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Nature Conservation News and information for animals, plants, and nature.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Help Stop the Mexican Gray Wolf Extinction Bill! - Defenders of Wildlife

Help Stop the Mexican Gray Wolf Extinction Bill! - Defenders of Wildlife | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Tell your Representative to oppose HR 2910 and demand full recovery efforts for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf! 070115
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Global warming threatens colder climate for Europe

Global warming threatens colder climate for Europe | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
New evidence that increased melting of sea ice as the Earth warms could weaken the Gulf Stream and reduce temperatures in western Europe.
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It's happening.

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Letter To President Obama about His Hostile Polices and Indifference Toward Wildlife

Letter To President Obama about His Hostile Polices and Indifference Toward Wildlife | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
I am writing you this letter as a simple citizen and wildlife advocate. I do not have access to big money donors, political parties, or special interest groups. Because of that this letter may not even be read by you or your staff, but I am going to try anyway.

Mr. President, I write this letter as a once hopeful but now jaded person that considers myself as a political progressive. This is especially true when it comes to the protection of the environment and our wildlife. When you were running for office and upon your eventual election there was an overwhelming sense of hope that you were going to be the environmental president that we have longed for since the days of Bruce Babbitt and the Clinton Administration. Those hopes began to dim upon your appointment of Ken Salazar, a rancher, to head the Department of Interior. Almost immediately Mr. Salazar, apparently with your blessing, decided to work on stripping protections from the gray wolf in various parts of the country despite overwhelming evidence that the states would implement reckless eradication level hunting seasons on them immediately upon delisting. This occurred right away of course in Idaho and Montana in 2009 until a federal judge placed the gray wolf in the Northern Rockies back on the Endangered Species List thus halting the “legal” killings.
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DNR: climate change ‘central and defining wildlife conservation issue’

DNR: climate change ‘central and defining wildlife conservation issue’ | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is predicting in a draft report that climate change will eliminate habitat in Georgia for some species by 2050, even as man-made “sprawl zones” create tremendous challenges for other critters and plants.
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DNR could have made this statement years ago. Better late than never? Let's hope so.

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US REFUSES BRITISH MUSEUM'S IVORY ART

US REFUSES BRITISH MUSEUM'S IVORY ART | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
British Museum’s ivory icons denied US entry for loan show
by VICTORIA STAPLEY-BROWN, The Art Newspaper
1 July 2015

The US Fish and Wildlife Service blocked the importation of six Byzantine ivory pieces due to come to the US on a loan from the British Museum for the travelling exhibition Saints and Dragons: Icons from Byzantium to Russia. The show, currently on view at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts and due to travel to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, this autumn, centres on icons that are normally hidden away in storage at the London museum.
Garry Rogers's insight:

Perhaps historically and artistically important ivory artifacts should be duplicated and then destroyed.

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Save the Red Wolves from Extinction

Save the Red Wolves from Extinction | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Dan Ashe, Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Goal: Expedite efforts to repopulate red wolves in the wild.
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First lions to return to Rwanda after over two decades

First lions to return to Rwanda after over two decades | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Lions will return to Rwanda for the first time in more than two decades, wildlife officials have said, after the endangered animal was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.
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EDS concerned New Zealand leading world into extinction - Scoop.co.nz

EDS concerned New Zealand leading world into extinction - Scoop.co.nz | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
“Our precious biodiversity is under extreme pressure, from a whole range of threats,” said EDS’s Senior Policy Analyst, Dr Marie Brown.
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Planting coral could save Great Barrier Reef from climate change, say scientists

Planting coral could save Great Barrier Reef from climate change, say scientists | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Humans could save the Great Barrier Reef from global warming by transplanting corals that survive heat stress, say scientists Humans could save the Great Barrier Reef from global warming by transplanting corals that survive heat stress, say...
Garry Rogers's insight:

Aargh! We need to stop emissions and preserve the natural coral species assemblage.  In the past, our efforts to transplant species have lead to destructive invasions that often move quicker to destroy ecosystems than global warming can.

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WATCH: Scientists in California Are Trying to Bring Back Extinct Animals - Reason (blog)

WATCH: Scientists in California Are Trying to Bring Back Extinct Animals - Reason (blog) | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Q&A with Long Now Foundation's Ben Novak
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Resources might be better spent saving existing species?

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Oslo builds its bees a highway of flowers

Oslo builds its bees a highway of flowers | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
We've crowded nature out of much of our cities -- but we can always invite it back in.
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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, June 27, 2015 11:42 AM

Son ideas come questo que hacen si que tengamos un futuro…en Ingles

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Prospect of warmer winters does not mean fewer deaths, study finds

Prospect of warmer winters does not mean fewer deaths, study finds | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
New scientific study pours cold water on the theory that mortality rates will drop in winter months as the climate warms, reports Climate News Network Global warming is unlikely to mean that fewer people in northern latitudes will die from cold...
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Woodland walks on the wane 'due to lack of time and interest'

Woodland walks on the wane 'due to lack of time and interest' | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Number of people visiting forests and woodland in the UK has fallen significantly, official figures show
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Fewer disruptions are good for wildlife, but the "lack of interest" is not good.

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Oceans face massive and irreversible impacts without carbon cuts – study

Oceans face massive and irreversible impacts without carbon cuts – study | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Business-as-usual carbon emissions would cause global warming that brings serious ocean acidification, death of corals and mangroves, scientists say Time is rapidly running out for the world’s oceans and the creatures that live in them as the...
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Biodiversity Project

Biodiversity Project | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
South Nation Conservation (SNC) is pleased to be partnering with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) on a Biodiversity Project that will restore habitat for plants and animals in Woodlands, Grasslands and Wetlands!
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Chomsky: Greece Faces "Savage Response" For Taking on Austerity "Class War"

Chomsky: Greece Faces "Savage Response" For Taking on Austerity "Class War" | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe’s "savage response" to the pushback against austerity demands.
Garry Rogers's insight:

Interview by Amy Goodman: PABLO IGLESIAS: "Austerity means that people is expulsed of their homes. Austerity means that the social services don’t work anymore. Austerity means that public schools have not the elements, the means to develop their activity. Austerity means that the countries have not sovereignty anymore, and we became a colony of the financial powers and a colony of Germany. Austerity probably means the end of democracy. I think if we don’t have democratic control of economy, we don’t have democracy. It’s impossible to separate economy and democracy, in my opinion."

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PETA Slams CBS For Using Live Animals in New Show

PETA Slams CBS For Using Live Animals in New Show | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
PETA has released a statement reprimanding CBS for the use of live wild animals in the production of its new summer show ‘Zoo.’ “By producing a show that exploits wild Read More The post PETA Slams CBS For Using Live Animals in New Show appeared...
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IUCN - On the verge of extinction: A look at endangered species in the Indo-Burma Hotspot

IUCN - On the verge of extinction: A look at endangered species in the Indo-Burma Hotspot | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot, which covers Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, and parts of southern China, is one of the most biologically rich − and highly threatened − places on the globe.
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The Rape and Pillage of Africa’s Wildlife

The Rape and Pillage of Africa’s Wildlife | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Originally posted on Fight for Rhinos:
The Chinese are welcomed into parts of Africa with increasing regularity to “work” and “aid” Africans with economic gains.
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Greed without guilt is just smart business? So it seems in the U. S. corporate world.

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EU Ministers Seek Binding Deal at Paris Climate Talks

EU Ministers Seek Binding Deal at Paris Climate Talks | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
By Barbara Lewis, Reuters
European Union ministers are seeking an ambitious, durable and legally binding deal to curb global warming, enforced through five-yearly reviews, a draft of their position statement for U.N.
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Is global warming driving seabirds from their Gulf of California nesting grounds?

Is global warming driving seabirds from their Gulf of California nesting grounds? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
FRISCO — Scientist think climate change may be a key reason that thousands of seabirds are leaving their nesting grounds on an island in the Gulf of California and moving north.

In a new study, researchers from the University of California at Riverside looked at Isla Rasa, where more than 95 percent of the world’s population of elegant terns and Heerman’s gulls have traditionally nested.

In the past 20 years, the seabirds have abandoned the island and moved to other nesting grounds in Southern California including the San Diego Saltworks, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, and Los Angeles Harbor.
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It's Not Just Sao Paulo -- Much of South America and Caribbean Swelters Under Extreme Drought

It's Not Just Sao Paulo -- Much of South America and Caribbean Swelters Under Extreme Drought | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
In Sao Paulo today, a Latin American megalopolis that is now home to 20 million people, public water supplies are cut off for as long as three days at a time. But despite this draconian rationing, ...
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Lax rules put Congo's forests, key carbon reserve, at risk

Lax rules put Congo's forests, key carbon reserve, at risk | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Without new conservation efforts, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could lose up to 20 percent of its forests, unleashing a 60 percent increase in carbon emissions, says a new study by researchers at the University of Vermont's Gund Institute...
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Miami archbishop: Pope Francis’ words nudge Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush on climate change

Miami archbishop: Pope Francis’ words nudge Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush on climate change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The two politicians have said if humans are causing temperatures to rise — and they’re not convinced they are, despite broad scientific evidence to the contrary — a president must still promote policies that benefit the economy over ones that benefit the environment. Both are trying to raise campaign cash from some affluent donors, including the industrialist Koch brothers, who strenuously oppose policies that would curb carbon emissions.
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