User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: Mar 03 2015 14:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species 3.3.2015 AP Washington
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene....
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How lax legislation is killing the wildlife in Europe 3.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

There are no elephants or rhino to kill in Europe, but birds are being hunted with impunity because of loopholes and inconsistencies in conservation laws

Reports of elephants and rhino being massacred for their tusks or horns due to demand in Asia often make the headlines.


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Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird whose nesting trees block logging 3.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird 3.3.2015 AP Washington
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a timber industry lawsuit seeking to strip Endangered Species Act protection from a threatened seabird that nests in old-growth forests....
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Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population 28.2.2015 AP Business
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped millions of acres of crucial plant habitat....
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Crop herbicides play role in shrinking monarch butterfly population; agribusiness pledges help 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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2 States, Feds fight renewed legal protection for Great Lakes wolves 28.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Obama administration and two states have given notice of plans to appeal a federal judge's order that restored legal protection to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes ...
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EU, others: Catch plans for Bluefin tuna threaten recovery 27.2.2015 AP Business
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union, Japan and other nations hunting for the eastern Atlantic Bluefin tuna are fearful that Turkey's unilateral decision to exceed catch limits agreed last year is threatening the stock recovery and the organization regulating its conservation....
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China suspends ivory carving imports, but move won’t stop poaching 27.2.2015 Washington Post: World
BEIJING – China has announced a one-year suspension on imports of carved ivory products from Africa, but conservationists said the largely symbolic move would do nothing in itself to stem the illegal ivory trade here that is fueling rampant poaching in Africa.Read full article >>
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Wildlife agencies plan to restore grizzlies in Washington 26.2.2015 AP Washington
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- There's an effort under way to help ensure grizzly bears don't become extinct in the North Cascades....
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Putting animals online: Does it protect or destroy? 26.2.2015 New Scientist: Being Human
Putting animals online: Does it protect or destroy?
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Kenya's electrified route to human-wildlife harmony 26.2.2015 New Scientists HIV
A vast electric fence is being erected around Mount Kenya, one of the world's great refuges for wildlife. Will it help people and animals ...
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Australia's oceanic marine reserves: underprotected and under threat 25.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

The federal government’s offshore marine parks encompass vast areas of ocean wilderness that are home to hundreds of species, but they mostly remain open to commercial fishing – and the slim protections that do exist are now up for review

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Wolverines expanding range in North Cascades 25.2.2015 AP Washington
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Wildlife biologist Aja Woodrow has a system to get one of the Northwest's most elusive animals - the wolverine - to pose for pictures....
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India's tiger success story may be based on inaccurate census, says study 24.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Reports that India’s tiger population has risen by a third in four years are based on an unreliable count method says a new Oxford study

The accuracy of a recent census suggesting India’s tigers have increased by a third has been called into question by a new study.

The Indian government had trumpeted the rise in tigers from 1,706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014 as a sign that state-led conservation programmes were working.

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Tiny bat makes home in a carnivorous plant 24.2.2015 New Scientists HIV
No bat cave for the Hardwicke's woolly bat – a pitcher plant in the swamps of Borneo is a perfect roost for this tiny ...
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Feds studying how to expand protections for endangered orcas 24.2.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Marine Fisheries Service is studying how to revise habitat protections for endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters....
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Critically endangered pangolins rescued, then sold as food 20.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

Vietnamese officials illegally trade 42 protected pangolins, placing a spotlight on the creatures, which are the most trafficked wild mammals in the world

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Balkan dam boom threatens Europe's last wild waterways - The Guardian 20.2.2015 dam - Google News
Balkan dam boom threatens Europe's last wild waterways The Guardian Western financial institutions have ploughed hundreds of millions of dollars into building dams in the region, arguing that hydropower is a green energy source that offers poor countries a way out of energy insecurity. The Guardian has learned that ...
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Steamboat briefs: Extended spring lift hours begin Saturday at ski area 20.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Spring hours at Steamboat Ski Area begin Saturday. Skiing and riding will be available through 4:30 p.m. daily on Christie Peak Express. Burgess Creek, Elkhead, Morningside, Pony Express, South Peak, Storm Peak Express, Sundown Express, Sunshine Express and Thunderhead Express lifts will remain open 15 to 30 minutes later for the rest of the season. Night skiing and riding hours also will change to 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Visit www.steamboat.com or check the daily grooming report for specific lift closing times and more information on spring hours. Moonshine Ski and Dine fundraiser is March 6 The ninth annual Moonshine Ski & Dine fundraising event for Rocky Mountain Youth Corps will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 6 at Catamount Lake House. Those who attend will have the chance to cross-country ski or snowshoe under the moon’s glow and enjoy drinks, appetizers, chili and desserts. A silent auction will be held in conjunction with the event along with prize drawings and a Ski Trail ...
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