— “as you cross from one ecosystem into another, those transitions show up very clearly, and the exciting thing is that these data allow you to directly observe those patterns.” this study use 15 years of data from NASA’s terra and aqua satellites, to build a database of cloud cover for nearly every square kilometer of the planet. read article : cloud cover key to finding threatened species
— the secret to PAWS is the fact that it manages to incorporate complex terrain data. after the protected area’s topography is input, then the system can create practical routes “to limit the differences in elevations that could slow down patrol action.” this doesn’t only save time, but energy as well. read article : how AI can prevent poaching activities more : AI vs. poachers
— “today’s changes reduce the damage, but this whole proposal should still be withdrawn.”
— “as climate continues to change, those isolated habitats become more and more precious, and should something happen to even one of those isolated habitats, you may lose an important component of that population.” read article : the extinction crisis in a warming world, how climate change is intensifying threats to nature and what can be done
— traditionally, conservation tended to be species-specific … but now people are moving toward more ecosystem-level projects because we’ve realized that you can’t protect a species in a vacuum. read article : lemur extinctions are harmful to madagascar’s plant life, too
— these evaluations are a huge step forward for the epa. now that we know the magnitude of danger these pesticides pose, it’s clear we need to take action. this epa study is the first of its kind to look at whether common pesticides harm wildlife.
— “they’re packed with a bounty that may be more precious to the vultures than an actual embryo: sensors.” read article : the future of wildlife conservation is an electronic vulture egg
— it’s hard to target conservation planning unless you’ve been out there and have the on-the-ground knowledge. read article : why people turn to lemurs and other endangered animals for dinner in madagascar