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Rarest of gorillas, the Cross River gorilla, is fighting back

Rarest of gorillas, the Cross River gorilla, is fighting back

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

In Cameroon and Nigeria, the critically-endangered Cross River gorilla (IUCN. Red List, 2008) 'Gorilla gorilla diehli' is down to 280 individuals. The sub-species of the western gorilla has been found trying to fight back against incredible odds.

Rarest of gorillas, the Cross River gorilla, is fighting back

Volunteers clear tiger traps in China

Volunteers clear tiger traps in China

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

Conservation volunteers have cleared 162 illegal wire snare traps left by poachers in northeast China, which are a danger to rare Amur tigers.

Volunteers clear tiger traps in China

Andean species threatened

Andean species threatened

Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:31:22 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mammals, birds, amphibians and many other groups are exposed to development or climate change threats in isolated parts of the Andes in Amazonian Peru and Bolivia.

Andean species threatened

Rare brown spider monkeys discovered in Colombia

Rare brown spider monkeys discovered in Colombia

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

Two endangered subspecies of brown spider monkeys have been found by conservationists in a Colombian national park.

Rare brown spider monkeys discovered in Colombia

Restored wetlands can take a century to regenerate

Restored wetlands can take a century to regenerate

Posted Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:28:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Restored wetlands rarely reach the quality of the originals they replace and can take 100 years or more to recover its rich variety of plant life, a new study claims.

Restored wetlands can take a century to regenerate

87 marine mammal species eaten in 114 countries since 1990

87 marine mammal species eaten in 114 countries since 1990

Posted Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:29:28 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Dolphins, smaller whales, seals and other marine mammals are among the 87 species eaten in a staggering 114 countries throughout the world, a new study has revealed.

87 marine mammal species eaten in 114 countries since 1990

Stop habitat loss to save Sumatran elephant

Stop habitat loss to save Sumatran elephant

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Numbers of the rare Sumatran elephant have halved in a generation and habitat loss must stop, or the creatures could be wiped out within 30 years, says the WWF.

Stop habitat loss to save Sumatran elephant

Latest State of Observed Species (SOS) report published

Latest State of Observed Species (SOS) report published

Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:26:52 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The latest 2011 State of Observed Species (SOS) report is out. All of the species discovered in 2009 (19,232), whether fossil or living, extant or almost extinct in some cases, are all there.

Latest State of Observed Species (SOS) report published

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists injured in clash with Yushin Maru No 2

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists injured in clash with Yushin Maru No 2

Posted Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:57:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Three Sea Shepherd Conservation Society anti-whaling environmental activists have been injured while attempting to disable the Japanese harpoon whaling vessel Yushin Maru No 2, it has been claimed.

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists injured in clash with Yushin Maru No 2

Gill rakers demand threatens manta and mobula rays

Gill rakers demand threatens manta and mobula rays

Posted Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

With sharks becoming rarer, gill rakers from manta rays and mobula rays are being used instead. The use of endangered species for their reputed and superstitious powers is being manipulated by some people in China yet again. The trade and demand for gill rakers is putting manta and mobula rays at serious risk.

Gill rakers demand threatens manta and mobula rays

Study suggests human behaviour impacts upon seed evolution

Study suggests human behaviour impacts upon seed evolution

Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:28:00 GMT by Claire Dunn

Recent study suggests that human behaviour is having previously unsuspected impacts upon seed dispersal and natural selection within seed-dispersing species.

Study suggests human behaviour impacts upon seed evolution

Trading the whale-hunt to save the whale - A whale quota system?

Trading the whale-hunt to save the whale - A whale quota system?

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:27:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A proposal this week, seeking to put a price on the head of each whale. Would a whaling quota system see the whaling industry bought off, as conservationists snap up their quotas? Or would the whalers be thrown a lifeline by a legitimization of hunting whales for meat?

Trading the whale-hunt to save the whale - A whale quota system?

Desperation shows after black year for rhinos

Desperation shows after black year for rhinos

Posted Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:39:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The last twelve months have seen a worrying descent in the fortunes of the magnificent-but-endangered rhino. Poaching, to satisfy patently-false claims of medicinal benefits has killed a record number of rhinos - and led to the extinction of two species of rhino. With more extreme measure being called for to deal with the escalating crisis, will 2012 see a turning point in the rhino's prospects?

Desperation shows after black year for rhinos

Record illegal ivory seizures in 2011

Record illegal ivory seizures in 2011

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 02:50:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Record large seizures of illegal ivory last year, from around 2,500 elephants, have made it a grim year, say conservationists. At least 13 seizures have been made of more than 800kg of ivory - more than double the previous year.

Record illegal ivory seizures in 2011

Spoon-billed Sandpipers Star at Slimbridge

Spoon-billed Sandpipers Star at Slimbridge

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:21:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whether pollution or simply habitat loss is responsible for almost the last spoon-billed sandpiper has yet to be investigated. The sooner we find ways of preserving in order to conserve, the better!

Spoon-billed Sandpipers Star at Slimbridge

Endangered salamander study looks for clues to amphibian decline

Endangered salamander study looks for clues to amphibian decline

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:27:00 GMT by James Mathews

The University of Florida has co-authored a new study on the endangered Ozark Hellbender giant salamander. The study aimed to observe and look deeper into the declining health and habitat of the salamander and can also be used as a measure of how our ecosystems are changing and affecting amphibians across the world.

Endangered salamander study looks for clues to amphibian decline

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Anti-poaching drones: the answer!

Posted Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:40:02 GMT by Julie Cook

Green turtles need help

Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Stork Renaissance

Posted Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:35:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Good news for newts' DNA

Posted Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:00:00 GMT by Penny Bunting

Camels lynx and eagles invade?

Posted Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Greening our oceans?

Posted Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Simply red (squirrel) is better

Posted Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Condors are in California, but for how long?

Posted Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:29:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Save the Congo chimpanzee!

Posted Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Chitwan shines, but the railway threatens

Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 07:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Extant or Extinct

Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:28:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Chile latest country to act on shark fin toll

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Controversial hunting restrictions on New York deer

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

Ancient native secrets of sustainable ocean fishing

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:19:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Rhino poaching crisis in Africa 'worst in decades'

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

Eradicating domestic cat populations for wildlife protection on Christmas Island

Posted Mon, 01 Aug 2011 09:43:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

The Wilding of Europe

Posted Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:48:24 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Hope for the Javan Rhino

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:20:01 GMT by Sharon Gill

Do farming and ecology mix?

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Spineless Stories of Mass Extinction

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