Tagged habitat fragmentation

AMBITIOUS APPROACHES

— “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

SIZE MATTERS

— this study looked at the measure of absolute brain size in comparison to body size (called relative brain size) for several hundred mammal species alive today. it reveals species that have bigger relative brain sizes had a greater likelihood of being threatened with extinction. read article : large brains may cause extinction faster

CONFRONTATION

the unprecedented scale of the wildlife crisis in the united states requires policymakers to develop new tools and strategies to halt the decline of wildlife species before they become imperiled and need the protection of the esa. this report proposes the establishment of a new category of wildlife designation—at risk— read article : confronting america’s wildlife extinction crisis

RETHINKING NATURAL HABITAT

— as much of their habitat has been converted into plantations, housing estates, highways and other human “development schemes, animals reclaim “a secondary nature” read article : GIS study reveals preferred habitat more : stanford researchers rethink natural habitat for wildlife