User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Shark Fin Ban Signed Into Law 24.7.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Cape Cod’s booming shark tourism business can breathe a little easier today: sale or possession of shark fins will soon be illegal in this state.
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This brand-new kingfisher is critically endangered 24.7.2014 New Scientist: News
A survey of birds has identified 361 new species that had previously been confused with known species, a quarter of which are considered ...
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Scotland announces 30 new marine protected areas 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Tranche of sites doubles the size of Scottish marine reserves, covering cliffs in Caithness and deep ocean seabeds

Rare and threatened species including common skate, the ocean quahog, flameshell beds and the black guillemot are being given extra protection after 30 new marine protected areas off the Scottish coast were announced on Thursday.

The network includes what is thought to be Europe's largest marine protected area (MPA) in the far north east of UK territorial waters, in the north east Faroe Shetland channel to conserve deep sea sponges, muds and geological features.

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Put a price on nature? We must stop this neoliberal road to ruin 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The failure of the markets hasn't stopped the rise of the gobbledygook-filled Nature Capital Agenda. We can This is the transcript of George Monbiot's SPERI Annual Lecture, hosted by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Sheffield. Ladies and gentlemen, we are witnessing the death of both the theory and the practice of neoliberal capitalism. This is the doctrine which holds that the market can resolve almost all social, economic and political problems. It holds that people are best served, and their prosperity is best advanced, by the minimum of intervention and spending by the state. It contends that we can maximise the general social interest through the pursuit of self-interest. "[the government] is a self-seeking flea on the backs of the more productive people of this world. ... governments do not run countries, they parasitize them." Look, we are failing spectacularly to protect the natural world and we are failing because people arent valuing it enough. Companies ...
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Kerala scientist finds 'oil-eating' bacteria 22.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : A scientist from Kerala has discovered three new species of oil-degrading bacteria from industrial waste.
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Wouldn’t you want to monitor these critters? 22.7.2014 Durango Herald
The Mountain Studies Institute has two training sessions involving classroom and field work scheduled for people who want to monitor a high-elevation relative of the rabbit that may be losing its home to global warming.The pika, which resembles a hamster, is disappearing in some Western mountains. Biologists say the tiny member of the...
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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts 20.7.2014 AP National
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) -- Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt....
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As numbers of gray seals off New England rise, so do conflicts with fishermen and beachgoers 20.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Sorry, tiger: Why we should save weird species first 18.7.2014 New Scientist: Living World
With more than 4000 species on the brink of extinction and limited resources to help them, conservation needs to move beyond the cuteness factor (full text available to ...
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Big Butterfly Count kicks off with high hopes for spotting scarce tortoiseshell 18.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
UK-wide sightings could hit 1m but rarest and commonest British butterfly are hard to tell apart Continue reading...
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Sorry, panda: Why we should save weird species first 18.7.2014 New Scientist: News
With more than 4000 species on the brink of extinction and limited resources to help them, conservation needs to move beyond the cuteness factor (full text available to ...
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Dams reducing Indus river dolphin numbers 17.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
London, July 17 : Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams are decreasing the number of Indus river dolphins, says a study.
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Africa's oldest protected wilderness - in pictures 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province is a natural oasis abundant in rhino, elephants, leopards, lions and more than 300 bird species. However, species in the park's wilderness areas are under threat from plans to build an opencast coalmine on the park's border

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Mining poses new threat to world's greatest rhino sanctuary 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Plans for an opencast coalmine on the boundary of South Africa's Hluhluwe-Imfolozi reserve could pave the way for even greater poaching and pollution

The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed the Earth in such a way for 40 million years. Humans, by comparison, are new kids on the block.

Yet it is modern man that threatens to drive these stately creatures to extinction. Figures released last week show that 558 rhinos have been slaughtered in South Africa so far in 2014, putting it on course to be the deadliest year of poaching since records began.

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Letter: Penstemon agreement not enough protection 16.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The conservation agreement highlighted in your recent op-ed (“Penstemon Agreement Saves More Flowers than Endangered Species Act Would,” July 11) is the latest, last-minute effort by individuals wanting to derail all Endangered Species Act listing proposals. No plants have been listed in the Uinta Basin since 1992; only one Utah plant species has been listed since 2001. The op-ed correctly states the act protects plants only on federal lands or other lands where federal action, like a permit, i...
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Cheetah smuggling driving wild population to extinction, report says 15.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Rising demand for luxury pets in the Gulf states taking gruesome toll as two-thirds of snatched cubs are dying en route

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Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport 15.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized an unusually slimy package -- 67 live giant African snails that are a popular delicacy across West Africa.
Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport 15.7.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
U.S. Customs and Border protection inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized 67 live giant African snails that are a popular delicacy across West Africa.
Deer declining across Colorado and West 14.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Bouncy, big-eared icons of the American West, deer are declining rapidly across Colorado and other states — forcing difficult decisions.
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Seafood guide says five of top 11 species 'unsustainably managed' 14.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Snapper, shark (flake), blue grenadier and imported prawns, squid and octopus 'should be avoided'

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