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The Moonbird

The Moonbird

Posted Sat, 27 Apr 2013 06:29:10 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The knot, Calidris canutus, is probably named after King Canute, as he couldn't turn back the tide of human encroachment either! It has one of the longest known sets of migration routes.

The Moonbird

The Leatherback Strikes Back

The Leatherback Strikes Back

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

In Puerto Rico, near one of the leatherback turtles nesting areas in the southern Caribbean and northern South America, the conservation battle has raged long and often.

The Leatherback Strikes Back

The Terrible Turtle Trade in Indonesia

The Terrible Turtle Trade in Indonesia

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:07:20 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The illegal trade in endangered freshwater turtles. The pig nosed turtle is unique, its facial features add to its desirability for 'so-called' enthusiasts.

The Terrible Turtle Trade in Indonesia

Forest Elephants Disappear as We Watch

Forest Elephants Disappear as We Watch

Posted Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:42:39 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Forest Elephant numbers have fallen by 62% in just over a decade, mainly due to increased poaching, driven by the demand and rising price of ivory. 30% of the forest elephants' range has also been lost in the same period.

Forest Elephants Disappear as We Watch

Does de-extinction stink?

Does de-extinction stink?

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

Whether mammoth or tiger sub-species, mouse or marsupial, there are many arguments for 'de-extinction, or 'bringing back' species that have slipped through the net of conservationists.

Does de-extinction stink?

International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests

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

The livelihoods of more than 1.6 billion people depend on forests. Not only that, but around 300 million people actually live in forests and these are often among the world's poorest people. Industry that depends on forest production is a source of economic growth and employment, with the annual global trade estimated at $327 billion. It is estimated that an area approximately the size of England is lost each year as a result of deforestation. In November 2012 the U N General Assembly Second Committee had passed a resolution designating 21st March the International Day of Forests.

International Day of Forests

The Ochre Dingo

The Ochre Dingo

Posted Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:14:52 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Ochre Project aims to save and protect the dingo. The wolf-dog complex that produced our canine domestics also produced an Australasian and Asian sub-species, Canis lupus dingo, associated with the early human ingress to the region around 5000 years ago and the continent of Australia itself.

The Ochre Dingo

From rabbiting to killer shrimps: IAS (Part II) in detail

From rabbiting to killer shrimps: IAS (Part II) in detail

Posted Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:13:48 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Part II of the impact invasive alien species have on ecosystems and biodiversity. The modern ecologist calls rabbits an IAS, but European scientists have started counting the cost of all of their aliens and invaders.

From rabbiting to killer shrimps: IAS (Part II) in detail

IAS lose us ecosystems and biodiversity

IAS lose us ecosystems and biodiversity

Posted Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Research into invasive species and their impact on ecosystems and biodiversity. An IAS is an Invasive Alien Species, whether human-directed or not, whether plant or animal, or the disease/parasites they carry.

IAS lose us ecosystems and biodiversity

Reptiles finished off by habitat loss and so-called 'harvesting'

Reptiles finished off by habitat loss and so-called 'harvesting'

Posted Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:44:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Zoological Society of London, in collaboration with the essential International Union for the Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission, have consulted 200 relevant experts. They have compiled the essentials for reptilian species risks. The findings: 19% are at risk of total extinction!

Reptiles finished off by habitat loss and so-called 'harvesting'

World Wetlands Day - 2nd February

World Wetlands Day - 2nd February

Posted Sat, 02 Feb 2013 11:21:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Wetlands are vital elements of the environment and the world's ecosystems, but they are under threat from human interference. The Ramsar Agreement of 1971 was a commitment signed by 21 nations who were anxious to preserve and conserve wetlands. This number has now risen to 163 nations. World Wetlands Day was established in 1997 and the theme for 2013 is "Wetlands and Water Management".

World Wetlands Day - 2nd February

Dolphin in deadly race to survive

Dolphin in deadly race to survive

Posted Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:35:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Hector's dolphins off New Zealand are being caught in gill nets used by trawlers fishing illegally inside a sanctuary.

Dolphin in deadly race to survive

What is Happening to the Elephants?

What is Happening to the Elephants?

Posted Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:48:11 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The established practice of Asian-inspired poaching of African and other elephants has had a terrible impact on populations everywhere.

What is Happening to the Elephants?

The South Island Robin survives much better now

The South Island Robin survives much better now

Posted Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:17:36 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The South Island and North Island robins of New Zealand are small birds that evolved from Australian ancestors when they reached the distant islands.

The South Island Robin survives much better now

Conservationists celebrate increase in mountain gorilla numbers

Conservationists celebrate increase in mountain gorilla numbers

Posted Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:45:20 GMT by David Hewitt

The world population of mountain gorillas has increased to 880 individuals, according to the latest census data released by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Conservationists celebrate increase in mountain gorilla numbers

An otter's tale

An otter's tale

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

The meat-eaters are an order of mammals with seven families. Among those, the otters are one of the five groups of the mustelid family.

An otter's tale

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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

Dodo relative lives, but only just!

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

Riverside vegetation and favoured birds

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

International Whaling Commission 2011 annual meeting assessment

Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:09:00 GMT by John Dean

Bees Need Pods

Posted Tue, 17 May 2011 16:57:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Fish stocks ready to recolonise the NE Atlantic?

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

The Battle of the Biomes

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2011 13:14:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Zoos being urged to breed endangered species

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:49:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Shark finning in the EU

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

Pacific conservation measures for bigeye tuna are urgently needed

Posted Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:15:12 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Forest charity slams high speed rail plans

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The New Billion Dollar Market - Coral Reef Conservation

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

Record illegal ivory seizures in 2011

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 02:50:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop