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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?

Desperation shows after black year for rhinos

Desperation shows after black year for rhinos

Posted Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:39:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The last twelve months have seen a worrying descent in the fortunes of the magnificent-but-endangered rhino. Poaching, to satisfy patently-false claims of medicinal benefits has killed a record number of rhinos - and led to the extinction of two species of rhino. With more extreme measure being called for to deal with the escalating crisis, will 2012 see a turning point in the rhino's prospects?

Desperation shows after black year for rhinos

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Raven-mad or just nutcrackers: mutualism among trees and crows.

Posted Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Parrots that can't fly or breed

Posted Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rare cats can be counted

Posted Sat, 02 Jan 2016 10:41:08 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Latest IUCN news on threats to species everywhere !

Posted Sat, 26 Dec 2015 13:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Having a whale of a time

Posted Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:41:33 GMT by Paul Robinson

Rare Rainforest Trees assume Great Importance

Posted Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:39:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Jumby hawksbills enjoy their beach

Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:14:25 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cuban crocodile gets a lift !

Posted Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:22:41 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The future of Australia's conservation efforts?

Posted Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:36:17 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New monkeys, same old monkeying-around with forests.

Posted Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Watch the whale population in Norway!

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

Gorillas and Chimpanzees to end up on a plate

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

Sentinels for our distant past in Andamans?

Posted Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:18:01 GMT by JW Dowey

England's national biodiversity plan

Posted Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:44:00 GMT by Jessica Allan

Kids' books 'use paper that destroys rainforests'

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:22:05 GMT by Steve Humphreys

Most valuable or virtually extinct?

Posted Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:42:45 GMT by Dave Armstrong

WWF - 50 Years of Conservation

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:07:01 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Help spot the invaders on British shores urges marine charity

Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:49:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Tracking down the elephant poachers

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 09:35:00 GMT by Louise Murray

World Wetlands Day - 2nd February

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