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Slow loris poaching and the illegal pet trade

Slow loris poaching and the illegal pet trade

Posted Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:08:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Animal Rescue help suffering animals such as slow lorises. The slow loris is a species affected by the illegal pet trade, poachers catch them and remove their poisonous teeth. Marta and Willis were the first attempt by IAR to rehabilitate slow lorises and return them back to the wild.

Slow loris poaching and the illegal pet trade

Sea Shepherd offers to help protect Coral Sea marine reserve

Sea Shepherd offers to help protect Coral Sea marine reserve

Posted Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:29:24 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has told the Australian government that it can help patrol and protect the new Coral Sea marine reserve.

Sea Shepherd offers to help protect Coral Sea marine reserve

World Oceans Day 2012

World Oceans Day 2012

Posted Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:21:25 GMT by Michael Evans

Time is running out for the oceans of the world. Most people are aware of the critical nature of the situation, but seem reluctant to take any action. The future hope lies with young people who are better informed than the older generation and show more motivation to address te problem.

World Oceans Day 2012

International Year of the Rhino declared

International Year of the Rhino declared

Posted Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:31:59 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The Indonesian President has declared 2012 as International Year of the Rhino and has urged countries to help save endangered species that have been hunted close to extinction.

International Year of the Rhino declared

Water, Food and Air are not free

Water, Food and Air are not free

Posted Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ecologists call for remaining biodiversity protection. 'Water purity, food production and air quality' are often taken for granted but do not simply 'come for free.'

Water, Food and Air are not free

Osa Peninsula - The most biologically intense place on earth

Osa Peninsula - The most biologically intense place on earth

Posted Tue, 29 May 2012 11:27:12 GMT by Nick St Clair

Costa Rica is renowned for its biodiversity. Osa Peninsula is a tiny strip of land covered in magnificent, unspoiled rainforest. The Osa Peninsula is home to half of all the species in Costa Rica.

Osa Peninsula - The most biologically intense place on earth

The secret to getting up close and personal with Mountain Gorillas

The secret to getting up close and personal with Mountain Gorillas

Posted Fri, 25 May 2012 13:30:02 GMT by David Hewitt

How do you get notoriously shy mountain gorillas to accept the presence of humans in their midst? The secret lies in a process called habituation, experts say.

The secret to getting up close and personal with Mountain Gorillas

Deep-Sea Vents contaminated by vehicles

Deep-Sea Vents contaminated by vehicles

Posted Thu, 24 May 2012 20:03:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Four scientists noticed an anomaly in their faunal records. Lepetodrilus gordensis they had recorded 635km away and 36 hours earlier, were recorded for the first time at a new vent, far beneath the sea where no colonisation from their relatives could have been possible.

Deep-Sea Vents contaminated by vehicles

Bluefin Tuna dispersal tracked for the first time

Bluefin Tuna dispersal tracked for the first time

Posted Thu, 24 May 2012 18:24:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Satellite tagging is becoming fascinating in some animals, none more so than the endangered bluefin tuna. 132 juvenile tuna fish were tagged and implanted, then followed for four years.

Bluefin Tuna dispersal tracked for the first time

The International Day for Biological Diversity - 22nd May 2012

The International Day for Biological Diversity - 22nd May 2012

Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The International Day for Biological Diversity falls on 22nd May each year. This year the theme is Marine Biodiversity. The challenges facing marine biodiversity are unprecedented and only concerted world-wide action can avert its complete collapse.

The International Day for Biological Diversity - 22nd May 2012

Are Conservation Groups Right to Prioritize 'Iconic' Species?

Are Conservation Groups Right to Prioritize 'Iconic' Species?

Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 14:26:34 GMT by David Hewitt

Conservationists are often accused of prioritizing 'cute and cuddly' animals over les glamorous species. For their part, some conservationists argue that harnessing the potential of 'flagship species' such as gorillas, tigers and pandas does far more good than harm. Tackling this issue for 'The Earth Times Asks' series of debates are Helen Buckland and Nathan Yaussy.

Are Conservation Groups Right to Prioritize 'Iconic' Species?

The manners of mantas

The manners of mantas

Posted Sat, 12 May 2012 16:41:25 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Manta ray migration, habitat and conservation. How manta rays migrate between upwellings, blooms and fish spawning has been investigated using satellite tracking technology.

The manners of mantas

Threatened jaguars prey on endangered green turtles

Threatened jaguars prey on endangered green turtles

Posted Wed, 09 May 2012 12:07:32 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Panthera onca versus Chelonia. Threatened jaguars preying on endangered green sea turtles and other marine turtles is giving conservationists a headache in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.

Threatened jaguars prey on endangered green turtles

Frog conservation in the spotlight on Save the Frogs Day

Frog conservation in the spotlight on Save the Frogs Day

Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:43:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Save the Frogs Day 2012 is on April 28th. An amphibian conservation charity has organised an extensive website and a 'Save The Frogs' day, now in its 4th year of frog conservation awareness.

Frog conservation in the spotlight on Save the Frogs Day

Do farming and ecology mix?

Do farming and ecology mix?

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do farming and ecology mix? The immediate answer is no! Despite many farmers' allegiance to conservation, ultimately the agricultural business world rules. A new study provides an insight into the issue of farming and ecological politics.

Do farming and ecology mix?

Eco forestry rewards scheme 'hits problems'

Eco forestry rewards scheme 'hits problems'

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:58:51 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Most nations that signed up to the REDD+ scheme to cut greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation are struggling to meet monitoring and measurement requirements, says a new report.

Eco forestry rewards scheme 'hits problems'

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Raven-mad or just nutcrackers: mutualism among trees and crows.

Posted Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Parrots that can't fly or breed

Posted Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rare cats can be counted

Posted Sat, 02 Jan 2016 10:41:08 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Latest IUCN news on threats to species everywhere !

Posted Sat, 26 Dec 2015 13:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Having a whale of a time

Posted Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:41:33 GMT by Paul Robinson

Rare Rainforest Trees assume Great Importance

Posted Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:39:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Jumby hawksbills enjoy their beach

Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:14:25 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cuban crocodile gets a lift !

Posted Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:22:41 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The future of Australia's conservation efforts?

Posted Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:36:17 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New monkeys, same old monkeying-around with forests.

Posted Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Special ELF 'mini-harpoons' to halt Caribbean Lionfish invasion

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 13:10:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

Is the sixth mass extinction of life on earth already happening?

Posted Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:20:00 GMT by Louise Murray

'Paper reserves' need fleshing out for China's flora to blossom

Posted Wed, 07 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Atlantic Seabirds get FAME

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 19:55:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Rainforest birds rebound in parts of Amazon laid low

Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:21:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

First Canadian city bans shark fin trade

Posted Thu, 19 May 2011 15:40:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Quoll story will unveil all marsupial ills?

Posted Sat, 31 May 2014 09:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Marine species at risk of mass extinction

Posted Tue, 21 Jun 2011 07:56:01 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Atlantic sharks in deep trouble

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:01 GMT by Louise Murray