Navigation Links
Current efforts will not save the world's most endangered cat
Date:7/21/2013

Almost 100 million euros has been spent so far on conservation efforts for the last 250 remaining Iberian lynxes in the wild. But the charismatic species is likely to go extinct within 50 years because the current management plans do not account for the effects of climate change. If they did, the population might increase instead concludes a new international study with participation from the Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the University of Copenhagen. The study highlights the importance of integrating climate models in management plans for biodiversity.

"Our models show that the anticipated climate change will lead to a rapid and dramatic decline of the Iberian lynx and probably eradicate the species within 50 years, in spite of the present-day conservation efforts. The only two populations currently present, will not be able to spread out or adapt to the changes in time", explains Miguel Arajo from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen.

"Fortunately, it is not too late to improve the outlook for the endangered lynx, if the management plans begin to take account of climate change".

The Iberian lynx is threatened by poaching, road kills, habitat loss and lack of prey following a series of disease outbreaks in the rabbit populations. Therefore, significant investments are currently made to relocate rabbits, prevent diseases, reduce threats and improve the lynx's natural habitat. Unfortunately it is not enough, show new models that investigate how climate change will influence the availability of prey and quality of natural areas in the future.

Carefully planned reintroductions can increase population.

The scientists also modeled two other scenarios for the Iberian lynx, both based on a future prospect for releasing individuals from breeding programs into wild areas. They paint a more optimistic picture for the lyn
'/>"/>

Contact: Miguel Araújo
mbaraujo@snm.ku.dk
351-932-833-487
University of Copenhagen
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Chapman University unearths data in animal habitat selection that counters current convention
2. Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed
3. Education resource focuses on teaching population genetics using current research
4. Second most common infection in the US proving harder to treat with current antibiotics
5. CRN assesses current state of scientific research for nutritional supplements
6. ACRG and BGI report findings from genomics research on recurrent hepatitis B virus integration
7. Launch of PLoS Currents: Disasters
8. Current water resources in Europe and Africa
9. Researchers call for rethinking efforts to prevent interplanetary contamination
10. Studies support population-based efforts to lower excessive dietary sodium intakes
11. UF fossil bird study on extinction patterns could help todays conservation efforts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Research and ... of the "Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market ... offering. ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,The biometric systems ... is projected to grow at over 22% CAGR ... attributed to the surging demand for better biometric ...
(Date:5/25/2015)... , May 25, 2015  Australia,s market for wearable ... although 2014 saw the advent of several trials and ... April 2015 is expected to ignite interest in wearables ... Australia . This in turn will ... and drive new partnerships amongst vendors and distributors. ...
(Date:5/22/2015)...  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the ... its promotional pricing and making the Wocket generally available for ... , Head of Marketing said, "We,ve extended the opportunity to ... of May. To get your wocket at this special price, ... store on June 1, you,ll receive a unique code that ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 with Morpho Safran, ZK Technlogy, and Suprema Dominating 2Australian wearables market to grow at CAGR of 78%; revenue of A$1 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan 2Australian wearables market to grow at CAGR of 78%; revenue of A$1 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan 3Australian wearables market to grow at CAGR of 78%; revenue of A$1 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan 4NXT-ID, Inc Announces Retail Price For Wocket Smart Wallet And Extends Discounted Promotional Price Till End Of May 2NXT-ID, Inc Announces Retail Price For Wocket Smart Wallet And Extends Discounted Promotional Price Till End Of May 3
... molecular signals that instructs cells with fatally damaged DNA to ... is inactivated, as it is in over half of all ... operate, and body cells start to accumulate mutations, which ultimately ... vital safeguard has been studied in great detail for many ...
... approval of Baraclude (entecavir) tablets and oral solution for ... hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by the ... virus can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the ... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.25 ...
... structural biologist from the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer ... Center, has identified the crystal structure of a protein ... tumors. , This identification may help researchers gain a ... cancer cells try to co-opt nearby healthy cells into ...
Cached Biology News:Cancer related gene p53 not regulated as indicated by previous tissue culture research 2Cancer related gene p53 not regulated as indicated by previous tissue culture research 3
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015  Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE ), an ... for a genetic sequence derived from soybean, covering uses ... development and plant transformation. The company believes that its ... are the target of a class of commercial herbicides. ... license to the innovation, including an opportunity for exclusivity ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... NEW YORK , May 27, 2015  US-Australian drug ... NVGN ), announced today that it will present at the ... New York on May 29, 2015. The venue ... Manhattan . The Brain ... biotechnology companies, the pharmaceutical industry and the investment community to ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing innovative ... ophthalmology, today provided an update on the status of ... Stock. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO ... there were 3,085 and 21 shares of Series ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 The Medical Innovation Impact ... of regulation on medical innovation, has been developed at ... of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s ( FDU ) Rothman Institute ... pertains to new FDA (Food & Drug Administration) ... the approval of certain medical devices. , “The ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ceres Awarded Patent for Innovation in Soybean 2Ceres Awarded Patent for Innovation in Soybean 3Novogen to Present at Brain Tumor Biotech Summit 2015 2Novogen to Present at Brain Tumor Biotech Summit 2015 3Novogen to Present at Brain Tumor Biotech Summit 2015 4Novogen to Present at Brain Tumor Biotech Summit 2015 5RXi Pharmaceuticals Provides an Update on Series A and Series A-1 Preferred Stock 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Provides an Update on Series A and Series A-1 Preferred Stock 3Medical Innovation Impact Index Launched at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Initiative for Patient-Centered Innovation (iPCI) under the Rothman Institute 2
... Association (ATA) Conference & Youth Convention, an upcoming mega event, being held ... all set to receive more than 10,000 people from NRI Telugu community. ... ... key highlights of the convention is the Business Seminars, says Dr Chandra ...
... their team of migration specialists has completed their first successful ... were completed for a global chemical manufacturing company and a ... ... DE (PRWEB) June 26, 2008 -- Impact Systems Inc., ( ...
... Mousa to Test New Approaches to Stop the Spread of Pancreatic ... ... 26 Shaker A. Mousa, Ph.D., executive,vice president and chairman of the ... a $368,445 research,grant from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National ...
Cached Biology Technology:American Telugu Association's Convention Attracts Over 10,000 People in the U.S. 2American Telugu Association's Convention Attracts Over 10,000 People in the U.S. 3American Telugu Association's Convention Attracts Over 10,000 People in the U.S. 4Impact Systems Announces Completion of Successful Enterprise Content Migrations to Documentum 6 2Impact Systems Announces Completion of Successful Enterprise Content Migrations to Documentum 6 3Albany College of Pharmacy Researcher Receives $368,445 Grant from the National Institutes of Health 2
Request Info...
... provides the premium quality siRNAs you need ... can be readily ordered online by providing ... by providing the sense and antisense siRNA ... and Silencer Pre-designed siRNAs, which are already ...
... the premium quality siRNAs you need for ... be readily ordered online by providing either ... providing the sense and antisense siRNA sequences. ... Silencer Pre-designed siRNAs, which are already designed ...
, Premium quality synthesis and purification , You provide the sequence, we'll do the rest , Rigorous quality control , Your choice of purification method, amount and format , Available annealed...
Biology Products: