Navigation Links
Farming crucial for threatened species in developing world
Date:12/4/2011

A number of threatened species in the developing world are entirely dependent on human agriculture for their survival, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Published today in the journal Conservation Letters, the study concludes that many species, rather than just using farmland to supplement their natural habitat, would actually be driven to extinction without it. Species such as the White-shouldered Ibis in Cambodia, the Sociable Lapwing in Kazakhstan and the Liben Lark in Ethiopia rely on local people and their agriculture.

Greatest benefit comes from local communities practising traditional agriculture with low ecological impact. Valuable practices include grazing animals on land where rare species breed and feed, and growing cereal crops which provide a rich source of food.

"Conservation efforts in the developing world focus a lot of attention on forest species and pristine habitats so people have usually been seen as a problem. But there are a number of threatened species particularly birds but probably a whole range of wildlife which heavily depend on the farmed environment," said lead author Hugh Wright of UEA's School of Environmental Sciences.

"Many of the traditional farming systems that benefit these species are now under threat both from industrial, large-scale agriculture and from more local economic development. We need to identify valuable farmland landscapes and support local people so that they can continue their traditional farming methods and help maintain this unique biodiversity."

Conserving biodiversity by supporting or mimicking traditional farming methods has long been a feature in Europe, but it has rarely been applied in developing countries. The UEA researchers found at least 30 threatened or near threatened species relying on farmland in the developing world, but further research is likely to find many more.

Where local communities are th
'/>"/>

Contact: Simon Dunford
s.dunford@uea.ac.uk
44-160-359-2203
University of East Anglia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Evidence supports ban on growth promotion use of antibiotics in farming
2. Spread of fungus-farming beetles is bad news for trees
3. Clemson University institute to study vertical farming feasibility in Charleston, S.C.
4. MU scientists find new farming method to reduce greenhouse gases, increase farm yields
5. New oyster farming technique increases productivity, offers entrepreneurial opportunities
6. WSU researchers taking sustainability of organic farming to new level
7. Is organic farming good for wildlife? It depends on the alternative
8. Greenhouse gas calculator connects farming practices with carbon credits
9. Irish hares fall foul of modern farming trap
10. Climate change and agriculture: Food and farming in a changing climate
11. Ecology in organic ag: Combining farming, science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... LA Dr. Oren Tessler, Assistant Professor of Clinical ... of Medicine, is part of a team of plastic ... using a method to screen and select patients for ... of the patients who underwent this surgery to decompress ... got a bonus cosmetic eyelid surgery. The study, which ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... NXT-ID, Inc., (NXTD: OTCQB) a biometric authentication company ... and consumers wanting to learn more about its  ... on-air today, July 31 st . ... featured in a segment of NewsWatch, a weekly ... the History Channel, FYI Network today. ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... by the Red Queen in Lewis Carroll,s Through ... Illinois and National University of Singapore improved a ... evolve over decades to millions of years. , ... for competition, incorporates the "Red Queen Effect," an ... the 1970s, which suggests that organisms must constantly ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Surgeons report significant migraine relief from cosmetic eyelid surgery technique 2NXT-ID's Next Generation Biometric Smart Wallet Featured on NewsWatch Consumer Show on the History Channel and FYI Network Today, July 31st 2NXT-ID's Next Generation Biometric Smart Wallet Featured on NewsWatch Consumer Show on the History Channel and FYI Network Today, July 31st 3Classic Lewis Carroll character inspires new ecological model 2Classic Lewis Carroll character inspires new ecological model 3
... choices for our nation,s schoolchildren is a hot-button issue ... team of researchers from Cornell University have recently identified ... vegetables and salad items. Laura Smith, a researcher ... findings of the study "Convenience Drives Choice in School ...
... Inc. (Nasdaq: OKSB ), ("Southwest"), today announced that it has priced its ... the public of $12.50 per share for net proceeds of approximately ... size of approximately $40 million .  The offering is expected to close ... , , ...
... PHILADELPHIA , April 27 Mondre Energy, Inc. (MEI), a ... Exeter Associates to address a wide range of energy issues on behalf ... Power Plant Research Program works to ensure that Maryland meets ... , , ...
Cached Biology News:Southwest Bancorp, Inc. Announces Pricing of $50 Million Underwritten Public Offering of Common Shares 2Southwest Bancorp, Inc. Announces Pricing of $50 Million Underwritten Public Offering of Common Shares 3Mondre Energy Partnering with Exeter Associates to Address Energy Issues in Maryland 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... newly diagnosed patients with an overview of the disease ... management of drug side effects, as well as updates ... “We’re grateful to Dr. Sandy Srinivas for organizing this ... survivor of kidney cancer. “Sandy and her colleagues have ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 Although RNA-Sequencing ... the first transcriptome-wide analyses appearing around 2008, RNA-Sequencing ... for RNA measurement. In the last several years, ... specific, work with smaller input amounts, process degraded ... blood samples). On the bioinformatics side, there have ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... MA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... (UC) and collaboration company, is proud to announce ... (LMS). LMS complements Adobe Connect’s elearning tools to ... LMS delivers content with training tools for desktop ... eLearning with LMS is the perfect online training ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 Sales Horizons, a ... its online sales training course – Mastering the ... sales performance. , Drawn from proven sales training programs ... Mastering the Complex Sale online sales training course is ... who has face-to-face contact with customers, like technical support, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Evolution of RNA-Sequencing, Upcoming Live Webinar August 22 hosted by Xtalks 2SoundConnect Enhances Portfolio with Adobe Connect Learning Management System (LMS) 2Sales Horizons Offers Mastering the Complex Sale - a Comprehensive, Online Sales Skills Training Course 2Sales Horizons Offers Mastering the Complex Sale - a Comprehensive, Online Sales Skills Training Course 3
... 0 clinical testing has been gaining acceptance and ... development process in the years to come. The ... and technology dependence is also expected to result ... in this sector.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO )"There is every ...
... Health Care Business Conference, an MBA-student organized event, will be held ... distinguished speakers and panelists from Healthcare Services, Investment, Pharma, Biotech, and ... ... 10, 2009 -- The 2009 Wharton Health Care Business Conference ...
... Feb. 10 DSM Biologics and Crucell N.V. (Euronext, ... today that they have entered into an agreement with ... Vendor Network. Under the terms of the agreement, Bioceros ... licensees of the PER.C6(R) cell line located in the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Frost & Sullivan Sees Microdosing as Compelling Advantage for Big Pharma 2Frost & Sullivan Sees Microdosing as Compelling Advantage for Big Pharma 314th Annual Wharton Health Care Business Conference to Feature CEOs from WebMD, McKesson, Humana and Given Imaging 2DSM and Crucell Sign Agreement with Bioceros to Serve as Pre-Approved Cell Line Generation Partner of PER.C6(R) Cell Line Proteins 2DSM and Crucell Sign Agreement with Bioceros to Serve as Pre-Approved Cell Line Generation Partner of PER.C6(R) Cell Line Proteins 3DSM and Crucell Sign Agreement with Bioceros to Serve as Pre-Approved Cell Line Generation Partner of PER.C6(R) Cell Line Proteins 4DSM and Crucell Sign Agreement with Bioceros to Serve as Pre-Approved Cell Line Generation Partner of PER.C6(R) Cell Line Proteins 5
... Experion software, PC, is used to ... data obtained from the Experion automated ... in electropherogram and simulated gel views ... calculations in a Results table. This ...
... PRKAR2 cAMP is a signaling molecule ... cAMP exerts its effects by activating the ... signal through phosphorylation of different target proteins. ... tetramer composed of two regulatory and two ...
The large Dodeca stainer shaking rack holds the staining trays in the large Dodeca stainer....
...
Biology Products: