Monthly Archive: December Dave
ROM curator of reptiles and amphibians, Dr. Bob Murphy and a team of international scientists use leading edge genetic techniques and dangerous fieldwork activities to describe a new species of tortoise in Mexico and shine light on the conservation status of other rare and threatened tortoises from the region
Our world leaders converged on Paris yesterday for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, or #COP21. During the opening ceremonies we heard from the top dogs, including US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and China President Xi Jinping. None of them explicitly called out to the museums of the world, but certainly we are ALL implied in the action required to battle our rapidly changing climate.
Back in 1995 ROM ornithologist Dr. Allan Baker was part of an international team that banded a small shorebird in Argentina, a Red-knot soon to become dubbed Moonbird, with a leg band with the number B95 on it.
400 avidly curious citizen-scientists embarked on the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz, held at Rouge Park outside Toronto, on September 14 and 15.
The ROM Biodiversity "Borneo" team has landed in Sarawak, and have been spending the last several days organizing equipement, permits and buying machetes....
In April 2013, ROM Biodiversity is sending a team of researchers deep into the Bornean rainforest in search of new species of insects, mammals and fungi and new data of relevance to conservation planning.
ROM scientists discover DNA fragment in Northern Ontario forest that can not be identified against any known species within their vast storage banks of frozen DNA.
Simon Jackson, Founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition and his fiancee Jill Cooper are big supporters of ROM Biodiversity...
Every year, thousands of migrating birds encounter urban environments on their way to breeding or feeding grounds. Birds mistake the reflection in buildings for habitat during the day, and are attracted to light at night - both situations cause an estimated 1 million bird deaths per year in Toronto alone.