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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?

Broad Coalition Supports Recovery of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Broad Coalition Supports Recovery of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Posted Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:20:33 GMT by Natalie Hummel

Western Atlantic bluefin tuna numbers are severely depleted. Bluefin tuna have been overfished for decades due to its popularity in sushi delicacies.

Broad Coalition Supports Recovery of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Catshark kittens on a Scottish reef

Catshark kittens on a Scottish reef

Posted Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:29:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Off the coast of Scotland are northern coral reefs that have now been discovered to be the nurseries of catsharks. Scottish scientists are now hoping to protect these precious areas as reserves, with only line fishermen allowed.

Catshark kittens on a Scottish reef

Para La Tierra fights back

Para La Tierra fights back

Posted Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:46:07 GMT by Joseph Sarvary

The neglected ecosystems within Paraguay include the fantastic Atlantic Forest and valuable savannah lands, host to so many rare and unknown species of all phyla. This account reverses the recent trend of ignoring everything outside of the famous Amazon.

Para La Tierra fights back

Shark Stewards Project Report

Shark Stewards Project Report

Posted Sat, 15 Jun 2013 07:10:08 GMT by David McGuire

David McGuire of Shark Stewards gives his account of the state of the shark nation and insight into the diabolical shark finning trade. It's great to have personal accounts of the real animal in its element, the open ocean.

Shark Stewards Project Report

Fisheries Reform (fish) School!

Fisheries Reform (fish) School!

Posted Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:53:19 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The sad situation regarding fish in fished-out Europe is showing a glimmer of light, though unemployed fishermen in economically-struggling areas will not easily take the bitter pill. We can only hope that logic wins, for once.

Fisheries Reform (fish) School!

More or less protection for forests in Indonesia?

More or less protection for forests in Indonesia?

Posted Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:25:40 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We have faced many losses of rainforest. To dispossess these rare species and many peoples who are rooted in their own island lands is undoubtedly the worst loss ever seen, or likely to be seen.

More or less protection for forests in Indonesia?

Eels, Alps and Trees

Eels, Alps and Trees

Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 16:40:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The ways of the world mean we lose rare species frequently these days. What we haven’t so far realised is they are the very plants and animals that keep us going!

Eels, Alps and Trees

Tiger Conservation is an Issue

Tiger Conservation is an Issue

Posted Mon, 27 May 2013 13:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

When conservation issues are discussed, it's usually the tiger that gets the most attention. This is not helping the conservation of most sub-species, as aspects of its criminal poaching cause further decline.

Tiger Conservation is an Issue

Pangolin Paradise in Vietnam

Pangolin Paradise in Vietnam

Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 09:41:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When Chinese people eat scales of pangolins, they are destroying several species of a unique and precious mammal in the forest food web. Vietnam has begun the slow process of re-education and also getting the animals back into a depleted number of habitats.

Pangolin Paradise in Vietnam

Maps of the rare and unusual

Maps of the rare and unusual

Posted Sat, 18 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The protection of our fauna and flora is becoming one of the most important tasks of this generation, as more and more become endangered by human greed. Politics is part of the answer but initiatives such as those of the ZSL have a great part to play.

Maps of the rare and unusual

Tiger, tiger, burning less bright

Tiger, tiger, burning less bright

Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 12:40:29 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Indian tiger is the largest population remaining today. It is in deep trouble, like many others, because genetic isolation is taking place. One ray of hope is some increase in variation, but this could be a fault due to sampling.

Tiger, tiger, burning less bright

Pyros, the ursine romeo of the Pyrenees

Pyros, the ursine romeo of the Pyrenees

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

When it comes to bears, it's possible that one male will often father many of the cubs in an area. This bear shows us this is indeed possible, and could be true for several species with limited distribution possibilities.

Pyros, the ursine romeo of the Pyrenees

Dolphin ecology from the inside out

Dolphin ecology from the inside out

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

The bottlenose dolphin is the key species to check if strandings and live animals have different stomach contents. This study confirms they have not, which leaves the field clear for extremely valuable research on rare species.

Dolphin ecology from the inside out

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Forest lives are changing, with combined human/insect threats.

Posted Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:10:01 GMT by JW. Dowey

The North Sea totally explored (twice) by OCEANA.

Posted Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Extinction or habitat management - the stark choice.

Posted Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Quoll story will unveil all marsupial ills?

Posted Sat, 31 May 2014 09:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Indonesia to deport Ford?

Posted Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:51:36 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Straight from the turtle's mouth

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

New Species of Rafflesia for Philippines.

Posted Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:59:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Bluefin tuna - the end?

Posted Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:02:45 GMT by JW Dowey

Lions in deep trouble

Posted Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Famous Osprey 'The Lady of the Loch' returns to Scotland

Posted Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:35:59 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Latest IUCN news on threats to species everywhere !

Posted Sat, 26 Dec 2015 13:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Critically Endangered species given boost by new study

Posted Tue, 17 May 2011 21:08:21 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Threatened jaguars prey on endangered green turtles

Posted Wed, 09 May 2012 12:07:32 GMT by Dave Armstrong