Biodiversity (Page 2)
New species of fish discovered in ocean trench near NZNew Zealand Herald | 05 Feb 2013
An expedition to one of the deepest ocean trenches has discovered a new species of fish and another not previously caught in the southwest Pacific, giving scientists a better understanding of biodiversity in the deep seas around New Zealand.
FAO Releases Sharks, Batoids and Chimaeras of the North Atlantic Cataloguebiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 04 Feb 2013
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a catalogue titled "Sharks, Batoids and Chimaeras of the North Atlantic," which presents a comprehensive and updated treatment of the identification, taxonomy, distribution, biology and ecology of the sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras of the North Atlantic.
Sri Lanka's Wilpattu Ramsar Wetland ClusterRamsar Convention | 29 Jan 2013
The Secretariat is very pleased to announce the listing of Sri Lanka's sixth Wetland of International Importance, effective on World Wetlands Day at the end of this week. Seagrass beds, mangroves, salt marshes, swamps and floodplain forests are also found and contribute to the area's rich biodiversity.
CBD Side Event Highlights Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areasthegef.org | 17 Jan 2013
HYDERABAD, India – Protected Areas (PAs) – on land and sea – are one of the main tools for biodiversity conservation under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and in the conservation community as a whole. Establishing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) provides a way to restore, safeguard and enhance valuable fish stocks and fragile habitats while providing long-term options for sustainable economic development.
Number of crocodiles in Australian waters soarsThe Independent UK | 31 Dec 2012
A record haul of man-eating saltwater crocodiles was removed from waterways in the "Top End" of Australia last year, confirming that numbers of the feared reptiles are ballooning.
'Huge' flame shell bed discoveredBBC | 27 Dec 2012
A huge colony of an elusive and brightly coloured shellfish species is discovered in coastal waters in the west of Scotland.
Answering the SOS call from the wild: dolphins, rhinos, tigers and others to benefit from more fundi...IUCN | 27 Nov 2012
Dolphins, dugongs, manatees, gibbons, rhinos, tigers and many other lesser known yet similarly threatened species such as river turtles, Asian crocodiles, flying foxes, myriad freshwater fish and plant species are going to benefit from what will be the second round of species conservation projects within the SOS initiative.
Workshops, Group of Experts Contributing to World Ocean AssessmentInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 23 Nov 2012
The projected completion date for the first World Ocean Assessment (WOA) report is 2014. Workshops have been held to contribute a regional perspective and content to the WOA. In addition, a Group of Experts has provided scientific oversight of the first WOA report.
Creatures of deep new to scientistsNew Zealand Herald | 16 Nov 2012
Weird underwater discoveries such as an egg-eating Australian sea serpent and a strikingly coloured worm named after Star Wars ' Yoda could carry on for decades to come, with new research estimating that up to one third of species remain undiscovered.