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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

Practical Tips for Water Conservation

Practical Tips for Water Conservation

Posted Sun, 05 Dec 2010 11:03:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Discusses the importance of water conservation and the impact it can have on every type of life on Earth. Although water is a natural resource, there is not a limitless supply of fresh water.

Practical Tips for Water Conservation

Sea Shepherd attacks Japanese whalers with 'Godzilla'

Sea Shepherd attacks Japanese whalers with 'Godzilla'

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 11:45:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

The Sea Shepherd's new anti-whaling boat was unveiled this week in efforts to step up this season's campaign against the Japanese whalers. The Sea Shepherd has just launched their new vessel, known as 'Gojira', to chase after Japanese whale boat harpooners who will be out hunting whales in the Antarctic Ocean.

Sea Shepherd attacks Japanese whalers with 'Godzilla'

Tracking down the elephant poachers

Tracking down the elephant poachers

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 09:35:00 GMT by Louise Murray

A new tool could help wildlife crime officers worldwide to trace the origin of illegally traded elephant ivory. German scientists, in cooperation with WWF are building a database that will pinpoint the specific origin of illegal ivory.

Tracking down the elephant poachers

Extensive shark sanctuary declared for an Indonesian island

Extensive shark sanctuary declared for an Indonesian island

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:15:02 GMT by Lucy Brake

A new sanctuary surrounding the entire island of Raja Ampat in Indonesia has secured long-term protection for sharks, manta rays and dugongs. The new reserve encompasses this unique marine environment and surrounds the whole island at just over 15,000 square miles.

Extensive shark sanctuary declared for an Indonesian island

Save sharks and sea turtles but not bluefin tuna says fishing industry

Save sharks and sea turtles but not bluefin tuna says fishing industry

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 10:11:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

A recent international meeting in Paris has agreed to increase global protection for sharks and sea turtles; but the bluefin tuna appears to have lost out. Representatives from 48 nations recently met to discuss the fate of fishing quotas in the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas.

Save sharks and sea turtles but not bluefin tuna says fishing industry

Larger predators at greatest risk from environmental changes

Larger predators at greatest risk from environmental changes

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:33:03 GMT by David Hewitt

Animals such as polar bears and tigers will be worst-hit by the environmental changes caused by habitat destruction, new research warns. Arguing that their findings could have important implications for global efforts to protect larger predatory animals, the likes of the polar bear and the tiger could be hit the hardest by ongoing changes to the Earth's climate.

Larger predators at greatest risk from environmental changes

Kids' books 'use paper that destroys rainforests'

Kids' books 'use paper that destroys rainforests'

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

A new report from the Rainforest Action Network lists publishers who are taking action against deforestation in Indonesia, and recommends avoiding those who do not. According to the RAN report, US publishers are using paper sourced from controversial suppliers. Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), owned by Sinar Mas Group, was criticised in 2008 for logging operations that threatened the rare Sumatran tiger

Kids' books 'use paper that destroys rainforests'

Atlantic sharks in deep trouble

Atlantic sharks in deep trouble

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Critically endangered populations of hammerhead and oceanic white tip sharks have plummeted by 70% and 99% in the North Atlantic respectively according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. An unsustainable harvest of at least 1.3 million sharks were fished there in 2008, the last year for which data is available.

Atlantic sharks in deep trouble

Sea Shepherd fight poaching in the Galapagos Islands

Sea Shepherd fight poaching in the Galapagos Islands

Posted Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:00:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Observing ever increasing illegal activities and environmental crimes in the Galapagos has prompted the Sea Shepherd to push for a new approach to protecting the Islands' outstanding environment.

Sea Shepherd fight poaching in the Galapagos Islands

NZ likely to send Navy to watch over anti-whaling protestors

NZ likely to send Navy to watch over anti-whaling protestors

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:26:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Concerned about the increasing hostility in the Antarctic waters, the NZ Government is now considering sending their navy to accompany vessels during the upcoming whaling season. The whaling season begins shortly and the collision between the Ady Gil and the Japanese whaling vessel last season has lead the NZ Prime Minister to raise concerns that people could lose their lives.

NZ likely to send Navy to watch over anti-whaling protestors

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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

First Canadian city bans shark fin trade

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

Wildlife and farmers - should we share or spare?

Posted Thu, 01 Sep 2011 18:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The Wilding of Europe

Posted Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:48:24 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Oil and gas platform threatens Critically Endangered whale

Posted Sat, 02 Apr 2011 15:27:00 GMT by Helen Roddis

Some loggerhead turtle populations downgraded to endangered status

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 05:19:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Our favourite fish under threat says new study

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

Chile latest country to act on shark fin toll

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Gorillas and Attenborough

Posted Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:10:33 GMT by Colin Ricketts

New hammerhead shark species in danger

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:46:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Gray wolf lawsuit settled in Idaho and Montana

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:27:14 GMT by Ruth Hendry