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Chitwan shines, but the railway threatens

Chitwan shines, but the railway threatens

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

International pressure on African, South American and now Asian nations is growing so that we can retain the prime heritage of biodiverse reserves within each country. Without them, the future is bleak for both species and the industry that relies on natural resources being kept in place. It is simply foolish to destroy what you have for short-term gains. There is a future that has to be considered-something we have rarely done in the past.

Chitwan shines, but the railway threatens

Dodo relative lives, but only just!

Dodo relative lives, but only just!

Posted Sat, 25 Jan 2014 10:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The little dodo is a LARGE pigeon endemic to Samoa, where its toothed beak lets it rip into the fruits of a tree in the mahogany family. It hasn’t been studied scientifically and none are in captivity, so the outlook could be even bleaker than these population estimates suggest!

Dodo relative lives, but only just!

Riverside vegetation and favoured birds

Riverside vegetation and favoured birds

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

Ways to improve our environment vary from cutting everything down to leaving corridors for animals and plants to penetrate. This study recommends really trying to encourage riverside vegetation. It achieves the complexity that we miss so often in anthropogenic landscapes.

Riverside vegetation and favoured birds

Lions in deep trouble

Lions in deep trouble

Posted Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How long before we join up the dots and realise that invertebrates, well-known species and the forests and savannah themselves are all going away from us? It's not only the rhino and the elephant that are suffering badly. The same poachers are also causing African catastrophes in many other locations. Help is needed from all of us.

Lions in deep trouble

The Wolf Renaissance

The Wolf Renaissance

Posted Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:56:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Many carnivores are in trouble, especially in the oceans and the urban areas of Europe and Asia. The ancestor of our domestic dog is one species that does seem able to bounce back, given some reasonable conditions of a little wilderness and a plentiful supply of deer herds. Good luck, Bouncer!

The Wolf Renaissance

Turtle conservators needed (we mean you)

Turtle conservators needed (we mean you)

Posted Sun, 15 Dec 2013 16:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Protected as they are by soft, hard or leathery shells, you would expect one of our most ancient vertebrates to be safer. But no. The turtles (and the tortoises) are among the most likely to disappear for ever, after 65 million years, at least, on earth. They need help, but quickly, just like many more iconic and obvious species.

Turtle conservators needed (we mean you)

Records of recent conservation in America

Records of recent conservation in America

Posted Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:49:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The empty wildernesses are filling up with corn monoculture once again. The US record for conservation has been good recently, with iconic species saved, but with low human populations, the wolf, the bear and the tiny members of food webs should be able to rest easy in large stretches of their habitat with great National Parks set aside exclusively for them.

Records of recent conservation in America

Tuna need conservation-what do Fisheries Commissions do?

Tuna need conservation-what do Fisheries Commissions do?

Posted Sat, 07 Dec 2013 11:59:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

With populations in the Atlantic very low, the bulk of the Japanese expensive taste for tuna is catered for in the distant Pacific islands. The need is to regulate these small ports and stop the rot before 2 more species become simply another gap in the ecosystem.

Tuna need conservation-what do Fisheries Commissions do?

IUCN Endangered List Latest

IUCN Endangered List Latest

Posted Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:20:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The wonder of a beautiful sea “monster” is never lost, but while some species like the great leatherback turtle have varying fortunes, many birds and others are in the process of disappearing for ever.

IUCN Endangered List Latest

Superman releases turtle after plastic ingestion.

Superman releases turtle after plastic ingestion.

Posted Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:02:39 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Yet again, the Hainan group of seaturtles911 get a recovered turtle into the sea, after she was found emaciated and hungry in the Pacific. Finally we get up-to-date with these busy conservationists.

Superman releases turtle after plastic ingestion.

Straight from the turtle's mouth

Straight from the turtle's mouth

Posted Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:00:38 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The golfing fraternity and sorority have joined forces with Seaturtles911 to put back a little of that we have taken, in the case of hawksbills and green turtles. It’s about time that sport generally associated itself with clean water and pristine environment, without destroying any useful habitats for rare species.

Straight from the turtle's mouth

The conservation - or extinction, of little-known Asian mammals

The conservation - or extinction, of little-known Asian mammals

Posted Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:07:51 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mammals survive only in habitats that we keep safe. In Asia, Africa and South America, the final discoveries are being made of almost extinct species, but they won't last long! We have reached the end of jungle, the loss of true discovery, but there is a possibility we can maintain our wonder at these individuals with adaptations to the forest that belong in our ancestors’ dreams.

The conservation - or extinction, of little-known Asian mammals

Rate of deforestation increases in the Amazon and elsewhere

Rate of deforestation increases in the Amazon and elsewhere

Posted Sun, 17 Nov 2013 08:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

What can we do, miles away from the beautiful forests that are being torn down, as we watch on satellite. The argument that some countries gambled with their own forests centuries ago is irrelevant, as wooden ships are no longer tools of warfare and sheer greed drives these loggers on to final destruction of whole systems.

Rate of deforestation increases in the Amazon and elsewhere

Losing Our Grizzly Bears: the fall of the wild

Losing Our Grizzly Bears: the fall of the wild

Posted Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:55:00 GMT by Chris Nunnally

The grizzly bear, Ursus arctos, with 3 American subspecies, is one of the last symbols of wilderness remaining in North America. Already in danger from a failing habitat, the grizzly now faces its potential demise at the hands of political ladder-climbing. Will we act in time to preserve the species or allow this majestic and misunderstood creature to fade into the annals of history?

Losing Our Grizzly Bears: the fall of the wild

Gorillas and Attenborough

Gorillas and Attenborough

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

Do we help the gorillas and the great fauna of Africa as profit and greed take them all from us? This is an appeal from the very top to help the famed mountain gorilla, one of the 2 eastern sub-species and the best known.

Gorillas and Attenborough

Wedgies rule Australia and, separately, Tasmania

Wedgies rule Australia and, separately, Tasmania

Posted Wed, 30 Oct 2013 07:39:09 GMT by Paul Robinson

The Aquila genus is normally successful wherever it roams, but there is some doubt about fitness in a quite recent colonisation of Tasmania by a sub-species. Learning more about such gene flow is critical to all conservation.

Wedgies rule Australia and, separately, Tasmania

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Conservation and Reintroductions

Posted Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

You shall have a (very little) fishy.

Posted Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International cooperation can create recovery from the Aral Sea disaster

Posted Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

The Leatherback Strikes Back

Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:26:16 GMT by Paul Robinson

International deal on whale sanctuaries

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:20:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

New sanctuaries for rare freshwater dolphins in Asia

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:54:35 GMT by Adrian Bishop

How ocean acidification is affecting coral reef ecosystems

Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:33:00 GMT by James Mathews

Hand over forests for better management

Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:44:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Lost Years of Leatherback Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 01:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Controversial hunting restrictions on New York deer

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:19:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Environmentalists believe sanctuary failing to protect polar bears

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

Heat is on for salamanders

Posted Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:59:38 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Last ditch attempt to save the spoon-billed sandpiper

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 03:00:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry