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Tom Kellie posted a topic in Research / scientific papershttp://www.sajs.co.za/implications-summer-breeding-frogs-langebaanweg-south-africa-regional-climate-evolution-5-1-mya/thalassa-matthews-g-john-measey-david-l-roberts https://phys.org/news/2017-06-frog-fossils-patterns-south-africa.html https://theconversation.com/frog-fossils-tell-us-something-new-about-rain-patterns-on-south-africas-west-coast-78420 ~ This September, 2016 research article published in the South African Journal of Science presents findings of a study of fossil frog species, including analysis of the history of winter rainfall in the arid west coast of South Africa.
Tom Kellie posted a topic in World wildlifehttp://www.france24.com/en/20151023-global-warming-threatens-iconic-snow-leopard ~ This article, from France 24, presents the findings of a World Wildlife Fund study of snow leopards. It notes that a rising tree line limits habitat options for already threatened snow leopards. Approximately one-fifth of snow leopards have died in recent years. Ongoing research will include monitoring by camera traps and selective use of collars.
"...In July 2015 the journal Science published Kerr et al’s Climate Change Impacts On Bumblebees Converge Across Continents.It was a woeful analysis hyped by the media. It did very little to further our understanding of the causes of bumblebee declines and more likely obscured the real problems. But it did illustrate why the public is becoming increasingly suspicious of “scientific claims” regards catastrophic climate change as well as demonstrating the inadequacy of the peer review process...." http://perhapsallnatural.blogspot.com/2015/07/plight-of-bumble-bees-how-shabby.html
COSMIC RHINO posted a topic in Latest Conservation news and talkhttp://www.un.org/africarenewal/web-features/critical-link-between-resource-plunder-and-illegal-trade-wildlife This article appeared recently in a uniyed nations publication it also refers to Africa progress report http://www.africaprogresspanel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/APP_APR2014_24june.pdf Climate change adaption report http://www.unep.org/pdf/AfricaAdapatationGapreport.pdf