The winner of the prize draw for entering the Library and Computer Use Survey is Hannah Roberts, a BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy student at Moreton Morrell. She has won a £20 Amazon voucher. Congratulations Hannah!
Many thanks to everyone who took part in the survey.
Another lucky competition winner at Moreton Morrell this afternoon! Callum Keane, a L3 Countryside Management student, won the Library Get Set Week competition – well done for guessing all the celebrities and linking them correctly 🙂
Come and take a look at the Get Set Week display at Moreton Morrell Library. There are lots of resources available on taking the next step in your academic career and entering the world of work, and also a competition to enter to be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon voucher. To enter, simply tell us who these famous people are and group them according to a common factor! Entry forms available from the Library Help Desk.
Check out our Opening Hours page (find it using the tabs along the top of this page) to see when the College Libraries are open during the half term. Term time opening hours resume on Monday 3rd November.
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.
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.