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Nature Conservation News and information for animals, plants, and nature.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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The beautiful animals facing climate change extinction

A tiger's roar can be heard three kilometres away. But the tigers' forest home is falling quiet. There are as few as 3200 wild tigers left, due to poaching and ...
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Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds

Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Researchers say heatwaves that previously occurred once every three years are now happening every 200 days thanks to global warming
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As we get confirmation of earlier predictions, articles about weather events such as this have drifted from probabilities toward certainties.

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End University’s Cruel, Irresponsible Animal Research

End University’s Cruel, Irresponsible Animal Research | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Ana Mari Cauce, Interim President of the University of Washington Goal: Insist that the university repurpose its expanded, underground animal research facility and cease conducting experiments on animals A massive animal research facility...
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Shania Ravenell's curator insight, April 26, 2015 9:16 PM

Scientists do not care about the Animal Welfare Act.The outcome for the experiments are not always accurate. There are many animals suffering due to experimentation.

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Sign the petition: Tax Ben & Jerry

Sign the petition: Tax Ben & Jerry | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

If Senate and House Republicans have their way, they will eliminate the estate tax, which affects only the wealthiest 0.2% of taxpayers. Repealing the estate tax would hurt our economy and be fundamentally unfair. Senate Democrats: Stand with Ben and Jerry—and stay united against the repeal.

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GR:  The estate tax has been shrinking as the number of wealthy taxpayers swells.  We actually need to increase the tax, but for now we have to prevent Congress from shrinking it again.

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The Self Preservation of Land and Wildlife Managers

The Self Preservation of Land and Wildlife Managers | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The art of land and wildlife management has fallen into the hands of political actors who are beholden to powerful interests who only care about how much money they can squeeze out of our wildlife and public lands.
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Changes in plant species composition of coastal dune over 20-years

Changes in plant species composition of coastal dune over 20-years | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Coastal sandy ecosystems are increasingly being threatened by human pressure, causing loss of biodiversity, habitat degradation and landscape modifications.
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Coastal development might have slowed during the 20-year period studied.  All the best sites have been built out, and portions of the remnants are protected. 


Studies such as this should not be so rare. More frequent monitoring is needed for these sites and for natural habitats of all kinds world wide.

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Development threatens Inle Lake's biodiversity

Development threatens Inle Lake's biodiversity | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
This audio slideshow looks at the Burmese lake’s fragile ecosystem, which is at risk from hotel and farm pollution.
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Out & About: Biodiversity often buzzes under our radars - Coast Weekend

Out & About: Biodiversity often buzzes under our radars - Coast Weekend | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Jerry Freilich, research coordinator of Olympic National Park, discussed how biodiversity starts with a B(ee).
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Parallel Plenary 1.3: The Case for Conservation and Biodiversity

Parallel Plenary 1.3: The Case for Conservation and Biodiversity | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
In recent years the value of ecosystem services and biodiversity to Indonesia's economic growth and national wellbeing has been highlighted and affirm...
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Biodiversity Conservation | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Biodiversity Conservation | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
#Ecosystems that are already stressed are likely more sensitive to #climatechange impacts: http://t.co/4Ln3bMeMhu http://t.co/Exk7PQ3H3I
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Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Two More Mexican Gray Wolves Released into the Wild: This week, wildlife biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released two captive Mexican gray wolves into the Arizona wild.
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Buffalo herd's escape from New York state farm ends in tragedy

Buffalo herd's escape from New York state farm ends in tragedy | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Animals were shot after they crossed interstate highway Owner believes group of 15 had managed to swim across Hudson river Related: Llamas on the lam recaptured with lasso after Arizona escape The escape of a small herd of buffalo from a farm...
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Fishermen and tigers struggle for survival in India's Sundarbans – in pictures

Fishermen and tigers struggle for survival in India's Sundarbans – in pictures | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Rising sea levels are forcing farming communities in the Sundarbans to risk their lives fishing in the mangrove forest that is home to the Bengal tiger Continue reading...
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BADGER CULL PROTEST MARCH ~ WORCESTER ~ #WarOnAnimals #BADGERCIDE

BADGER CULL PROTEST MARCH ~ WORCESTER ~ #WarOnAnimals #BADGERCIDE | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Diane Bartlett
Published on 25 Apr 2015
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The Unseen Slaughter Under the Sea

The Unseen Slaughter Under the Sea | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The Unseen Slaughter Under the Sea
Ocean Defenders Alliance is on a mission to stop abandoned “ghost nets” from killing dolphins, sea turtles, and millions of other marine animals.
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Petition: Ask Bolivian Government to Crack Down on Animal Trafficking

Petition: Ask Bolivian Government to Crack Down on Animal Trafficking | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Please sign and share this petition worldwide on all media sites in an effort to stop all animal... (63586 signatures on petition)
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Kristin Davis Brings Anti-Poaching Doc to Washington

Kristin Davis Brings Anti-Poaching Doc to Washington | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Actress and animal advocate Kristin Davis hosted a screening of her documentary, “Gardeners of Eden,” about wildlife conservation at the State Department earlier this week.
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Los Angeles Launches #BioDiversifyLA to Protect Region's Rare Biodiversity

Los Angeles Launches #BioDiversifyLA to Protect Region's Rare Biodiversity | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
(Photo credit: Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, CD-5) How did you celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday? I rang in the 45th anniversary of our planetary celebration in a sunny corner of Los Angeles City Hall's native...
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Biodiversity promotes multitasking in ecosystems - William and Mary News

Biodiversity promotes multitasking in ecosystems - William and Mary News | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity is even more important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems than previously thought.
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Great South West Edge: Australia's biodiversity hotspot - Telegraph.co.uk

Great South West Edge: Australia's biodiversity hotspot - Telegraph.co.uk | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Among the world's most important ecosystems, the Great South West Edge offers Stanley Johnson rugged coastlines, fabulous fauna and a rich cultural heritage
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Wildlife Activist Disappears in Zimbabwe

Wildlife Activist Disappears in Zimbabwe | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
WAR – Wildlife At Risk International WE ARE DEVASTATED WAR AMBASSADOR DISAPPEARS WHILE FLEEING ZIMBABWE Rob Grinham, WAR ambassador and wildlife activist was taken from Lusaka airport last night in what seems to be a coordinated effort by both...
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Wildlife

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Massive Poison Spray in New Zealand Wipes out Pests New Zealand’s contentious program to eradicate rats, possums and stoats by dropping toxins and placing traps has brought the populations of those pests to undetectable or very low levels at most...
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Now Playing at the Virtual Summit 2015: "Biodiv...

Now Playing at the Virtual Summit 2015: "Biodiv... | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Today we are spotlighting our Keynote presentation “Biodiversity in the Sky – How Green Roofs Can Be Designed as Wild Life Refuges” from the engaging Dr.
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Study: Global warming slowdown just a ‘distraction’

Study: Global warming slowdown just a ‘distraction’ | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
sdfg ‘Greenhouse gases will eventually overwhelm this natural fluctuation’ Staff Report FRISCO — The rate of global warming may fluctuate from year to year, and even on a decadal scale, but in the long run, Earth is still on course to heat up to...
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