International Biodiversity Day

International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated annually on May 22 since 2001. This memorable ecological date was proclaimed by the General Assembly in 1995, a special resolution (NA/RES/49/119) based on the recommendation of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was held in 1994. It should be noted that the initial resolution date was set as the International Biodiversity Day on 29 December, the day of entry into force. But later the UN General Assembly postponed the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May — the day of the signing of the Convention

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Venice may submerge

According to the World Wildlife Fund, Italy could lose its beaches, and with them not only the resort, but also a unique coastal flora and fauna.

According to the environmental organization, about 60 percent of residents living along the coast. Coastal erosion has led to the disappearance of 42 percent of the beaches, and only 30 percent of the coastal areas are left untouched by civilization.

Experts from the World Wildlife Fund's several reasons for what is happening, including the withholding under the rubble of the building needs of the estuary, increasing the number of infrastructure facilities on the

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The new project has set a goal to open a new 10 million in 50 years

Recently, in the pages of the famous magazine Systematics and Biodiversity, published an article in which 39 scientists set out an ambitious plan to organize search unknown to mankind species of flora and fauna.

In accordance with the project plan, carefully described on the website of the British Museum of Natural History, the authors argue that under the current dynamics of the annual average of 18 000 open unknown species. To achieve the level of 10 million, experts predict increase the frequency of detection of new types of more than one order, using for this purpose advanced technologies.

Prime among

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Climate change kills plants endemic to the mountains of Europe

Climate change is forcing many to migrate to the tops of the plants of the hills and mountains, and this movement is the most negative impact on the lives of many endemic plants in the mountains of Europe, which ultimately "invaders" from the lower tiers, say climate scientists in a paper published in the journal Science.

In the last decade, climate scientists found evidence of a "flight" of many plants and animals from their familiar climates to cooler due to climate change. In August 2011, British climate scientists have shown that tropical plants "escape" is 17.6 kilometers away from the

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Settlement of Australia elephants and rhinos to help cope with forest fires burning on every green continent

Australian ecologist at the University of Tasmania in Hobart (Australia) offers to settle Australia wild elephants, rhinos and other large mammals in order to save the country from the destructive fires. David Bowman (David Bowman) said that to cope with fires in Australian forest-steppes can only taking drastic decisions.

Ecologist notes that what is happening in the world of climate change makes it even worse fires in the country. Every year the area traversed by the fire, is growing rapidly. Fires cause great damage to farmland ecosystems of Australia. The fire killed both humans and wild animals. Scientists believe

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Major landslide in Ecuador

A vast array of flora and fauna has been taken down an avalanche of land formed a channel length of 120 meters, a width of 70 and a depth of 10 meters. The landslide occurred as a result of torrential rains continued in the region since the beginning of January.

Remain at risk of vanishing new landslides, so the locals prefer not to go near for fear of being buried alive.

"Excessive vibration shook many houses in the village, the ground shook for several minutes. Many are scared and left their homes," said one eyewitness.

Fortunately, people

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National Park Onega Pomerania established in Arkhangelsk

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, his decree established the National Park "Onega Pomorie," the press service of the government.

National Park with total area of 201 thousand hectares is created on the Onega peninsula on forest land and water fund lands (in the waters of Bay of the White Sea UNSC).

Park was established to preserve the Arkhangelsk region of natural complexes and objects of great environmental and scientific importance, including as habitat for rare and endangered species of flora and fauna listed in the Red Book of Russia. It is also about the protection of unique array of old-growth

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Britain occupied insect kanibaly

Britain is in shock from the invasion of Asian ladybugs cannibals. Extremely voracious insects lack of food began to attack their fellows.

Some species of British ladybirds already on the brink of extinction because of the invasion of one species of Asian ladybugs, so-called "Harlequin" (Harmonia volatile, Harmonia axyridis).

Suffering people — insects occupied a niche cockroaches massively selyas wintering in homes. The "harlequin" perfectly coexists with other types of bugs in their habitats in north-east Asia.

Because the ladybug with extraordinary greed consumes aphids and other pests, it decided to get to North America and Europe. This rash decision

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Maldives will become a Biosphere Reserve

Leaders of Maldives issued a first-ever initiative to voluntarily turning the entire state in the biosphere reserve. Thus, the country is trying to deliver on the Indian Conference COP 11 and the International Conference RIO +20 commitment to biodiversity conservation.

To fully considered sanctuary, Maldives should ensure that before the end of 2017, more than half of their atolls come under the protection of new environmental programs. UN welcomed the intention of Maldivian leadership, as it is quite a large-scale operation, which in the future are extremely important results. For other island states Maldives will be a great example

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The unique natural complexes of South Africa could die from climate change

These unique nature of South Africa, as the Kruger National Park (Kruger National Park), the penguin colony at the Cape of Good Hope and blooming desert Karoo (Karoo), may die because of global climate change. This writes the Associated Press on the eve of the international climate summit which opens in Durban, South Africa, next week.

Kruger National Park is already reduced the number of zebra and antelope, wildebeest, because their pastures are overgrown with bushes. In the desert Karoo marked mass death of unique plants that are found nowhere else in the world, and which cover the ground carpet

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