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14/02/12  |  Lisbon

New plant species found on São Tomé and Príncipe Islands named in tribute to Portuguese professor Jorge Paiva, from Coimbra University.

The scientific name given to a new plant species found on São Tomé and Príncipe Islands pays tribute to the Portuguese professor Jorge Paiva, from Coimbra University.

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There are also 35 endemic species of orchids on Sao Tome and Principe. I wonder if this plant may not serve as nesting material for the endemic giant sun bird?

by Tim Upham | 01/05/12 03:07:05

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02/02/12  |  Brussels

New Year Fireworks Scares Birds

A recent Dutch study shows that birds, especially waterfowl, flock to flight when fireworks go off at midnight on New Year's Eve. Detailed analysis of radar images at Brussels Airport shows the same phenomenon in Belgium.

14/07/11  |  Europe

EU considers valuing nature to halt biodiversity loss

The EU has proposed incorporating the economic value of biodiversity into its decision-maiking, accounting and reporting systems, as part of a new strategy that aims to protect and restore some of Europe's most vulnerable habitats.

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This is important. I would like to propose a natureright system whereby the use of animal and plant images are linked to payment of a licence fee that goes to support conservation and habitat protection. For example, the polar bears in Coca Cola advertising would be chargeable at a particular rate that goes to Arctic or polar bear conservation.

by Sarah D | 13/12/11 04:54:12

Interesting idea!

by julia.willison | 11/01/12 01:00:01

why is my comment that is written in English and posted on the English page also appearing on the German page?

by julia.willison | 11/01/12 01:01:01

Op zich vind ik dat een goed voorstel maar eigenlijk is het erg dat we niet zelfsprekend rekening kunnen houden met natuur. Opkomen voor natuur betekent niet dat we ons enkel moeten richten op gebieden met een hoge natuurwaarde. Geen enkel natuurgebied mag opgegeven worden. Het is niet omdat een natuurgebied niet echt waardevol is dat het mag verdwijnen om er bv een weg door te trekken. Voor buurtbewoners heeft dit gebied wel een maatschappelijke waarde en dit is niet in geld uit te drukken. Mensen willen enkel 'hun' natuurgebied behouden wat de waarde ook moge zijn van het natuurgebied. door krist.tack | 14, Dec 2011 09:41:12

by krist.tack | 13/07/12 06:15:07

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