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Maps of the rare and unusual

Maps of the rare and unusual

Posted Sat, 18 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The protection of our fauna and flora is becoming one of the most important tasks of this generation, as more and more become endangered by human greed. Politics is part of the answer but initiatives such as those of the ZSL have a great part to play.

Maps of the rare and unusual

Tiger, tiger, burning less bright

Tiger, tiger, burning less bright

Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 12:40:29 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Indian tiger is the largest population remaining today. It is in deep trouble, like many others, because genetic isolation is taking place. One ray of hope is some increase in variation, but this could be a fault due to sampling.

Tiger, tiger, burning less bright

Pyros, the ursine romeo of the Pyrenees

Pyros, the ursine romeo of the Pyrenees

Posted Sun, 12 May 2013 18:21:54 GMT by JW Dowey

When it comes to bears, it's possible that one male will often father many of the cubs in an area. This bear shows us this is indeed possible, and could be true for several species with limited distribution possibilities.

Pyros, the ursine romeo of the Pyrenees

Dolphin ecology from the inside out

Dolphin ecology from the inside out

Posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The bottlenose dolphin is the key species to check if strandings and live animals have different stomach contents. This study confirms they have not, which leaves the field clear for extremely valuable research on rare species.

Dolphin ecology from the inside out

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

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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

Eco forestry rewards scheme 'hits problems'

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:58:51 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Shark finning in the EU

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

Protected species found on sale in Thai markets

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:22:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Coyote cross breeding threatens wolf survival

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:21:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Elephant Killing Causes Internet Controversy

Posted Tue, 05 Apr 2011 18:07:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Holidaymakers can help conserve leatherback turtles

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:50:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists injured in clash with Yushin Maru No 2

Posted Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:57:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Whitley Wonders in Haiti and Ecuador (Awards)

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

World Oceans Day 2012

Posted Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:21:25 GMT by Michael Evans

US landowners key to wildlife projects

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