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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

Cull or cure? bovine TB and badgers

Cull or cure? bovine TB and badgers

Posted Wed, 07 Aug 2013 10:25:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Will the English badger cull be extended? Will the pilot cull succeed? Why are the EU banning the vaccine? The answers are provided by the authors of a new research paper.

Cull or cure? bovine TB and badgers

Tigers on a forest corridor

Tigers on a forest corridor

Posted Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:24:04 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How has the gene pool of Indian tigers survived the excesses of human over-population and hunting over the centuries? The answer is in this paper.

Tigers on a forest corridor

Fish stocks ready to recolonise the NE Atlantic?

Fish stocks ready to recolonise the NE Atlantic?

Posted Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:04:31 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The fate of most species of fish within the European zone of influence seems to be improved, although cod could still have a problem recovering from their extremely low levels in many parts of the NE. Atlantic.

Fish stocks ready to recolonise the NE Atlantic?

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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

Deep-Sea Vents contaminated by vehicles

Posted Thu, 24 May 2012 20:03:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Eradicating domestic cat populations for wildlife protection on Christmas Island

Posted Mon, 01 Aug 2011 09:43:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

Pyros, the ursine romeo of the Pyrenees

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

Are rats and bees the solution to Africa's bushmeat problem?

Posted Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:48:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Celebrating biodiversity today - putting conservation into politics

Posted Sun, 22 May 2011 00:00:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

Rare butterfly flying high again

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 10:06:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

'Happy Feet' goes online for Antarctic return

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

IWC should have whale conservation as priority - WWF

Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:57:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Biodiversity within protected tropical forests threatened

Posted Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:26:58 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The International Day for Biological Diversity - 22nd May 2012

Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans