User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: Dec 21 2014 01:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Hainan gibbon ‘clinging on’ with 25 left in China 20.12.2014 Hindu: Home
Scientists say a disease outbreak or typhoon could make the world’s rarest ape species extinct.
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Federal judge puts gray wolf back on endangered species list 20.12.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Federal judge rules gray wolf hunt illegal, places animal back on endangered species list 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Federal court ruling comes after three seasons of wolf hunting in Minnesota.
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Rare rhino hunter still awaiting permit 20.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
It has been almost one year since Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 for a hunting permit issued by the government of Namibia to hunt an endangered black rhinoceros. He hasn't gone on the hunt and it's still not entirely clear if he will ever shoot the animal.
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Wolf hunt must stop in Great Lakes states, federal court says 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
U.S. District Court rules that wolves still require endangered species protection
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Judge rules to keep gray wolves on endangered species list 20.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin after US Fish and Wildlife Service dropped federal protections from those animals in 2012

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Great Lakes wolves ordered returned to endangered list 20.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropped federal protections from those wolves in 2012 and handed over management to the states.
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Federal judge orders gray wolves in Great Lakes region returned to federal endangered list 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Wisconsin DNR not commenting on wolf relisting decision 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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South Africa busts rhino horn smuggling syndicate 19.12.2014 New Kerala: World News
Cape Town, Dec 19 : Sixteen members of a Czechoslovakia-based syndicate have been arrested by South African authorities in an international rhino horn smuggling bust, a feat commended by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
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Large carnivores and humans can live together 19.12.2014 Guardian: Science

Large carnivores are making an extraordinary comeback in Europe, according to the latest research

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Hainan gibbon ‘clinging on’ with 25 left in China 19.12.2014 Guardian: Environment
Scientists say a disease outbreak or typhoon could push world’s rarest ape species towards extinction Continue reading...
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Bobcats are in peril in Illinois 19.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Earlier this month, a dangerous bill was rushed through the legislature to allow trophy hunters and trappers to kill bobcats in Illinois. This bill passed the Senate by just one vote, and the fate of these animals now rests on Gov. Pat Quinn’s shoulders. The Humane Society of the ...
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Brown bears, wolves and lynx numbers rising in Europe 19.12.2014 Guardian: Science

Land-sharing model of conservation is helping large predators thrive in the wild – and even the British countryside could support big carnivores, study finds

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Asia’s fragile caves face growing development risks 18.12.2014 Guardian: Environment
The limestone caves of Southeast Asia and southwest China are home to scores of plants and animals, many of them rare. But a rise in tourism, mining, and other human activities is placing these biodiverse environments at risk, reports Environment360 Botanist Li-Bing Zhang has spent years collecting ferns in the caves and limestone formations of southwestern China and neighboring Southeast Asia. When I met him recently in a Vietnamese national park, his research vehicle, a silver van, was bursting with fern specimens. Zhang and two colleagues had found them in tropical forests and at the entrances of 10 caves. About 10 of the specimens, including a cave fern that his team had found in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in central Vietnam, were probably unknown to science, Zhang said. He planned to test his hunches when he returned to his laboratory at the Missouri Botanical Garden, where he works as an associate curator. “The problem is that a lot of species go extinct unnoticed,” Zhang told me while ...
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Quiz: Extinct or Endangered? 18.12.2014 Wired Top Stories
Do you know your extinct and endangered animals? Above is an Amur leopard, a species that is still around but critically endangered. Unfortunately, there are many examples of animals lost forever, or close to the brink of extinction. Take the quiz and see if you know whether these animals are extinct or extant (still living).  ...
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Multitalented giant clams keep corals reefs healthy 18.12.2014 New Scientist: Opinion
The molluscs provide homes, safety, privacy and food to many creatures, which makes it all the more important to stop their ...
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Sea Shepherd calls for Australian intervention in Southern Ocean standoff 18.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Ocean conservation group claims to have intercepted illegal fishing boat pulling Antarctic toothfish out of Australian waters

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$300 million Great Lakes restoration bill stalls in Congress; Sponsor promises new try in 2015 18.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Cuteness erupts at Central Park Zoo: Exhibit features harbor seals Adam and Anson 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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