User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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MPs warn of invasion by non-native plant and animal species 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Government is urged to introduce powers to tackle species such as Japanese knotweed and North American signal crayfish Continue reading...
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Super-rats and cephalopods: the species that could conquer mankind 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The media has recently reported on the rise of super-rats . While many have tried to downplay the threat , the truth is that normal rats pose enough of a threat to humanity. And theyre not the only ones; there are plenty of seemingly-harmless species that could doom us all You watch any movie where human society is threatened with or undergoes collapse, and assuming its not self-inflicted or some natural calamity like asteroids (which are a real threat ) or mutating neutrinos (which really arent ), humans typically meet their doom at the hands of a more powerful life form. These are typically advanced aliens (e.g. Independence Day ), colossal monsters (e.g. Pacific Rim , Godzilla ) or super-intelligent apes (e.g. take a guess ). The general trend is that the life forms that destroy mankind are things that, as far as we know, dont exist in the real world. So you could forgive the casual observer for thinking that there are no existing species that pose a threat to human dominance. And youd be wrong ...
Leadbeater's possum habitat will remain under threat: conservationists 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Victorian government plan to save the endangered species does not go far enough: ANU professor

Conservationists have criticised a new government plan aimed at saving the leadbeaters possum for failing to establish a national park or banish logging from the endangered species' vicinity.

The Victorian government said it had accepted all of the recommendations made by a leadbeaters possum advisory group, which included representatives from the forestry industry and Zoos Victoria.

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Killing with kindness: Conservation's cautionary tale 15.4.2014 New Scientist: Health
What looked like a classic conservation success story nearly ended in disaster. The Chatham Island black robin reveals the hidden perils of intervention (full text available to ...
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Beach closures to protect rare birds 13.4.2014 Denver Post: Local
LAMAR - Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking visitors to John Martin, Adobe Creek and Nee Gronda Reservoirs for help in protecting two rare shorebirds that nest in ...
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Conn. biologist joins international salmon group 12.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama has appointed a senior biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as commissioner of the Council of North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization.
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Are you cuckoo for cuckoos? (Cached) 12.4.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER x2013 The public comment period on a proposal to list yellow-billed cuckoos as a threatened species has been extended again as a result of the government shutdown last fall.The deadline was initially set for December then pushed back to February and extended this week to April 25, said Steve Segin, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish...
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Eggs laid by captive pupfish could save the endangered species 12.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Op-ed: Will sage grouse go the way of the lesser prairie-chicken 12.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
As wildlife biologists, hunters, and conservationists, we watched closely as the fate of the lesser prairie-chicken unfolded on March 27 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the medium-sized game bird as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. The fact that a once widely distributed and extensively hunted game bird would be considered for an ESA listing is unfortunate, and the USFWS decision disappointed many. But the lesser prairie-chicken can be restored and event...
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Maine marine boss joins international salmon group 12.4.2014 Boston Globe: Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Barack Obama has appointed Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher as commissioner of the Council of North Atlantic Salmon Conservation ...
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 12.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
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Grand Canyon struggles to repel invading beefalo 11.4.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
Rangers in the national park want to evict herds of beefalo, a hybrid of American buffalo and domestic cattle, which are wreaking havoc on the ...
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Conservationists seek more protection for grouse (Cached) 11.4.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER x2013 Conservation groups say they will go to court to force the Obama administration to do more to save the lesser prairie chicken, arguing a recent federal ruling doesnx2019t stop the energy industry from killing the grouse or encroaching on its habitats in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Defenders of...
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Bald eagle nests soar in latest metro tally 11.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Numbers climb as the big birds spread their wings and adjust to life in the city.
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Feds propose to protect cuckoo species imperiled by river dams 11.4.2014 Denver Post: Local
Feds propose to protect cuckoo species imperiled by river dams
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With extinction crisis looming, biologists use evolution to identify most valuable species 11.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
In the face of a massive extinction crisis, conservation biologists have made all sorts of lists — a sort of who’s who of endangered, threatened, and vulnerable creatures that could wink out of existence as their habitat vanishes or their traditional food becomes scarce.
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Watch How Fruit Flies Avoid Attack by Banking Like Fighter Jets 10.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
Researchers have recorded a remarkable flight behavior in the fruit fly species Drosophila hydei, they report today in Science. When threatened by a predator, the spry critters can change course in just one one-hundredth of a second, rolling on their sides and banking hard. Normally flapping their wings 200 times a second, the flies accomplish this in almost a single wing ...
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BlackBerry may exit handset business if it can't make profit, says CEO 10.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

John Chen says he has short timeframe for decision because he is 'losing money and burning cash'

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The worlds top 10 most unique and endangered birds - in pictures 10.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London and Yale University have assessed the worlds 9,993 bird species according to their evolutionary distinctiveness and global extinction risk to produce a list of the worlds 100 most unique and endangered birds. Here are the top 10

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Scientists name world's 100 most unique and endangered birds 10.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
'Little dodo', flightless parrot and giant ibis among species ranked by evolutionary distinctiveness and global extinction risk

In pictures - top 10 most unique and endangered birds

The "little dodo", a flightless parrot and the world's largest ibis are among the world's 100 most unique and endangered birds, according to a new study.

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Yale University assessed the world's 9,993 bird species according to their evolutionary distinctiveness and global extinction risk to produce a list of the world's 100 most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (Edge) species.

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