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Fish in troubled waters with 30 species endangered

Fish in troubled waters with 30 species endangered

Posted Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:53:56 GMT by Paromita Pain

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has done an assessment of India's freshwater biodiversity after 13 years. It has included 30 fish species in the Western Ghats in its critically endangered list.

Fish in troubled waters with 30 species endangered

Northern Marianas leads Pacific Islands in fight against shark finners

Northern Marianas leads Pacific Islands in fight against shark finners

Posted Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:51:09 GMT by Lucy Brake

In a bold move, the Senate of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has voted to prohibit all shark finning in its waters. Sharks living in the ocean around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) have suffered from intense overfishing and poaching for their valuable fins. Sharks in particular are vulnerable to illegal fishing because, as a species, they reproduce very slowly.

Northern Marianas leads Pacific Islands in fight against shark finners

Advocacy group in Australia calls for global boycott of bluefin tuna

Advocacy group in Australia calls for global boycott of bluefin tuna

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:22:06 GMT by Lucy Brake

The Centre for Biological Diversity in Australia has appealed to the world to boycott bluefin tuna sold in sushi restaurants and in just over a week they already have 20,000 signatures from 91 countries. The price of bluefin tuna has soared this year to over US$170,000 for just one fish. This has created a significant increase in illegal bluefin tuna fishing and as a result there are now grave concerns that the bluefin tuna population is close to extinction.

Advocacy group in Australia calls for global boycott of bluefin tuna

Rewards offered for information leading to conviction of seal killers

Rewards offered for information leading to conviction of seal killers

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:34:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Horrified by the appalling bashing of 23 fur seals in New Zealand last week, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has joined a number of groups offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

Rewards offered for information leading to conviction of seal killers

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

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Forest lives are changing, with combined human/insect threats.

Posted Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:10:01 GMT by JW. Dowey

The North Sea totally explored (twice) by OCEANA.

Posted Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Extinction or habitat management - the stark choice.

Posted Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dingo rules - both kangaroos and nutrient supplies.

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 09:39:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Thai tigers survive and breed in the wild.

Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Hedgehogs mirror wildlife problems around the world.

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Primates matter, and this is why!

Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:15:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

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

Osa Peninsula - The most biologically intense place on earth

Posted Tue, 29 May 2012 11:27:12 GMT by Nick St Clair

Good news for newts' DNA

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

World Rhino Day 2011 coming - get ready to blow your horns for rhinos!

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:20:33 GMT by Martin Leggett

Pangolin Paradise in Vietnam

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

Spoon-billed Sandpipers Star at Slimbridge

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:21:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Snow leopard genetics

Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2011 20:10:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Critically Endangered species given boost by new study

Posted Tue, 17 May 2011 21:08:21 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Deep sea rules being ignored say reports

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

Macaque monkeys on Mauritius, a sad monkey's tale

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mel Gibson battles to save the rainforest

Posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:55:00 GMT by Louise Saunders