Biodiversity : Newsfile

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  • Scientists aim to save rare animals

    16 January 2007

    Some of the planet's rarest and most unusual animals will be the focus of an ambitious conservation project launched by British scientists. The plan will focus on animals traditionally overlooked by conservationists, and will allow the public to track and donate to individual projects via a new website. This report is by Alok Jha, science correspondent of The Guardian.

  • UK wildlife sites improving, says government

    23 November 2006

    The UK government says that it is on track to achieve 95 per cent of nationally important wildlife sites in a favourable or recovering condition by 2010.

  • Bees and wildflowers decline together

    23 November 2006

    The diversity of bees and the wildflowers that depend on them for pollination are declining simultaneously according to new research in Britain and the Netherlands.

  • Collapse of all wild fisheries predicted by 2050

    8 November 2006

    All species of wild seafood currently fished are projected to collapse by the year 2050, according to a new four-year study by an international team of ecologists and economists. Collapse is defined as 90 per cent depletion.

  • Many endangered species stranded outside protected areas, study finds

    2 November 2006

    The most comprehensive map of endangered species and where they live has shown that 11 per cent of birds, 24 per cent of mammals and 33 per cent of amphibians are at risk.

  • UK launches plan to save South Atlantic albatrosses

    30 September 2006

    A newly published report calls for urgent action to prevent further declines in the fast dwindling populations of albatrosses and petrels in the South Atlantic - for which the UK has a leading responsibility.

  • Botanists sound plant extinction alert

    19 September 2006

    With fears that one in four of the world¹s plant species could already be on the brink of extinction from the effects of global climate change ­ and as many as half of the planet¹s estimated 400,000 plant species facing a similarly bleak future ­ a group of leading plant scientists have called for a global action plan to tackle the impending crisis.

  • Mediterranean amphibians face extinction

    18 September 2006

    One in four of the Mediterranean's species of amphibians - frogs, toads, newts and salamanders - are threatened with extinction: of the 106 amphibian species, 26 are listed in that category.

  • South Georgia's Albatrosses threatened with extinction

    19 June 2006

    Three species of albatross nesting on the islands of South Georgia have declined at such an alarming rate over the past 30 years that unless these declines are halted or reversed the islands' albatrosses could face extinction.

  • New man at UNEP: Steiner tackles world's top environment job

    15 June 2006

    On his first day in office, the new head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today called on all nations to put environmental and economic policies on the same team and not to leave either player on the sidelines.