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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?

Cheetah's 'conserved' by dogs

Cheetah's 'conserved' by dogs

Posted Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:28:00 GMT by JW Dowey

When you next plan to attack a herd of goats, it would be wise, if you were a predator, to check if a giant guardian is with them.

Cheetah's 'conserved' by dogs

Bluefin tuna - the end?

Bluefin tuna - the end?

Posted Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:02:45 GMT by JW Dowey

When we assess the ways in which bluefin tuna have been treated over the past two decades, there will be a need to apply the hard lessons of failure and irresponsible fishing.

Bluefin tuna - the end?

Kemp's Ridley turtles saved by science?

Kemp's Ridley turtles saved by science?

Posted Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:27:56 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Evidence is needed for the survival of many critically endangered animals when they disappear from our sight and reappear many years later in situations such as the open ocean or the dense tropical forests. Conservationists desperately need to know how they can be helped through their young stages and brought back from the brink of extinction.

Kemp's Ridley turtles saved by science?

Hedgehogs, gardens and general conservation in the urban environment

Hedgehogs, gardens and general conservation in the urban environment

Posted Tue, 13 Aug 2013 07:44:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The hedgehog species are found in Eurasia and Africa, all following the basic body plan of protective prickles and an insectivorous diet. The protection they need from predation sometimes seems to be mainly from traffic, but badgers and others do affect their distribution.

Hedgehogs, gardens and general conservation in the urban environment

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Rare Rainforest Trees assume Great Importance.

Posted Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:39:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Jumby hawksbills enjoy their beach

Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:14:25 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cuban crocodile gets a lift !

Posted Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:22:41 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The future of Australia's conservation efforts?

Posted Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:36:17 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New monkeys, same old monkeying-around with forests.

Posted Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Where have all the forests gone?

Posted Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pangolin conservation corrupted/immense losses explained.

Posted Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:35:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Spider monkey Valentine that you can help.

Posted Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:16:41 GMT by Paul Robinson

Baby elephants go on holiday to China!

Posted Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Poaching tigers, and all the rest!

Posted Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:20:35 GMT by JW Dowey