News in: Biodiversity

 Matt Rigney

Top Sustainable Seafood Apps

We've written a lot in the past about our global consumption of fish outpacing natural production. Now more than ever, it's time to make smart decisions about what we eat. See how you can make a difference with these three apps dedicated to sustainable seafood consumption. Read on

 Brad Higham

Worldwide Crop-mapping Tool Targets Rural Development

Cropland accounts for nearly 12 percent of the planet’s ice-free land surface. In our age of broad data coming from satellite remote sensing, aerial photos or spatial information for crop growing locations helps improve spatial understanding of crop production systems for climate change impact monitoring and rural development. Read on

 opensource.com

Living Data Competition Brings Agricultural Open Data Sources ‘to Life’

Research findings should not be confined to academic journals and traditional published channels; with the emergence of Open Data (complete sets of information on an issue or activity that are open and free to use, reuse, and redistribute), information sharing can be done through ICT tools such as infographics, photo films and animated graphics to unleash research findings in paper entries in m Read on

 RayMorris1

Citizen Birdwatchers Join Kenya Bird Map Project

Kenya, a country only the size of Texas, has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa. In the past, birdwatchers in Kenya could find birds and interpret the significance of field observations only by reading ‘A Bird Book of Kenya’ written by Adrian Lewis, which recorded 1,065 species of birds in the country though most data were pretty outdated and recorded 30 years ago. Read on

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New Mind Map Resource Explains REDD+ within UNFCCC

Understanding REDD+ (Reduce Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and its finance mechanisms can be a painful process. In 2014, WWF together with the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Yale School of Environment and Forestry, produced a new series of visual mind maps detailing REDD+ within the UNFCCC system. Read on