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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

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

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The Casper octopus thrives in the deep sea, but exploiters are threatening

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:05:00 GMT by JW Dowey

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

Kill ship speed not whales, say wildlife conservation groups

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 15:07:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Atlantic Seabirds get FAME

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 19:55:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Sea Shepherd attacks Japanese whalers with 'Godzilla'

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

Holidaymakers can help conserve leatherback turtles

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:50:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

US celebrates American Eagle Day

Posted Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:16:56 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Trading the whale-hunt to save the whale - A whale quota system?

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:27:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

You shall have a (very little) fishy.

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

Does de-extinction stink?

Posted Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:26:30 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ile aux Aigrettes rewilding experiment reports success

Posted Sun, 01 May 2011 08:26:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Shark finning in the EU

Posted Mon, 24 Sep 2012 06:11:23 GMT by Dave Armstrong