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Environmentalists believe sanctuary failing to protect polar bears

Environmentalists believe sanctuary failing to protect polar bears

Posted Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:22:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

A conservation group is planning to sue the US government for what they believe is a failure to care for a critical polar bear sanctuary in Alaska. The Centre for Biological Diversity believes that the US Interior Department has allowed harmful oil and gas developments to go ahead and as a result has significantly damaged polar bears habitat in Alaska.

Environmentalists believe sanctuary failing to protect polar bears

Saving the Jaguar

Saving the Jaguar

Posted Wed, 12 Jan 2011 11:00:00 GMT by John Dean

A campaign has been launched to save the jaguar in Northern Mexico and parts of south-western United States where its numbers are endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will develop a plan to preserve habitats, starting with research into numbers and distribution of the animals, about which very little is known. A Jaguar Recovery Team has been assembled

Saving the Jaguar

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

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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

Where have all the forests gone?

Posted Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pangolin conservation corrupted/immense losses explained.

Posted Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:35:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Spider monkey Valentine that you can help.

Posted Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:16:41 GMT by Paul Robinson

Baby elephants go on holiday to China!

Posted Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Poaching tigers, and all the rest!

Posted Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:20:35 GMT by JW Dowey

New Andean frog species survives, for now.

Posted Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:02:45 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bats show gender differences are important in conservation

Posted Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:38:01 GMT by Laura Goodall

Worrying news for critically endangered Siberian tigers

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

Ocean Health Index provides valuable data

Posted Thu, 16 Aug 2012 05:04:59 GMT by Dave Armstrong

2011: The Year of the Turtle, for conservationists at least

Posted Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:33:09 GMT by David Hewitt

Growing demand for honeybees and pollination services in the UK

Posted Sat, 21 May 2011 21:05:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Dhole (Cuon alpinus) Conservation

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

Dolphin in deadly race to survive

Posted Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:35:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Conservationists celebrate increase in mountain gorilla numbers

Posted Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:45:20 GMT by David Hewitt

Zoos being urged to breed endangered species

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