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This Butterfly Just Won The Lottery, Literally
Offbeat  (tags: Great Britain, butterflies, increase in numbers, Habitat preservation, restore species, Wildlife conservation, Sustainable farming, biodiversity, flora and fauna, changing attitudes )

- 46 days ago -
A small brown butterfly called a High Brown Fritillary was once a common site across southwest England. As human settlement and farmland spread and intensified, the Fritillary's habitat shrank. Today, its population is just 10 percent of what it was in...
This Fishing Association Is Rewarding People for Catching Endangered Species
Offbeat  (tags: Fish and Marine, Endangered Species, fishing, recreational, stronger protection laws, biodiversity, ecosystems, marine life )

- 51 days ago -
Some endangered fish species are being targeted by the world's largest recreational fishing association. Out of the 74 species targeted by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) in their annual contest to capture the biggest fish, 9 are listed...
Endangered Olive Ridley Turtles Found Dead Along Chennai Coast
Offbeat  (tags: Endangered Species, turtles, gill nets, fishing, questionable practices, biodiversity, wildlife loss, Wildlife conservation, wrong prorities, changes, prevention, stronger protection, safety )

- 55 days ago -
On Wednesday night, twenty-two Olive Ridley Turtles were found dead on the shores of Chennai along the Bay of Bengal. This is in addition to the one hundred carcasses that have already washed up on Chennai's shores over the past two weeks.
To the Rescue: Zimbabwe's All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit
Offbeat  (tags: zimbabwe, animal poachers, Wildlife conservation, biodiversity, Endangered species act, environmental protection, preservation, womenpower )

- 105 days ago -
The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting endangered wildlife species across the world, has recently launched a new program with a special name: Akashinga. Akashinga, meaning "brave ones", is a...
Offbeat  (tags: animals, biodiversity, conservation, environment, interesting, protection, wildlife, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Paul Simon )

- 372 days ago -
DURHAM, North Carolina âEUR" Listening to Paul Simon talk is a little like listening to him sing. His voice is melodic and soothing; his words are thoughtful and evocative, capable of penetrating both heart and bones. A lyric comes to mind ... cont.
Organic Farming 'Benefits Biodiversity'
Offbeat  (tags: farming, organic farming, biodiversity, wild plants, wildlife, study )

- 1038 days ago -
Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests.
China Celebrates 30 Years of Conserving and Sustainably Using Biodiversity Through CITES - United Nations Environment Programme
Offbeat  (tags: China, biodiversity, conservation, animals, plants )

- 2538 days ago -
From pandas to tigers, China is home to some of the most magnificent wild species and plays a prominent role in the conservation and sustainable use of the planet's biodiversity.
Haitian Children Celebrate Biodiversity During World Bird Festival
Offbeat  (tags: Birds, Haitian, biodiversity, festival )

- 2659 days ago -
In the far south-east corner of Haiti, children in the town of Anse-a-Pitres are showing their appreciation of the avian gifts that nature offers .
Australia's Biodiversity Arks
Offbeat  (tags: Biodiversity, Australia, birds )

- 2660 days ago -
Today Australia's leading national bird conservation organisation, Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner), has launched its annual State of Australia's Birds report.
EU, Canada 'Dodos of the Week'
Offbeat  (tags: environment, COP10, Dodos of the Week, EU, Canada, CBD Alliance, blockng progress, biodiversity )

- 2704 days ago -
The European Union and Canada were named the "Dodos of the Week" by the CBD Alliance, the umbrella group for NGOs at COP10, during a ceremony on Monday afternoon.
The Ogasawara Islands : Maintaining the Balance of a Unique Ecosystem (Part 1)
Offbeat  (tags: environment, interesting, protection, Ogasawara Islands, Natural World Heritage, biodiversity, balance, losing, ecosystem, COP10, Japan, palm trees, evolution, Ogasawara Ookomori, fruit bat, isolated, meguro sparrow )

- 2762 days ago -
The Ogasawara Islands, a subprefecture of Tokyo floating in the Pacific, has atrracted much attention this year because of the possibility it may be registered as Japan's fourth Natural World Heritage site the summer of next year.
Biodiversity Makes Good Business, Say Consumers
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, biodiversity, companies )

- 2805 days ago -
The latest TEEB report for business found rising awareness among consumers about biodiversity - with more than 80 per cent saying they would stop buying products from companies that disregard ethical considerations in their sourcing practices, according
U.N. Report: Biodiversity More Vital An Economic Issue Than Climate Change
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, biodiversity, climate change )

- 2857 days ago -
You certainly can't tie yourself up worrying over every environmental issue under the sun; you'd be paralyzed by the sheer, overwhelming number of issues and responsibilities. Yet concerns for every plant and animal under the sun -- the earth's incredible
Odds Stacked Against San Harvesters of Devil's Claw
Offbeat  (tags: San tribe, Namibia, southern Africa, devil's claw, medicine, biodiversity, National Park, Khwe people, nature conservation, resource, wildlife )

- 2875 days ago -
BWABWATA, Namibia, May 8, 2010 (IPS/IFEJ) - Nguni Diyasen gently loosens the earth with a hoe and then widens the hole with her bare hands. Fifty centimetres down she uncovers the light brown root of a devil's claw. Used to treat arthritis and rheumatism
Save Our Species ! Please Take Poll !!!
Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, species, UK, biodiversity, extinction )

- 2928 days ago -
Supporting our own growing population through modern land management and agriculture is pushing UK biodiversity into the limited undisturbed undergrowth we have left. The NSEW Star Species are all under threat from extinction, but need the nation's

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