Etiqueta: biodiversity @ca


Only 17% of endangered species protected by EU directives

18 de November 2019Anna Ramon Revilla

The journals Environmental Research Letters and Scientific Reports have recently published two articles in which researchers from the Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) and CREAF call for new policies to be oriented to improving the conservation of endangered species.


Drought is the main factor in falls in Mediterranean bird and butterfly populations

28 de May 2019Anna Ramon Revilla

This is reflected in data from bird and butterfly monitoring programmes that have been running in Catalonia for 17 and 25 years respectively. Drought affects bird and butterfly populations differently, with butterfly species from arid areas and bird species from humid areas undergoing the greatest declines.


Citizen science emerges as a significant ally to biodiversity

16 de January 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

A new study with the participation of Bernat Claramunt, UAB and CREAF researcher, underscores the great potential of citizen science for conservation.


“There are unknown species living right next door”

14 de November 2016Albert Naya i Díaz

Raúl Bonal (Madrid, 1974) is a researcher at the University of Extremadura and is associated researcher at CREAF since 2009. In the Western world, what Raúl has achieved has become quite rare: describe a new species. The species discovered by Raúl is known as the “holm oak spider” and was given the Latin name Cheiracanthium ilicis. More such discoveries may be in store in the not-too-distant future.


About sharks and humans

5 de September 2016Jaume Terradas

Jaume Terradas talks about the fight between humans and Evil, represented by the figures of the white whale, in Moby Dick, and the white shark in Jaws. However, it's possible that humans should think about if we are our own evil.


What’s happening to the bees?

3 de March 2016CREAF

CREAF collaborates in the edition of an animation video to explain simply the drop that lots of bee species are suffering over the world. 


Wood and leaf densities explain how forests function across the globe

24 de December 2015Albert Naya i Díaz

Understanding ecosystem dynamics can lead to greater benefits in forest management, species conservation, and carbon sequestration. A new study puts forward results which can be generalized for the whole globe and to 53,000 tree species thanks to the large quantity of data gathered and analyzed.

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