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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'

Peregrines produce despite vandals and egg stealers

Peregrines produce despite vandals and egg stealers

Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:18:42 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Peregrine falcon and osprey lay eggs in Scotland. Lady of the Loch (and partner) plus a pair of Peregrine falcons have laid eggs confirmed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Peregrines produce despite vandals and egg stealers

The magnificent meanderings of Lightning McQueen

The magnificent meanderings of Lightning McQueen

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:05:58 GMT by Martin Leggett

Sea turtles like Lightning McQueen have plenty of troubles to contend with, thanks to man's often thoughtless activities. But they also have allies, like the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world's first turtle conservation group setup over 50 years ago. As well as conservation, education and research, the STC are also bringing the journeys of sea turtles to a video screen near you - thanks to satellite technology.

The magnificent meanderings of Lightning McQueen

Bird kill during wind farm construction

Bird kill during wind farm construction

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2012 19:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bird deaths associated with wind turbines. Mortality estimates have varied widely and a study looks at what effect wind farm construction has on birds and why.

Bird kill during wind farm construction

WCS pledges to protect endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises

WCS pledges to protect endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:36:30 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The Wildlife Conservation Society says it plans to do all it can to protect some of the world's most endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises.

WCS pledges to protect endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises

Famous Osprey 'The Lady of the Loch' returns to Scotland

Famous Osprey 'The Lady of the Loch' returns to Scotland

Posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:35:59 GMT by Dave Armstrong

An osprey, known as The Lady of the Loch has just returned to her nest in Scotland from Africa. Also in Britain, the 2012 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results have been published.

Famous Osprey 'The Lady of the Loch' returns to Scotland

Apollo and Europa butterflies

Apollo and Europa butterflies

Posted Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study has been published about endangered European butterfly populations along with conservation suggestions. A new EU directive - attract butterflies, and caterpillars to your garden.

Apollo and Europa butterflies

Vulture Restaurants: Serving and Saving Vultures

Vulture Restaurants: Serving and Saving Vultures

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:22:00 GMT by Atula Gupta

Restaurants for vultures? To help save and conserve endangered vultures in India, vulture feeding areas have been started. Vulture populations in India have fallen dramatically over the last two of decades.

Vulture Restaurants: Serving and Saving Vultures

New hammerhead shark species in danger

New hammerhead shark species in danger

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:46:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new version of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) has been found. Almost certainly a new species, the fish has been hidden among the endangered scalloped population.

New hammerhead shark species in danger

Ancient native secrets of sustainable ocean fishing

Ancient native secrets of sustainable ocean fishing

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:19:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Marine scientists have delved back 700 years to find out how fishermen achieved high yields and sustainable management - and says they provide lessons for us today.

Ancient native secrets of sustainable ocean fishing

Coral reef fish saviours?

Coral reef fish saviours?

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:34:03 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study has shown how co-managed fisheries prove quite successful. To protect fish stocks from overfishing co-management schemes have been evaluated by the Wildlife Conservation Society and various universities.

Coral reef fish saviours?

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Where have all the forests gone?

Posted Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pangolin conservation corrupted/immense losses explained.

Posted Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:35:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Spider monkey Valentine that you can help.

Posted Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:16:41 GMT by Paul Robinson

Baby elephants go on holiday to China!

Posted Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Poaching tigers, and all the rest!

Posted Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:20:35 GMT by JW Dowey

New Andean frog species survives, for now.

Posted Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:02:45 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Losing our ocean life?

Posted Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:37:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Hatching Giants on Galapagos!

Posted Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Wolfing it in Oregon

Posted Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:41:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Can we afford extinction, or conservation?

Posted Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:48:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Coral reef fish saviours?

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:34:03 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Less big fish means more little fish

Posted Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:09:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Five Lost Frogs Rediscovered

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:55:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Cheetah's 'conserved' by dogs

Posted Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:28:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Traditional cork best for biodiversity conservation

Posted Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:26:00 GMT by Helen Roddis

Horses: Cruel victims of lucrative drug trade

Posted Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:38:23 GMT by Paromita Pain

Letting London's parks grow wild again key to bringing back wildlife

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:27:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Sturgeon survives, but not for long, it seems

Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:17:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The role of what we eat on turtle conservation

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:50:00 GMT by Natalie Hummel

Gorillas and Chimpanzees to end up on a plate

Posted Sun, 11 Dec 2011 11:29:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong