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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

Tag and track - Ant roads in the woods

Tag and track - Ant roads in the woods

Posted Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tiny radio tags fitted to track the 'ant roads' of Formica lugubris. Hairy wood ants in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the rest of Europe, are near-threatened. So what does York do to help?

Tag and track - Ant roads in the woods

Ocean Health Index provides valuable data

Ocean Health Index provides valuable data

Posted Thu, 16 Aug 2012 05:04:59 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Marine scientists launch the Ocean Health Index. This is an assessment of the health and benefits of the global ocean.

Ocean Health Index provides valuable data

The New Billion Dollar Market - Coral Reef Conservation

The New Billion Dollar Market - Coral Reef Conservation

Posted Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:30:00 GMT by Sarah Wilson

What happened at the 2012 International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns, Australia? The aim of ICRS2012 was to discuss the fragile future of our global coral reefs and the fish stocks that depend on them and it was attended by over 2000 people from 80 different countries.

The New Billion Dollar Market - Coral Reef Conservation

Biodiversity within protected tropical forests threatened

Biodiversity within protected tropical forests threatened

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

Protected tropical forest biodiversity under threat. A new study shows that biodiversity levels in tropical forests are still declining despite having protected area status.

Biodiversity within protected tropical forests threatened

Fish Competition within Degraded Coral Reef Ecosystems

Fish Competition within Degraded Coral Reef Ecosystems

Posted Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:40:42 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study investigates how coral bleaching changes competition between fish. The behaviour of two different species of damselfish were studied as a healthy coral reef ecosystem habitat degraded.

Fish Competition within Degraded Coral Reef Ecosystems

How pedal-powered films are helping save Uganda's last gorillas

How pedal-powered films are helping save Uganda's last gorillas

Posted Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:59:13 GMT by Luis Dominguez

Pedal power helps spread the message about endangered gorillas. Gorilla conservation helped by a pedal-powered cinema that currently tours around different communities in Uganda.

How pedal-powered films are helping save Uganda's last gorillas

The role of what we eat on turtle conservation

The role of what we eat on turtle conservation

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:50:00 GMT by Natalie Hummel

Fishing gear and methods such as longlines, trawls, gillnets and other types of gear catch sea turtles unintentionally, as bycatch. Sea turtles lives reflect the depths and mysteries of the ocean world - their survival is critical to the health of our oceans and environment.

The role of what we eat on turtle conservation

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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

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

Rhino poaching crisis in Africa 'worst in decades'

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 23:03:00 GMT by Helen Roddis

Botum Sakor National Park: A threatened haven of biodiversity

Posted Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:08:00 GMT by Elise M. S. Belle

Poaching in Kenya to end?

Posted Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:26:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Letting London's parks grow wild again key to bringing back wildlife

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:27:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Volunteers clear tiger traps in China

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:44:14 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Cheetah's 'conserved' by dogs

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

Rare brown spider monkeys discovered in Colombia

Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:23:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Mapping mangroves aids conservation of valuable habitats

Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:21:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Dog Days in North Virginia

Posted Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:37:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Protecting the rainforests: whose responsibility is it?

Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:51:00 GMT by Mario Balzan