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Jane Smart said: “This Red List update confirms the findings of the recent IPBES Global Biodiversity Assessment: nature is declining at rates unprecedented in human history,” External link

yubanet Friday, July 19, 2019 1:09:00 AM CEST

Colin Simpfendorfer said: “To prevent losing these ray families, it is critical that governments immediately establish and enforce species protections, bycatch mitigation programmes, marine protected areas, and international trade controls. Educational initiatives focused on Rhino Ray identification, status, and safe-release protocols for animals captured incidentally are also urgently needed at the local level to effectively implement protections,” External link

yubanet Friday, July 19, 2019 1:09:00 AM CEST

Russ Mittermeier said: “West Africa is one of the very highest priority areas on Earth for primate conservation. The combination of forest destruction and heavy bushmeat hunting – probably the highest level of this latter threat anywhere in the word – has pushed a number of primate species there to the brink of extinction,” External link

yubanet Friday, July 19, 2019 1:09:00 AM CEST

William Darwall said: “The world’s freshwater fish species, which number almost 18,000, are undergoing a dramatic and largely unrecognised global decline, as made apparent in the high levels of extinction threat to freshwater fish species in Japan and Mexico,” External link

yubanet Friday, July 19, 2019 1:09:00 AM CEST

Tyson Wepprich tells: "is doing really well in Ohio because a plant it eats is used as erosion control on construction sites," External link

mnn Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:56:00 PM CEST

Tyson Wepprich says: "Because it's easier to monitor butterflies than other insects — lots of people like butterflies and enjoy keeping track of them — butterflies tend to be the best source of abundance data for tracking insect population declines and increases," "Environmental assessments use them as an indicator for the general trajectory of biodiversity since they experience the same types of pressures from land-use changes, climate change and habitat degradation as other insect groups" External link

mnn Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:56:00 PM CEST

Tyson Wepprich says: "Monarchs and rare species were monitored because people are worried about them going extinct," "In Ohio, they monitored every species they could and found declines in species previously not on the radar for conservation" External link

mnn Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:56:00 PM CEST

Anna Savage says: "In these analyses, we use all of the genetic similarities and differences we find to build phylogenetic trees, and when we find that a 'branch' on the 'tree' has strong support and contains all of the individuals that share the same morphological characteristics, then we have good evidence to describe it as a new species," External link

eurekalert Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:22:00 PM CEST

Eugenie Sage said: "This budgie sized native bird, a taonga species for Ngāi Tahu, eats plants and insects, and during a mast year, seeds dominate their diet. This year's beech mast is looking like the biggest in more than 40 years," External link

mnn Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:51:00 PM CEST

Craig Hilton Taylor said: "Fungi are very sensitive to changes in the environment, like pollution - they're the first to go," "But once they go, plants dependent on fungi will disappear, then the animals dependent on those plants" External link

bbc Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:07:00 PM CEST

Jane Smart said: “Nature is declining at rates unprecedented in human history,” External link

guardian Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:40:00 PM CEST

William Darwall said: “The loss of these freshwater fish species would deprive billions of people of a critical source of food and income, and could have knock-on effects on entire ecosystems,” External link

guardian Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:40:00 PM CEST

Lee Hannah said: “Loss of species and climate change are the two great challenges facing humanity this century,” External link

guardian Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:40:00 PM CEST

Tanya Sanerib added: “It really indicates that we need to be doing more for giraffes internationally and with whatever tools are available,” External link

greenmatters Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:02:00 PM CEST

Jane Goodall remarks: “Hope for Animals and Their World,” External link

providencejournal Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:11:00 AM CEST

Joyce Msuya said: "There should be bold actions coming from the African youth to help limit the devastating impacts of climate change on the continent. These youth are key to helping educate communities on practices that promote sustainability," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 15, 2019 11:57:00 PM CEST

Ruth Kimmelshue said: “We are perfectly aligned [with the environmental groups] on what the problem is. Where we disagree is on how we most effectively solve the problem,” External link

startribune Monday, July 15, 2019 6:47:00 PM CEST

Glenn Hurowitz said: “We want them to replicate their success in the Amazon. It’s as simple as that,” External link

startribune Monday, July 15, 2019 6:47:00 PM CEST

Ruth Kimmelshue said: “The whole idea of moratorium and cutoff dates has been talked about among this group,” External link

startribune Monday, July 15, 2019 6:47:00 PM CEST

Ruth Kimmelshue said: "We are perfectly aligned (with the environmental groups) on what the problem is. Where we disagree is on how we most effectively solve the problem," External link

thenewstribune Monday, July 15, 2019 12:05:00 PM CEST

Glenn Hurowitz said: "We want them to replicate their success in the Amazon. It's as simple as that," External link

thenewstribune Monday, July 15, 2019 12:05:00 PM CEST

Ruth Kimmelshue said: "The whole idea of moratorium and cutoff dates has been talked about among this group," External link

thenewstribune Monday, July 15, 2019 12:05:00 PM CEST

Eugenie Sage says: "It's the recognition of the importance of retaining mudflats so that they're not reclaimed for development," "There's been the loss of about two-thirds of the mudflats in that area but now China is committing to their protection" External link

newshub Monday, July 15, 2019 10:20:00 AM CEST

Ruth Kimmelshue said: "We are perfectly aligned (with the environmental groups) on what the problem is. Where we disagree is on how we most effectively solve the problem," External link

lacrossetribune Monday, July 15, 2019 4:00:00 AM CEST

Mr Lee said: “With increasing threats from diseases, natural disasters and climate change, the natural dispersal mechanisms of seeds may not be enough,” External link

agropages Monday, July 15, 2019 2:22:00 AM CEST

Eduardo Goncalves said: “There is nothing romantic about killing an innocent animal. It looks as though this lion was a tame animal killed in an enclosure, bred for the sole purpose of being the subject of a smug selfie.This couple should be utterly ashamed of themselves, not showing off and snogging for the cameras” External link

themirror Monday, July 15, 2019 12:31:00 AM CEST

Ruth Kimmelshue said: "We are perfectly aligned [with the environmental groups] on what the problem is. Where we disagree is on how we most effectively solve the problem," External link

startribune Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:59:00 PM CEST

Glenn Hurowitz said: "We want them to replicate their success in the Amazon. It's as simple as that," External link

startribune Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:59:00 PM CEST

Ruth Kimmelshue said: "The whole idea of moratorium and cutoff dates has been talked about among this group," External link

startribune Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:59:00 PM CEST

Mr Lee said: “With increasing threats from diseases, natural disasters and climate change, the natural dispersal mechanisms of seeds may not be enough,” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:30:00 AM CEST

Rebecca Senior said: “Tropical species are particularly sensitive to temperature change,” “Most are found nowhere else on Earth, and make up a huge proportion of global biodiversity” External link

gulfnews Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:50:00 AM CEST

Rebecca Senior pointed out: “They are highly specialised to particular habitats, can’t move very far, and are very sensitive to overheating and drying out,” External link

gulfnews Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:50:00 AM CEST

Alexandra Dapolito Dunn said: “We are thrilled to announce that EPA is adding new uses for sulfoxaflor,” External link

bloombergenvironment Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:13:00 AM CEST

Alexandra Dapolito Dunn said: “When used according to required label, there is no significant risk to human health, as well as lower risk to non-target wildlife including birds, mammals, bees, and fish, when compared to widely-used registered alternatives,” External link

bloombergenvironment Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:13:00 AM CEST

Lori Ann Burd said: “With no opportunity for independent oversight or review, this autocratic administration’s appalling decision to bow to industry and grant broad approval for this highly toxic insecticide leaves us with no choice but to take legal action,” External link

bloombergenvironment Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:13:00 AM CEST

Matthew Walsh said: "I was surprised and honored to be recognized on such a high level," "I amprivileged to be among such an outstanding group of young leaders in the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics" External link

7thspace Friday, July 12, 2019 11:02:00 PM CEST

Darren Evans said: "Given the increasing frequency of devastating wildfires we are witnessing in places such as Portugal, the United States and even British moorlands, this is a cause for concern as ecosystems may be becoming less resilient and unable to return to a functioning state," External link

upi Friday, July 12, 2019 8:08:00 PM CEST

Gus Antorcha said: "I am incredibly proud to watch our teams in action as they provide world-class care for Kaboodle and her calf," External link

prnewswire Friday, July 12, 2019 7:34:00 PM CEST

Mike Emslie said: “The important thing is the absence of further disturbances. If we have more coral bleaching events all bets are off,” External link

newsnow-co-uk Friday, July 12, 2019 11:25:00 AM CEST

Ryan Norris said: “That means insects are migrating over our heads and we don’t know it,” External link

iapps2010 Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:05:00 AM CEST

Ron Kagan said: “We are thrilled to partner with Griffin Claw to raise awareness of recovery efforts for the Great Lakes piping plover,” External link

mlive Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:33:00 PM CEST

Scott Black said: “certainly is counter to the overall intent and will impede efforts to understand honey bee populations,” External link

bloombergenvironment Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:52:00 PM CEST

Najib Balala said: "The implementation of this plan will be a defining moment in the conservation of the mountain bongo subspecies that is only found in Kenya," "It will ensure that population of mountain bongo thrive in the mountain ecosystems spread across this country," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:21:00 AM CEST

Ben Novak says: “The CRISPR revolution is the whole reason why we’ve been having these conversations about de-extinction,” External link

impactlab Monday, July 8, 2019 8:11:00 PM CEST

George Church says: “We’re actually not bringing back the mammoth,” “We’re trying to save the living Asian elephant, which is going extinct” External link

impactlab Monday, July 8, 2019 8:11:00 PM CEST

Rebecca Johnson says: “There could be consideration given to ‘reintroducing’ diversity to the population using CRISPR,” “However we would need to better understand the complexities, the interplay of changing one or some parts of the genome, before undertaking such intervention” External link

impactlab Monday, July 8, 2019 8:11:00 PM CEST

George Church says: “The elephants could help there by knocking down trees and converting it to grasslands,” “They need a large herbivore that will be distributed throughout the Arctic that will knock down trees” External link

impactlab Monday, July 8, 2019 8:11:00 PM CEST

Andrew Pask says: “We have that entire blueprint of what it used to take to make a thylacine,” “That’s your first step in any de-extinction project” External link

impactlab Monday, July 8, 2019 8:11:00 PM CEST

Andrew Pask says: “The ecosystem is there, the environment is there, you could re-create the thylacine today and pop it straight back into Tasmania,” External link

impactlab Monday, July 8, 2019 8:11:00 PM CEST

Ben Novak suggests: “You have a system in which the return of an apex predator is probably going to be as beneficial as what’s happened in Yellowstone Park,” External link

impactlab Monday, July 8, 2019 8:11:00 PM CEST

Rebecca Johnson says: “I love that the technology to make this possible is advancing rapidly,” External link

impactlab Monday, July 8, 2019 8:11:00 PM CEST

Ben Novak says: “It’s not about extinct species. If you go smaller, to the level of the gene, then extinction has been absolutely devastating on this planet,” External link

impactlab Monday, July 8, 2019 8:11:00 PM CEST

George Church says: “We can get DNA from anywhere. Anywhere in the world, at any point in time,” External link

impactlab Monday, July 8, 2019 8:11:00 PM CEST

Ryan Norris said: "That means insects are migrating over our heads and we don't know it," External link

sciencedaily Monday, July 8, 2019 7:41:00 PM CEST

Jonathan Chase sagt: „Selbst wenn wir nicht die Anzahl der Lacken, sondern stattdessen die Flächen der Lacken berücksichtigen, hätten wir nur ein Rückgang von neun Arten erwartet“ External link

idw-online Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:35:00 AM CEST

Jonathan Chase sagt: „Dass Arten lokal verschwinden, kommt immer wieder vor. Problematisch wird es, wenn diese Arten Lebensräume nicht mehr wiederbesiedeln können“ External link

idw-online Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:35:00 AM CEST

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