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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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Ant eater lovers wanted

Posted Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Diverse worlds of animals and plants disappearing

Posted Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Gorillas see tourists by appointment

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

Sea change in Europe is slow

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

Satao, the elephant king, is killed

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

Virunga National Park safe - for now

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

Quoll story will unveil all marsupial ills?

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

Rare crocodile increasing with grassroots conservation

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

Whitley Wonders in Haiti and Ecuador (Awards)

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

Orcas' Hebridean overture

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

Mapping mangroves aids conservation of valuable habitats

Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:21:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Sea Shepherd attacks Japanese whalers with 'Godzilla'

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 11:45:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Tiger's death highlights concerns

Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:51:00 GMT by John Dean

Albatross deaths from longline fishing higher than thought

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 17:25:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

US landowners key to wildlife projects

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:28:00 GMT by John Dean

Save the old men of the forest to house the forest's young

Posted Sun, 19 Jun 2011 14:24:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Reserves alone cannot stop biodiversity collapse

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:34:37 GMT by Martin Leggett

Latest State of Observed Species (SOS) report published

Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:26:52 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Save horseshoe crabs to save the red knot argues scientist

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:19:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Experts argue over future of 'Happy Feet' penguin

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:25:00 GMT by Laura Brown