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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

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

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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

Cuscomys comes back from the dead

Posted Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:16:55 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Kruger rhinos' final chance

Posted Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:53:11 GMT by Paul Robinson

Sturgeon survives, but not for long, it seems

Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:17:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

An Amazonian nightmare of deforestation

Posted Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Loggerhead sea turtle habitat locations discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:39:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Conservation and sport help turtles

Posted Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Deep sea rules being ignored say reports

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A quarter of mammals at risk of extinction

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 04:44:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Rare holiday treat as elusive cheetah makes an appearance

Posted Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:57:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

The Moonbird

Posted Sat, 27 Apr 2013 06:29:10 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Monk Seals under threat in Hawaiian conservation zone

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:39:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Why did the dragonfly cross the road?

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 11:33:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Straight from the turtle's mouth

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

New measures to tackle the deaths of birds of prey in Scotland

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:15:00 GMT by Laura Brown