Category Archives: Conservation Issues

Climate Change Activities

Just thought I’de take a moment to plug a website that was introduced to me today in my Middle Years Science university class. There are many simple activities showing how a change in the global climate is going to influence … Continue reading

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How much is a tree worth?

How much is a tree worth? Can we put $ value on a single tree? That is exactly what Professor T.M.Das from the University or Calcutta  has done.  If a tree lives for 50 years then it will generate approximately … Continue reading

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How Big Are We?

In the hussel and bussel of everyday life one doesn’t really think about the ‘greater picture’. How important are we – the human race – in the grand scheme of things? My answer – not alot. For those that don’t … Continue reading

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Protecting Rara

Roads are always problem when it comes to conservation. Often, they fragment habitat that is already highly disturbed. In Nepal there is the Karnali Highway that, at present, reaches  the eastern shore of Rara, a national park. Locals want to … Continue reading

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Free Conservation Biology Text Book

Thats right folks. I have found a free conservation biology textbook. I have only had a quick glance of it, but it seems like an OK book. The book can be obtained from the following site:   http://www.mongabay.com/conservation-biology-for-all.html I hope this … Continue reading

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Saving a Possum

The Leadbeater’s possum, located in Victoria within Australia, is on the brink of extinction (despite being the Victorian fauna emblem). Currently, the wild population is approx. 1000, with about 80% their habitat within areas that are considered ‘loggable’. If their … Continue reading

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An Abbreviated History of Fossil Fuels

Hey All I recently came across this Youtube Video that  will give you a brief version of why we (i.e. the human race and the next generation) will be (and forgive my improper use of the English language) ‘screwed’ if we … Continue reading

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