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Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is a massive market for biotechnology companies with its collection of tropical diseases, large populations and agricultural importance. It is not only a customer in this industry...

Latin America

Latin America encompasses the Caribbean, South America and Central America. These countries are important players in the biotechnology industry, not only as consumers, but as contributors. The env...

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a group of 2-methilo-naphthoquinone derivatives. There are three notable forms of vitamin K; K1 which can be synthesized by plants, K2 which can be formed by natural bacteria in the int...

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Enhancing European biodiversity by connecting conservation areas

While conservation areas have helped European biodiversity to flourish, there needs to be more connection between protected areas, along with greater attention to the needs of individual species. Thes...

How to protect an American wildlife legacy

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new paper shows that while science plays a critical role in informing conservation action, scientists must move beyond the realm of their expertise into less familiar...

Study: Volunteering can help save wildlife

(Wildlife Conservation Society) Participation of non-scientists as volunteers in conservation can play a significant role in saving wildlife, finds a new scientific research led by Duke University, U...

A surprising new role for natural killer T cells

In research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Science have discovered an intriguing new role played by a subse...

Ten ways remote sensing can contribute to conservation

(Wildlife Conservation Society) Scientists from WCS, NASA, and other organizations have partnered to focus global attention on the contribution of satellites to biodiversity conservation in a recently...

Conservation: Pool resources for protected areas

Protected conservation areas face huge challenges globally (see J. E. M.Watsonet al. Nature515, 67–73;10.1038/515067a2014). But examples that are effectively funded and managed can be found in Namib...

How speed restricts evolutionary change of the vertebral column in mammals

One of the riddles of mammal evolution explained: the strong conservation of the number of trunk vertebrae. Researchers of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the University of Utah show that this c...

90 percent of Earth's species are overlooked in conservation

One of the biggest problems for conservation today is that it ignores 95% of all known species on Earth. Could a company ignored that proportion of its clients or a government so many of its voters? S...

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Coconut (Cocos nucifera l.) pollen cryopreservation.

Coconut genetic resources are threatened by pests and pathogens, natural hazards and human activities. Cryopreservation is the only method allowing the safe and cost-effective long-term conservation o...

The role of social values in the management of ecological systems.

The concept of value is central to the practice and science of ecological management and conservation. There is a well-developed body of theory and evidence that explores concepts of value in differen...

Building Capacity for Protected Area Management in Lao PDR.

Declining biodiversity in protected areas in Laos is attributed to unsustainable exploitation of natural resources. At a basic level, an important need is to develop capacity in academic and professio...

Prioritising in situ conservation of crop resources: A case study of African cowpea (Vigna unguiculata).

Conserving crop wild relatives (CWR) is critical for maintaining food security. However, CWR-focused conservation plans are lacking, and are often based on the entire genus, even though only a few tax...

Conservation Action Based on Threatened Species Capture Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Richness in Breeding and Wintering Populations of Central Asian Birds.

Although phylogenetic diversity has been suggested to be relevant from a conservation point of view, its role is still limited in applied nature conservation. Recently, the practice of investing conse...

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