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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'

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

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The GBR in black or white: coral bleaching or coal dust?

Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 09:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Diversity of camels conserved for 3000 years.

Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 10:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Islands and their biodiversity

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Feed the birds, but what about vultures?

Posted Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:30:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Dolphin calves born in the Mekong

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:40:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

To log or not to log: Poland’s forest legacy.

Posted Sat, 26 Mar 2016 13:15:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Helmeted hornbills lost to poaching for trinkets for China/Japan.

Posted Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

How fish may survive and even increase their populations

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:05:00 GMT by JW Dowey

New Species of Rafflesia for Philippines.

Posted Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:59:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

A quarter of mammals at risk of extinction

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 04:44:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Study suggests human behaviour impacts upon seed evolution

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

Atlantic Seabirds get FAME

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

Sustainability of land use, or lack of it

Posted Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

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

International cooperation can create recovery from the Aral Sea disaster

Posted Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Loggerhead sea turtle habitat locations discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

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

Last ditch attempt to save the spoon-billed sandpiper

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 03:00:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Rhino poaching in South Africa on the increase

Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:10:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Poaching still a factor in declining forest elephant populations

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:22:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry