User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: Aug 20 2014 15:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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New species of non-venomous snake discovered in Brazil 20.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Support our red-haired cousins, the orangutans, before it's too late 19.8.2014 Guardian: Science

As orangutans are added to a list of the worlds 25 most endangered primates, we are discovering that these great apes are more like humans than we supposed

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Why zoos are good 19.8.2014 Guardian: Science

The days of the Victorian menagerie are over, but modern zoos are much more than a collection of animals and more important than ever

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Ultrasound used as latest weapon to combat chlamydia in koala population 19.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

New diagnosis tool for disease that causes blindness and infertility and affects up to 90% of koalas in some locations is quicker than conventional testing methods

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India's wildlife under threat as illegal poaching threatens lesser-known animals 18.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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22,000 flock to Birdfair, the Glastonbury of birdwatching 17.8.2014 Guardian: Environment
The Rutland Water event shows how twitching has moved from anoraky pursuit of exotic species to mainstream passion Continue reading...
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Tortoise sterilization proposed 17.8.2014 Durango Herald
LAS VEGAS – The federal government is taking the unusual step of beginning to sterilize an endangered species it is trying to save.U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials say they have to curb the backyard breeding of desert tortoises because the growing population of unwanted pet tortoises diverts resources from efforts to...
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Wildlife officials plan tortoise sterilization campaign to curb breeding of backyard pets 17.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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How DNA barcodes can beat the wildlife traffickers 16.8.2014 Guardian: Science
Researchers in Wales are using cutting-edge techniques to catalogue species from tiny sections of genetic material. And these DNA 'barcodes' are now being used to catch plant and animal smugglers worldwide Continue reading...
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Op-ed: Why we didn’t list beardtongues as endangered plants 16.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with support from the states of Utah and Colorado, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and many others, withdrew a proposal to list Graham’s beardtongue and White River beardtongue wildflowers under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Although an ESA listing provides protections to plants that are in danger of or threatened with extinction, in some cases the best conservation occurs when multiple partners work together to protect a species on federal,...
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Manatees could lose their endangered species status 16.8.2014 LA Times: Opinion
About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened status.
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Rarest dolphins under threat from oil exploration in NZ sanctuary, say Greens 15.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

New Zealand Greens and International Whaling Commission say Mauis dolphins need more protection, but minister disagrees

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Struggling to save Myanmar’s national parks 14.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Southeast Asian nation is struggling to preserve its natural areas, from marine parks to Himalayan peaks. One park, Lampi National Marine Park, is suffering from overfishing.
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Birds in action: 42 glorious photos 14.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Who among us hasn't fantasized about flying like a bird? We've created hot air balloons, planes and spacecraft to replicate what birds can already do naturally.
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Agency sued over wolverine decision 14.8.2014 Durango Herald
HELENA, Mont. – Two coalitions of advocacy groups have filed notices that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its withdrawal of proposed protections for the wolverine.The federal agency reversed course Tuesday and said it does not consider climate change a threat to the long-term survival of the members of...
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Shark Week - ditch Hitler and fiction posing as fact 13.8.2014 New Scientist: Opinion
Conservationists are worried by a trend of fearmongering and pseudoscience on the Discovery Channel's annual take on all things shark, says David ...
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Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened 13.8.2014 LA Times: Environment
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving mammal's alpine habitat, had been...
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Federal proposal to protect wolverines withdrawn 13.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Climate change may be impacting wolverines in North America, but federal officials have decided that’s not enough to warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), announced Tuesday that his agency was withdrawing its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species. But he added the agency is not ignoring the real threat of climate change to North American wildlife. “We consider climate change among the most significa...
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Wolverine protection proposal retracted due to climate effect 'ambiguity' 12.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Rejecting conclusions of his agencys scientists, US Fish and Wildlife Service director says climate change impacts remain ambiguous

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Wolverine threatened species listing turned down by U.S. wildlife 12.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal authorities said Tuesday they will not list the wolverines as a threatened species.
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