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Escaped Eurasian beavers breeding in Scotland but pose challenge to farming

Escaped Eurasian beavers breeding in Scotland but pose challenge to farming | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
More than 150 beavers living in the wild in Perthshire and Angus after fleeing private collections, but study says animals could cause drainage systems to fail Naturalists have confirmed that more than 150 beavers are now living and breeding...
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Throughout our history, we have considered wildlife a nuisance.  We have poisoned, shot, and trapped everything from butterflies to wolves.  However, our population has grown so large that we can't continue past practices without extinguishing our fellow passengers on spaceship Earth.  We must reduce our population and make room for other species.

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Jon Stewart Gears Up For Greener Pastures of The Farm Variety

Jon Stewart Gears Up For Greener Pastures of The Farm Variety | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Jon Stewart recently purchased a farm in New Jersey with the intention of providing a sanctuary for farm animals rescued from cruelty.
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Massive Colorado logging project threatens lynx

Massive Colorado logging project threatens lynx | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Proposed logging on thousands of acres of national forest lands near Leadville, Colorado could threaten important denning and feeding areas used by threatened lynx.
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Leave the trees alone.

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Camera Traps Reveal What's Happening As Wildlife Reclaims Chernobyl

Camera Traps Reveal What's Happening As Wildlife Reclaims Chernobyl | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
It was the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident, but despite more than 25 years of ongoing research into the radiological consequences for the environment, scientists have failed to come to a consensus on the effects of the Chernobyl disaster...
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The world without us would have more wildlife than it has with us.

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These Are The Amazon Trees That Help Keep The Planet Cool

These Are The Amazon Trees That Help Keep The Planet Cool | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Within the botanical menagerie that makes up the Amazon rainforest, which is so important it’s frequently dubbed the “lungs of the planet,” scientists have pinpointed a small number of tree species that are doing the heaviest breathing as they help...
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Over 80% of future deforestation confined to just 11 places

Over 80% of future deforestation confined to just 11 places | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Jakarta: Eleven places in the world – 10 of which are in the tropics – will account for over 80 per cent of forest loss globally by 2030, according to research released today by WWF.
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Vatican climate change summit to highlight moral duty for action

Vatican climate change summit to highlight moral duty for action | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Religious leaders and scientists to attend Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity meeting which will focus on duty of faithful to address global warming The Vatican is hosting a climate change summit that will focus on the need for decisive action to...
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Citizen Science Tuesday: BowerBird

Citizen Science Tuesday: BowerBird | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A Satin Bower Bird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. BowerBird is for all Australian biodiversity – including, but not limited to bower birds. Photo © Leo/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
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The Wetland (Mesopotamian Marshes) of Iraq Biodiversity and Wildlife

The Mesopotamian Marshes or Iraqi Marshes are a wetland area located in southern Iraq and partially in southwestern Iran and Kuwait. Historically the ...
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Partially logged rainforests could be emitting more carbon than previously thought

Partially logged rainforests could be emitting more carbon than previously thought | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Global carbon emissions from forests could have been underestimated because calculations have not fully accounted for the dead wood from logging.
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CROWNCharlotte, Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature

CROWNCharlotte, Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
CROWN is The Charlotte Chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Mission: to educate and engage the citizens of Charlotte region about the benefits of wildlife friendly communities. We are a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization.
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Vietnam's elephants on brink of extinction - AsiaOne

Vietnam's elephants on brink of extinction - AsiaOne | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
HANOI - Experts and conservationists are calling for increased funding and efforts to save the dwindling number of elephants in Viet Nam.At a conference held on Friday by the Viet Nam Forest Administration (VFA) and WWF Viet Nam, Tran The Lien,...
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Applaud Protection Plan for Critical Pollinator Animals

Applaud Protection Plan for Critical Pollinator Animals | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York
Goal: Praise a plan to protect and preserve declining pollinator species.
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Public lands: Proposed resort development seen as big threat to Grand Canyon National Park

Public lands: Proposed resort development seen as big threat to Grand Canyon National Park | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A proposal for a large new resort development near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon threatens public resources.
Forest Service eyes plan for road, infrastructure improvements around Tusayan, Ariz.
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Praise Creation of Wildlife Refuge in Diminishing Bog Habitat

Praise Creation of Wildlife Refuge in Diminishing Bog Habitat | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Jim Kurth, Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Goal: Support the creation of a wildlife refuge in a wetland mountain habitat.
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Act now to save animals facing extinction

Act now to save animals facing extinction | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Poaching is driving some of our most important species toward extinction. Join me in helping ban the sale of endangered animal products before it’s too late.
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Ancient connection between the Americas enhanced extreme biodiversity

Ancient connection between the Americas enhanced extreme biodiversity | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Species migrations across the Isthmus of Panama began about 20 million years ago, some six times earlier than commonly assumed, a new study by Smithsonian scientists and colleagues published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
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East Australia one of 11 areas to account for 80% of world forest loss by 2030

East Australia one of 11 areas to account for 80% of world forest loss by 2030 | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Between 3m and 6m hectares of forest, mainly across New South Wales and Queensland, could be lost between 2010 and 2030 Eastern Australia is one of the world’s 11 deforestation hotspots that together will account for 80% of global forest loss by...
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Romanian forests face 'acute' illegal logging problem

Romanian forests face 'acute' illegal logging problem | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Romania, which has the largest area of virgin forests in the EU, is also the country most affected by illegal logging in Europe, a major environmental advocacy group said Monday.
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Hundreds of millions of acres of world's forest could be lost by 2030, say WWF

Hundreds of millions of acres of world's forest could be lost by 2030, say WWF | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Conservationists identify 11 hotspots that could sustain 80% of protected global forest losses over the next two decades Hundreds of millions of acres of forest could be lost in the next two decades in less than a dozen global hotspots for...
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A new future for corals

A new future for corals | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Coral reefs, true reservoirs of biodiversity, are seriously threatened by human activities and climate change. Consequently, their extinction has often been heralded.
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Where the Rubber Meets the Orangutan

Where the Rubber Meets the Orangutan | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A lot of shoppers now routinely reach for fair-trade coffee. Many also look for foods that contain no palm oil, a notorious destroyer of tropical forests. Few, however, think about the tires on their car.
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Snake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations

Snake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregates beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.
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Whale Of A Fail · Petitions · Australian Marine Conservation Society

Whale Of A Fail · Petitions ·  Australian Marine Conservation Society | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Australian Marine Conservation Society
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Japan says killing and harvesting whales is necessary for whale research.  The courts and the scientists disagree.  Now it's our turn.  Please sign the petition.

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