Ecologists: Cmert even one large predator landscape changes drastically

Landscape with a predator (right) and without (left)

December 14, 2011.Environmentalists have proved that the death of even one large predator makes landscape has changed beyond recognition. Plague in the buffalo — the cause of forest fires, and after the death of jaguar dry vines for miles around. This is not a superstition of some Indian tribe, and the findings of environmental scientists, published in the journal Science.

Professor James Estes of the University of California at Santa Cruz and 22 other researchers argue: the death of a large animal often spoils the landscape so that

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Environmental disaster in Atyrau. Video

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14.06.11. Environmental disaster in Atyrau.Tam dying fish. Two weeks riverbanks literally inundated with dead fish. On the causes of PE tells our correspondent Gulbadam Nazbenova.

GULBADAM NAZBENOVA, correspondent:

— Here in the Black River, a tributary to the Urals, in line Atyrau rot tons of fish. Local people use this water for watering the gardens, and the beast goes to drink.

Local residents say that the roach, carp and bream literally jumping out of the water. And it lasts for two weeks.

BAKTYGALI URAZAKOV, a resident of Atyrau

— Because of dead fish everywhere flies, smell, hope city

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From where does the call of death

December 7, 2011 21:16

After the publication of Goethe's sentimental novel "The Sorrows of Young Werther" at the end of XVIII century, many young people, victims fiasco love life, in imitation of the protagonist of the novel committing an act of suicide by shooting himself in the head. Bestseller had unprecedented success — young people dressed like Werther, act like and talk like Werther Werther. Even a quarter century later, Napoleon Bonaparte, concerned about the endless series of suicides in his army, forbade the reading of this novel.

Most contemporaries Goethe honestly thought that the writer has made an

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In the waters of Kherson region killed fish

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23.05.11.Inspektory "Hersonryboohrany" in the period from 16 to 20 May recorded several cases of death of fish in the bays Kakhovka Reservoir, river Ingulets and in the lower reaches of the Dnieper.

This was reported by the State Administration of Environmental Protection in Kherson region.

According to the report, the death of carp and carp observed in Osokrovskom, Gavrilovskie, Dudchanskom, Melovskom, Republican bays Kakhovka reservoir. In these bays rybinspektory found for 3 — 5 dead fish. On May 20 at inspection Dremaylovskogo Bay Reservoir discovered 23 dead carp.

At the same time, in the open Kakhovka Reservoir fish kill

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In the Chelyabinsk region on Lake Lebyazhe killed fish

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16.05.11.V village Vaganova October district on Lake Lebyazhe registered ryby.Na mass death scene left experts October veterinary station. They took samples of fish for laboratory analysis to determine the true cause of her death and what to exclude whatever infectious disease.

According to preliminary data, in the incident to blame bad weather, specifically — the lack of oxygen in the water. More head Nicholas rural settlement Marina Belyaeva said: villagers came together on the lake to remove the dead fish from the coast. It folded in boxes, loaded on a tractor and taken away the cattle cemetery.

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Why in the lakes Bashkiria killed the fish?

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14.05.11.Nyneshney spring lakes Bashkiria has already registered five cases of sudden and massive fish kills. The first warning sign came in early April, with the lake in the Annunciation Achikul region of Bashkortostan. Local fishermen said they found a large number of dead carp. State supervisory organizations first tried to explain what happened naturally Zamora.

However, local residents and representatives of environmental organizations claim that the lake for a long time, there twang unknown chemical. And one of the fishermen, who helped pick out of the water samples of dead fish for analysis, said that after this clearly felt

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In the Kharkiv region in the pond all the fish died

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20.04.11.Na brink of ecological disaster. In Bliznyukovskom near Kharkiv region in the pond all the fish died — one hundred tons of silver carp and grass carp. This is because of impurities that resets "Water," said the tenant of the reservoir. The enterprise does not admit guilt. Continue — Svetlana Shekera. The waves beat the shore all the new big fish carcasses. Tolstolob, carp, catfish, roach and carp. Fish surfaced when the ice came. Most of the — already dismantled. In other words, collected into piles and burned. Total — about a hundred tons.

Yuri Batrachenko — ten

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Fish kills on Vasyugan’e

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Photo: Press Service Tomskneft

20.04.11.Ob reported in a letter to the TV2 News Agency press-service of "Tomskneft" VNK.V report said that the information about the death of fish in the river Yagyl-Yah (Kargasoksky area) due to oil spill is unreliable.

"We find no evidence that would so dramatically affect the state of rivers spill in February 2011, oil prices (in the amount of 60 kg) was immediately collected, and all the dirty ice is cut and removed. Other activities. Recycled oil is currently operating normally ", — stated in the letter.

According to the press-service of "Tomskneft" INC,

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In the river, the fish died Uvinke

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7.04.11.Izhevsk. Udmurtia. In the river Uvinke in Vavozhskogo district killed all the fish. Local fishermen catch it. On the river abruptly stopped biting, and the entire bottom was covered with the corpses of fish.

Signal at the place of death of fish left experts monitoring of water and fish resources, Udmurt veterinary diagnostic center and State Veterinary Udmurt Republic.

In several places the lanes were cut, seen that information was confirmed. By commissioning samples were collected dead fish bionts, water. Experts immediately put forward two versions of the cause of death of fish — Dumping of toxic

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Fish kill in Estonia

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Illustrative photo. Photo: Keskkonnateenistus / Valgamaalane

30.04.11.Zagryaznenie oil lakes Valgyarv in Võru County led to the mass death of fish.

A local resident told The Valley Org Vorumaa Teataja, that collected several boxes of dead fish and buried in the garden as fertilizer. Org said he had not seen such a sad sight for 40 years lived by the lake.

According to the Authority, the cause of death of fish could be the last year the pollution in the lake when oil fell and covered the surface of the thin film. Rescuers clean the lake last fall, but,

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