User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: May 05 2015 02:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 11,454    
Chelsea Clinton highlights plight of elephants on visit to reserve in Kenya 4.5.2015 Washington Post: World
SAMBURU, Kenya — Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, visited one of Africa’s most prominent elephant reserves Sunday, highlighting the enormous threat still facing the species, in spite of growing conservation efforts.Read full article ...
Also found in: [+]
Horribly bleak study sees ‘empty landscape’ as large herbivores vanish at startling rate 4.5.2015 Washington Post
They never ate anybody — but now, some of planet Earth’s innocent vegetarians face end times. Large herbivores — elephants, hippos, rhinos and gorillas among them — are vanishing from the globe at a startling rate, with some 60 percent threatened with extinction, a team of scientists reports.Read full article >>
Also found in: [+]
Washington state OKs oyster bed pesticide, but federal agencies raise concern 3.5.2015 LA Times: Commentary
For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for oysters to grow.
Also found in: [+]
Pesticide OK'd for Washington oyster beds amid concerns 2.5.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for oysters to grow....
Also found in: [+]
At Como and Minnesota zoos, tiny critters are big draws 2.5.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Nothing gets more faces pressed to glass than the irresistible pull of the youngest animals. “We could have a brand-new big animal and the babies will still get more visitor interaction and online photos,” one Minnesota Zoo keeper says.
Also found in: [+]
Timothy V. Corrigan: Saving the sage grouse 2.5.2015 Steamboat Pilot
On April 22, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner introduced a bill into the United States Senate that would preclude the United States Fish and Wildlife Service from exercising its responsibility to make a decision whether to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act for the next six years. In 2010, the USFWS listed the GSG as “warranted but precluded” under the ESA. The USFWS is currently under a court order to make a final decision by Sept. 30. GSG populations that were once in the millions have plummeted over the last several decades and are estimated to be as low as 200,000 to 500,000 birds across its 11-state habitat. GSG populations are estimated to have declined by 30 percent in just the past 30 years. Human activity is the primary cause for this population crash, and if this trend continues, the bird will ultimately face extinction. I can understand the fears that landowners, mineral producers and local governments have if the GSG is listed. The restrictions ...
Also found in: [+]
Wyoming US Rep., others urge end to wolf protections while some warn of political meddling 2.5.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Also found in: [+]
3D printed horns may put rhinos at greater risk of extinction 1.5.2015 New Scientist: Focus on America
3D printed horns may put rhinos at greater risk of extinction
Also found in: [+]
A little conservation goes a long way in Australia's Great Barrier Reef 1.5.2015 LA Times: Science
Experts have reported some good news about their long-running efforts to protect fish in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: A ban on fishing in one large portion of the reef has helped fish throughout the habitat.
Also found in: [+]
Wolf killed by vehicle in western Washington 1.5.2015 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A wolf that was struck and killed by a vehicle in western Washington this week may provide the first verification that the animals have crossed the Cascade Range, an official for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday....
Also found in: [+]
One in six of world's species faces extinction due to climate change – study 30.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

New analysis reveals likely impact of global warming on plants and animals if we fail to take action, and comes ahead of crunch climate talks in Paris

In pictures: Animals and plants that could be lost because of climate change

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Indonesian government must halt road through orangutan reserve, says green prize winner 30.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Plans for major Aceh road that will disect the last place on Earth where critically endangered orangutans, elephants, tigers, and rhinos exist together must be revised, says Panut Hadisiswoyo, Whitley award winner

The winner of a major conservation prize has called on the Indonesian government to halt a road-building plan that threatens the last place on Earth where elephants, rhinoceros, tigers and orangutans live together.

The plan for the Ladia Galaska road network has been approved by the Aceh government, but requires consent from the central minister for home affairs to go ahead.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Gov. Jerry Brown set to unveil scaled-back delta conservation plan 30.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
Also found in: [+]
Report: Protecting sage grouse could hurt military 30.4.2015 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse under the federal Endangered Species Act could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West, according to a new report by the Army....
Also found in: [+]
New report says endangered species protection for sage grouse could hurt military training 29.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Also found in: [+]
Feds reveal $4 million for projects in 4 states to protect land that's home to bird, ranching 29.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Also found in: [+]
$8bn habitat conservation plan scrapped as California prioritises agribusiness 29.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Decision to scrap habitat conservation plans sparks outrage as regulators and water contractors push forward with multi-billion dollar engineering project For the past eight years, California politicians, utility companies, farmers and environmentalists have been arguing over the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Environmental groups are now speaking out after recent announcements that the conservation part of the plan has been shelved. Authorities have billed the BDCP as a comprehensive strategy to restore a sensitive, damaged ecological area and reliably deliver water from the wetter northern regions of California to the drier ...
Also found in: [+]
You’re Worrying About the Wrong Bees 29.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
Honey bees will be fine. It's the other 3,999 species of bees in North America we need to worry ...
Also found in: [+]
A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear 29.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
An unusually large number of whales dining in areas off the West Coast also prized by the fishing industry is contributing to an alarming surge in the number of cetaceans entangled in crabbing gear.
Also found in: [+]
Fairytale frog: London Zoo breeds bizarre amphibian for the first time 28.4.2015 Guardian: Environment
In a world first, the Zoological Society of London hatches and rears Lake Oku clawed frogs as an insurance population against extinction. It could be the opening of a children’s story: in a great forest on a mountaintop lies a tiny lake, and in that tiny lake lives a tiny frog. But this isn’t just any frog. No, this frog is different. Very, very different. It has big webbed feet, no tongue at all, and (here’s where we leave typical children’s book territory) a whole bunch of chromosomes. The vast majority of the world’s animals, including humans, have two sets of chromosomes. But the Lake Oku clawed frog has twelve sets, which is a high number even for chomosome abundant organisms like plants. The Lake Oku clawed frog is “[one] of the most genetically unusual creatures in the world,” said Carly Waterman, the Programme Manager for the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) EDGE group . It was a total career highlight seeing the frogs lay their eggs and watching the tadpoles ...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 11,454