Living Planet Report 2014

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Animal populations are roughly half the size they were in 40 years ago – a 52% decline between 1970 and 2010. Terrestrial species have declined by 39%, freshwater species by 76%, marine species by 39%. The biggest recorded threat to biodiversity globally comes from the combined impacts of habitat loss and degradation, driven by unsustainable human consumption, plus the impact of climate change.

Elephants

In Ghana, the lion population in one reserve is down 90% in 40 years.

In West Africa, forest felling has restricted forest elephants to 6-7% of their historic range.

Globally, habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000.

Just published is the 2014 Living Planet Report produced by WWF in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network. The report uses the global Living Planet Index as a measure of the health of over 10,000 populations of more than 3,000 species to track changes in wildlife populations.

Download the full report HERE

Posted by Steph

See the display on Ecosystem Conservation Resources in the Library at Moreton Morrell

A new display highlighting some of the resources available to help Level3 Diploma in Countryside Management students with an assignment on Ecosystem Conservation has gone up in the Library at Moreton Morrell this week.

The display next to the counter in the Library

The display next to the counter in the Library

The display gives useful suggestions for books, e-books and other online resources covering both general ecosystem topics and the specific species mentioned in the assignment brief.

Posted by Sally Humphrey

New e-books for September and October

Click HERE to see the purchased e-books during September and October. Our newest editions cover a variety of topics, such as:

Creating a recording studio, Social Policy, Employment Law, the environment, Media Studies, mastering Microsoft Excel, Project and Operations Management… and more.

Click on the Title or Author, then ACCESS ONLINE to access an e-book from this list.

All of our e-books are available to access via the library catalogue. Alternatively, to browse the e-books we have on offer, visit the E-Library and click on E-books under the relevant subject area.

For more information or to arrange training on how to access our e-books and our other online resources, please contact the library, we will be happy to help.

Teaching staff: Please contact me if you are interested in getting e-books attached to units on the Learning Channel.

posted by Sophie

New e-books in April

Click HERE to see the purchased e-books during April! Our newest editions cover a variety of topics, such as:

International business;
How to have a perfect job interview;
Countryside management;
Legal issues in counselling and Psychotherapy;
Teaching… and more.

Click on the Title or Author, then the ’Electronic resource’ link to access an e-book from this list.

All of our e-books are available to access via the library catalogue. Alternatively, to browse the e-books we have on offer, visit the E-Library and click on E-books under the relevant subject area.

For more information or to arrange training on how to access our e-books and our other online resources, please contact the library, we will be happy to help.

Teaching staff: Please contact me if you are interested in getting e-books attached to units on the Learning Channel.

posted by Sophie

New E-Books for Countryside Management

All titles can be found via the library catalogue using the search facility: click on the title with the e-book icon next to it > click on access online > scroll down and click on the read online icon.

Or you can browse the E-Library for e-books in your subject area.

For more information or training please ask library staff. We are happy to help.

Posted by Lucy

New QR codes at Moreton Morrell Library

QR Code Display at Moreton Morrell Library

QR Code Display at Moreton Morrell Library

Moreton Morrell Library now uses QR codes for all of the e-books relevant to the courses taught at the site. QR codes are like barcodes that when scanned, link you directly to your chosen e-book. The codes are located on the book shelves at the relevant subject number.Why not download a QR reader app to your smart phone (qrdroid.com is a good one, and its free!) and try using them.

We would be grateful for any feedback. Check out our QR code display for more information.

Posted by Lucy