Tagged: Biodiversity

Precautionary Principle & Biodiversity Thoughts - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 02, 2010

A lot of conservation decisions are difficult as a consequence of poor knowledge.  Often we don’t actually know a lot about the population size of endangered wildlife, crucial gaps will persist about their biology (breeding, diet, distribution etc) and the responses of people to changes in the management can be very hard to predict.  These knowledge problems can persist for … Read More

Gambling with nature’s tolerance - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 11, 2010

Al Morrison, the director general of New Zealand’s Department of Conservation — the government body that manages about one-third of the country’s land area, from World Heritage temperate rainforest in the south to kauri forests in the north (not to mention running world-class efforts to conserve endangered native species such as the kakapo and tuatara) [...] … Read More

Biodiversity Matters - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 22, 2010

By Professor David Penman Climate change and the relative lack of agreement from the Copenhagen meeting dominated the environmental, economic and political agenda through 2009 and into 2010. While the outcomes will have significant impacts, positive and negative, on our future climate change is only one part of wider drivers of global change and we need … Read More

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 01, 2010

Biodiversity continues its steady decline. A team of scientists have this week published a study in Science confirming that fact.  Governments in 2002 at a summit on the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed to aim to halt biodiversity loss by the year 2010. When experts meet in Nairobi on May 10 it will be to [...] … Read More