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Satellites help save warblers' forest homes

Satellites help save warblers' forest homes

Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2011 15:57:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Using satellites, American researchers have mapped changes to forests and made plans to save the Kirtland's warbler, a bird that was in danger of vanishing in the 1960s.

Satellites help save warblers' forest homes

Extant or Extinct

Extant or Extinct

Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:28:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Britain's butterflies are few in species to start with, but much loved, as opposed to their poor neighbours the moths and microlepidoptera. Report after report tells us almost as much as those on bird migrants or the ever-popular red squirrel.

Extant or Extinct

Snow leopard genetics

Snow leopard genetics

Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2011 20:10:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Central Asia needs to check the endangered snow leopard's (Panthera uncial) populations throughout the vast mountain ranges of the Pamir, Tien Shan, Altai, Karakoram and Himalaya.

Snow leopard genetics

A genetic tool in the fight against extinctions

A genetic tool in the fight against extinctions

Posted Thu, 01 Dec 2011 14:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Brown Argus occurs in southern Britain. It's a butterfly from the family of 'Blues' (It resembles the female Common Blue very closely), widespread in particular habitats. Researchers recently published a paper in Molecular Ecology entitled, ''Evidence for evolutionary change associated with the recent range expansion of the British butterfly in response to climate change.''

A genetic tool in the fight against extinctions

Hoolock gibbons rescued in India

Hoolock gibbons rescued in India

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:44:00 GMT by James Mathews

Gibbons are one of the largest types of apes that are found in India and a recent rescue mission has saved a small group that were stranded in a cluster of trees.

Hoolock gibbons rescued in India

How ocean acidification is affecting coral reef ecosystems

How ocean acidification is affecting coral reef ecosystems

Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:33:00 GMT by James Mathews

Scientists are discovering the truth about the potential fate of coral reef ecosystems in relation to how ocean acidification is affecting them.

How ocean acidification is affecting coral reef ecosystems

Diagnosing Coral Reef Diseases

Diagnosing Coral Reef Diseases

Posted Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:10:00 GMT by Ines Morales

A new, more effective diagnostic method for coral reef diseases. Scientists and managers have been spending quite a lot of time researching the causes of coral reef mortality and trying to come with appropriate strategies.

Diagnosing Coral Reef Diseases

Thankfully, elephants are scared of bees

Thankfully, elephants are scared of bees

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:20:00 GMT by James Mathews

Human-Animal conflict research carried out by Dr. Lucy E. King was based on the premise that elephants, like most if us, are scared of being stung by bees. This led to an innovative beehive fence to reduce conflict between the huge mammal and the local people in Kenya.

Thankfully, elephants are scared of bees

Satellite tracking and data to help conserve bluefin tuna - Corrected

Satellite tracking and data to help conserve bluefin tuna - Corrected

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bluefin tuna can travel 100 km per day, so the NASA's satellite coverage of the whole of the Mediterranean is entirely appropriate. Bluefin feeding and potential spawning habitats are mapped accurately with the help of data over the last ten years.

Satellite tracking and data to help conserve bluefin tuna - Corrected

Extinction threat for amphibians around the world

Extinction threat for amphibians around the world

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 23:25:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A combination of threats has severely threatened the survival of amphibians around the world. New research underlines the need for proactive conservation efforts to avoid extinction for many of the worlds amphibians.

Extinction threat for amphibians around the world

Save the forest for rare wild cats, says top charity

Save the forest for rare wild cats, says top charity

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:40:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Five rare cat species have been pictured in a threatened forest in Sumatra and WWF-Indonesia is urging for it to be protected. Sumatran tigers, marble cats, golden cats, clouded leopards and leopard cats have been pictured on the island of Sumatra.

Save the forest for rare wild cats, says top charity

Preventing bycatch shark loss

Preventing bycatch shark loss

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:43:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The sharks of the North Atlantic and elsewhere have been caught by mistake (shark bycatch) for too long. With 860,000 blue sharks alone being killed and discarded and an equal number caught deliberately. PEW have set out some changes that could help mitigate these devastating losses.

Preventing bycatch shark loss

Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers arrive in Britain

Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers arrive in Britain

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 06:19:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Conservation group brings 13 endangered spoon-billed sandpipers from Russia to Britain to start a captive breeding programme.

Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers arrive in Britain

A quarter of mammals at risk of extinction

A quarter of mammals at risk of extinction

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

A new edition of the Red List of Threatened Species includes the world's most vulnerable creatures who are in danger of being wiped out.

A quarter of mammals at risk of extinction

The fungus that killed frogs

The fungus that killed frogs

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 19:46:00 GMT by Ines Morales

The sudden appearance of a fungal epidemic that is wiping out amphibian species worldwide. Amphibians are currently engaged in a battle for survival - and losing.

The fungus that killed frogs

Let's save the corals

Let's save the corals

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:34:01 GMT by Ines Morales

The loss of coral reefs and their attached biodiversity. A study from the Smithsonian, using new techniques such as DNA barcoding, discovered a larger variety of crustacean species in coral reefs than anyone had ever anticipated.

Let's save the corals

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Conservation and Reintroductions

Posted Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

You shall have a (very little) fishy.

Posted Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International cooperation can create recovery from the Aral Sea disaster

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

Biodiversity Progress Today

Posted Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:36:00 GMT by JW Dowey

No Bryde's for the future?

Posted Sat, 04 Oct 2014 08:18:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Cuscomys comes back from the dead

Posted Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:16:55 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Kruger rhinos' final chance

Posted Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:53:11 GMT by Paul Robinson

Sturgeon survives, but not for long, it seems

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

An Amazonian nightmare of deforestation

Posted Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whales are wailing (in Faroes and Puget Sound)

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

All is not lost for the polar bear, scientists say

Posted Mon, 20 Dec 2010 07:00:02 GMT by David Hewitt

Sea Shepherd offers to help protect Coral Sea marine reserve

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

Latest State of Observed Species (SOS) report published

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

Satao, the elephant king, is killed

Posted Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:10:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Bluefin tuna at 'risk of collapse' without drastic action

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 18:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Spineless Stories of Mass Extinction

Posted Sat, 01 Sep 2012 19:20:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

World Wetlands Day - 2nd February

Posted Sat, 02 Feb 2013 11:21:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Making the ivory trade go up in smoke

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

Gray wolf lawsuit settled in Idaho and Montana

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:27:14 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Toxin found in endangered seal could threaten numbers

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:46:27 GMT by Colin Ricketts