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First Global 'Camera Trap' Study Reveals Threatened Mammal Species' Lives, Damaged Habitats

August 16th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

With over 50, 000 photos (and counting) capturing over 100 mammal species from seven protected areas across Africa, Asia and the Americas...a global 'hidden camera'' research project is giving conservation biologists a rare glimpse into the ordinary lives of many endangered or threatened mammal species.The camera study, conducted by The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM), is helping to confirm what smaller, isolated studies have indicated: that habitat destruction is jeopardizing the biological integrity and diversity of many of the world's mammals


Green Living: Easier Than You Think (& Chance to Win Eco-Friendly Vacation of Your Dreams)

July 11th, 2011 | by Recyclebank

Nearly 900 million tourists worldwide hit the roads, skies and seas each year in pursuit of some R&R, and this takes a heavy toll on local ecosystems, water, air and wildlife. Being green this summer doesn’t require a complete lifestyle upheaval, though. There are tons of simple changes you can make to your summer vacation (or staycation!) plans. Alone, they may seem small, but these adjustments can collectively make an enormous impact on the environment


Amphibian 'Blitz' Project Uses Crowd Sourcing to Track Endangered Species

June 1st, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

The Global Amphibian Blitz project is an on-line information sharing hub for non-professional naturalists and biologists whose goal is to track and record sightings of amphibians the world over. This information will then help professional researchers to document and determine where protection efforts are most needed. Global amphibian distribution is quite lacking in documentation and data. The term 'blitz' is used here in the belief that this crowd-sourcing method of species inventorying will speed up research and conservation efforts for one of the world's most vulnerable classes of animal life



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