User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Specieswatch: Chinese water deer 24.11.2014 Guardian: Environment
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Why the Scottish wildcat is threatened by its ‘saviour’ | Kevin McKenna 23.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Scottish National Heritage would like us to believe it is winning the battle to save the species – it is doing nothing of the sort In a pathetic little enclosure in Edinburgh Zoo, risibly done up to resemble a scrap of rural China, the suffering of the giant pandas continues. The two are not even a third of the way through a multimillion pound, 10-year stretch wrought solely for the twisted pleasure of gawping visitors stupid enough to swallow the fiction that they are somehow assisting in the conservation of these poor beasts and their kind. Perversely, 150 miles north-west of Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s very few indigenous mammals and iconic of this country, struggles daily to retain a foothold on its very existence. The Scottish wildcat is down to the last few dozen of its kind, owing to a mixture of complacency, astonishing incompetence by the government agency tasked with its protection and, now, claims of a cover-up. Such are the defining physical and instinctive attributes of this gorgeous and ...
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Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling 22.11.2014 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects....
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Kenya's iconic Nairobi national park is under threat, conservationists warn 21.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

The wildlife of Amboseli National Park is under pressure from roads, railways, factories and houses

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We need a new law to protect our wildlife from critical decline 21.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

The Nature and Wellbeing Act could do for the natural world what the Climate Change Act did for curbing emissions – provide a crucial safeguard against attacks by industries and corporate politicians on environmental regulations

One of the fears of those who seek to defend the natural world is that people won’t act until it is too late. Only when disasters strike will we understand how much damage we have done, and what the consequences might be.

I have some bad news: it’s worse than that.

A person exercising a regulatory function to which this section applies must, in the exercise of the function, have regard to the desirability of promoting economic growth.

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Apple-munching moose spotted in Sleepy Eye is found dead 21.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
The carcass was on its way to the University of Minnesota for further examination to determine what killed it.
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Sasquatch summit this weekend at Ocean Shores 20.11.2014 AP Washington
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) -- "Big things" are promised at this weekend's Sasquatch summit in Ocean Shores....
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Rainbow palette found in Brooklyn's contaminated water 20.11.2014 New Scientist: Health
The Gowanus canal is one of the most polluted waterways in the US, but new species of microbe have evolved in these toxic but strangely beautiful ...
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Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna 20.11.2014 AP Business
TATEYAMA, Japan (AP) -- Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives....
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Videos reveal how London looks from an eagle's point of view 19.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Stunning videos shot from an eagle’s back feature as part of a wildlife-themed art exhibition to mark 50 years of the Red List of threatened species, next week in London

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These Polar Bears Had A Tough Decade 19.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
A new study shows a marked decrease in the number of polar bears in the Arctic’s southern Beaufort Sea during the 2000s, a period when summer sea ice was also declining. Scientists estimate the population of polar bears in the area north of Alaska and northern Canada declined by about 40 percent from 2001 to 2010. By tagging and recapturing polar bears over the years, researchers were able to estimate the changes in population size over the decade. Jeffrey Bromaghin, a research statistician for the United States Geological Survey and lead author of the study, told The Huffington Post it's likely that loss of sea ice during the 10-year period led to the starvation of many of the bears. "We suspect the primary cause of reduced survival and population decline was starvation, due to climate-induced sea ice conditions that reduced access to seals," Bromaghin told HuffPost. "During the lengthening open water period, most bears in the southern Beaufort Sea stay on the remnant ice far from shore where few seals ...
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Endangered Frogs Blended Into Juice For Dubious Healing Powers 19.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is the answer. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence confirming any medicinal benefits from frog juice. And the frogs that Peruvians use are from the Telmatobius culeus species, a water frog from remote Lake Titicaca that is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Entire frogs are the main ingredient in a juice blend some people in Peru and Bolivia believe can cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive. To make the mix at her food stand in Peru's capital, vendor Maria Elena Cruz grabs a frog from a small aquarium, and whacks its head on the countertop until it's dead. Then she peels off its skin and drops the frog into a blender with carrots, the Peruvian maca root and honey. The juice comes out light green in color. Cruz serves it in glasses to her customers. "Frog juice is good for anemia, ...
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Groups sue over lynx’s habitat 18.11.2014 Durango Herald
BILLINGS, Mont. – Wildlife advocates sued the federal government Monday after it declined to designate some areas in the West as critical habitat for the imperiled Canada lynx.Separate lawsuits were filed over the issue in U.S. District Court in Missoula by two coalitions of advocacy groups.They assert that the U.S. Fish...
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Governments agree 20% hike in bluefin tuna catch 18.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Apparent recovery of Atlantic bluefin tuna stocks prompts decision by 48 countries to raise fishing quotas for species

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Groups sue over lynx’s habitat 18.11.2014 Durango Herald
BILLINGS, Mont. – Wildlife advocates sued the federal government Monday after it declined to designate some areas in the West as critical habitat for the imperiled Canada lynx.Separate lawsuits were filed over the issue in U.S. District Court in Missoula by two coalitions of advocacy groups.They assert that the U.S. Fish...
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Steamboat briefs: Sew Steamboat sponsoring Christmas stocking contest 18.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Sew Steamboat is sponsoring its annual Christmas stocking contest, and crafters are invited to bring in their homemade stockings and fill out an entry form. The stockings will be on display, and people will be invited to vote on the stockings in several categories including yarn, fabric, other, kids and people’s choice. Winners will be announced at an awards party from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Sew Steamboat, 929 Lincoln Ave. Forest Service taking orders for low-cost seedling trees The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and shrubs grown at its Fort Collins nursery, according to a news release. Seedlings ordered now will be distributed statewide next spring. Coloradans who are interested in conservation goals such as creating natural windbreaks, improving wildlife habitat or reforesting properties impacted by wildfire or floods are eligible to purchase the low-cost seedlings. According to CSFS ...
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Wildlife groups sue feds after imperiled Canada lynx didn't gain protections for all habitat 18.11.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Habitats of 140 Australian threatened species not protected, WWF study finds 17.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Despite increases in marine parks and nature reserves, many threatened animals, including the northern hairy-nosed wombat, are still without protection

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Hunting club may cancel endangered rhino hunt 17.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A Texas hunting club that auctioned off a permit to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros in Africa said it will cancel the hunt if a federal agency denies the winning bidder's request to bring the dead animal back to the U.S. as a trophy.
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Hunting club may cancel endangered rhino hunt 17.11.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A Texas hunting club that auctioned off a permit to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros in Africa said it will cancel the hunt if a federal agency denies the winning bidder's request to bring the dead animal back to the U.S. as a trophy.
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