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Vulture Restaurants: Serving and Saving Vultures

Vulture Restaurants: Serving and Saving Vultures

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:22:00 GMT by Atula Gupta

Restaurants for vultures? To help save and conserve endangered vultures in India, vulture feeding areas have been started. Vulture populations in India have fallen dramatically over the last two of decades.

Vulture Restaurants: Serving and Saving Vultures

New hammerhead shark species in danger

New hammerhead shark species in danger

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

A new version of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) has been found. Almost certainly a new species, the fish has been hidden among the endangered scalloped population.

New hammerhead shark species in danger

Ancient native secrets of sustainable ocean fishing

Ancient native secrets of sustainable ocean fishing

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

Marine scientists have delved back 700 years to find out how fishermen achieved high yields and sustainable management - and says they provide lessons for us today.

Ancient native secrets of sustainable ocean fishing

Coral reef fish saviours?

Coral reef fish saviours?

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:34:03 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study has shown how co-managed fisheries prove quite successful. To protect fish stocks from overfishing co-management schemes have been evaluated by the Wildlife Conservation Society and various universities.

Coral reef fish saviours?

'Elephant killing cannot continue' says WWF

'Elephant killing cannot continue' says WWF

Posted Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:03:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

The WWF today has called for action to bring the killers of up to 350 Savanna elephants, in Cameroon last month, to justice. It also wants to see cooperation between Sudan, Chad and Cameroon to stop the poachers, who have been driven to new heights of elephant slaughter by the demand for ivory from China and Thailand.

'Elephant killing cannot continue' says WWF

Unbearable life of the Dancing Bears

Unbearable life of the Dancing Bears

Posted Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:29:23 GMT by Atula Gupta

Some of India's sloth bears or black bears captured in forests by poachers are sold to Kalandars, a community who earn their living dancing bears.

Unbearable life of the Dancing Bears

Lost Years of Leatherback Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Lost Years of Leatherback Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 01:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Come back, Leatherback! When leatherback sea turtle hatchlings take off from their nests they enter the 'Lost Years' (from 0-10 years old). This period is important to us now that declining populations have forced us to adopt any conservation means at our disposal.

Lost Years of Leatherback Sea Turtle Hatchlings

King Penguin Genetic Diversity Recovers on Macquarie Island

King Penguin Genetic Diversity Recovers on Macquarie Island

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:22:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Macquarie Island was used as a penguin blubber oil extraction site. Efforts by conservationists have helped King Penguin populations recover in both number and genetic diversity. The Macquarie Island ghosts of the King Penguin.

King Penguin Genetic Diversity Recovers on Macquarie Island

New sanctuaries for rare freshwater dolphins in Asia

New sanctuaries for rare freshwater dolphins in Asia

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:54:35 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Three new wildlife sanctuaries, created in the giant Sundarbans mangrove forest, in Bangladesh, will help protect endangered Irrawaddy and Ganges River dolphins.

New sanctuaries for rare freshwater dolphins in Asia

Speciation taking place in Gall wasps

Speciation taking place in Gall wasps

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:03:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Speciation is happening in American gall wasps. Belonocnema treatae is an American gall wasp that develops as a sexual generation in root galls in spring. The gall wasp inhabits two related oak trees in the southeast US.

Speciation taking place in Gall wasps

WWF report links Sumatra deforestation to toilet paper

WWF report links Sumatra deforestation to toilet paper

Posted Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Eco-friendly companies and individuals are going to be shocked at the habitat destruction wreaked on rainforests by their toilet paper, paper towels and tissue.

WWF report links Sumatra deforestation to toilet paper

Loggerhead sea turtle habitat locations discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Loggerhead sea turtle habitat locations discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:39:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Two new feeding 'hotspots' of the endangered loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) have been discovered by scientists using satellite tags to track their movements in the Gulf of Mexico.

Loggerhead sea turtle habitat locations discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Prince Charles calls for more sustainable fishing

Prince Charles calls for more sustainable fishing

Posted Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:53:25 GMT by Linden Volsun

The Prince of Wales has warned that fisheries must adopt more sustainable management practices or the alarming decline in global fish stocks will worsen and could become irreversible.

Prince Charles calls for more sustainable fishing

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

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Diverse worlds of animals and plants disappearing

Posted Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Gorillas see tourists by appointment

Posted Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:39:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Sea change in Europe is slow

Posted Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Satao, the elephant king, is killed

Posted Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:10:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Virunga National Park safe - for now

Posted Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:31:26 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Quoll story will unveil all marsupial ills?

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

Rare crocodile increasing with grassroots conservation

Posted Tue, 13 May 2014 14:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whitley Wonders in Haiti and Ecuador (Awards)

Posted Sat, 10 May 2014 11:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Orcas' Hebridean overture

Posted Wed, 07 May 2014 07:43:00 GMT by Penny Bunting

Pacific conservation resurgence

Posted Tue, 06 May 2014 11:05:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Seeds of hope for the world's rainforests

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 11:08:00 GMT by Nick St Clair

International Year of the Rhino declared

Posted Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:31:59 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Whither biodiversity in climatic uncertainty?

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 10:43:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Dodo relative lives, but only just!

Posted Sat, 25 Jan 2014 10:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Kill ship speed not whales, say wildlife conservation groups

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 15:07:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

We may witness the end of the Canadian seal trade

Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:21:58 GMT by Dave Collier

Satellite tracking and data to help conserve bluefin tuna - Corrected

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Protecting the innocent: Marshall Islands shark sanctuary

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sea Shepherd fights slaughter of pilot whales in Faroe Islands

Posted Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:23:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Holidaymakers can help conserve leatherback turtles

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:50:00 GMT by Martin Leggett