User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Protection :: Policy
Last updated: Jul 27 2017 01:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trump Interior Nominee Has A History Of Contempt For The Agency She's About To Lead 26.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Oil-friendly Texan Susan Combs is waging a “personal crusade to fight endangered species.”
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Violent Video Of Boat Dragging Shark Sparks Outrage, Investigation 26.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Florida conservation officials are working to identify the individuals in the video.
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GOP-Led Attack Aims To Chip Away At Endangered Species Act 19.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
If the efforts succeed, the 1973 law could go the way of the dodo.
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Hunting And Fishing Groups Are Starting To Turn On Trump's Interior Secretary 15.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
“The level of frustration is growing daily," one conservation advocate said.
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Wild Lioness Nurses Leopard Cub In 'Unprecedented' Photos 14.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The extraordinary pictures were taken at a Tanzanian conservation park.
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A study warns about the impact of the carp in shallow lakes with high ecological value for the preservation of waterbirds 11.7.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
The presence of the carp, a freshwater invasive species spread worldwide, is alarmingly reducing the populations of diving ducks and waterbirds, according to a study published in the journal Biological Conservation by the researchers Alberto Maceda Veiga, from the Biodiversity Research Institute of the University of Barcelona (IRBio) and Raquel López and Andy J. Green, from the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC).This is the first study which clearly shows the ecological impact of the carp on water birds in Mediterranean shallow lakes, and it warns about the dramatic effect of this invasive species on other species such as the white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala) and the red-crested pochard (Aythya farina), classified as endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (UICN).
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As Habitat Fragmentation Increases, So Does Extinction Risk 8.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Researchers have long assumed that when animals are left without large areas of intact habitat, they are at greater risk of extinction: fragmentation leaves animals confined to ever-smaller areas, restricting movement and gene flow and leaving species vulnerable to threats ranging from poachers to climate change. A  study published July 3  in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) set out to quantify this risk for more than 4,000 land-dwelling mammal species across the globe -- and found that species with more fragmented habitats were at greater risk of extinction. This link persisted even when researchers accounted for other factors including species' body size and overall range size. "We used statistical models that evaluated the relative contribution of fragmentation and geographic range size, as well as body size, on extinction risk," lead author Kevin Crooks, a professor in Colorado State University's Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, told Mongabay by email. ...
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Native Americans Challenge Government Over Fate Of Yellowstone Grizzly Bears 8.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
For these leaders, saving grizzlies is a matter of religious freedom.
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Changes in conservation planning can benefit vulnerable mammals 6.7.2017 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Right now, a prairie dog in Colorado is busy increasing soil carbon retention, increasing water infiltration, and clipping vegetation that will help maintain local grasslands and provide nutritious forage for large herbivores like cattle and bison. And, somewhere in Mexico, a pollinating bat is ensuring agave plants make good tequila.
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Eyes on Nature: How Satellite Imagery Is Transforming Conservation Science 5.7.2017 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
High-resolution earth imagery has provided ecologists and conservationists with a dynamic new tool that is enabling everything from more accurate counting of wildlife populations to rapid detection of deforestation, illegal mining, and other changes in the landscape.
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Extinction or habitat management - the stark choice. 4.7.2017 Earth Times
The extinction of small and large, plant and animal is a daily event now, as climate change increasingly joins the other anthropogenic influences on the species of our planet. Mapping the possibilities and modelling the effects is now finally helping out with the problems, but we still have to conserve, and quickly.
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Trump Administration Threatened With Lawsuit For No Longer Protecting Yellowstone Grizzly 1.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"We should not be taking a gamble with the grizzly’s future,” an attorney for Earthjustice said.
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Exit Interview: Peter Seligmann, Conservation International 27.6.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The co-founder of the global environmental nonprofit reflects on 30 years of growth and change as he prepares to step down.
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5 things to read about the Yellowstone grizzly delisting 23.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump’s Interior Department has announced the bear will no longer receive endangered species protection.
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5 things to read to about the Yellowstone grizzly delisting 23.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump’s Interior Department has announced the bear will no longer receive endangered species protection.
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Experts: Captive breeding of sage grouse won’t work 14.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Zinke calls for a review of conservation plans.
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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It's Too Late 14.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The world is full of beautiful places , but not all of them will stay that way . This week,  UNESCO released its annual state of conservation reports , which outline which of its famous designated  World Heritage Sites  are in danger of losing the historic, cultural or natural characteristics that made them World Heritage Sites in the first place. Places on the “ Danger List ” face threats like  soil erosion, lack of water and poor land management , to name a few. The World Heritage Committee prepares conservation reports for these places so it can discuss ways to better protect and conserve them if needed. Tourism can harm the world’s wonders , but it can also help them when done responsibly. Below, find 19 places from UNESCO’s conservation reports  that warrant a responsible visit. To compile this list, we pulled spots that appear on the Danger List , omitting any that come with travel warnings form the U.S. State Department . While such places are no less important, it’s not recommended that you visit ...
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Interior Secretary Takes Aim At Obama-Era Sage Grouse Protections 8.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has called for a review of an Obama-era conservation plan for the greater sage grouse, a move that appears partially aimed at opening up more of the declining gamebird’s habitat to oil and gas development.  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters on a call Wednesday that the secretarial order he will sign Thursday will establish a team to review conservation efforts and make management recommendations within 60 days. The goal, Zinke said, is to improve collaboration between federal agencies and 11 Western states to ensure continued protections of the imperiled bird, while providing states with “greater flexibility” to pursue opportunities for energy development and job growth. “There have been some complaints by several of the governors that their ability to use federal lands — whether it’s for oil and gas, recreation, timber, across the board — that some of the heavy handedness on habitats don’t allow for some of those uses, and they’ve come up with what they ...
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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels 'Hypocritical' 7.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — In hopes of boosting the local bee population and raising awareness about the threats facing the planet’s most important pollinators, second lady  Karen Pence has installed a honeybee hive at the vice presidential residence in Washington. Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue  unveiled the new hive — home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees — at an event Tuesday and “ urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse” an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release.  Tiffany Finck-Haynes, an expert in bee populations at the nonprofit advocacy group  Friends of the Earth , called the White House request “extremely hypocritical” in light of the administration’s proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection .  “They’re not putting their money where their mouth is, based on their proposed budget cuts to critical agencies that are needed to help protect bees, butterflies and other pollinators,” Finck-Hayes told HuffPost. Bees & ...
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Conservation of national heritage needs the push of economic liberalisation 7.6.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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