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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

The Moonbird

The Moonbird

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

The knot, Calidris canutus, is probably named after King Canute, as he couldn't turn back the tide of human encroachment either! It has one of the longest known sets of migration routes.

The Moonbird

The Leatherback Strikes Back

The Leatherback Strikes Back

Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:26:16 GMT by Paul Robinson

In Puerto Rico, near one of the leatherback turtles nesting areas in the southern Caribbean and northern South America, the conservation battle has raged long and often.

The Leatherback Strikes Back

The Terrible Turtle Trade in Indonesia

The Terrible Turtle Trade in Indonesia

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:07:20 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The illegal trade in endangered freshwater turtles. The pig nosed turtle is unique, its facial features add to its desirability for 'so-called' enthusiasts.

The Terrible Turtle Trade in Indonesia

Forest Elephants Disappear as We Watch

Forest Elephants Disappear as We Watch

Posted Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:42:39 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Forest Elephant numbers have fallen by 62% in just over a decade, mainly due to increased poaching, driven by the demand and rising price of ivory. 30% of the forest elephants' range has also been lost in the same period.

Forest Elephants Disappear as We Watch

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

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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

Wood we/Wouldn't we sustain our woods-well we did, once!

Posted Sun, 04 Sep 2016 13:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Bat Weekend is Here!

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:30:13 GMT by Paul Robinson

Lobsters lose out to global warming

Posted Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:30:49 GMT by JW Dowey

Save Tropical Forest, NOW!

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Go down to the woods

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

Trade in snakes, macaques, sharks out of control, CITES affirms

Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:19:01 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

More or less protection for forests in Indonesia?

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

New hammerhead shark species in danger

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:46:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Thankfully, elephants are scared of bees

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:20:00 GMT by James Mathews

The magnificent meanderings of Lightning McQueen

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:05:58 GMT by Martin Leggett

Experts argue over future of 'Happy Feet' penguin

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:25:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Osa Peninsula - The most biologically intense place on earth

Posted Tue, 29 May 2012 11:27:12 GMT by Nick St Clair

Saving the pernambuco tree

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:05:01 GMT by Jessica Allan

Gorillas and Attenborough

Posted Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:10:33 GMT by Colin Ricketts