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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

Conservation and sport help turtles

Conservation and sport help turtles

Posted Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New methods of promoting conservation are very much needed, as turtles approach extinction for some species. The golfers are among those who could easily give a lead in helping out endangered animals, or even those plants on the links!

Conservation and sport help turtles

Summer holiday for whales - in the North Sea!

Summer holiday for whales - in the North Sea!

Posted Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:05:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

When good figures appear in reports, we tend to forget about needless slaughter of whales in places such as Iceland and Japan. However, we can never forget the inability to change and the refusal to accept other people’s opinions.

Summer holiday for whales - in the North Sea!

Zoos for the endangered and even extinct?

Zoos for the endangered and even extinct?

Posted Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:53:14 GMT by Dave Armstrong

All over the world, big city zoos are trying to maintain habitats for their ecological opposite. Will this be the future function for these institutions?

Zoos for the endangered and even extinct?

Oil threat to Virunga National Park

Oil threat to Virunga National Park

Posted Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

When oil money contaminates Africa, it has produced no improvement in the lot of local people. In perhaps the most spectacular of wildlife 'locations' on earth, it is time to draw the line and pull out all the stops that conservation has.

Oil threat to Virunga National Park

Romanian reptiles rule their ''hotspots''

Romanian reptiles rule their ''hotspots''

Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:08:04 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Romania isn’t the first country in the EU to come to mind for conservation, but they are extremely rich in species, habitats and environment. Ask the reptiles!

Romanian reptiles rule their ''hotspots''

A small pocket of conservation in Iran

A small pocket of conservation in Iran

Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 04:09:00 GMT by JW Dowey

With pseudonyms because the state is still controlling them, conservation activists in “Persia” protect their bears and leopard. Much more work will keep them busy with anti-pollution measures and protecting the tiny creatures and plants that give Iran such beautiful biodiversity.

A small pocket of conservation in Iran

Tapirs losing habitat and they’re still hunted!

Tapirs losing habitat and they’re still hunted!

Posted Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:32:54 GMT by JW Dowey

Worldwide, even the obvious and large animals are in danger, never mind the tiny and inconspicuous species, such as the tapir. How on earth can we manage to restrain our own species from the careless and useless destruction of habitat that is the basis of almost every extinction?

Tapirs losing habitat and they’re still hunted!

The extinction of mammals

The extinction of mammals

Posted Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:26:22 GMT by Dave Armstrong

This lake will become a great tourist attraction with its unbeatable karst scenery, but at what cost do we develop for tourists, losing even mammal biodiversity.

The extinction of mammals

The Wilding of Europe

The Wilding of Europe

Posted Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:48:24 GMT by Dave Armstrong

There is a need to celebrate some of our successes in conservation, and perhaps our most needy continent in terms of loss of historic niches, is Europe. This document, prepared for an October conference is a great achievement in itself, as well as that of all of those past and present conservationists who had enough foresight to get out and do this!

The Wilding of Europe

Stoat invasion

Stoat invasion

Posted Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:28:54 GMT by Paul Robinson

We took the rabbit; we took the stoat, against advice. Now the native species of New Zealand struggle for their very existence against an alien set of invasions.

Stoat invasion

Indonesia to deport Ford?

Indonesia to deport Ford?

Posted Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:51:36 GMT by Colin Ricketts

When people get involved with such an emotional issue as our environment, it is perhaps permissible to become heated, but you have to be deeply involved to make judgements on people sitting next to you.

Indonesia to deport Ford?

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Hatching Giants on Galapagos!

Posted Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Wolfing it in Oregon

Posted Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:41:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Can we afford extinction, or conservation?

Posted Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:48:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Humpbacks Come Back

Posted Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:55:54 GMT by JW Dowey

Sentinels for our distant past in Andamans?

Posted Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:18:01 GMT by JW Dowey

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

Otters are the comeback kings

Posted Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:57:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Chile latest country to act on shark fin toll

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Whaling fleet prevented from refueling as the fight for whales heats up

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 09:35:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Are efficient stoves the way to halt deforestation?

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2011 09:07:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Project AWARE: Active in the oceans of the world

Posted Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:02:55 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Year of the Rhino declared

Posted Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:31:59 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Snow leopard genetics

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

Deep sea rules being ignored say reports

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

Is Brazil's Cerrado the ''ugly duckling'' of conservation?

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:09:00 GMT by Laura Brown

International deal on whale sanctuaries

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