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Kemp's Ridley turtles saved by science?

Kemp's Ridley turtles saved by science?

Posted Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:27:56 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Evidence is needed for the survival of many critically endangered animals when they disappear from our sight and reappear many years later in situations such as the open ocean or the dense tropical forests. Conservationists desperately need to know how they can be helped through their young stages and brought back from the brink of extinction.

Kemp's Ridley turtles saved by science?

Hedgehogs, gardens and general conservation in the urban environment

Hedgehogs, gardens and general conservation in the urban environment

Posted Tue, 13 Aug 2013 07:44:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The hedgehog species are found in Eurasia and Africa, all following the basic body plan of protective prickles and an insectivorous diet. The protection they need from predation sometimes seems to be mainly from traffic, but badgers and others do affect their distribution.

Hedgehogs, gardens and general conservation in the urban environment

Cull or cure? bovine TB and badgers

Cull or cure? bovine TB and badgers

Posted Wed, 07 Aug 2013 10:25:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Will the English badger cull be extended? Will the pilot cull succeed? Why are the EU banning the vaccine? The answers are provided by the authors of a new research paper.

Cull or cure? bovine TB and badgers

Tigers on a forest corridor

Tigers on a forest corridor

Posted Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:24:04 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How has the gene pool of Indian tigers survived the excesses of human over-population and hunting over the centuries? The answer is in this paper.

Tigers on a forest corridor

Fish stocks ready to recolonise the NE Atlantic?

Fish stocks ready to recolonise the NE Atlantic?

Posted Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:04:31 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The fate of most species of fish within the European zone of influence seems to be improved, although cod could still have a problem recovering from their extremely low levels in many parts of the NE. Atlantic.

Fish stocks ready to recolonise the NE Atlantic?

Broad Coalition Supports Recovery of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Broad Coalition Supports Recovery of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Posted Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:20:33 GMT by Natalie Hummel

Western Atlantic bluefin tuna numbers are severely depleted. Bluefin tuna have been overfished for decades due to its popularity in sushi delicacies.

Broad Coalition Supports Recovery of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Catshark kittens on a Scottish reef

Catshark kittens on a Scottish reef

Posted Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:29:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Off the coast of Scotland are northern coral reefs that have now been discovered to be the nurseries of catsharks. Scottish scientists are now hoping to protect these precious areas as reserves, with only line fishermen allowed.

Catshark kittens on a Scottish reef

Para La Tierra fights back

Para La Tierra fights back

Posted Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:46:07 GMT by Joseph Sarvary

The neglected ecosystems within Paraguay include the fantastic Atlantic Forest and valuable savannah lands, host to so many rare and unknown species of all phyla. This account reverses the recent trend of ignoring everything outside of the famous Amazon.

Para La Tierra fights back

Shark Stewards Project Report

Shark Stewards Project Report

Posted Sat, 15 Jun 2013 07:10:08 GMT by David McGuire

David McGuire of Shark Stewards gives his account of the state of the shark nation and insight into the diabolical shark finning trade. It's great to have personal accounts of the real animal in its element, the open ocean.

Shark Stewards Project Report

Fisheries Reform (fish) School!

Fisheries Reform (fish) School!

Posted Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:53:19 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The sad situation regarding fish in fished-out Europe is showing a glimmer of light, though unemployed fishermen in economically-struggling areas will not easily take the bitter pill. We can only hope that logic wins, for once.

Fisheries Reform (fish) School!

More or less protection for forests in Indonesia?

More or less protection for forests in Indonesia?

Posted Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:25:40 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We have faced many losses of rainforest. To dispossess these rare species and many peoples who are rooted in their own island lands is undoubtedly the worst loss ever seen, or likely to be seen.

More or less protection for forests in Indonesia?

Eels, Alps and Trees

Eels, Alps and Trees

Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 16:40:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The ways of the world mean we lose rare species frequently these days. What we haven’t so far realised is they are the very plants and animals that keep us going!

Eels, Alps and Trees

Tiger Conservation is an Issue

Tiger Conservation is an Issue

Posted Mon, 27 May 2013 13:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

When conservation issues are discussed, it's usually the tiger that gets the most attention. This is not helping the conservation of most sub-species, as aspects of its criminal poaching cause further decline.

Tiger Conservation is an Issue

Pangolin Paradise in Vietnam

Pangolin Paradise in Vietnam

Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 09:41:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When Chinese people eat scales of pangolins, they are destroying several species of a unique and precious mammal in the forest food web. Vietnam has begun the slow process of re-education and also getting the animals back into a depleted number of habitats.

Pangolin Paradise in Vietnam

Maps of the rare and unusual

Maps of the rare and unusual

Posted Sat, 18 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The protection of our fauna and flora is becoming one of the most important tasks of this generation, as more and more become endangered by human greed. Politics is part of the answer but initiatives such as those of the ZSL have a great part to play.

Maps of the rare and unusual

Tiger, tiger, burning less bright

Tiger, tiger, burning less bright

Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 12:40:29 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Indian tiger is the largest population remaining today. It is in deep trouble, like many others, because genetic isolation is taking place. One ray of hope is some increase in variation, but this could be a fault due to sampling.

Tiger, tiger, burning less bright

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Anti-poaching drones: the answer!

Posted Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:40:02 GMT by Julie Cook

Green turtles need help

Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Stork Renaissance

Posted Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:35:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Good news for newts' DNA

Posted Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:00:00 GMT by Penny Bunting

Camels lynx and eagles invade?

Posted Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Greening our oceans?

Posted Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Simply red (squirrel) is better

Posted Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Condors are in California, but for how long?

Posted Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:29:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Save the Congo chimpanzee!

Posted Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Chitwan shines, but the railway threatens

Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 07:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The role of what we eat on turtle conservation

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:50:00 GMT by Natalie Hummel

International Day of Forests

Posted Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:29:00 GMT by Michael Evans

King Penguin Genetic Diversity Recovers on Macquarie Island

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:22:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Deep sea rules being ignored say reports

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Greenpeace: Oceans Still in Peril, Hope on the Horizon

Posted Sat, 16 Apr 2011 09:16:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Extensive shark sanctuary declared for an Indonesian island

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

Diagnosing Coral Reef Diseases

Posted Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:10:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Five Lost Frogs Rediscovered

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:55:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Practical Tips for Water Conservation

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

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

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