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Riverside vegetation and favoured birds

Riverside vegetation and favoured birds

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

Ways to improve our environment vary from cutting everything down to leaving corridors for animals and plants to penetrate. This study recommends really trying to encourage riverside vegetation. It achieves the complexity that we miss so often in anthropogenic landscapes.

Riverside vegetation and favoured birds

Lions in deep trouble

Lions in deep trouble

Posted Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How long before we join up the dots and realise that invertebrates, well-known species and the forests and savannah themselves are all going away from us? It's not only the rhino and the elephant that are suffering badly. The same poachers are also causing African catastrophes in many other locations. Help is needed from all of us.

Lions in deep trouble

The Wolf Renaissance

The Wolf Renaissance

Posted Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:56:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Many carnivores are in trouble, especially in the oceans and the urban areas of Europe and Asia. The ancestor of our domestic dog is one species that does seem able to bounce back, given some reasonable conditions of a little wilderness and a plentiful supply of deer herds. Good luck, Bouncer!

The Wolf Renaissance

Turtle conservators needed (we mean you)

Turtle conservators needed (we mean you)

Posted Sun, 15 Dec 2013 16:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Protected as they are by soft, hard or leathery shells, you would expect one of our most ancient vertebrates to be safer. But no. The turtles (and the tortoises) are among the most likely to disappear for ever, after 65 million years, at least, on earth. They need help, but quickly, just like many more iconic and obvious species.

Turtle conservators needed (we mean you)

Records of recent conservation in America

Records of recent conservation in America

Posted Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:49:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The empty wildernesses are filling up with corn monoculture once again. The US record for conservation has been good recently, with iconic species saved, but with low human populations, the wolf, the bear and the tiny members of food webs should be able to rest easy in large stretches of their habitat with great National Parks set aside exclusively for them.

Records of recent conservation in America

Tuna need conservation-what do Fisheries Commissions do?

Tuna need conservation-what do Fisheries Commissions do?

Posted Sat, 07 Dec 2013 11:59:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

With populations in the Atlantic very low, the bulk of the Japanese expensive taste for tuna is catered for in the distant Pacific islands. The need is to regulate these small ports and stop the rot before 2 more species become simply another gap in the ecosystem.

Tuna need conservation-what do Fisheries Commissions do?

IUCN Endangered List Latest

IUCN Endangered List Latest

Posted Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:20:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The wonder of a beautiful sea “monster” is never lost, but while some species like the great leatherback turtle have varying fortunes, many birds and others are in the process of disappearing for ever.

IUCN Endangered List Latest

Superman releases turtle after plastic ingestion.

Superman releases turtle after plastic ingestion.

Posted Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:02:39 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Yet again, the Hainan group of seaturtles911 get a recovered turtle into the sea, after she was found emaciated and hungry in the Pacific. Finally we get up-to-date with these busy conservationists.

Superman releases turtle after plastic ingestion.

Straight from the turtle's mouth

Straight from the turtle's mouth

Posted Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:00:38 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The golfing fraternity and sorority have joined forces with Seaturtles911 to put back a little of that we have taken, in the case of hawksbills and green turtles. It’s about time that sport generally associated itself with clean water and pristine environment, without destroying any useful habitats for rare species.

Straight from the turtle's mouth

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!

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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

To log or not to log: Poland’s forest legacy.

Posted Sat, 26 Mar 2016 13:15:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Helmeted hornbills lost to poaching for trinkets for China/Japan.

Posted Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

How fish may survive and even increase their populations

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:05:00 GMT by JW Dowey

New Species of Rafflesia for Philippines.

Posted Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:59:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Raven-mad or just nutcrackers: mutualism among trees and crows.

Posted Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Parrots that can't fly or breed

Posted Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Danger signals for the future of turtles

Posted Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:36:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The secret to getting up close and personal with Mountain Gorillas

Posted Fri, 25 May 2012 13:30:02 GMT by David Hewitt

Catshark kittens on a Scottish reef

Posted Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:29:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Special ELF 'mini-harpoons' to halt Caribbean Lionfish invasion

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 13:10:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

Protecting the innocent: Marshall Islands shark sanctuary

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

WWF - 50 Years of Conservation

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:07:01 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Atlantic sharks in deep trouble

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Controversial hunting restrictions on New York deer

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:19:01 GMT by Laura Brown

World Heritage sites in danger

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

Greening our oceans?

Posted Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts