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National Day of the Hedgehog: can the prickly favourite be saved from extinction?

National Day of the Hedgehog: can the prickly favourite be saved from extinction? | Conservation | Scoop.it
Hedgehog numbers have dropped from more than 30 million in 1950 to under a million in 2015. Martin Fletcher meets the men trying to save them

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Should U.S. Zoos Be Allowed to Import 18 African Elephants?

Should U.S. Zoos Be Allowed to Import 18 African Elephants? | Conservation | Scoop.it
Conservationists and animal advocates say no, but the zoos say the elephants will be killed if they aren’t brought to the U.S.

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pdeppisch's comment, November 22, 2015 9:46 AM
NO! NO! NO! etc.
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Elephant Caravan in Laos sparks conservation debate

Elephant Caravan in Laos sparks conservation debate | Conservation | Scoop.it

In Laos, the elephant population has been decimated by logging. Now, a ‘caravan’ of elephants and their mahouts is marching 400 miles to raise awareness of their plight


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Black bears show us how to save wild Florida

Black bears show us how to save wild Florida | Conservation | Scoop.it
I am a multi-generation Floridian and a photographer focused on wild Florida. I’m also a lifelong hunter who has killed my share of deer and hogs, so when I decided to document the first bear hunt in 21 years, I tried to keep an open mind.
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Phantom of the Forest: Could the Cougar Again Haunt Eastern U.S. Woodlands?

Phantom of the Forest: Could the Cougar Again Haunt Eastern U.S. Woodlands? | Conservation | Scoop.it
The ghost cat, better known as the cougar, may make its way to eastern woodlands. (Photograph: Denis Callet)
The phantom, it’s been called, this big cat that now prowls western North and South America forests from the Yukon to Patagonia.
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China seizes 2,674 smuggled pangolin carcasses - Global Times


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International Symposium Leads to Commitments to Save Indian Ocean Sharks and Rays

International Symposium Leads to Commitments to Save Indian Ocean Sharks and Rays | Conservation | Scoop.it
The island nation of the Maldives showed its commitment to preserving the world’s sharks in 2010, when it established a shark sanctuary in its waters. To build on that, the Maldives government and The Pew Charitable Trusts brought leaders from nations in the region together on Oct. 25 and 26 for a ministerial symposium focused on shark and ray conservation in the Indian Ocean.

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Dolphins and gannets make a big splash

Dolphins and gannets make a big splash | Conservation | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Chanonry Point, Highlands Bottlenose dolphins can regularly be seen breaching the waters here – particularly if there is a run of salmon on the making tide

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Warlord Kony killing Congo elephants, selling ivory in Sudan

Warlord Kony killing Congo elephants, selling ivory in Sudan | Conservation | Scoop.it

The ivory is trafficked from Congo's Garamba National Park, where the animals are poached, to Kafia Kingi, an enclave controlled by Sudan, where the rebels deal with Sudanese merchants to get...


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Africa is in grave danger from the global economic slowdown - Telegraph.co.uk

Africa is in grave danger from the global economic slowdown - Telegraph.co.uk | Conservation | Scoop.it
Governance is essential for full economic development, and Africa's potential
is currently being thwarted, writes Roger Bootle
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Sam Pa: The fall of China's trailblazer in Africa - The Independent

Sam Pa: The fall of China's trailblazer in Africa - The Independent | Conservation | Scoop.it
The secretive Chinese businessman Sam Pa doesn’t enjoy the limelight.
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Chinese actress Li Bingbing, conservationists call for end to ivory trade

Chinese actress Li Bingbing, conservationists call for end to ivory trade | Conservation | Scoop.it
HONG KONG - Chinese actress Li Bingbing and the animal conservation group WildAid called on Friday for an end to the illegal trade in ivory and the slaughter of elephants.The "Transformers: Age of Extinction" star, who recently returned fr...
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AP PHOTOS: Warehouse exposes cost of illegal wildlife trade - WHNS Greenville

AP PHOTOS: Warehouse exposes cost of illegal wildlife trade - WHNS Greenville | Conservation | Scoop.it
Elephant tusks, leopard heads, crocodile skin purses and tiger skins - more than 1.5 million items in all - fill the shelves of a warehouse on a wildlife refuge near Denver.
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Quick Take: The Ocean is a Global Climate Solution

Quick Take: The Ocean is a Global Climate Solution | Conservation | Scoop.it
Table corals,  dominate a shallow reef near the island of Misool. Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean.
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Big Illegal Market For Little Critters

Big Illegal Market For Little Critters | Conservation | Scoop.it
There’s a price on anything that walks, creeps, crawls, or flies, as a South African nature cop explains.

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Of Lynx, Traps, and Lawsuits: The Rocky Road to Enlightened Wildlife Conservation - Huffington Post

Of Lynx, Traps, and Lawsuits: The Rocky Road to Enlightened Wildlife Conservation - Huffington Post | Conservation | Scoop.it
Today trapping has died out in much of urban North America, but persists in many rural areas. This means that while most people see trapping as anachronistic and controversial, a minority sees it differently.
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Searching for Orangutan's but Finding Hope for Borneo's Endangered Wildlife - National Geographic

Searching for Orangutan's but Finding Hope for Borneo's Endangered Wildlife - National Geographic | Conservation | Scoop.it
Trekking in the Tangog Rainforest in Malaysian Borneo, searching for orangutans and wildlife, but fisning hope for threatened habitat and endangered species.
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Are state rangers really killing Zim's elephants?

Are state rangers really killing Zim's elephants? | Conservation | Scoop.it
The ranger waiting to help us to find the rhinos in Zimbabwe's Kyle Recreational Park was in camouflage. 

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Two huge marine sanctuaries coming up in Antarctica

Two huge marine sanctuaries coming up in Antarctica | Conservation | Scoop.it
Environmentalists are lobbying for the approval of two huge sanctuaries in this part of the world, with one in the Ross Sea.

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New rhino horn DNA test deployed in Vietnam to aid enforcement against illegal wildlife trade

New rhino horn DNA test deployed in Vietnam to aid enforcement against illegal wildlife trade | Conservation | Scoop.it
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland was founded in 1909. Our mission is to inspire and excite our visitors with the wonder of living animals, and so to promote the conservation of threatened species and habitats.

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As Tiger Numbers Dwindle, Will Smugglers Target a Different Cat?

As Tiger Numbers Dwindle, Will Smugglers Target a Different Cat? | Conservation | Scoop.it
A new study reveals dramatic growth in the commercial trade of the rare clouded leopard.

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pdeppisch's comment, October 27, 2015 5:59 PM
NO! Of course not! Only when there are none left!
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Worldwide Rallies Spotlight Illegal Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade

Worldwide Rallies Spotlight Illegal Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade | Conservation | Scoop.it
High-profile events draw thousands who want to protect wildlife at risk.
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Noisy humpback whales make strange sounds in Queensland, Australia - Telegraph.co.uk

Noisy humpback whales make strange sounds in Queensland, Australia - Telegraph.co.uk | Conservation | Scoop.it
Watch fascinating underwater footage from Queensland of a diver capturing the
strange sounds whales make
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GoPro attached to sea lion captures mesmerising footage of ocean floor

GoPro attached to sea lion captures mesmerising footage of ocean floor | Conservation | Scoop.it
The marine mammal recorded its journey through waters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico after a team of divers attached a GoPro camera to its back and sent it on its merry way.

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Coral reefs will disappear within our lifetime causing disaster for millions ... - Express.co.uk

Coral reefs will disappear within our lifetime causing disaster for millions ... - Express.co.uk | Conservation | Scoop.it
BEAUTIFUL coral reefs are in danger of disappearing over the next four decades, a shock marine wildlife report reveals.
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