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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

Rewards offered for information leading to conviction of seal killers

Rewards offered for information leading to conviction of seal killers

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:34:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Horrified by the appalling bashing of 23 fur seals in New Zealand last week, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has joined a number of groups offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

Rewards offered for information leading to conviction of seal killers

Britain's Mistletoe Under Threat

Britain's Mistletoe Under Threat

Posted Thu, 09 Dec 2010 08:50:00 GMT by Emma McNeil

Conservationists from England's National Trust are warning that future Christmases in Britain could have to go ahead without the traditional mistletoe kisses. The National Trust is urging consumers to buy their mistletoe from British orchards with a sustainable supply of mistletoe.

Britain's Mistletoe Under Threat

Evidence suggests deforestation of Amazon is slowing down

Evidence suggests deforestation of Amazon is slowing down

Posted Thu, 09 Dec 2010 07:00:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

The Brazilian government have presented evidence at the Cancun climate conference that supports the slowing down of deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil...

Evidence suggests deforestation of Amazon is slowing down

Coral expert predicts ''end in sight'' for reefs

Coral expert predicts ''end in sight'' for reefs

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 21:45:01 GMT by Steve Humphreys

Coral reefs around the world are in danger of disappearing in our children's lifetime, according to a leading expert. The combination of ocean acidification and rising temperatures could mean the end for some of the planet's most diverse ecosystems.

Coral expert predicts ''end in sight'' for reefs

Sumatran tiger survey reveals numbers strong

Sumatran tiger survey reveals numbers strong

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:45:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Tigers are back in the news, and for once its good news. A survey of the Sumatran tiger population reveals that numbers are healthy with tigers found from sea level to 3200 metres (10,500 feet). This may be the second largest population after India.

Sumatran tiger survey reveals numbers strong

International scientists join forces to track endangered whales

International scientists join forces to track endangered whales

Posted Tue, 07 Dec 2010 10:20:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Successful tagging and tracking of a western gray whale has meant a team of Russian and American scientists have gained important insights into a population of endangered whales. The western gray whale is one of the world's most endangered whales species. Listed as Critically Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List for Threatened Species, there are thought to be only 130 western gray whales living today.

International scientists join forces to track endangered whales

Dolphins in rehab get hearing tests

Dolphins in rehab get hearing tests

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

Most years about 4000 marine mammals beach on US coasts and the causes are often hard to determine. New research in Florida tested the hearing of beached or net-entangled animals that survived, and found that almost 60% of stranding bottlenose dolphins were severely or profoundly deaf.

Dolphins in rehab get hearing tests

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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

Carbon credits, afforestation and wildlife diversity, at last

Posted Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Another extinct cetacean?

Posted Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ant eater lovers wanted

Posted Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Diverse worlds of animals and plants disappearing

Posted Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Gorillas see tourists by appointment

Posted Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:39:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Sea change in Europe is slow

Posted Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Coral reefs more vulnerable than they appear

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2011 05:50:51 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Worrying news for critically endangered Siberian tigers

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

Gill rakers demand threatens manta and mobula rays

Posted Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whither biodiversity in climatic uncertainty?

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 10:43:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

'Paper reserves' need fleshing out for China's flora to blossom

Posted Wed, 07 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

US landowners key to wildlife projects

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:28:00 GMT by John Dean

Reptiles finished off by habitat loss and so-called 'harvesting'

Posted Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:44:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dolphins in rehab get hearing tests

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

Conservation boosts crop yields, researchers say

Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2011 22:43:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Dhole (Cuon alpinus) Conservation

Posted Sun, 08 Jul 2012 17:21:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong