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Global alliance commits $80m to save world`s wild cats and ecosystems

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 15:59

Many environmental philanthropists have agreed to provide funding to change the course of wild cat protection through Panthera, an organization dedicated to ensuring safety to wild cats through scientific leadership and conservation action.

Dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems revealed

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:36

An international team of biologists have published an important study of entire food-web dynamics in the deserted tundra environment.

520-mn-yr-old shrimp-like creatures filtered food like modern whales

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 16:00

Newly discovered fossils of a huge shrimp-like creature that lived 520 million years ago during the Early Cambrian filtered food just like modern whales.

Large mammals were architects of prehistoric ecosystems

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 12:59

Researchers` studies on fossil dung beetles has shown that large mammals were the chief architects of prehistoric ecosystems.

Projected big thaw of Antarctica`s sea ice may harm area`s unspoiled marine ecosystems

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 13:08

Researchers using a modeling study have suggested that the Antarctica`s Ross Sea`s recent observed increase in summer sea-ice cover is likely to be short-lived, with the area projected to lose more than half its summer sea ice by 2050 and more than three quarters by 2100.

Vanishing large carnivores threaten ecosystems

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:55

In ecosystems around the world, the decline of large predators such as lions, wolves, otters and bears is changing the face of landscapes.

Scientists call for climate change warning mechanisms

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 22:07

With climate change impacting human infrastructure and ecosystems, scientists are stressing on early warning systems to prepare for sudden changes.

Plastics dangerously harming marine ecosystems

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 15:57

Up till now it was unknown to researchers whether ingested plastic transfers chemical additives or pollutants to wildlife, but a new study has shown that toxic concentrations of pollutants and additives enter the tissue of animals that have eaten microplastic.

New monkey species that purrs like a cat discovered

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 14:42

A new species of monkey that purrs like a cat is among 441 new species of animals and plants discovered over a four year period in the vast, under-explored Amazon rain-forest.

Nations debate giant Antarctic ocean sanctuaries

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 21:03

Multi-nation talks began in Australia Wednesday over plans to protect Antarctica`s pristine waters by creating two vast ocean sanctuaries, with hopes Russia`s previous objections to the proposed no-fishing zones can be overcome.

80% terrestrial ecosystems could undergo change due to climate change

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 11:43

Over 80 percent of the world`s ice-free land could undergo profound ecosystem transformation by 2100, a new study has revealed.

Microscopic life discovered in oceanic crust

Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 11:18

A team of researchers has discovered an entire ecosystems teeming with microbes in the bottom of the deep ocean.