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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

Captive breeding project offers hope for survival of rare tree frogs

Captive breeding project offers hope for survival of rare tree frogs

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:06:00 GMT by Emma McNeil

A critically endangered species, the La Loma tree frog, Hyloscirtus colymba, has been successfully bred for the first time as part of a project involving the Smithsonian Institute's National Zoo. The scheme, involving nine partners as part of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project offers hope, not just for the survival of the La Loma tree frog but other endangered amphibians from the region.

Captive breeding project offers hope for survival of rare tree frogs

International community to fight toothfish pirates

International community to fight toothfish pirates

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 19:58:04 GMT by Lucy Brake

The illegal trade of Patagonian Toothfish is a major global industry; now the latest measure in fighting the toothfish pirates is being put in place. In the past, authorities have undertaken marathon chases of toothfish pirates across territorial waters often ending without any prosecution.

International community to fight toothfish pirates

 European Union stepping up the fight against shark finning

European Union stepping up the fight against shark finning

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:10:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

The European Commission has announced that they plan to totally remove shark finning from EU waters, and prohibit EU fishing vessels from shark finning anywhere in the world.

European Union stepping up the fight against shark finning

Past decade sees over 1000 tigers killed in continued illegal trade

Past decade sees over 1000 tigers killed in continued illegal trade

Posted Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray

More than 1000 tigers have been reduced to skin and bone in continued illegal trade over the last decade according to Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring organisation. Their report was released on the eve of a tiger summit to be hosted by Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg next week which will be attended by representatives from all tiger range countries.

Past decade sees over 1000 tigers killed in continued illegal trade

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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

Satao, the elephant king, is killed

Posted Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:10:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Virunga National Park safe - for now

Posted Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:31:26 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Quoll story will unveil all marsupial ills?

Posted Sat, 31 May 2014 09:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

New 'distance to extinction' index could sharpen conservation focus

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

Prince Charles calls for more sustainable fishing

Posted Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:53:25 GMT by Linden Volsun

WWF and Small-scale fishers adopt sustainable fishing in the Coral Triangle

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:27:00 GMT by Brooke Janssens

'Happy Feet' goes online for Antarctic return

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

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

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

Act on rhino horn demand WWF tells Asian governments

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:01:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Environmentalists believe sanctuary failing to protect polar bears

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

Atlantic sharks in deep trouble

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

Sharks swim in safety, in The Bahamas at least

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:09:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A small pocket of conservation in Iran

Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 04:09:00 GMT by JW Dowey