As palm oil producers increasingly look to Africa’s tropical forests as suitable candidates for their next plantations, primate scientists are sounding the alarm about the destruction of ape habitat that can go hand in hand with oil palm expansion. A recent study sought to take those warnings a step further by quantifying the overlap in suitable oil palm land with current ape habitat.
Indonesian Council of Ulema signed a fatwa of protecting endangered species in Indonesia (Indonesian Muslim Council Issued a Fatwa to Protect Endangered Species http://t.co/obM8qJcBxM #IngatLingkungan...
KOAT Albuquerque Endangered gray wolves flourishing in Rocky Mountain region, feds say The Denver Post Wolves were removed from the endangered species list in Montana and Idaho in 2011 and from Wyoming in 2012, Jimenez said.
The most detailed range-wide assessment of the bonobo (formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee) ever conducted has revealed that this poorly known and endangered great ape is quickly losing space in a world with growing human populations.
Today we celebrate World Ranger Day. We commemorate those rangers all over the world who have died in the course of their duties but also those who risk their lives every day at the forefront of conservation. While some are exposed to hazardous environmental conditions such as floods or dangerous animals, others are targeted because they stand up to poachers, drug warlords and criminals. This year alone, at least 31 were murdered, some under the most horrific circumstances.
Stuff.co.nz Endangered kiwi found dead in North Island 3News NZ Department of Conservation staff are working to find out how an endangered female kiwi, believed to be from the South Island, ended up dead in a barn in the North Island.
Avant l’arrivée des européens, nos îles regorgeaient d’oiseaux uniques. Mais l’introduction de prédateurs comme le rat noir, le chat domestique et même le faucon les a décimés. De nombreuses espèces se sont éteintes, mais certaines survivent encore grâce à la persévérance de bénévoles et des populations hébergeant encore ces animaux à plumes si rares.
Overflowing rivers may have washed away nymphs but impact will not be seen until flying seasonThe iridescent dragonflies that flit alongside the UK's waterways could become a rarer sight in coming years after this winter's deluge, the Canal and...
More than 800 endangered African penguin chicks have been saved from starvation in South Africa as part of a conservation project (Conservationists saved more than 800 endangered penguin chicks from starvation | @guardian:
FRACKING THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE: The world’s quest for cheaper fuel in the form of natural gas is coming at a much higher price than fossil fuel industry officials want to acknowledge. It’s due to water depletion, polluting chemicals, complacency about contaminated waste and potential hazards that could adversely impact many living things within the scope of the fracking project. http://www.examiner.com/article/fracking-threatens-human-health-the-environment-and-wildlife
Alliance Earth -▶ THE HIGH COST TO AFRICA OF AMERICA'S CHEAP GAS
Largely uncontrolled gas companies in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are already drilling and fracking in much of the park, endangering precious water and environmental resources. In Botswana’s longest running court battle the San Bushmen finally won the right to access these water sources and remain in their ancestral land. If the gas industry operates like it does in the USA their victory and the survival of this ancient culture is in question.
Mongabay, ▶ MANGROVES PROTECT COASTAL AREAS AGAINST STORM DAMAGE Mangroves reduce wave height by as much as 66 percent over 100 meters of forest providing a vital buffer against the impacts of storms, tsunamis, and hurricanes, according to a new report published by The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0907-mangroves-wave-protection.html