Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

Oceans Healthier Because of Sharks

Monday, August 11th, 2014
great, white, sharks, conservation, biodiversity, jaws, fear, oceans, marine life, fish, food web, ocean health

Understanding and appreciating these graceful, fascinating creatures can help save them.

Conservation and Social Conflicts

Monday, July 28th, 2014
fish, seafood, wildlife, overfishing, conservation, conflicts, crime, slavery

How does wildlife conservation, or the lack thereof, affect social conflicts globally?

Protecting the Nurseries and Nursing Homes

Monday, July 21st, 2014
conservation, UC Berkeley, phylogenetic, Brent Mishler, canape, digitizing, collections, plants, endemism, evolution

A new model may help prioritize local and global conservation efforts.

Water Use: Drought and Beyond

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
drought, water, pacific institutute, agriculture, irrigation, conservation

In a drier world, how can we use water more intelligently?

Dispatch from Ethiopia: Curse of the Church Forests

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Ethiopia, forest, invasive, conservation, eucalyptus, gum tree, coptic, Africa, tree

Once seen as a solution to deforestation, eucalyptus trees have become a serious threat to the native forests of Ethiopia.

Big Picture of a Tiny World

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
insects, ants, madagascar, forests, deforestation, habitats, brian fisher, conservation, google, earth, ecosystems, biodiversity, patterson

Ant researcher Brian Fisher looks at life on a different scale than most people.

Saving Coral Reefs

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
corals, reefs, coral, Bart Shepherd, secore, reproduction, climate change, bleaching, algae, Philippines, conservation

Coral reefs are in trouble globally and efforts are underway to save them.

A Trip to Cameroon

Monday, August 19th, 2013
cameroon, frogs, amphibians, croac, conservation, reproduction, dave blackburn, brian freiermuth

Two very different Academy scientists traveled to Cameroon together earlier this summer, in search of frogs, in a race to save them.

Shark Conservation

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
shark week, conservation, shark, world wildlife fund, academy research, university of san francisco, conservationalist, protect, swim, documentary, shark stewards of the reef, coral reef, predator, shark fin ban, eco-tourism, ecosystem, cambodia, malaysia, hong kong, earth island institute, overhunting, swim for sharks, david mcguire

Perhaps the most important message the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week can deliver is not how sharks may be dangerous, but how these fantastic fish are in danger.

What Lives Where

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
collections, museums, biodiversity, informatics, ecosystems, conservation, scientific research

The Academy’s Stan Blum works in Biodiversity Informatics– he documents what lives where.

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