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Record illegal ivory seizures in 2011

Record illegal ivory seizures in 2011

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 02:50:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Record large seizures of illegal ivory last year, from around 2,500 elephants, have made it a grim year, say conservationists. At least 13 seizures have been made of more than 800kg of ivory - more than double the previous year.

Record illegal ivory seizures in 2011

Spoon-billed Sandpipers Star at Slimbridge

Spoon-billed Sandpipers Star at Slimbridge

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:21:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whether pollution or simply habitat loss is responsible for almost the last spoon-billed sandpiper has yet to be investigated. The sooner we find ways of preserving in order to conserve, the better!

Spoon-billed Sandpipers Star at Slimbridge

Endangered salamander study looks for clues to amphibian decline

Endangered salamander study looks for clues to amphibian decline

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:27:00 GMT by James Mathews

The University of Florida has co-authored a new study on the endangered Ozark Hellbender giant salamander. The study aimed to observe and look deeper into the declining health and habitat of the salamander and can also be used as a measure of how our ecosystems are changing and affecting amphibians across the world.

Endangered salamander study looks for clues to amphibian decline

We may witness the end of the Canadian seal trade

We may witness the end of the Canadian seal trade

Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:21:58 GMT by Dave Collier

As Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan ban international trade in seal skins, the Canadian seal industry faces the possibility of coming to an end.

We may witness the end of the Canadian seal trade

New model studies Atlantic bluefin tuna populations

New model studies Atlantic bluefin tuna populations

Posted Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

It's a new model of how bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) influence each other's populations from both sides of the ocean. This is one of the largest and fastest bony fish on earth and presents a special predatory function over many smaller fish and squid.

New model studies Atlantic bluefin tuna populations

 Gorillas and Chimpanzees to end up on a plate

Gorillas and Chimpanzees to end up on a plate

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

The Max Planck Institute in Leipzig have surveyed 109 resource management areas in Africa for twenty years to reach profoundly disturbing conclusions. The future of our nearest relatives is in doubt. In order to literally combat (in some cases) the decline of the Great Apes, it is now necessary to quantify the effects of every conservation measure.

Gorillas and Chimpanzees to end up on a plate

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

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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

Zoos being urged to breed endangered species

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:49:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Let's save the corals

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

Cracking the Naturalist's Code: The Fight for the Great Bear

Posted Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:16:00 GMT by Eric M. Keen

Atlantic sharks in deep trouble

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Loggerhead sea turtle habitat locations discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

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

Pangolin Paradise in Vietnam

Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 09:41:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Lions in deep trouble

Posted Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tuamotu Kingfisher: Scientists fighting losing battle to save world's rarest bird

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:48:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Endangered salamander study looks for clues to amphibian decline

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:27:00 GMT by James Mathews

Dolphins in rehab get hearing tests

Posted Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:29:00 GMT by Louise Murray