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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

Primates are in peril - Our relatives are almost extinct

Primates are in peril - Our relatives are almost extinct

Posted Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:49:36 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new report highlights the 25 most endangered primate species. The new report, Primates In Peril, was published this week at the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity COP11.

Primates are in peril - Our relatives are almost extinct

Pacific conservation measures for bigeye tuna are urgently needed

Pacific conservation measures for bigeye tuna are urgently needed

Posted Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:15:12 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The variety of fishing techniques used in the Pacific means that BET (bigeye tuna) biomass is soon going to dip below the maximum sustainable yield levels.

Pacific conservation measures for bigeye tuna are urgently needed

 Heat is on for salamanders

Heat is on for salamanders

Posted Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:59:38 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Around one-third of Salamander larvae vanished from sites in North Carolina, USA, during severe drought, according to new research.

Heat is on for salamanders

Great Apes threatened again, this time by habitat loss

Great Apes threatened again, this time by habitat loss

Posted Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:54:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

After years of depredations ranging from their use for bushmeat to dwindling population and disease, African apes are now in greater danger than ever, this time from habitat loss.

Great Apes threatened again, this time by habitat loss

Shark finning in the EU

Shark finning in the EU

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

As 5% more people every year consume shark fin soup, the number of rare sharks in the sea continues to fall dramatically.

Shark finning in the EU

World Rhino Day ~ 22nd September 2012

World Rhino Day ~ 22nd September 2012

Posted Sat, 22 Sep 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The rhino is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Poachers using sophisticated methods kill enormous numbers for their horns, which are thought by Chinese medicine advocates to have medicinal properties. This has been proved to be untrue and since it is impossible to stop the poachers, the only hope for the rhino is to persuade users of rhino horn that using it for medical treatment is a futile exercise.

World Rhino Day ~ 22nd September 2012

Most valuable or virtually extinct?

Most valuable or virtually extinct?

Posted Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:42:45 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The most threatened species are often therefore those that seem almost unnecessary, The 'Priceless or Worthless', title of a new conservation report says it all.

Most valuable or virtually extinct?

Coral cover's deadly decline

Coral cover's deadly decline

Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:23:54 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The September update from the Panamanian Report on Caribbean coral cover and coral fauna has been published. From starfish to vertebrates, the IUCN and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network have published a number of reports on the health of Caribbean coral.

Coral cover's deadly decline

Asian Species in Crisis

Asian Species in Crisis

Posted Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:31:20 GMT by Dave Armstrong

From orang-utan to giant catfish, the exotic animals of Asia are just about the most endangered, and loved, on earth.

Asian Species in Crisis

White syndrome (WS) destroys our coral reefs, but how?

White syndrome (WS) destroys our coral reefs, but how?

Posted Wed, 05 Sep 2012 08:59:13 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How does white syndrome destroy coral reefs? Montipora White Syndrome and that of many Acripora and many other corals, is caused or rather associated with multiple infections of ciliates, helminth worms and together they cause multiple lesions and a horrific loss of cells and biomass.

White syndrome (WS) destroys our coral reefs, but how?

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Whales are wailing (in Faroes and Puget Sound)

Posted Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Conservation is too conservative in the UK

Posted Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:08:13 GMT by Paul Robinson

Watch the whale population in Norway!

Posted Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:32:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Blue Shark life and death in the Azores

Posted Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:19:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Carbon credits, afforestation and wildlife diversity, at last

Posted Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Another extinct cetacean?

Posted Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

US wolves to be hunted again

Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:07:00 GMT by Louise Murray

World Rhino Day ~ 22nd September 2012

Posted Sat, 22 Sep 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Toxin found in endangered seal could threaten numbers

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:46:27 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Coastal Ghana: increased effort needed to combat environmental threats

Posted Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:29:40 GMT by Mebrahtu Ateweberhan

Southeast Asia's Tropical Peatlands could Disappear by 2030

Posted Tue, 03 May 2011 15:29:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

From rabbiting to killer shrimps: IAS (Part II) in detail

Posted Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:13:48 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Congo to host international tropical forest summit

Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:21:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Bluefin Tuna dispersal tracked for the first time

Posted Thu, 24 May 2012 18:24:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Green turtles need help

Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Deepwater may have killed 50 times estimated death toll of dolphins and whales

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:04:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts