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Bird kill during wind farm construction

Bird kill during wind farm construction

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2012 19:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bird deaths associated with wind turbines. Mortality estimates have varied widely and a study looks at what effect wind farm construction has on birds and why.

Bird kill during wind farm construction

WCS pledges to protect endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises

WCS pledges to protect endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:36:30 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The Wildlife Conservation Society says it plans to do all it can to protect some of the world's most endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises.

WCS pledges to protect endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises

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

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

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

An osprey, known as The Lady of the Loch has just returned to her nest in Scotland from Africa. Also in Britain, the 2012 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results have been published.

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

Apollo and Europa butterflies

Apollo and Europa butterflies

Posted Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study has been published about endangered European butterfly populations along with conservation suggestions. A new EU directive - attract butterflies, and caterpillars to your garden.

Apollo and Europa butterflies

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

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Blue Shark life and death in the Azores

Posted Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:19:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Carbon credits, afforestation and wildlife diversity, at last

Posted Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Another extinct cetacean?

Posted Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ant eater lovers wanted

Posted Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Threatened jaguars prey on endangered green turtles

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

New map tracks protected fish and wildlife

Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2011 13:51:00 GMT by Laura Brown

87 marine mammal species eaten in 114 countries since 1990

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

Catshark kittens on a Scottish reef

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

Hoolock gibbons rescued in India

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:44:00 GMT by James Mathews

Tuna not endangered enough for species protection

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 08:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Marine species at risk of mass extinction

Posted Tue, 21 Jun 2011 07:56:01 GMT by Ruth Hendry

How pedal-powered films are helping save Uganda's last gorillas

Posted Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:59:13 GMT by Luis Dominguez

Is the sixth mass extinction of life on earth already happening?

Posted Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:20:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Volunteers clear tiger traps in China

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