User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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WWF: Half the world's wildlife gone over last 40 years 30.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on ...
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Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970 WWF 30.9.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The world populations of fish birds mammals amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 between 1970 and 2010 far faster than previously thought the World Wildlife Fund said on ...
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Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF 30.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats

See picture gallery of wild animals facing decline

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Pubic Lice: Still NOT Going Extinct 29.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
Pubic Lice: Still NOT Going Extinct
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EPA plans to plug polluted mine near Silverton 29.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Poisonous metals flow from many abandoned mines near Silverton, but in 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to address one that is draining hundreds of gallons of toxins a minute into the ...
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How can we stop the persecution of birds of prey? 28.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Its time for us to get tough on wildlife crime If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk This summer three rare breeding Montagu harriers were fitted with lightweight tracking devices. Last week two of them migrated to West Africa. The third, nicknamed Mo (after the wife of Mark Constantine, founder of ethical cosmetics chain Lush , who sponsored the tagging programme), is missing. The experts who fitted the tag think it is unlikely that the signal system failed. The fear is that she was shot and her tag removed a criminal offence. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers . There is a £5,000 reward . This awe-inspiring raptor might be yet another wildlife crime statistic: 1,200 birds of prey are shot, poisoned or persecuted each year in the UK. Twenty-two raptors (red kites and buzzards) were found dead in Conon Bridge, Scotland, in March in what looked like a poisoning. Six hundred badger-related offences were dealt with in 2013 (just 16 made it to prosecution). ...
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New controversy over Malta's bird slaughter 28.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
Island MP Karmenu Vella nominated as European commissioner to head green policies, including wildlife protection Continue reading...
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'Extinct' cat-sized chinchilla found alive in shadows of Machu Picchu 26.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Living arboreal chinchilla rat thought to have been extinct is tracked down in Peruvian cloud forests, reports Mongabay

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8 of the UK's most endangered insects and invertebrates in pictures 26.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

A number of insects are under threat. With the help of Buglife, the Invertebrate Conservation Trust, weve chosen 8 of the most glorious

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Hotspots in India's tiger-trading network revealed 26.9.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The traders in tiger parts prefer to smuggle their illegal wares via the nation's railway routes, reveals data on 40 years of ...
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Nightingales v 5,000 new homes: the battle over the woods of Lodge Hill 25.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Plan to build on sanctuary for bird celebrated by poets for centuries undermines the entire conservation regime of Britain

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Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy 25.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Midway through a 9-to-5 workday on Wednesday, Gavin Burseth had nothing but praise for the crew he was overseeing: a dedicated herd of goats working nonstop to clear poison ivy and less-itchy invasive species from a forest preserve campground near ...
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Barrier reef dredging: green groups win more time for court challenge 25.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Conservationists are opposed to any dredging which would enable the expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal

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Obama to create world’s largest protected marine reserve in Pacific Ocean 25.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
President Obama will use his legal authority Thursday to create the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve in the central Pacific Ocean, demonstrating his increased willingness to advance a conservation agenda without the need for congressional ...
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EPA releases 5-year plan to improve Great Lakes 24.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Plan will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.
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Ten things in nature that could vanish before your kids see them 24.9.2014 Washington Post
In their losing battle with television and digital devices, conservationists have urged parents to get the kiddies to the great outdoors . But even if parents managed to pull their children away from cellphones, what would they find in America's ...
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Pet chimpanzees suffer behavioural problems 24.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Sep 24 : Chimpanzees who are separated from their mothers early in life and raised by humans as pets or performers are likely to show behavioural and social deficiencies as adults, say researchers.
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Brazilian nature reserve saves endangered monkey from extinction 24.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Silva Jardim (Brazil), Sep 24 : An environmental reserve in Brazil that four decades ago began gathering the surviving Golden Lion Tamarins has prevented the extinction of one of the most endangered species of primates in the world.
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Little big threat 24.9.2014 Durango Herald
A little brown mouse that sleeps nine months of the year and is known for its impressive leaping ability was recently listed as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.On June 10, the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse gained protective status under the Endangered Species Act. The listing triggers federal conservation...
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US, California release roadmap for solar projects 24.9.2014 AP National
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and geothermal plants and others for conservation of desert habitat and animals....
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