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This map shows the regions of Earth most vulnerable to climate change

This map shows the regions of Earth most vulnerable to climate change | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
Scientists from Stanford University and the Wildlife Conservation Society in Australia have produced a map illustrating the global distribution of climate instability.
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Is captive breeding the final resort for the Sumatran rhino?

Is captive breeding the final resort for the Sumatran rhino? | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
Nearing extinction, the Sumatran rhino is running out of options. A native of Indonesia and Malaysia, the Sumatran rhino has declined in the past 30 years from an estimated 800 individuals to no more than 75 remaining today. So far there have been three ad hoc meetings held in 1984, 1993, and 2013, each attempting to develop policies that would potentially save this critical species.

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Julia Roberts leads conservation movement as 'Mother Nature' - Standard-Examiner

Julia Roberts leads conservation movement as 'Mother Nature' - Standard-Examiner | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
An international movement led by prominent actors including Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Robert Redford, and Penelope Cruz is gathering momentum across the globe.
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Study: Polar bears disappearing from key region

Study: Polar bears disappearing from key region | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key polar bear population fell nearly by half in the past decade, a new U.S.-Canada study found, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs starving and dying.
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Sumatran rhino conservation

Sumatran rhino conservation | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
WPS Executive Director Eric Schmidt and Assistant Director Rebecca Vandiver recently returned from a 3 week trip through Indonesia.  While in Northern Sumatra, they inspected the construction site ...

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'Miracle' Chinese panda triplets celebrate 100-day milestone

'Miracle' Chinese panda triplets celebrate 100-day milestone | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
A set of panda triplets, the world's only known surviving trio, celebrated reaching their 100-day milestone in a Chinese zoo Wednesday as the public were allowed to visit them for the first time.

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How Paul Allen's $7 million and big data are combating Africa's elephant crisis

How Paul Allen's $7 million and big data are combating Africa's elephant crisis | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
African elephants are under threat of extinction -- this is one way technologists, researchers and biologists have banded together to help.

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Shark-on-shark attack captured on camera - video

Shark-on-shark attack captured on camera - video | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
Following yesterday's shark on shark footage, here another great white shark takes a bite out of a rival, this time off the coast of the Neptune Islands, south Australia.

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Antarctic Ocean Alliance

Antarctic Ocean Alliance | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
I want Antarctica's ocean protected. www.antarcticocean.org (RT @Antarcticocean: Tell world leaders to protect #Antarctica as they decide its fate this month!
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Tweet from @GoPro

Tweet from @GoPro | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
Photo of the Day! Amazing image from Amanda Brewer who is working to promote shark conservation in South Africa. pic.twitter.com/xt368fyaOg
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Study: Cheetah Population Dwindling

Study: Cheetah Population Dwindling | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
In 1900, cheetahs numbered around 100,000. Today, there are just 10,000 in the wild. A new study says being fast is not enough to survive.

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, October 3, 2:42 PM

Monospecific landscapes are boring.  Wouldn't we all prefer to have a few more cheetahs and a few less humans?

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Elephant conservation: The need for political will

Elephant conservation: The need for political will | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it

The greatest threat to the safety of Africa’s elephants is not the poachers who prey on them for their tusks; rather it’s the governments of many of their homelands who lack the political will to ensure their safety. Indeed these very governments are in many cases complicit in the demise of these great animals.


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A legal ivory and rhino horn trade? Not only wrong, simply not feasible

A legal ivory and rhino horn trade? Not only wrong, simply not feasible | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it

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Francesco Nardelli's curator insight, October 1, 3:27 PM

It is wrong, not feasible, dangerous, etc.  The arguments of contra against pro trade are clearly overwhelming but, those animals faith is depending on the absurd 2/3 majority rule from votes of  bureaucrats at next CITES meeting. That nonsense has to change before 2016.

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"Hey! Ho! Fossil Fuels Have Got to Go!" -- World Sees Largest Climate March in History Amidst Mounting Dangers

"Hey! Ho! Fossil Fuels Have Got to Go!" -- World Sees Largest Climate March in History Amidst Mounting Dangers | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
According to the National Climate Data Center, the summer of 2014 was the hottest in the global record. It was a season of record wildfires, sea surface temperatures far above the 20th Century average, and of record droughts and rainfall events around the globe. And it was a year in which the ability of nations to provide food for the world’s seven billion and growing population amidst a mounting tally of extreme droughts and floods was called increasingly into question.

On Sunday September 24, 2014, the ever-more alarmed people of the world responded.

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, September 22, 1:23 PM

GR:  Human impacts are so massive that "reasonable" compromises have no effect.  This post is about greenhouse gasses and global warming.  Other stories about plastic in the oceans, pesticides on the land, and our bulging population’s growing need for building, burning, cutting, fishing, grazing, hunting, and plowing are also untouched by "reasonable" compromises.  We need to redefine our compromises as effective immediately (say 2 years) vs. long-term (10 years).  It is nonsense to let special interests such as the oil/coal industry have their congressmen suggest reasonable solutions.

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Petition: South Africa: Don't Legalize Rhino Poaching!

Petition: South Africa: Don't Legalize Rhino Poaching! | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
Poachers illegally slaughter over 1,000 rhinoceroses every year to sell their horns in Asian black... (3367 signatures on petition)

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Francesco Nardelli's curator insight, December 4, 1:48 PM

Dozens of contra facts may still have not convinced the South African government to DO NOT legalize rhino horn trade...besides, what are they going to tell the families of brave men who gave their lives to stop the killings ?  Sorry, now it is legal so your dad, husband, brother...were fools?

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Tsunami of Support for #OpKillingBay from #Anonymous

Tsunami of Support for #OpKillingBay from #Anonymous | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
Save the Whales! And the Dolphins too! It's a nearly 40-year-old war cry from Greenpeace, and on Friday the 14th of November it was taken up (again) by Anonymous, as their #OpKillingBay topped tren...
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Beyond Healing: Let's Get Real About The Trade in Rhino Horn

Beyond Healing: Let's Get Real About The Trade in Rhino Horn | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago a report came out trumpeting that in 2014 the demand for rhino horn in Vietnam had dropped significantly when compared to 2013 – by 38% to be exact. The survey was conducted b...

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Francesco Nardelli's curator insight, November 15, 3:32 PM

We may have a thousand good reasons and proves against this damn traffic but they are not interested in rhinos or other wildlife conservation at all. To push those governments to stop that nonsense is the only way to achieve tangible results and people in other governments who truly care are those to find ways to negotiate a solution.

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Los Angeles Zoo sees first hippo birth in 26 years

Los Angeles Zoo sees first hippo birth in 26 years | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Zoo has received a real treat for Halloween—the birth of its first hippopotamus in 26 years. It was a bit of trick, too, because the mother was on birth control.

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Real hope for the world's rainforests

Real hope for the world's rainforests | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it

Although originally trained as an economist, Rhett Butler -- the entrepreneurial founder of the leading environmental website Mongabay.com -- has become one of the world's most respected thinkers about rainforest ecology and conservation. And...


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Birth Control Enters Mainstream Concern

Birth Control Enters Mainstream Concern | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it

This week, a group of researchers promoted a different kind of global approach to addressing climate change: voluntary family planning.

Though their proposal may raise eyebrows, researchers at the Population Reference Bureau and Worldwatch Institute say what they are advocating will both empower women and preserve the environment. They recently formed a joint working group of health, climate and population experts from around the world. They are drafting a report on how family planning could be incorporated into governments' environmental policy.


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Garry Rogers's curator insight, October 31, 7:59 PM

Good.  This is long overdue.  Reducing the human population by encouraging birth control will take generations.  In the short term (like in the next five years), we must drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we must gain control over land use practices.  

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Dolphin 'breathalyzer' could help diagnose animal and ocean health

Dolphin 'breathalyzer' could help diagnose animal and ocean health | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
Alcohol consumption isn't the only thing a breath analysis can reveal. Scientists have been studying its possible use for diagnosing a wide range of conditions in humans -- and now in the beloved bottlenose dolphin. One team describes a new instrument that can analyze the metabolites in breath from dolphins, which have been dying in alarming numbers along the Atlantic coast this year.

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WWF: World has lost more than half its wildlife in 40 years

WWF: World has lost more than half its wildlife in 40 years | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns. (World's wildlife population dropped by more than 50% in 40 years, conservation group WWF says.
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Kendall Jones Slams Critics: I'm Killing Rare Animals As 'Conservation'

Kendall Jones Slams Critics: I'm Killing Rare Animals As 'Conservation' | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
Kendall Jones, the Texas Tech cheerleader who became infamous for her propensity for hunting down rare South African game, is firing back at her critics, claiming conservation. Kendall Jones, in ca...
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Research Shows Great Barrier Reef Coral Is Failing

Research Shows Great Barrier Reef Coral Is Failing | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
"The Hebrew University researchers found that although the extent of coral cover was about the same as when it was first examined, calcification rates had fallen by between 27 and 49 per cent, leav...

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Solutions still in reach as world biodiversity suffers major decline

Solutions still in reach as world biodiversity suffers major decline | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
Global wildlife populations have declined by more than half in just 40 years as measured in WWF's Living Planet Report 2014.  (Solutions still in reach as world biodiversity suffers major decline http://t.co/KeAZJ7Pr68)...

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WWF launch drive to cut demand for rhino horn

WWF launch drive to cut demand for rhino horn | conservation & antipoaching | Scoop.it
World Wildlife Fund embarking on campaign to alter consumer behaviour to eliminate rhino horn demand in East Asian countries

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