Bob Weir Shares New Single From Upcoming “Blue Mountain” Album [Listen]

first_imgWith Bob Weir‘s Blue Mountain coming out at the end of this month, fans of the Grateful Dead guitarist await patiently to find out what the full-length album of originals will sound like. Following his previous release, “Only A River”, Weir shares a new track, “Gonesville”, from his new cowboy album.You can listen to the song, which premiered on Rolling Stone today, below:“Gonesville” was collaboratively written by Bob Weir and Josh Ritter and will appear on Blue Mountain on September 30th, which marks Weir’s first solo album in over 10 years, and his first batch of songwriting in over 30 years. The record features The National’s Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, and Scott Devendorf as contributors.According to Rolling Stone, the full list of contributing musicians also includes: Ray Rizzo (drums, harmonium, harmonica, backup vocals), Joe Russo (drums), Jon Shaw (upright bass, piano), Rob Burger (keyboard, accordion, tuned percussion), Sam Cohen (electric guitar and pedal steel), Nate Martinez (guitars, harmonium, backup vocals), Jay Lane (drums, vocals), Robin Sylvester (upright bass, vocals, hammond organ) and Steve Kimock (lapsteel). The Bandana Splits – comprising Annie Nero, Lauren Balthrop and Dawn Landes – sing backup on the album.Check out the full tracklist and tour schedule below.Blue Mountain Tracklist1. Only A River2. Cottonwood Lullaby3. Gonesville4. Lay My Lily Down5. Gallop On The Run6. Whatever Happened To Rose7. What The Ghost Towns Know8. Darkest Hour9. Ki-Yi Bossie10. Storm Country11. Blue Mountain12. One More River To CrossBob Weir Tour DatesSan Rafael, CAMarin County Civic CenterOctober 7, 2016Oakland, CAFox Theatre OaklandOctober 8, 2016Los Angeles, CAThe WilternOctober 10, 2016Upper Darby, PAThe Tower TheatreOctober 12, 2016Brooklyn, NYThe Kings TheatreOctober 14-15, 2016Port Chester, NYThe Capitol TheatreOctober 16, 2016Nashville, TNRyman AuditoriumOctober 19, 2016[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Gojek raises nearly $1m in funding for ‘super app’ expansion plans

first_imgHomegrown decacorn Gojek has secured Rp 14.5 billion (US$963,297) in fresh capital injection from seven investors during the last four to five months, paving the way for the company ‘s “super app” expansion plans while attracting new investors.Currently valued at $10 billion, the company raised a combined total of Rp 1.4 billion in its series P funding round from three new investors: Rp 1.2 billion from Jakarta-based East Ventures, Rp 97.5 million from Mandiri Capital Indonesia and Rp 113 million from Silicon Valley-based Pegasus Tech Ventures, kontan.co.id reported.Earlier in February, PT Pusaka Citra Djokosoetono also purchased 5,941 shares in the series P funding worth Rp 2.9 billion. The company is the majority shareholder of the Blue Bird Group, the holding company that operates Blue Bird taxi, Gojek’s erstwhile rival. Also in February, PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa, the company that owns the Gojek brand, acquired 4.33 percent shares in the Blue Bird taxi company from Pusaka Citra Djokosoetono, worth Rp 450 billion, as reported by Bloomberg.The acquisition was widely viewed as part of Gojek’s strategy to manage competition with its primary rival, Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab Holdings, while expanding its food delivery and digital payment businesses.Gojek’s existing investors have also increased their investment through the series P funding this year, with tech giant Google Asia Pacific purchasing 11,883 additional shares worth Rp 5.9 billion. The latest acquisition increases Google’s ownership in Gojek to 8.69 percent, from 2.59 percent in the series I round of funding and 5.24 percent in the series M round.Meanwhile, SMDV II SG, the Sinar Mas Group’s Singapore-based venture capital arm, has invested Rp 1.4 billion in the company through the series P funding this year. In November 2019, Unilever Swiss Holdings acquired 5,530 shares in Gojek worth Rp 2.77 billion.Gojek released 45,552 shares for the first part of its series P funding round in June 2019, which were acquired by the United States’ Visa International Service Association and Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance at Rp 500,000 per share for a total value of Rp 22.8 billion.The ride-hailing company has issued 1.7 million shares in funding rounds from series A to series P, with paid-up capital totaling Rp 689.87 billion. The company has around 130 institutional and individual investors listed as registered shareholders in its updated articles of association dated April 23, 2020. (eyc)Editor’s note: This article has been revised to state that Pegasus Tech Ventures is one of Gojek’s new investors.Topics :last_img read more

Anthony Davis bruises back as Lakers win rough one against Knicks

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDavis (who was called for the foul) grabbed at his lower back as trainers attended to him, gently turning him from face-down to his side and then onto his back.The six-time All-Star is the primary reason behind the Lakers’ swift rise to the top of the Western Conference this season. He is averaging 27.7 points and 9.5 rebounds in his first season after the Lakers traded much of their young core and several draft picks to New Orleans to acquire him.“He’s one of our pillars,” Vogel said. “He’s our present. He’s our future. He’s one of the best players in the world. … He’s played through just about everything. He’s as tough as they come. You never want to see any of your guys suffer anything serious so just hope and pray for the best right now.”Earlier Tuesday, Davis predictably declined the Lakers’ four-year, $146 million max contract extension offer, so he can pursue a more lucrative deal as an unrestricted free agent this summer. He finished the night with five points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in 29 minutes.LeBron James said Davis was in relatively good spirits after the game. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Conversely, they held the improving Knicks (10-27) to 38.9 percent (38 for 95) from the field.Kyle Kuzma chipped in with 16 points, and, as he’d promised, Avery Bradley was available despite tweaking his right ankle in Sunday’s victory over the Pistons. Bradley finished with 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting.Afterward, the Lakers’ thoughts were with Davis, who has lost time to costly injuries before in his career but who has continued to deliver elite effort despite that history and other nagging ailments.“That’s just the competitor he is, that’s who is to his core, he’s a hooper,” said guard Alex Caruso. “That’s how he knows how to play the game … if A.D.’s not playing hard, not going for blocks, not playing right, everyone’s gonna be questioning him. The fact that he can do that, night-in and night-out, year after year, taking the beating that he did, it’s pretty honorable.”“Obviously we know what A.D.’s meant for this team,” James said. “Obviously there’s no replacing him. You can’t say you replace what he does; he does everything. But everybody else has gotta chip in and be better. We’ll see what happens with his injury and take it from there.” “His mood was great – as great as it can be with the fall that he took,” said James, who played through a bout of sickness Tuesday. “I asked him if I could do anything for him and he said you got a win for me. That’s what our team is all about.”It was an all-around taxing day at the office for the Lakers, even as they improved to 30-7 and won their sixth consecutive game.James was feeling so poorly his playing status was a game-time decision. It wasn’t until about 5:45 p.m. – less than two hours before tip-off – that the NBA’s leading assist man entered the locker room, which wasn’t filled with his music pregame as it typically is.“(Skipping the game) crossed my mind a couple times throughout the day, just how I was feeling,” James said. “But I felt like I could give more on the floor than off the floor.”Additionally, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope took a shot to the head from Bobby Porter that resulted in a flagrant 2 foul call and Porter’s ejection. After Caldwell-Pope underwent concussion tests and was cleared, he returned and finished with 15 points in 18 minutes.Later, former Laker Reggie Bullock (who started Tuesday in place of an injured Marcus Morris, who scored a career-high 38 points against the Clippers on Sunday) also drew the crowd’s ire in the third quarter when he spun around JaVale McGee, flinging him down beneath the Lakers’ basket. Bullock was assessed a flagrant 1 foul on the play.Vogel knew James was feeling “lousy,” but once the Lakers’ leader stepped on the court — to the Knicks’ dismay, to be sure – he delivered a robust stat line, finishing with a game-high 31 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and a blocked shot (one of, ahem, only 10 for the Lakers, who’d recorded 20 against Detroit on Sunday).He logged 32 minutes, hit a season-high-tying 6 of 12 3-point attempts, muscled up shots and even confronted Portis after he connected with Caldwell-Pope’s head, sending the Laker guard’s headband flying.“There was no play on the ball,” James said. “I seen the wind-up happen before the actual impact. I seen the way he was chasing KCP down. And then the wind-up. I saw that play happening before it actually happened. So I just voiced my words to what happened and then the refs came in between us, but I knew it definitely was not a basketball play.”As far as the actual basketball went, the Lakers shot 50 percent (41 for 82), including 47.2 percent (17 for 36) from 3-point range – thanks in small part to backup center Dwight Howard, who made his one attempt from behind the arc. Howard, whose one-year veteran’s minimum contract became fully guaranteed Tuesday, finished with five blocks for the second consecutive game.Related Articles PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Knicks forward Bobby Portis, right, fouls Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during the first half Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. Portis was ejected from the game after the flagrant foul. (AP Photo/Mark J. 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Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot past the defense of Kevin Knox II #20 of the New York Knicks during the second half of a game at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)New York Knicks guard Elfrid Payton, second from right, loses control of his shot as Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green, left, center JaVale McGee, second from left, and forward Anthony Davis defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. 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Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis winces as he hits the ground after falling while trying to defend against a shot by New York Knicks forward Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. Davis left the game. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers lays on the ground after being injured in a collision while defending Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks during the second half of a game at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Alex Caruso #4, JaVale McGee #7, Rajon Rondo #9 and Dwight Howard #39 look on as Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers lies on the ground after being injured contesting a shot by Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks look on during the second half of a game at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Alex Caruso #4, JaVale McGee #7, Rajon Rondo #9 and Dwight Howard #39 look on as Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers lies on the ground after being injured contesting a shot by Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks look on during the second half of a game at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the second half of a game against the New York Knicks at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball during the second half of a game against the New York Knicks at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles upcourtduring the second half of a game against the New York Knicks at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Elfrid Payton #6 of the New York Knicks dribbles past Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball past the defense of Mitchell Robinson #23 of the New York Knicks during the second half of a game at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Actor Jack Nicholson looks on during the second half of a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots past RJ Barrett #9 and Mitchell Robinson #23 of the New York Knicks during the second half of a game at Staples Center on January 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard dunks as New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II, left, center Mitchell Robinson, center, and guard Allonzo Trier, right, watch along with Lakers forward Jared Dudley during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard celebrates his dunk as New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II, left, turns away during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard gestures after making a 3-point shot during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, right, shoots as New York Knicks forward Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, and New York Knicks guard Wayne Ellington reach for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Knicks forward Bobby Portis, right, fouls Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during the first half Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. Portis was ejected from the game after the flagrant foul. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 61Knicks forward Bobby Portis, right, fouls Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during the first half Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. Portis was ejected from the game after the flagrant foul. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — As far as 30-point wins go, this one was a bummer.A shudder went through Laker Nation late in the third quarter on Tuesday, when Anthony Davis landed violently on his tailbone, staying down for several minutes before he eventually was able to rise to his feet and walk gingerly toward the locker room, with some stunned chants of “M-V-P” emanating from the crowd.The Lakers said X-rays were negative, but that the Lakers big man bruised his sacrum – the bottom part of his spine above the tailbone. Coach Frank Vogel said Davis was due to have additional testing (an MRI) on the bruised tailbone and that the team would have an update Wednesday. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Davis said he expected to miss some time.The Lakers star was injured with 2:45 left in the third quarter of the Lakers’ 117-87 victory, after he’d leaped high to meet Julius Randle in midair, attempting to defend the Knicks forward’s drive toward the rim. While elevated, Davis was turned just enough that he was unable to brace himself when he fell.last_img read more

ALs Hanif sets up shrimp farm near Sundarbans

first_imgEstablishment of industries and heavy infrastructure are prohibited near 10 km of Sundarbans. Mahbubul Alam Hanif`s shrimp enclosure is in the area.Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif has set up a shrimp farm close to the Sundarbans, violating the environment law.Hanif established the shrimp farm on 35 acres of land at Sutarkhali union of Dacope in Khulna although the law prohibits commercial activities and establishments within 10 kilometers of the Sundarbans, the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site.The farm started commercially last year.He also built two-storey and one-storey buildings there.As per the environment conservation act, environment impact assessment and environment clearance certificates have been made mandatory for shrimp farms.There had been a pond and a Kali temple within the boundaries of the farm. The pond has been filled up.A channel was dug in an embankment to bring in saline water for the shrimp farm from the river Poshur of the Sundarbans.Quest Aquaculture & Fish Processing Limited and Bangladesh Bank and Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) jointly set up the farm, according to a sign board at main gate of the farm.Two state organisations equally invested in the project.BB and ICB officials said the funds were allocated but not disbursed as yet.Speaking to Prothom Alo, director of department of environment of Khulna Habibul Haque Khan said the environment clearance certificate is mandatory for shrimp enclosures on over five acres of land.The official said the Quest Aquaculture & Fish Processing Limited has not applied for the certificate.Mahbubul Alam Hanif told Prothom Alo, “I did not know the environment clearance certificate is required to set up shrimp enclosures.”Those engaged in the management of the farm would not know it, he said”I have asked them to apply for the environment clearance certificate”.About filling up the pond, Hanif said the water of the pond was not safe. A water treatment plant is being set up there to supply safe water to the villagers, he added.About the Kali temple, Hanif said a temple is being built outside the shrimp farm.As per section 5 of the Environment Conservation Act, 1999, the government declared 10 kilometers around Sundarbans an ecologically critical area (ECA).On 18 January 2015, the government issued a gazette notification, demarcating the ECA of Sundarbans. Hanif’s farm is located within the ECA.Following the directives of the prime minister office on August of 2016, a list of 34 industries and establishments in the ECA was drawn up. Mahbubul Alam’s farm was dropped from the list.During a visit in June, it was found that an eight foot boundary wall and barbed wire fence was put up around the farm. A high-powered generator has been set up there for uninterrupted supply of electricity to the farm. The generator was creating loud noise in the area, the residents said.A poster pasted on the wall near the main gate of the farm welcomes residents of Dacope on behalf of Hanif and Khulna district vice president of Sramik League Farid Ahmed.Farid Ahmed was staying at the farm. He told Prothom Alo that he looked after the farm. He also said the environment clearance certificate was not required to establish shrimp farms.Eminent wildlife conservationist Mohammad Ali Reza Khan said, “We will lose the Sundarbans fast if we establish different types of industries and shrimp enclosures there.”“How will the Sundarbans survive if lawmakers violate laws?” he asked.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islamlast_img

Elias elected DRU president Kabir GS

first_imgElias Hossain and Kabir Ahmed KhanElias Hossain of private television channel SA TV and Kabir Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) were elected president and general secretary of Dhaka Reporters unity (DRU) respectively for 2019 in an election on Friday.Elias Hossain bagged 641 votes while his nearest rival Monir Hossain Liton polled 496.Kabir Ahmed Khan got 450 votes to defeat Reaz Chowdhury by 10 votes.Khondoker Kaosar Hossain was elected vice-president getting 416 votes and Jamiul Ahasan Sipu was elected joint secretary uncontested.The other elected office-bearers are finance secretary Ziaul Haque Sabuj, organising secretary Afzal Bari, office secretary Md Jehad Hossain Chowdhury, women affairs secretary Sajida Islam Parul, publicity and publication secretary SK Mahmud A Riyat, training and research secretary Abdul Hai Tuhin, sports secretary Shafiqul Islam Shameem, cultural secretary Md Emdadul Haque Khan, entertainment secretary HM Akter and welfare secretary Kawsar Azam.The executive members are Mohiuddin, Khalid Saifullah, BM Nur Alam (Badal Nur), Mohammad Maksudul Hassan, Mohammad Naimuddin, Rashedul Haque, Md Shahabuddin Mahtab and Khondoker Faruque Ahmed.last_img read more

Chinese gazetteers documented decline of Hainan gibbons for over 400 years

first_img Ancient Chinese archives track decline of rare apes Citation: Chinese gazetteers documented decline of Hainan gibbons for over 400 years (2015, August 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-08-chinese-gazetteers-documented-decline-hainan.html Credit: Zoological Society of London Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers, two with the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London and the other with the University of Queensland in Australia, has found they were able to trace the decline of the Hainan gibbon over the course of 400 years, by reading commissioned historical records. In their paper, published on the open access site Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Samuel Turvey, Jennifer Crees and Martina Di Fonzo describe what they found in the literature, what they learned about the demise of the Hainan gibbon, and why they believe what they learned might help the monkey-looking apes make a comeback.center_img Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B © 2015 Phys.org More information: Historical data as a baseline for conservation: reconstructing long-term faunal extinction dynamics in Late Imperial–modern China, Published 5 August 2015.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1299AbstractExtinction events typically represent extended processes of decline that cannot be reconstructed using short-term studies. Long-term archives are necessary to determine past baselines and the extent of human-caused biodiversity change, but the capacity of historical datasets to provide predictive power for conservation must be assessed within a robust analytical framework. Local Chinese gazetteers represent a more than 400-year country-level dataset containing abundant information on past environmental conditions and include extensive records of gibbons, which have a restricted present-day distribution but formerly occurred across much of China. Gibbons show pre-twentieth century range contraction, with significant fragmentation by the mid-eighteenth century and population loss escalating in the late nineteenth century. Isolated gibbon populations persisted for about 40 years before local extinction. Populations persisted for longer at higher elevations, and disappeared earlier from northern and eastern regions, with the biogeography of population loss consistent with the contagion model of range collapse in response to human demographic expansion spreading directionally across China. The long-term Chinese historical record can track extinction events and human interactions with the environment across much longer timescales than are usually addressed in ecology, contributing novel baselines for conservation and an increased understanding of extinction dynamics and species vulnerability or resilience to human pressures. The Hainan gibbon is under a very serious threat of extinction—currently there are only about 26 to 28 of them left, all living in their native China (on Hainan Island). There used to be many more, in fact, they used to dwell in over 20 of modern day China providences, and were described as very common.Charting the slow demise of a species, as the research trio note, is often difficult as it typically occurs over more yeas than a person can document. In this case, however, the researchers were aided by gazetteers working for Chinese bureaucracies over the past several hundred years. In addition to noting population and commerce activities, record-keeping was also done for natural resources, which included local animal sightings. Hainan gibbon sightings have been described in such logs for approximately 400 years, the team reports, giving them a way to track not just gibbon population declines, but the manner in which it occurred. They were able to see, for example, that as expected, gibbon populations declined as human populations rose. They were actually able to note declines by geographic area, and to correlate what they found with human population growth and land being converted from natural habitat to farming. Both, they say, clearly led to the current low numbers for the species.The team also reports that they were able to see serious fragmentation of gibbon populations starting around the mid-eighteenth century, with population losses moving faster into the latter parts of the nineteenth century. They also found that the apes managed to hold out longer in higher elevation areas, but disappeared faster in the north and eastern regions.On a more positive note, the team suggests that what they have learned might actually help prevent the disappearance of the Hainan gibbon altogether, because it could lead to a better conservation plan for those animals that still remain.last_img read more