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Rare Kazakhstan imperial eagles benefit from genetic counting

Rare Kazakhstan imperial eagles benefit from genetic counting

Posted Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:04:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Conservationists may be better placed to aid eastern imperial eagles, thanks to new genetic sampling work described in a paper in Animal Conservation. By genetic profiling of feathers found in a Kazakh nature reserve, they have doubled the known number of imperial eagles at the site - and marked it as an additional focus for those seeking to safeguard these majestic birds.

Rare Kazakhstan imperial eagles benefit from genetic counting

Mass extinction is here and we don't want to keep it waiting

Mass extinction is here and we don't want to keep it waiting

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 17:28:01 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Historical incidences of mass extinction and the likelihood of another such event given the declining populations of certain animal species. In 540 million years, the Earth has undergone only five mass extinctions that we know of, during which over 75% of the animal population expired.  Without jumping to sensationalist conclusions, it is safe to say that another, similar, event is unlikely, however a recent study published in Nature Magazine has investigated the likelihood of such an event occurring.

Mass extinction is here and we don't want to keep it waiting

Seeds of hope for the world's rainforests

Seeds of hope for the world's rainforests

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 11:08:00 GMT by Nick St Clair

A small glimmer of hope for the future of the world's rain forests comes in the form of a 'miraculous' reforestation programme in Borneo. Horror stories about the deforestation that is destroying the world's rainforests on a massive scale are sadly old news. Every year enormous tracts of land the size of Cubaare lost, and at the current rate it is estimated that the world's rainforests will have completely disappeared by the end of this century.

Seeds of hope for the world's rainforests

Is the sixth mass extinction of life on earth already happening?

Is the sixth mass extinction of life on earth already happening?

Posted Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:20:00 GMT by Louise Murray

The next mass extinction? Are humans the cause of the planet's sixth mass loss of species on a scale of the events that wiped out the dinosaurs? Scientists believe that we certainly will be if all creatures classified now as critically endangered are lost, but there is still time to avert the crisis.

Is the sixth mass extinction of life on earth already happening?

Critically Endangered Javan Rhinoceros Proven to be Breeding

Critically Endangered Javan Rhinoceros Proven to be Breeding

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 18:49:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

A hidden camera holds proof that the Javan Rhinoceros is breeding in the wild. Recent footage from a hidden camera in Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia, has proven that the extremely rare Javan rhino is successfully breading in the wild. Much to the relief of the park rangers, footage was recorded of a mother rhino and its young calf feeding on the shrubbery in the park.

Critically Endangered Javan Rhinoceros Proven to be Breeding

Special ELF 'mini-harpoons' to halt Caribbean Lionfish invasion

Special ELF 'mini-harpoons' to halt Caribbean Lionfish invasion

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 13:10:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

In the Dutch Caribbean, special Lion Fish Eliminating Devices are now being implemented in an effort to halt the alarming spread of this voracious intruder. The Lionfish is creating an ecological disaster on the Caribbean coral reefs. The devices, which are not actual harpoons, have been specially developed to enable divers to capture the highly poisonous lionfish from a safe distance.

Special ELF 'mini-harpoons' to halt Caribbean Lionfish invasion

Population boost for rare greater bamboo lemurs

Population boost for rare greater bamboo lemurs

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 23:35:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Conservationists have found populations of the greater bamboo lemur in new areas of Madagascar. Now, the future for these critically endangered species is a little bit brighter. Like many of Madagascar's unique species, the greater bamboo lemur is under increasing pressure. Rainforests in Madagascar are being cleared by indiscriminate slash-and-burn techniques to make way for farmland.

Population boost for rare greater bamboo lemurs

Five Lost Frogs Rediscovered

Five Lost Frogs Rediscovered

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:55:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Five species of frog, some unseen for 136 years, have been rediscovered in India. Amphibians of India aims to rediscover 50 species of Indian amphibians that are considered to be actually, or potentially, extinct in the wild. These are the so-called 'lost' species. Launched in December 2010, it is an ambitious campaign led by the University of Delhi in conjunction with the IUCN and Conservation International.

Five Lost Frogs Rediscovered

Worrying news for critically endangered Siberian tigers

Worrying news for critically endangered Siberian tigers

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:27:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

The critically endangered Siberian tiger has an effective population of just 14 animals - that's the worrying conclusion of a recent study into these stunning cats. The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is the world's largest cat. Previously it ranged far across northern China, Korea and south eastern Russia. In the early 20th Century the Siberian tiger was driven close to extinction through poaching and habitat loss and was wiped out from 90% of its once large range.

Worrying news for critically endangered Siberian tigers

Third birthday for Arctic stronghold of biodiversity celebrated with very cautious optimism

Third birthday for Arctic stronghold of biodiversity celebrated with very cautious optimism

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:02:02 GMT by Colin Ricketts

With more than 600,000 seeds in cold storage the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which is three years old, is a vital store of genetic diversity. The third anniversary of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) saw yet more seeds arriving at the Arctic stronghold of biodiversity while an important Egyptian collection was looted during the recent revolution and farmers in Australia report almost impossible conditions for agriculture.

Third birthday for Arctic stronghold of biodiversity celebrated with very cautious optimism

Danger signals for the future of turtles

Danger signals for the future of turtles

Posted Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:36:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Human intervention is causing a serious decline in the world turtle population. 2011 has been designated 'The Year of the Turtle' by Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC). Turtles are currently disappearing from the planet faster than any other kind of animal and although they have been around for about 220 million years.

Danger signals for the future of turtles

Struggle to halt possible bat extinction

Struggle to halt possible bat extinction

Posted Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:55:05 GMT by Michael Evans

A deadly fungus known as White Nose Syndrome is threatening to wipe out North America's hibernating bat population. Conservationists across North America are racing to discover a solution to a deadly fungus that is threatening to wipe out the hibernating bat population. White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) is a fatal disease that targets hibernating bats and the cause is believed to be a newly discovered cold-adapted fungus, Geomyces destructans that invades the living skin of hibernating bats.

Struggle to halt possible bat extinction

Multi-million dollar fund announced for US wildlife projects

Multi-million dollar fund announced for US wildlife projects

Posted Mon, 21 Feb 2011 15:08:00 GMT by John Dean

The longstanding connection between nature conservation and hunting and fishing in the US has been confirmed with the announcement of a $749 million fund for wildlife projects. US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said that the money was coming from excise tax revenues generated by sportsmen and women and would go to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies.

Multi-million dollar fund announced for US wildlife projects

Less big fish means more little fish

Less big fish means more little fish

Posted Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:09:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

People are eating the oceans dry of the big predatory fish leaving the smaller fish to claim the waters. Scientists have confirmed that with humans overfishing the big predatory fish at the top of the food chain the smaller fish are thriving in their new niche. People's desire to eat the big fish species, such bluefin tuna, cod and grouper, has meant their numbers have reduced worldwide by a massive 60 percent.

Less big fish means more little fish

Sea Shepherd success as Japan ends whaling season early

Sea Shepherd success as Japan ends whaling season early

Posted Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:19:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

The Japanese government has announced that they have decided to bring this year's Antarctic Ocean whaling season to an early end. A statement by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries they said their whaling fleet will be returning home shortly as a result of the ongoing harassment that they have been receiving from the anti-whaling activists in the Antarctic Ocean, naming the vessels run by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Sea Shepherd success as Japan ends whaling season early

Serengeti World Heritage Site under threat from new highway

Serengeti World Heritage Site under threat from new highway

Posted Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:05:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

The Serengeti World Heritage Site in Tanzania is in serious danger as the government pushes on with plans for a major new roading link. At a meeting with the World Bank, Tanzania's President, Jakaya Kilwete, gave his support and approval for the major highway project. President Kilwete said that the highway planned through the Serengeti National Park is not a major disaster for the environment.

Serengeti World Heritage Site under threat from new highway

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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

Conservation is too conservative in the UK

Posted Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:08:13 GMT by Paul Robinson

Watch the whale population in Norway!

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

Blue Shark life and death in the Azores

Posted Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:19:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Delight at mountain gorilla twin surprise

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 13:14:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

First Canadian city bans shark fin trade

Posted Thu, 19 May 2011 15:40:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Protecting the innocent: Marshall Islands shark sanctuary

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

World Oceans Day 2012

Posted Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:21:25 GMT by Michael Evans

How pedal-powered films are helping save Uganda's last gorillas

Posted Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:59:13 GMT by Luis Dominguez

Protected species found on sale in Thai markets

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:22:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Bald eagle population increasing in Florida

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

Coral reef fish saviours?

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:34:03 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New technology to transform India's Project Tiger

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 09:02:00 GMT by Laura Brown

New sanctuaries for rare freshwater dolphins in Asia

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:54:35 GMT by Adrian Bishop