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Thousands of Southeast Asian newts being collected from the wild for pet trade

Thousands of Southeast Asian newts being collected from the wild for pet trade | Conservation | Scoop.it
New study finds that official records greatly underestimate the number of Southeast Asian newts being sold to meet the demands of the international pet trade.
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Conservation laws need reshaping to protect sea turtles, research finds

Conservation laws need reshaping to protect sea turtles, research finds | Conservation | Scoop.it
An illegal trade in marine turtles is continuing despite legislation and conservation awareness campaigns, a pioneering study has shown.
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Large sections of Bay of Fundy could come under federal protection

Large sections of Bay of Fundy could come under federal protection | Conservation | Scoop.it
Large sections of the Bay of Fundy could come under federal protection as the Trudeau government increases protected marine and coastal areas from 1.3 per cent to 5 per cent by 2017 and to 10 per cent by 2020.
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World's second most endangered turtle on road to recovery

World's second most endangered turtle on road to recovery | Conservation | Scoop.it
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) announced today that 60 captive-raised Myanmar roofed turtles—a species once thought extinct—have been released into their native habitat in Myanmar.
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World's first all-female patrol protecting South Africa's rhinos

World's first all-female patrol protecting South Africa's rhinos | Conservation | Scoop.it
Unarmed Black Mambas recruited from local communities are guarding nature reserve inside the Greater Kruger national park
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Chimps and gorillas desperately need Ebola vaccine too – virus has wiped out a third of them

Chimps and gorillas desperately need Ebola vaccine too – virus has wiped out a third of them | Conservation | Scoop.it
There is a side to the Ebola crisis that, perhaps understandably, has received little media attention: the threat it poses to our nearest cousins, the great apes of Africa.
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Climate Change Could Starve the World’s Giant Pandas

Climate Change Could Starve the World’s Giant Pandas | Conservation | Scoop.it
The bears may lose half their habitat as temperatures rise, forcing them to move into the mountains.
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Wildlife groups say spotted owls thrive in burned forests, seek protection

Wildlife groups say spotted owls thrive in burned forests, seek protection | Conservation | Scoop.it
Loggers cutting down forests burned in wildfires could bring about the extinction of California spotted owls, wildlife advocates said Tuesday as they sought protection for the birds under the federal Endangered Species Act.
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Using an energetic cost–benefit approach to identify ecological traps: the case of the African wild dog - Meer - 2014 - Animal Conservation - Wiley Online Library

Using an energetic cost–benefit approach to identify ecological traps: the case of the African wild dog - Meer - 2014 - Animal Conservation - Wiley Online Library | Conservation | Scoop.it
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One-two punch: farming, global warming destroying unique East African forests

One-two punch: farming, global warming destroying unique East African forests | Conservation | Scoop.it
Lush mountains speckle East Africa's grasslands and desert, from Mozambique to Ethiopia. These isolated habitats are home to a plethora of species, and are considered by scientists to be some of the most biodiverse regions in the world.
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Protecting forests alone would not halt land-use change emissions

Protecting forests alone would not halt land-use change emissions | Conservation | Scoop.it
Global forest conservation measures meant to mitigate climate change are likely to drive massive cropland expansion into shrublands or savannahs to satisfy the ever-growing hunger for arable land.
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Conservation's Best Friend - Africa Geographic Magazine

Conservation's Best Friend - Africa Geographic Magazine | Conservation | Scoop.it
The domestic dog as protector of the African wild.
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Between the forest and the sea: life and climate change in Guna Yala - Part I

Between the forest and the sea: life and climate change in Guna Yala - Part I | Conservation | Scoop.it
The island-dwelling Guna people of Panama are one of the most sovereign indigenous communities in the world, but now severe weather and sea level rise are causing regular flooding on many of the islands, and will likely force the Guna to have to...
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The white coat and the welly boot - celebrating new guide to Habitat Creation and Management for Pollinators

The white coat and the welly boot - celebrating new guide to Habitat Creation and Management for Pollinators | Conservation | Scoop.it
We hosted an event in London this week to celebrate and consider the publication of Habitat Creation and Management for Pollinators, the new, free practical guide for conserving insect pollinators published by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and...
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Rooting the family tree of placental mammals

Rooting the family tree of placental mammals | Conservation | Scoop.it
Placental mammals consist of three main groups that diverged rapidly, evolving in wildly different directions: Afrotheria (for example, elephants and tenrecs), Xenarthra (such as armadillos and sloths) and Boreoeutheria (all ...
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Zoos could become 'conservation powerhouses'

Zoos could become 'conservation powerhouses' | Conservation | Scoop.it
In the face of mass extinction, a new report by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) argues that every zoo should devote at least 3% of their budgets to conservation work.
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New blood record: 1,020 rhinos killed in South Africa

New blood record: 1,020 rhinos killed in South Africa | Conservation | Scoop.it
South Africa has surpassed last year's grisly record for slaughtered rhinos - 1,004 - more than a month before the year ends. In an announcement on November 20t
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TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Traditional medicine practitioners in Viet Nam pledge to protect threatened wildlife

TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Traditional medicine practitioners in Viet Nam pledge to protect threatened wildlife | Conservation | Scoop.it
TM participants in HCMC unanimously agreed to refrain from using threatened wildlife ingredients &...
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Protect Rattlesnakes from Senseless Killings

Protect Rattlesnakes from Senseless Killings | Conservation | Scoop.it
Target: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Daniel Ashe Goal: List the desert massasauga rattlesnake as an endangered species so that its population may be protected The desert massasauga rattlesnake is a distinctive creature found in the grasslands of...

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, January 12, 2015 7:45 AM

Rattlesnakes of the western U. S. tend to be shy, non-aggressive regulators of small mammal populations.  Like gophersnakes that kill by squeezing, rattlesnakes are part of the complex equation that produces a balanced ecosystem.  Removing them might disrupt the balance and lead to other losses. 

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How conservation drives villagers to kill animals - life - 07 January 2015 - New Scientist

How conservation drives villagers to kill animals - life - 07 January 2015 - New Scientist | Conservation | Scoop.it
Anger at government conservation schemes can cause a backlash from local communities that threatens to undermine the future of the world's charismatic
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A New Species of the World’s Biggest Whale Has Been Discovered—and They’re Small

A New Species of the World’s Biggest Whale Has Been Discovered—and They’re Small | Conservation | Scoop.it
Well, relatively speaking.
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Selective logging misses the forest for the trees - Conservation

Selective logging misses the forest for the trees - Conservation | Conservation | Scoop.it
Selective logging is touted as better than conventional practices, but it doesn't minimize collateral damage. New research shows reduced impact logging can.
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WWF releases 11,000 sturgeons to restock Danube

WWF releases 11,000 sturgeons to restock Danube | Conservation | Scoop.it
WWF has released 11,000 threatened sturgeons in the Danube river to restock Europe's last wild sturgeon populations, the conservationist group said on Tuesday.
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World governments failing Earth's ecosystems, says top conservationist

World governments failing Earth's ecosystems, says top conservationist | Conservation | Scoop.it
Julia Marton-Lefèvre, director general of the IUCN, says political leaders have not properly embraced conservation
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How protected are they? Report finds world's Protected Areas may relax, shrink, even completely disappear (PART I)

How protected are they? Report finds world's Protected Areas may relax, shrink, even completely disappear (PART I) | Conservation | Scoop.it
On March 1, 1872, the United States Congress declared 3,400 square miles of land spanning three states as the country’s - and the world’s - first national park. We call it Yellowstone.
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