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Parks versus People: the problems with current conservation methods

South Africa is home to some of the world’s most famous and bio-diverse national parks in the world, from the Kruger National Park to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. 1,236 more words


Buried audit shows WA species plunging into extinction

Five endangered West Australian species have become extinct in the wild, three threatened ecological communities have been destroyed and the fate of at least 41 other species is unknown after no monitoring was done for more than a decade, shows a costly state government audit that was promptly buried without any trends being made public. 128 more words


The Diversity of Life by Edward O. Wilson

This is a classic biology book I picked up to fill a nonfiction slot in a summer reading program. Plus, Wilson has won two Pulitzer Prizes so the writing must be pretty good. 225 more words

Book Review

Bat man has a secret mission on Pulau Ubin

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

With their hairy bodies, razor-sharp teeth and macabre appearances in horror films, bats are feared by many.

However, these creatures of the night actually help maintain a balance in the ecosystem – pollinating plants, dispersing seeds and keeping insect populations in check. 1,099 more words

Current Affairs

Kwita Izina 2017

Naming a newly born baby has been part of Rwandan culture and tradition for centuries. Given the remarkable efforts by the Government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Development Board and in collaboration with various conservation partners and local communities to actively protect the Mountain Gorillas and their habitat, the old naming century’s tradition was modeled on these species to get the national brand known as “ 244 more words


The Right Tool for the Job: Using Zeta Diversity to Communicate Uncertainty in Ecological Modelling

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The Need for Modelling

Despite how far modelling has taken us in science, the use of models remains controversial. Modelling covers a huge range of common practices, from scaled models of ships to determine the shape that will have the least resistance to water to complex, comprehensive ‘models of everything’. 1,324 more words

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