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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

Cocaine production spells doom for Colombia's rainforests

Cocaine production spells doom for Colombia's rainforests

Posted Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:00:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Colombian rainforests under threat due to an increase in production of coca to meet world demand for cocaine. More than 1,821 species of birds, 623 species of amphibians, 467 species of mammals, 518 species of reptiles and 3,200 species of fish are found, mainly in the country's vast tracts of tropical forest.

Cocaine production spells doom for Colombia's rainforests

Elephant numbers on the increase in Kenya

Elephant numbers on the increase in Kenya

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:18:00 GMT by Louise Murray

A real conservation success story, a new elephant census in Kenya's Tsavo ecosystem shows numbers increasing despite ivory poaching and a prolonged drought in the area. The Earth Times spoke to Patrick Omondi, senior assistant director of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), who co-ordinated the elephant census, which is held every three years.

Elephant numbers on the increase in Kenya

Trade in bushmeat decimating Tanzanian forests

Trade in bushmeat decimating Tanzanian forests

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 13:27:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Bushmeat taken from one of the most threatened forests in the world is placing significant pressure on the Udzungwa forest species and ecosystems. In Tanzania, international and local environmentalists have just released a new report which confirms that bushmeat hunting alongside destruction of the forests is a major threat to this unique environment.

Trade in bushmeat decimating Tanzanian forests

Africa urged to come together to protect migratory birds

Africa urged to come together to protect migratory birds

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:20:00 GMT by David Hewitt

The migratory map of Africa is tipped to change significantly over the next few decades as birds react to the effects of climate change. The Finnish ornithologist Johannes Leche is widely credited with undertaking the first proper study of the migratory patterns of birds, with his pioneering work in the mid-18th century based largely upon the technique of ringing individual animals.

Africa urged to come together to protect migratory birds

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Sharks and rays suffer (extinction) in the Mediterranean

Posted Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The endangered Tapaculo adapts to fragmentation of its forest.

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bottom trawling for orange roughies to get green light?

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pacific bluefin tuna nears a critical state.

Posted Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:25:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Extinction danger for great apes, Hawaiian plants and many more!

Posted Mon, 05 Sep 2016 20:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Wood we/Wouldn't we sustain our woods-well we did, once!

Posted Sun, 04 Sep 2016 13:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Bat Weekend is Here!

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:30:13 GMT by Paul Robinson

Lobsters lose out to global warming

Posted Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:30:49 GMT by JW Dowey

Save Tropical Forest, NOW!

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The GBR in black or white: coral bleaching or coal dust?

Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 09:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Extinction threat for amphibians around the world

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 23:25:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Hatching Giants on Galapagos!

Posted Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Sea Shepherd offers to help protect Coral Sea marine reserve

Posted Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:29:24 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The Moonbird

Posted Sat, 27 Apr 2013 06:29:10 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Our favourite fish under threat says new study

Posted Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

England's national biodiversity plan

Posted Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:44:00 GMT by Jessica Allan

Riverside vegetation and favoured birds

Posted Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:38:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

'Elephant killing cannot continue' says WWF

Posted Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:03:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

'Happy Feet' goes online for Antarctic return

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Macaque monkeys on Mauritius, a sad monkey's tale

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong