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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

Rhino poaching in South Africa on the increase

Rhino poaching in South Africa on the increase

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

Figures from the South African National Parks show an increase in rhino poaching compared to last year. Despite global events such as World Rhino Day, designed to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos and the market for rhino horn, the trade in rhino horns has not decreased.

Rhino poaching in South Africa on the increase

East Winch'ed to Safety

East Winch'ed to Safety

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:50:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

East Winch Wildlife Centre in King's Lynn, Norfolk and three other RSPCA centres save thousands of animals at each location every year as RSPCA hospitals. Research on success of seal rehabilitation began with a desire to measure the effectiveness of returning the animal to the wild.

East Winch'ed to Safety

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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

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

Advocacy group in Australia calls for global boycott of bluefin tuna

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:22:06 GMT by Lucy Brake

Records of recent conservation in America

Posted Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:49:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Rate of deforestation increases in the Amazon and elsewhere

Posted Sun, 17 Nov 2013 08:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Conservation without borders - the future of global conservation initiatives

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:50:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Trading the whale-hunt to save the whale - A whale quota system?

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:27:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

New research could save seabirds from fishing longlines

Posted Tue, 05 Apr 2011 08:33:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

IWC should have whale conservation as priority - WWF

Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:57:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Famous Osprey 'The Lady of the Loch' returns to Scotland

Posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:35:59 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Swedish Government defends wolf hunt

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:35:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Warning over rush to soya growing

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 15:06:00 GMT by John Dean