User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Aug 01 2014 05:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Scientists urge Interior Department to keep protection for wolverines 1.8.2014 LA Times: Science
Dozens of the nation’s leading conservation scientists on Thursday expressed strong concern over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official’s order to override a recommendation by federal biologists that wolverines deserve threatened species status.
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Ghost of the cloud forest: Seeking the white possum 1.8.2014 New Scientist: GM Organisms
Jo Chandler enters Australia's lost world of species marooned by evolution to meet one of its rarest, a creature uniquely vulnerable to climate change (full text available to ...
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Stop pangolin from being eaten to death 31.7.2014 CNN: Top Stories
The world finally is starting to wake up to the plight of the pangolin -- an awesomely introverted, scale-covered mammal that's capable off fending of lions but gets snatched right up by poachers.
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Species named after Sir David Attenborough - in pictures 31.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

A 20 million-year-old grasshopper trapped in amber is the latest species to be named after the natural history broadcaster. From spiders to shrimps, here are some other species carrying his name

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AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers 31.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.
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AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers 31.7.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.
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AP Exclusive: Study finds panthers kill livestock 31.7.2014 AP National
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) -- Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies....
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Wading birds declining in the UK 30.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Conservationists say climate change could be partly to blame for big drop in numbers in eight of the main species over 10 years Continue reading...
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House approves changes to Endangered Species Act despite veto threat 30.7.2014 LA Times: Nation
The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the government to disclose all data it relies upon when determining whether a species is endangered.
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Sage grouse may get protection but not as endangered species 29.7.2014 Durango Herald
The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios office is drafting amendments to its management plan to improve protection of the Gunnison sage grouse habitat.The move is part of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife recommendation to adopt additional conservation measures for the rare ground bird. Just 5,000 birds remain on public lands in Dolores, San...
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Pangolins being eaten to extinction, conservationists warn 29.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Scaly anteaters are now the most illegally-traded mammal in the world, with all eight species listed as threatened

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Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival 28.7.2014 NPR Health Science
To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.
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How Rwanda's gorillas are helping to sustain entire communities 28.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
A tourism revenue-sharing scheme has helped finance hundreds of community projects and benefitted thousands of people

Console Nyirabatangana sits on a stool outside her three-bedroom house preparing the evening meal and, as the sun sets over Volcanoes national park in north-west Rwanda, she reflects on another day of being thankful.

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Zoos face a cold, hard truth: The future is in the freezer 28.7.2014 Washington Post

She’s not just another girl with a pretty face living in the District’s outermost exurbs.

Amani, an eye-catching cheetah feline, has a proud name that means aspiration and a strong family line that traces to Namibia and South Africa. Her rich genes make her one of the most important individuals in her small community just outside Front Royal, Va. Unlike people who pay up to $2,000 for ancestral DNA tests, Amani got hers free, courtesy of biologists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute who study her every move, hoping her cubs will help increase the thinning cheetah populations at zoos across the country.

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New to Nature No 128: Aetobatus narutobiei 27.7.2014 Guardian: Science
A ray once considered a pest on the shores of Japan turns out to be two species with serious implications for future conservation Continue reading...
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Endangered sea turtle rescued from poachers in Costa Rica 26.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
San Jose, July 26 : Police rescued a leatherback sea turtle from the vehicle of poachers who planned to sell the animal for its meat, Costa Rica's security ministry said.
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Federal judge rules US agency wrongly listed bearded seals as a threatened species 26.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Scientists warn of Earth's sixth mass extinction event 25.7.2014 CNN-IBN: World
The loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event, scientists warn.
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Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction 25.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, July 25 : The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.
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My hoax wasn't meant to crash the market, but save the environment | Jono Moylan 25.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
I bear the consequences for my decision to bluff ANZ bank with a fake press release. But the day will come when banks will have to choose between coal and their reputations Tucked away in a little valley at the edge of the Liverpool Plains is a quiet little farming community that, until recently, was relatively unheard of. Maules Creek has a population of less than 100 people, some of them farmers who have cropped and grazed its fertile soils for generations. Next to Maules Creek is the Leard State Forest, the largest remaining forest on the plains. It is home to a rich biodiversity of birds, bats and koalas and includes the beautiful, critically endangered box-gum ...
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