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Tackling Global Wildlife Crime

Tackling Global Wildlife Crime

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:05:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

At this week's International Tiger Forum in Saint Petersburg an important alliance was formed that will help not just tigers but a range of endangered species across the globe. A Letter of Understanding signed at the Forum brings into effect the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC).

Tackling Global Wildlife Crime

Developing nations exporting deforestation

Developing nations exporting deforestation

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:08:01 GMT by David Hewitt

Though a number of domestic nations may be protecting and replanting natural forest at home, many are fuelling reforestation elsewhere as their timber imports increase in volume.

Developing nations exporting deforestation

Polar bears starvation risk as Hudson Bay ice is late arriving

Polar bears starvation risk as Hudson Bay ice is late arriving

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:50:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Polar bears populations in Hudson Bay, Canada are placed under pressure this winter as the annual ice formation is nearly one month late. The delay in the annual winter ice that forms along the west coast of Hudson Bay has meant that hundreds of polar bears are facing potential starvation.

Polar bears starvation risk as Hudson Bay ice is late arriving

New species of lizard being served up in Vietnamese restaurant

New species of lizard being served up in Vietnamese restaurant

Posted Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:52:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Scientists recently dining at a restaurant in Vietnam have come across an undiscovered species of lizard being cooked up for dinner, Leiolepis ngovantrii.

New species of lizard being served up in Vietnamese restaurant

Markets on Myanmar border are illegal trade gateway for tiger parts

Markets on Myanmar border are illegal trade gateway for tiger parts

Posted Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:00:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Big cats are killed for skins, paws, heads and other body parts. Black markets along Myanmar, Thailand and China's shared borders play a crucial role facilitating the deadly illicit trade in tigers and other endangered species.

Markets on Myanmar border are illegal trade gateway for tiger parts

Sea lice from farmed salmon infesting wild salmon in British Columbia

Sea lice from farmed salmon infesting wild salmon in British Columbia

Posted Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:49:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

A recent report highlights concerns that parasitic sea lice found in fish farmed salmon is now plaguing wild salmon populations. The authors of a report recently published in The Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences conclude that salmon farms are the main source of the sea lice that have been discovered on wild salmon throughout the coast of British Columbia.

Sea lice from farmed salmon infesting wild salmon in British Columbia

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Posted Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:28:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

The european otter (Lutra lutra) is making a remarkable recovery from the brink of extinction in England's waters. The Environment Agency now believes that England's otter population will have made a full recovery within the next twenty years.

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:33:04 GMT by Louise Murray

New research puts the entire life cycle of coral reefs at risk from acidification of the oceans. This is the first study to look at the impact of acidifying oceans on the reproductive cycle of corals, though its disastrous effects on the ability of marine creatures to build their calcium carbonate skeletons and shells is well known.

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

Whales suffering sunburn in Gulf of California

Whales suffering sunburn in Gulf of California

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:01:00 GMT by Emma McNeil

Scientists working in the Gulf of California have found whales exhibiting the type of sun damage typically associated with sunburn in humans. The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B., also found that this sun damage is worsening over time.

Whales suffering sunburn in Gulf of California

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Diet in mammals is complex

Posted Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Forest loss accelerates

Posted Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How are butterflies and moths related?

Posted Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:14:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Cats control lizard populations but the reptiles adapt well

Posted Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bear with us

Posted Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:50:28 GMT by JW Dowey

Gannets prove to be discard specialists

Posted Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:32:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Desert memories and route guidance - for ants

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The whales don't mix between ocean basins

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tiny Australian crayfish is brand new species

Posted Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Visual effects created by bower birds

Posted Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Latest Rapid Assessment of New Species (from Suriname)

Posted Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bottlenose dolphins cooperate with fishermen in Brazil

Posted Wed, 02 May 2012 12:55:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Warmer seas bad news for threatened abalone and coastal economies

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 13:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Invasions from 'above' worse than those from 'below'

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2011 06:08:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Track the prey, miss the whale

Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2011 23:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Look out for the little guys - smaller fish more vulnerable than thought

Posted Mon, 02 May 2011 19:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Listen Live to whale song from your PC

Posted Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:33:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Whales don't eat gulls, so why?

Posted Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:48:01 GMT by JW Dowey

First Usain Bolt, and now, Bats

Posted Sat, 01 Oct 2011 18:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dolphins Dying in Record Numbers in Gulf of Mexico

Posted Sat, 09 Apr 2011 15:09:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven