User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Nov 27 2014 01:13 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Loss of Arctic sea ice to doom polar bears by 2075 27.11.2014 New Scientist: Health
Starving adult bears could struggle to raise any cubs by the end of this century in their current stronghold in the Canadian ...
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Sportsmen back sage-grouse protection 26.11.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Turkeys aren’t the only birds on the minds of Coloradans this Thanksgiving week. The greater sage-grouse is also attracting attention – but because of the bird’s declining numbers.A new poll released by the National Wildlife Federation found a majority of sportsmen surveyed in 11 Western states back...
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Vietnam seizes over 1,000 dead endangered sea turtles 25.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Record haul of over 1,000 endangered sea turtles, all dead, were bound for illegal export to China

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Wildlife crime study finds 33,000 items worth £7m for sale online 25.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Biggest ever survey in 16 countries finds adverts for live tigers, orangutans and chimps – plus a ‘toilet-trained’ gorilla

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Australian Foreign Minister says reef not in danger but what do her own scientists say? 25.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

World leading coral scientist attacks Foreign Minister saying Australians deserve better representation at international climate meeting

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Grand Canyon gets surprise visitor — a gray wolf 24.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Philippine court convicts Chinese fishermen of poaching giant sea turtles at disputed shoal 24.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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‘Extinct’ spectacled hare-wallaby spotted in Western Australia 23.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Conservationists thrilled after threatened marsupial seen in Kimberley region for the first time in a decade

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Why the Scottish wildcat is threatened by its ‘saviour’ | Kevin McKenna 23.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Scottish National Heritage would like us to believe it is winning the battle to save the species – it is doing nothing of the sort In a pathetic little enclosure in Edinburgh Zoo, risibly done up to resemble a scrap of rural China, the suffering of the giant pandas continues. The two are not even a third of the way through a multimillion pound, 10-year stretch wrought solely for the twisted pleasure of gawping visitors stupid enough to swallow the fiction that they are somehow assisting in the conservation of these poor beasts and their kind. Perversely, 150 miles north-west of Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s very few indigenous mammals and iconic of this country, struggles daily to retain a foothold on its very existence. The Scottish wildcat is down to the last few dozen of its kind, owing to a mixture of complacency, astonishing incompetence by the government agency tasked with its protection and, now, claims of a cover-up. Such are the defining physical and instinctive attributes of this gorgeous and ...
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Guest: How Alaska bucked the trend of salmon loss — but that’s in jeopardy 22.11.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
At a time of wild salmon recovery, Alaskans should heed history as they contemplate the prospect of a Susitna River dam, writes guest columnist David R. Montgomery.
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EU wants stiff penalties and wiretaps to fight environmental crime 21.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Light punishment of Norfolk buzzard poisoner will not dissuade offenders or help enforcement efforts, says head of EU environmental crimes unit

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Kenya's iconic Nairobi national park is under threat, conservationists warn 21.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

The wildlife of Amboseli National Park is under pressure from roads, railways, factories and houses

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Street artist captures UK wildlife in murals around London – in pictures 20.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Street artist Louis Masaai’s London murals, including a hedgehog, stag beetle and house sparrow, highlight species loss within the UK. The campaign, in conjunction with charity Synchronicity Earth, marks the IUCN Red List’s 50th anniversary this year

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Radar net protects tigers and keeps them neighbourly 20.11.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
Wireless network of radars spots poachers who enter a reserve, or tigers leaving in search of cattle and alerts the ...
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BBC Wildlife camera-trap competition winners – in pictures 20.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Striking images of the critically endangered black rhino and Asiatic cheetah are among the winning images of the BBC’s 2014 camera-trap wildlife photography competition

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Record 1,020 rhino killed in South Africa 20.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

2014 eclipses 2013 poaching record as illegal wildlife trade continues to boom, threatening future of the species

A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Thursday, undermining multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

The vast Kruger National Park, has been hit the hardest by poachers, with 672 killed inside the park, which is roughly the size of Wales.

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Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna 20.11.2014 AP Business
TATEYAMA, Japan (AP) -- Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives....
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Surrogate sashimi: Japan scientists using biotech tricks to conserve declining bluefin tuna 20.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Videos reveal how London looks from an eagle's point of view 19.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Stunning videos shot from an eagle’s back feature as part of a wildlife-themed art exhibition to mark 50 years of the Red List of threatened species, next week in London

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Tagged fish make an easy meal for eavesdropping seals 19.11.2014 New Scientist: Opinion
Seals learn quickly that "pings" make tagged fish easy to find, putting tagged animals, and scientific findings based on tagging studies, at ...
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