all the time. Preserving these forests will ensure our children have the privilege of enjoying them when we are long gone. Forests also play a huge role in ensuring our planet can continue to support life by creating oxygen.

Destroying forests in Madagascar will destroy its complex ecosystems. Many animals that rely heavily in what the forest (more…)

Educating The Population On The Need For Plant Protection In New Caledonia

Posted on April 18, 2013 by admin.
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New Caledonia is home to a wide variety of unique and diverse plant life, making it a location worth protecting. The effects of industry, local populations and even global issue like climate change can all have a major impact on smaller ecosystems and regional environments. Doing all that is required to protect the natural world is an important concern. Failing to address the risks that threaten ecosystems and natural areas could be nothing short of a disaster, one that results in loosing diverse plant and animal life that can never be restored.

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Expanding Conservation Efforts In Western Ghats

Posted on June 7, 2012 by admin.
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Conserving our natural resources and animal life should be a high priority for our generation. We have lost many plant and animal species due to deforestation and urban sprawl. While we are a growing planet, we must make special effort to conserve and protect the native environment. While much has been done, there is still much more we can do. Setting aside lands and parks, that provide a safe environment for mammals, birds and fishes (more…)

The Effect Of Logging On The Environment In The Philippines

Posted on April 28, 2011 by admin.
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The world has three major forest areas that constitute the equatorial forest belt. These are the tropical forests of South East Asia, the equatorial forest areas of Africa and the Amazon rain forest areas. These are major rain forests that still remain on the face of the earth. They form a carbon sink that helps breakdown the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, they act as windbreakers and also play a major role in the process of formation of rain.

The Philippines is (more…)

The Need For Transboundary Conservation In The Himalayas

Posted on April 16, 2011 by admin.
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Do you enjoy a challenge? Climbing the Himalayas is one of the most challenging tasks you will ever do. Many think of climbing when they here Himalayas, however, there is also Tibet where you can enjoy the village as they dye their cloths for making clothing. Women and children making bracelets, necklaces, shoes, prayer flags, and hand dye clothing.

There are many sites for the family to see. The palace of the Dali Lama, the outdoor market for their hand made products.

As you wonder around the Himalayas look to see how we can (more…)

A Plan To Protect The Flora And Fauna Of Africa’s Cape Floristic Region

Posted on April 2, 2011 by admin.
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Located on the southwestern tip of South Africa and extending into the Eastern Cape, the African Cape Floristic Region is considered an environmental hotspot. It contains 9,000 species of plants, with almost 70 of them being completely indigenous to this area. One of the most popular and most recognized species of flower that grows here is the King Protean, also known as South Africa’s national flower. The Cape also inhabits many different animal species from birds to reptiles and mammals to fish. Nearly a quarter of the reptiles and amphibians, four species of mammals, six kinds of birds, and over 100 (more…)