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Seal Culling in Namibia

Seal Culling in Namibia

Posted Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:33:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

This week marks the start of Namibia's annual seal cull, which lasts until November. This year's cull targets are said to be 85000 cape fur seal pups and 6000 bulls.

Seal Culling in Namibia

Shark Survival and Human Greed

Shark Survival and Human Greed

Posted Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:38:19 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sharks of all species are doomed unless action is taken now to stop the fin trade and Chinese demand for shark fin soup. All shark species are subjected to the ancient but increasing habits of certain Chinese restaurateurs.

Shark Survival and Human Greed

Dhole (Cuon alpinus) Conservation

Dhole (Cuon alpinus) Conservation

Posted Sun, 08 Jul 2012 17:21:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

South-east Asia is the habitat for the endangered dhole (Cuon alpinus), a red dog which is also known as the Asiatic or Indian wild dog.

Dhole (Cuon alpinus) Conservation

Bald eagle population increasing in Florida

Bald eagle population increasing in Florida

Posted Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:45:55 GMT by Adrian Bishop

An aerial survey estimates there are 1,457 active bald eagle nests in Florida - up 9% over the last four years.

Bald eagle population increasing in Florida

Coastal Ghana: increased effort needed to combat environmental threats

Coastal Ghana: increased effort needed to combat environmental threats

Posted Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:29:40 GMT by Mebrahtu Ateweberhan

Dr Ateweberhan, a marine scientist, spent the last two months in Western Ghana as part of a research team conducting marine ecological and fisheries surveys.

Coastal Ghana: increased effort needed to combat environmental threats

Making the ivory trade go up in smoke

Making the ivory trade go up in smoke

Posted Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:32:36 GMT by Martin Leggett

Yesterday Gabon became the first nation in Central Africa to destroy all its ivory stockpiles, in a dramatic bonfire of seized ivory pieces. With the illegal trade in ivory decimating elephant numbers across Central Africa, Gabon's action is hoped to be the first step in a regional plan to halt the poachers and traders in their tracks.

Making the ivory trade go up in smoke

Project AWARE: Active in the oceans of the world

Project AWARE: Active in the oceans of the world

Posted Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:02:55 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Project AWARE Foundation is a 20-year-old group of thousands of conservation-minded scuba divers who care passionately about the oceans and marine environment. Sharks in Peril and Dive Against Debris are just two of the current conservation campaigns running. They are also looking for an ocean hero as part of their Ocean Action Project, could it be you?

Project AWARE: Active in the oceans of the world

US celebrates American Eagle Day

US celebrates American Eagle Day

Posted Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:16:56 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Celebrating Bald Eagle population recovery. American Eagle Day is being celebrated on 20 June to help protect the species and educate people about the American Eagle and its symbolism to the USA.

US celebrates American Eagle Day

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

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Dingo rules - both kangaroos and nutrient supplies.

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 09:39:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Thai tigers survive and breed in the wild.

Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Hedgehogs mirror wildlife problems around the world.

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Primates matter, and this is why!

Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:15:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

The Casper octopus thrives in the deep sea, but exploiters are threatening

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:05:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Sharks and rays suffer (extinction) in the Mediterranean

Posted Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The endangered Tapaculo adapts to fragmentation of its forest.

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bottom trawling for orange roughies to get green light?

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pacific bluefin tuna nears a critical state.

Posted Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:25:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Extinction danger for great apes, Hawaiian plants and many more!

Posted Mon, 05 Sep 2016 20:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whaling fleet prevented from refueling as the fight for whales heats up

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 09:35:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

World Rhino Day 2011 coming - get ready to blow your horns for rhinos!

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:20:33 GMT by Martin Leggett

People-power a win-win for forests and locals

Posted Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:16:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Return of the Short-Tailed Albatross

Posted Mon, 20 Dec 2010 08:09:02 GMT by Paromita Pain

Sea Shepherd attacks Japanese whalers with 'Godzilla'

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 11:45:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Indonesia to deport Ford?

Posted Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:51:36 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Twenty critically endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Lao PDR

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:18:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

International Day of Forests

Posted Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:29:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Project AWARE: Active in the oceans of the world

Posted Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:02:55 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Chilean efforts to ban 'shark finning' praised by Pew

Posted Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:08:00 GMT by Martin Leggett