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Speciation taking place in Gall wasps

Speciation taking place in Gall wasps

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:03:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Speciation is happening in American gall wasps. Belonocnema treatae is an American gall wasp that develops as a sexual generation in root galls in spring. The gall wasp inhabits two related oak trees in the southeast US.

Speciation taking place in Gall wasps

WWF report links Sumatra deforestation to toilet paper

WWF report links Sumatra deforestation to toilet paper

Posted Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Eco-friendly companies and individuals are going to be shocked at the habitat destruction wreaked on rainforests by their toilet paper, paper towels and tissue.

WWF report links Sumatra deforestation to toilet paper

Loggerhead sea turtle habitat locations discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Loggerhead sea turtle habitat locations discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:39:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Two new feeding 'hotspots' of the endangered loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) have been discovered by scientists using satellite tags to track their movements in the Gulf of Mexico.

Loggerhead sea turtle habitat locations discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Prince Charles calls for more sustainable fishing

Prince Charles calls for more sustainable fishing

Posted Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:53:25 GMT by Linden Volsun

The Prince of Wales has warned that fisheries must adopt more sustainable management practices or the alarming decline in global fish stocks will worsen and could become irreversible.

Prince Charles calls for more sustainable fishing

Rarest of gorillas, the Cross River gorilla, is fighting back

Rarest of gorillas, the Cross River gorilla, is fighting back

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

In Cameroon and Nigeria, the critically-endangered Cross River gorilla (IUCN. Red List, 2008) 'Gorilla gorilla diehli' is down to 280 individuals. The sub-species of the western gorilla has been found trying to fight back against incredible odds.

Rarest of gorillas, the Cross River gorilla, is fighting back

Volunteers clear tiger traps in China

Volunteers clear tiger traps in China

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:44:14 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Conservation volunteers have cleared 162 illegal wire snare traps left by poachers in northeast China, which are a danger to rare Amur tigers.

Volunteers clear tiger traps in China

Andean species threatened

Andean species threatened

Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:31:22 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mammals, birds, amphibians and many other groups are exposed to development or climate change threats in isolated parts of the Andes in Amazonian Peru and Bolivia.

Andean species threatened

Rare brown spider monkeys discovered in Colombia

Rare brown spider monkeys discovered in Colombia

Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:23:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Two endangered subspecies of brown spider monkeys have been found by conservationists in a Colombian national park.

Rare brown spider monkeys discovered in Colombia

Restored wetlands can take a century to regenerate

Restored wetlands can take a century to regenerate

Posted Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:28:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Restored wetlands rarely reach the quality of the originals they replace and can take 100 years or more to recover its rich variety of plant life, a new study claims.

Restored wetlands can take a century to regenerate

87 marine mammal species eaten in 114 countries since 1990

87 marine mammal species eaten in 114 countries since 1990

Posted Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:29:28 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Dolphins, smaller whales, seals and other marine mammals are among the 87 species eaten in a staggering 114 countries throughout the world, a new study has revealed.

87 marine mammal species eaten in 114 countries since 1990

Stop habitat loss to save Sumatran elephant

Stop habitat loss to save Sumatran elephant

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Numbers of the rare Sumatran elephant have halved in a generation and habitat loss must stop, or the creatures could be wiped out within 30 years, says the WWF.

Stop habitat loss to save Sumatran elephant

Latest State of Observed Species (SOS) report published

Latest State of Observed Species (SOS) report published

Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:26:52 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The latest 2011 State of Observed Species (SOS) report is out. All of the species discovered in 2009 (19,232), whether fossil or living, extant or almost extinct in some cases, are all there.

Latest State of Observed Species (SOS) report published

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists injured in clash with Yushin Maru No 2

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists injured in clash with Yushin Maru No 2

Posted Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:57:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Three Sea Shepherd Conservation Society anti-whaling environmental activists have been injured while attempting to disable the Japanese harpoon whaling vessel Yushin Maru No 2, it has been claimed.

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists injured in clash with Yushin Maru No 2

Gill rakers demand threatens manta and mobula rays

Gill rakers demand threatens manta and mobula rays

Posted Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

With sharks becoming rarer, gill rakers from manta rays and mobula rays are being used instead. The use of endangered species for their reputed and superstitious powers is being manipulated by some people in China yet again. The trade and demand for gill rakers is putting manta and mobula rays at serious risk.

Gill rakers demand threatens manta and mobula rays

Study suggests human behaviour impacts upon seed evolution

Study suggests human behaviour impacts upon seed evolution

Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:28:00 GMT by Claire Dunn

Recent study suggests that human behaviour is having previously unsuspected impacts upon seed dispersal and natural selection within seed-dispersing species.

Study suggests human behaviour impacts upon seed evolution

Trading the whale-hunt to save the whale - A whale quota system?

Trading the whale-hunt to save the whale - A whale quota system?

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:27:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A proposal this week, seeking to put a price on the head of each whale. Would a whaling quota system see the whaling industry bought off, as conservationists snap up their quotas? Or would the whalers be thrown a lifeline by a legitimization of hunting whales for meat?

Trading the whale-hunt to save the whale - A whale quota system?

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Whales are wailing (in Faroes and Puget Sound)

Posted Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Conservation is too conservative in the UK

Posted Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:08:13 GMT by Paul Robinson

Watch the whale population in Norway!

Posted Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:32:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Blue Shark life and death in the Azores

Posted Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:19:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Carbon credits, afforestation and wildlife diversity, at last

Posted Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Another extinct cetacean?

Posted Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ant eater lovers wanted

Posted Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Diverse worlds of animals and plants disappearing

Posted Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Gorillas see tourists by appointment

Posted Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:39:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Sea change in Europe is slow

Posted Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Save the shark: Ban shark finning

Posted Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:00:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Anti-poaching drones: the answer!

Posted Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:40:02 GMT by Julie Cook

Do farming and ecology mix?

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

Gray wolves lose protection in US states

Posted Fri, 06 May 2011 09:26:00 GMT by John Dean

Area of sustainably managed forest increases

Posted Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:04:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Macaque monkeys on Mauritius, a sad monkey's tale

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Wolf Renaissance

Posted Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:56:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Reptiles finished off by habitat loss and so-called 'harvesting'

Posted Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:44:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Seafood fraud affecting conservation measures

Posted Fri, 27 May 2011 16:16:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Threatened jaguars prey on endangered green turtles

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