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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?

Spineless Stories of Mass Extinction

Spineless Stories of Mass Extinction

Posted Sat, 01 Sep 2012 19:20:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Of all of the invertebrate groups, 20% are threatened with extinction, possibly because of lack of conservation and relevant studies according to a new study by The Zoological Society of London (RZS), along with the IUCN Red List and Wildscreen.

Spineless Stories of Mass Extinction

 Coral rarely crosses Eastern Pacific Barrier, as Darwin predicted, says study

Coral rarely crosses Eastern Pacific Barrier, as Darwin predicted, says study

Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:17:26 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Biologist Charles Darwin was right - coral rarely crosses the Eastern Pacific Barrier, new research suggests.

Coral rarely crosses Eastern Pacific Barrier, as Darwin predicted, says study

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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

Whitley Wonders in Haiti and Ecuador (Awards)

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

Dodo relative lives, but only just!

Posted Sat, 25 Jan 2014 10:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Pyros, the ursine romeo of the Pyrenees

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

Cheetah's 'conserved' by dogs

Posted Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:28:00 GMT by JW Dowey

2011: The Year of the Turtle, for conservationists at least

Posted Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:33:09 GMT by David Hewitt

Protecting the 'known unknowns' from extinction

Posted Mon, 04 Jul 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Carbon credits, afforestation and wildlife diversity, at last

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

New 'distance to extinction' index could sharpen conservation focus

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:41:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Diagnosing Coral Reef Diseases

Posted Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:10:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Antarctic penguins in trouble due to climate change

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray