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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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Dingo rules - both kangaroos and nutrient supplies.

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 09:39:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Thai tigers survive and breed in the wild.

Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Hedgehogs mirror wildlife problems around the world.

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Primates matter, and this is why!

Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:15:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

The Casper octopus thrives in the deep sea, but exploiters are threatening

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:05:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Sharks and rays suffer (extinction) in the Mediterranean

Posted Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The endangered Tapaculo adapts to fragmentation of its forest.

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bottom trawling for orange roughies to get green light?

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pacific bluefin tuna nears a critical state.

Posted Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:25:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Extinction danger for great apes, Hawaiian plants and many more!

Posted Mon, 05 Sep 2016 20:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

An otter's tale

Posted Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Swedish Government defends wolf hunt

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:35:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Coral reefs more vulnerable than they appear

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2011 05:50:51 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Having a whale of a time

Posted Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:41:33 GMT by Paul Robinson

Islands and their biodiversity

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

People-power a win-win for forests and locals

Posted Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:16:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Oil and gas platform threatens Critically Endangered whale

Posted Sat, 02 Apr 2011 15:27:00 GMT by Helen Roddis

Go down to the woods

Posted Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:20:00 GMT by Jessica Allan

Dolphin ecology from the inside out

Posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Controversial hunting restrictions on New York deer

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:19:01 GMT by Laura Brown