Biodiversity : Features
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13 August 2012
In the past 20 years People & the Planet magazine and its website have published thousands of news reports and feature articles. We have also reflected the opinions of some of the world’s most progressive thinkers. Here founder/editor John Rowley selects a few of these thoughts that still resonate today.
8 June 2012
The Netherlands’ ambitious plan to conserve and encourage wildlife back to this low-lying country by linking its nature reserves through a network of migratory corridors has been put on hold. But the ecologists are fighting back, as Andrew Balcombe reports.
27 December 2011
Despite having signed up to designate a network of Marine Protected Areas around the British Isles by 2012, to save its marine wildlife, the UK government recently confirmed that the UK will not have a completed network of MPAs until at least 2015. In this Commentary, Kate Sugar calls for more urgent action.
8 September 2011
In Germany’s capital — and in cities as diverse as Hong Kong and Chicago — raising bees on rooftops and in small gardens has become increasingly popular, as urban beekeepers find they can reconnect with nature and maybe even make a profit.
12 February 2011
Covering a vast area of ocean surrounding the nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon islands lies one of the richest and most bio-diverse areas of the planet, the Coral Triangle.
15 February 2010
After the anticlimax of Copenhagen, a hush has descended on the climate debate. President Obama mentioned the word 'climate' only once in his recent State of the Union speech. But the problem has not gone away, as seen by the announcement that the past decade has been the hottest since records began in 1880, and new warnings by the World Glacier Monitoring Service that glaciers across the globe are melting so fast that many will disappear by the middle of the century. But perhaps that relative silence on the issue has opened the door to news about other pressures on the planet, reminders that have been drowned out by the flood of climate talk in recent months.
13 February 2010
Timid and difficult to locate underwater, hawksbill sea turtles in their marine habitat have long managed to evade the efforts of researchers. But Rainer von Brandis struck it lucky when he found himself swimming among hawksbills in the Amirante Islands of Seychelles, and his subsequent study revealed that these graceful reptiles are vital to the maintenance of coral reef biodiversity.
25 January 2010
Murals depicting marine life can be found in most towns on the Baja peninsula in Mexico - on restaurant walls, the facades of schools, or the sides of gas stations. They include large illustrations of endangered sea turtles in a variety of scenes. All have been inspired by a conservation group formed in 1999. Now, a decade later, a careful research project has shown how successful this experiment in public education has been in changing attitudes towards the conservation of these endangered creatures.
20 January 2010
In Siberia, as elsewhere, birds are under pressure from loss of wild habitat, industrial farming and pollution. And even from the loss of old traditions of winter feeding. But now, says Elena Kim, children are learning to help more of the region's birds through the long cold winter.
18 November 2008
You've heard the environmental horror stories: rivers running black, air unfit to breathe, two new coal-fired power plants a week. But thanks to a surging entrepreneurial spirit and new policies, China is fast becoming a leader in green innovation, from recycling to developing electric cars to harnessing the wind. This article by Fred Pearce is reproduced by arrangement with Yale Environment 360
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- Voices from Planet 21
- Most endangered primates on brink of extinction
- Species decline is threatening people and the planet
- SPECIAL REPORT: Bringing nature back to Holland
- Bees at risk from chemicals increase
- Over 100 endangered species on course for recovery in the United States
- We are using 50 per cent more natural resources than planet can sustain
- European zoos are failing animals and conservation says EU report
- Will crocodiles soon be gone?
- New Russian park will protect world's rarest cat
- Suriname survey reveals 46 new species
- COMMENTARY: Act now to save life in and above our seas
- Mega-dam in Amazonian rainforest halted by indigenous peoples' opposition
- Rhino horn hoard seized in Hong Kong could expose traffickers