Results tagged “Nature” from Chester Chronicle - Low Carbon
Officials have admitted that a tiger reserve in India no longer has any tigers.
Panna National Park, in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, had 24 tigers three years ago, but now officially joins the Sariska reserve in Rajasthan on zero.
Panna's tiger demise is particularly embarrassing because "warning bells were sounded regularly for the last eight years," according to a report prepared by the central forest ministry (BBC).
CHESHIRE Wildlife Trust is launching a competition to find the most wildlife friendly miniature garden.
The charity wants a Wildlife Friendly Garden Planter to take to the RHS Show at Tatton Park in July.
The competition highlights the fact you do not need a large garden in order to make it friendly for wildlife and is part of the trust's new Wildlife Friendly Garden Award scheme.
The wild ancestors of common domestic fruit trees are in danger of becoming extinct, scientists have warned.
Researchers have published a "red list" of threatened species that grow in the forests of Central Asia.
These disease-resistant and climate-tolerant fruit trees could play a role in our future food security.
SCIENTISTS and conservationists working in partnership with Chester Zoo have been formally recognised.
Professor Filippo Aureli of Liverpool John Moores University and Professor Colleen Schaffner of the University of Chester have been made honorary scientific fellows of the North of England Zoological Society.
Dr Simon Dowell, of Liverpool John Moores University, William Oliver of the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc, Dr Marc Ancrenaz of the Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project in Malaysia and Professor Volker Summer of the Gashaka Primate Project and University College London have all been made honorary conservation fellows.
The titles will be held for three years.
The full original feature is well worth reading and can be found at DailyGalaxy, but here's just a snippet...
"In one sense we know much less about Earth than we do about Mars. The vast majority of life forms on our planet are still undiscovered, and their significance for our own species remains unknown. This gap in our knowledge is a serious matter: we will never completely understand and preserve the living world around us at our present level of ignorance.
"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos."
Edward O. Wilson, one of the world's leading authorities on Biodiversity, Emeritus Professor of Biology at Harvard and author of "The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth."