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Gorillas see tourists by appointment

Gorillas see tourists by appointment

Posted Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:39:00 GMT by JW Dowey

We need to help critically endangered species urgently.One of the most deserving and endearing is the mountain gorilla, although a real choice would be near-impossible. In Bwindi, the organisation-level is ensuring a growing population, so investment as a tourist seems one of the better prospects, given the difficulties many other species face. In some cases, your visit could conceivably cause their extinction!

Gorillas see tourists by appointment

Sea change in Europe is slow

Sea change in Europe is slow

Posted Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

We suffer from poisoning of our marine life with substances such as mercury, but there is also the problem that there are few left. Conservation of the little we have left in populated coastal areas is now essential, but governments still drag their feet.

Sea change in Europe is slow

Satao, the elephant king, is killed

Satao, the elephant king, is killed

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

Why should we mourn an African elephant? Maybe because they mourn their own dead. Or better, because the environments of Africa today contains a mere 10,000, reducing annually by a massive number. The Chinese have to stop their trade in many countries and we have to fight for our elephants very hard. Otherwise, all 3 species will be extinct, like the mammoths.

Satao, the elephant king, is killed

Virunga National Park safe - for now

Virunga National Park safe - for now

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

We have one success with one of the most important wildlife sites on earth. Let’s move on from the Virunga with more knowledgeable executives and more support generally for these rich habitats that are now so few in number.

Virunga National Park safe - for now

Quoll story will unveil all marsupial ills?

Quoll story will unveil all marsupial ills?

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

We have problems with rare mammals everywhere, but to lose more of the precious faunal elements of the Australian bush amounts to an almost criminal lack of worldwide responsibility. The marsupials and monotremes do live in the Americas and New Guinea east of the Wallace Line, so their fascinating evolution and divergences can be discovered too.

Quoll story will unveil all marsupial ills?

Rare crocodile increasing with grassroots conservation

Rare crocodile increasing with grassroots conservation

Posted Tue, 13 May 2014 14:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The rare animals of this word need government legal protection and local people involved in their conservation and that of their habitats. Tourism is only one of the benefits that comes from successful work, there’s also the huge pride in being the only people to have such a beast!

Rare crocodile increasing with grassroots conservation

Whitley Wonders in Haiti and Ecuador	(Awards)

Whitley Wonders in Haiti and Ecuador (Awards)

Posted Sat, 10 May 2014 11:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The only way to fight the greed and the land-grabbing of large corporations and governments is to enlist local people to educate, to work and to succeed in encouraging others to conserve and use natural resources is sustainable ways. One ray of light is the annual awards of the Whitley Awards

Whitley Wonders in Haiti and Ecuador (Awards)

Orcas' Hebridean overture

Orcas' Hebridean overture

Posted Wed, 07 May 2014 07:43:00 GMT by Penny Bunting

In the summer to come, the Hebrides are host to their 9 newly-discovered killer whales. Accompanying them is the Silurian, a magnificent research vessel equipped with specialist equipment to follow the 24 species of whales found off the west coast of Scotland.

Orcas' Hebridean overture

Pacific conservation resurgence

Pacific conservation resurgence

Posted Tue, 06 May 2014 11:05:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

At last, the Pacific is being reconverted from a plastic waste dump into the original coral island ecosystem we all know it deserves to be. Wake up, the rest of Oceania, and take part in the big oceanscape they are planning in the western ocean.

Pacific conservation resurgence

Rainforest conservation success, so far

Rainforest conservation success, so far

Posted Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:32:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

What would you do with Indonesia? All the forest is threatened and multi-nationals insist on logging on. Except for one, that is, and now will they all perform an about-turn and conserve our rainforest species, habitats and futures?

Rainforest conservation success, so far

Poaching in Kenya to end?

Poaching in Kenya to end?

Posted Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:26:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Want to protect rhino and elephant? Put your money into drone surveillance and we'll see how many poachers we can catch in Kenya. Trouble is, the Far East may get their supplies elsewhere.

Poaching in Kenya to end?

Sustainability of land use, or lack of it

Sustainability of land use, or lack of it

Posted Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Luc Gnacadja has presented us with a striking and memorable picture of land as we know it, have known and will know it. Agencies and government can argue, but the future is more important than they are. Heeding good advice is the key to slowing this precipitous collapse of our forest areas, soils and agriculture.

Sustainability of land use, or lack of it

Anti-poaching drones: the answer!

Anti-poaching drones: the answer!

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

How will we prevent the Chinese and other poaching gangs from continuing their greedy and bloodthirsty crimes? The use of military units has already proved useful and suitably adverse conditions for the cowardly crime. Now a semi-permanent eye in the sky will obviously enable more efficient use of rangers and prevent their deaths!

Anti-poaching drones: the answer!

Green turtles need help

Green turtles need help

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

How to provide for indigenous and other peoples with a rare animal as a food source and sustain their diet? (As well as make sure we don’t have another extinction on our hands). A scientific approach is required in the Caribbean, where little seems to be going well in some countries, while others conserve their fauna and flora to make large profits from tourism.

Green turtles need help

Stork Renaissance

Stork Renaissance

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

Stalking the fabulous stork in Britain has been a forlorn experience for a long time. Vagrants and margarine have been the only possibilities, but with a little help from their friends, 2 individuals have literally set up home on a Norfolk chimney and seem primed to produce more 2-meter wing-spanned aliens. These effects of global warming are welcome, perhaps they will recognise the current Sahara sand covering the east of England.

Stork Renaissance

Good news for newts' DNA

Good news for newts' DNA

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

Even the tiniest larva of the threatened Triturus cristatus, (great crested newt) can be detected with eDNA techniques. With this eye-opening research, the smallest invertebrates can be quickly assessed too, giving us great insight into current situations of species.

Good news for newts' DNA

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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

The GBR in black or white: coral bleaching or coal dust?

Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 09:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Diversity of camels conserved for 3000 years.

Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 10:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Islands and their biodiversity

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Feed the birds, but what about vultures?

Posted Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:30:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Dolphin calves born in the Mekong

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:40:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

World Heritage sites in danger

Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2011 20:09:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Ile aux Aigrettes rewilding experiment reports success

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

An otter's tale

Posted Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The New Billion Dollar Market - Coral Reef Conservation

Posted Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:30:00 GMT by Sarah Wilson

Britain's Mistletoe Under Threat

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Camera traps puts animal conservation in the picture

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:27:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Some loggerhead turtle populations downgraded to endangered status

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 05:19:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

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

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

Sturgeon survives, but not for long, it seems

Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:17:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Antarctic penguins in trouble due to climate change

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray