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US Carvers Creek State wildlife park continues to expand

US Carvers Creek State wildlife park continues to expand

Posted Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:30:02 GMT by John Dean

A collaboration between conservationists and the Military has led to the expansion of an American park being managed for tourism and wildlife. International conservation organisation The Nature Conservancy has recently transferred almost 3,000 acres of land in Harnett and Cumberland counties to help Carvers Creek State Park continue to grow. That takes to 4,181 acres the amount of land protected by the organisation in the two counties.

US Carvers Creek State wildlife park continues to expand

Critically endangered whales face fresh threat from new oil development

Critically endangered whales face fresh threat from new oil development

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:14:42 GMT by Lucy Brake

The proposed construction of a new oil and gas platform on the coast of Sakhalin Island in Russia is putting more pressure on the survival of the critically endangered western gray whale population. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) lists the western gray whale as critically endangered. The ICUN believes that about 130 of the whales remain in the oceans, with only 30 of these being mature females capable of reproducing.

Critically endangered whales face fresh threat from new oil development

US research highlights the plight of the bumblebee, numbers rapidly declining

US research highlights the plight of the bumblebee, numbers rapidly declining

Posted Sat, 08 Jan 2011 09:00:01 GMT by David Hewitt

The first large-scale study of bumblebee populations across the US has delivered some alarming results, with numbers and genetic diversity rapidly declining. The humble bumblebee may not generate the same number of column inches as the polar bear or the tiger, but its plight is arguably just as alarming.

US research highlights the plight of the bumblebee, numbers rapidly declining

Save the shark: Ban shark finning

Save the shark: Ban shark finning

Posted Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:00:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Large, oceangoing fish like the shark have been in steady decline for years, victims of poor regulation and overfishing by big industrial fleets. But now some reprive seems to be in sight thanks to a US law. The US Congress approved a bill prohibiting shark finning in all United States waters.

Save the shark: Ban shark finning

Scientists track leatherback turtle travels for the first time

Scientists track leatherback turtle travels for the first time

Posted Thu, 06 Jan 2011 13:32:40 GMT by David Hewitt

Satellite tracking technology has helped British scientists map the route taken by female leatherhead turtles for the first time. The marked decline seen in global populations of leatherback turtles can be partly attributed to the fact that their annual migratory routes force the animals to run the gauntlet of long-line fishing boats in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Scientists track leatherback turtle travels for the first time

Horses: Cruel victims of lucrative drug trade

Horses: Cruel victims of lucrative drug trade

Posted Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:38:23 GMT by Paromita Pain

Paying the price of the Mexican drug smuggling, horses. Young horses are used to carry drugs across the border into the US and are left to fend for themselves. These animals die out of neglect. They are often founds half starved and hurt wandering around open to more injury and harm. Activists often find 15 to 20 horses a month.

Horses: Cruel victims of lucrative drug trade

Sea Shepherd clashes with Japanese whalers

Sea Shepherd clashes with Japanese whalers

Posted Sun, 02 Jan 2011 12:21:09 GMT by Lucy Brake

The Sea Shepherd has located the Japanese whaling boats in the Southern Ocean and has clashed before the whalers have managed to slaughter any whales. The goal of the anti-whaling fleet was to try to stop the Japanese boats from continuing their slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean.

Sea Shepherd clashes with Japanese whalers

Long way to restoring Bald Eagle Population

Long way to restoring Bald Eagle Population

Posted Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:10:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

Scientists till date have had only limited success to re-establish breeding populations of bald eagles on the Channel Islands off the Southern California coast that disappeared thanks to indiscriminate use of DDT.

Long way to restoring Bald Eagle Population

Rare holiday treat as elusive cheetah makes an appearance

Rare holiday treat as elusive cheetah makes an appearance

Posted Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:57:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

An elusive Saharan cheetah, distinguished by its pale coat and emaciated appearance, was recent photographed by secret cameras in Niger, Africa. Shot by cameras placed by the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF), researchers feel it's a rare holiday treat since this animal is so rare and elusive scientists aren't sure how many even exist.

Rare holiday treat as elusive cheetah makes an appearance

Saving the Iquitos Gnatcatcher

Saving the Iquitos Gnatcatcher

Posted Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:45:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

For the first time in Peru, conservationists have purchased privately owned lands within a national protected area and then donated them to the national government. The donated lands are home to the Iquitos Gnatcatcher, a Critically Endangered bird first described in 2005. Actvists have hailed the move which they say will allow better conservation of this threatened species.

Saving the Iquitos Gnatcatcher

Return of the Short-Tailed Albatross

Return of the Short-Tailed Albatross

Posted Mon, 20 Dec 2010 08:09:02 GMT by Paromita Pain

The short-tailed albatross whose adult population number only about 3,000 were till recently found only on the Japanese islands of Kure Atoll and on Midway Atoll. Now they have spotted on the Hawaiian Islands. In a report the Seabird Program at the American Bird Conservancy, a US based conservation organization, says, this raises hopes that this once endangered bird might be gaining in numbers.

Return of the Short-Tailed Albatross

All is not lost for the polar bear, scientists say

All is not lost for the polar bear, scientists say

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

Over the past few years, the polar bear has become something of a 'poster animal' for the environmental movement. Rightly or wrongly, campaigners have used the iconic mammal's plight as a wake-up call, warning government, businesses and individual consumers that, if they don't clean up their act, these bears, and many more species besides, will be lost forever.

All is not lost for the polar bear, scientists say

Felling forests: Russia's way for highways

Felling forests: Russia's way for highways

Posted Fri, 17 Dec 2010 08:20:03 GMT by Paromita Pain

Russia is building a highway through one of the Moscow region's last remaining forests. Environmentalists globally have protested the move. This will throw Russia's already delicate ecological balance into further jeopardy. The construction which had been mooted earlier was postponed due o public outcry but now is on again. Government officials say no part of the forest will be harmed but protestors have no faith.

Felling forests: Russia's way for highways

Fish in troubled waters with 30 species endangered

Fish in troubled waters with 30 species endangered

Posted Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:53:56 GMT by Paromita Pain

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has done an assessment of India's freshwater biodiversity after 13 years. It has included 30 fish species in the Western Ghats in its critically endangered list.

Fish in troubled waters with 30 species endangered

Northern Marianas leads Pacific Islands in fight against shark finners

Northern Marianas leads Pacific Islands in fight against shark finners

Posted Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:51:09 GMT by Lucy Brake

In a bold move, the Senate of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has voted to prohibit all shark finning in its waters. Sharks living in the ocean around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) have suffered from intense overfishing and poaching for their valuable fins. Sharks in particular are vulnerable to illegal fishing because, as a species, they reproduce very slowly.

Northern Marianas leads Pacific Islands in fight against shark finners

Advocacy group in Australia calls for global boycott of bluefin tuna

Advocacy group in Australia calls for global boycott of bluefin tuna

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

The Centre for Biological Diversity in Australia has appealed to the world to boycott bluefin tuna sold in sushi restaurants and in just over a week they already have 20,000 signatures from 91 countries. The price of bluefin tuna has soared this year to over US$170,000 for just one fish. This has created a significant increase in illegal bluefin tuna fishing and as a result there are now grave concerns that the bluefin tuna population is close to extinction.

Advocacy group in Australia calls for global boycott of bluefin tuna

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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

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

Demand for illegal bear bile sores in Asia

Posted Fri, 13 May 2011 11:08:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

New 'distance to extinction' index could sharpen conservation focus

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:41:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

One of the world's biggest birds is in grave danger

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 11:05:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

The Terrible Turtle Trade in Indonesia

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:07:20 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Kids' books 'use paper that destroys rainforests'

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

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch shows a good year for little birds

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:39:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Do farming and ecology mix?

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

CSI Rainforest: genetic codes can catch out illegal loggers says study

Posted Sun, 03 Jul 2011 16:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Rare crocodile increasing with grassroots conservation

Posted Tue, 13 May 2014 14:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Farmland birds bear brunt of CAP says UK charity

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:13:40 GMT by Colin Ricketts