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High-level link to dolphin exports - Environment - Namibian Sun

High-level link to dolphin exports - Environment - Namibian Sun | Conservation | Scoop.it
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The Information Age Is Failing the World’s Wildlife

The Information Age Is Failing the World’s Wildlife | Conservation | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have access to only 5 percent of the data needed to help slow the sixth great extinction.
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Ivory trading nations exposed - Conservation Action Trust

Ivory trading nations exposed - Conservation Action Trust | Conservation | Scoop.it
The twenty-eight countries most responsible for the deaths of African elephants have been revealed in a new report, but other major offenders avoided censure as they failed to provide information or seize any ivory. Three years ago there were just eight but now the countries most implicated in the illegal ivory trade  have grown  almostRead More
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Climate change happening 'too fast' for species to adapt

Climate change happening 'too fast' for species to adapt | Conservation | Scoop.it
Most plants and animals cannot adapt at the rate the climate is changing, scientists have said. A study of more than 250 species found their ability to change their "climactic niche", the conditions under which they can survive, will be vastly outpaced by future changes in rainfall and temperature.  Although some animals might be able to move to cope with rising temperatures, others live in isolated areas which they cannot leave. 
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Elephants are now being born without tusks because of poaching

Elephants are now being born without tusks because of poaching | Conservation | Scoop.it
An increasing number of African elephants are now born tuskless because poachers have consistently targetted animals with the best ivory over decades, fundamentally altering the gene pool. In some areas 98 per cent of female elephants now have no tusks, researchers have said, compared to between two and six per cent born tuskless on average in the past. 
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Lush Meets....Dominic Dyer, campaigner and author, on Badgered To Death | Lush Player

Lush Meets....Dominic Dyer, campaigner and author, on Badgered To Death | Lush Player | Conservation | Scoop.it
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TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Inadequate Thai legislation failing to prevent trafficking of non-native apes

TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Inadequate Thai legislation failing to prevent trafficking of non-native apes | Conservation | Scoop.it
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
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One Year After Cecil’s Death, Lions Face Bigger Threats Than Hunting

One Year After Cecil’s Death, Lions Face Bigger Threats Than Hunting | Conservation | Scoop.it
Progress has been made against trophy hunting, but the bushmeat trade is wiping out lions’ prey.
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Press release - MEPs call for ivory trade ban, penalties against wildlife trafficking - New Europe

Press release - MEPs call for ivory trade ban, penalties against wildlife trafficking - New Europe | Conservation | Scoop.it
MEPs advocate a full and immediate EU-wide ban on ivory and rhinoceros horn trade, and call for common sanctions at EU level against wildlife trafficking, in a resolution voted on Thursday. Wildlife trafficking is worth an estimated €20 billion annually. It has grown in recent years, becoming one of the biggest and most profitable forms
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AWF on the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade

AWF on the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade | Conservation | Scoop.it
AWF commends Vietnam for destroying two tons of ivory and 70 kilograms of rhino horn on 12 November ahead of the Hanoi Conference.
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Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level

Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level | Conservation | Scoop.it
Scientists warn increasingly rapid melting could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean
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Marines to 1,100 Endangered Desert Tortoises: Move Out

Marines to 1,100 Endangered Desert Tortoises: Move Out | Conservation | Scoop.it
Conservationists object to a $50 million relocation plan, which they say could result in hundreds of tortoise deaths.
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Grand Canyon Bison Might Become Hunting Trophies

Grand Canyon Bison Might Become Hunting Trophies | Conservation | Scoop.it
The National Park Service finds the species has historical roots in Arizona, but hundreds need to be removed to make the herd sustainable.
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#StopDolphinaria – ‘Don’t tell me lies, I have a right to know the truth’

#StopDolphinaria – ‘Don’t tell me lies, I have a right to know the truth’ is intended to portray the reality of cetaceans living in captivity in Spanis
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Strange events in the Arctic are leaving scientists terrified

Strange events in the Arctic are leaving scientists terrified | Conservation | Scoop.it
Strange events in the Arctic appear to suggest that something very troubling is happening with the sea ice there, scientists have said. The North Pole is experiencing hugely unexpected hot sea temperatures, which are stopping the usual ice from forming and could be a mark that something global warming is having even more worrying effects than previously thought.
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Great Barrier Reef: Australia's 'response plan' draft contains no new action or funding

Great Barrier Reef: Australia's 'response plan' draft contains no new action or funding | Conservation | Scoop.it
Exclusive: ‘Confidential’ draft acknowledges coral bleaching but does not make any attempt to address climate change
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Australia’s ‘Ugly’ Mammals Get Little Love From Science

Australia’s ‘Ugly’ Mammals Get Little Love From Science | Conservation | Scoop.it
A new study finds that iconic animals and invasive species get studied more often than less attractive critters.
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Despite Arrests, Illegal Trade in Star Tortoises Continues Unabated

Despite Arrests, Illegal Trade in Star Tortoises Continues Unabated | Conservation | Scoop.it
A tristate junction in south India seems to have been exporting tens of thousands of star tortoises every year. Are populations being wiped out?
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Ancient Forests Are Keeping Wildlife Cool as the World Warms

Ancient Forests Are Keeping Wildlife Cool as the World Warms | Conservation | Scoop.it
New research finds that temperatures in 500-year-old Douglas fir forests measure up to 2.5 degrees cooler than in younger woodlands.
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A New Snow Leopard Population Estimate Has Scientists on Edge

A New Snow Leopard Population Estimate Has Scientists on Edge | Conservation | Scoop.it
While some experts defend higher estimates of the elusive cat’s numbers, others say it’s bad science that could hurt the species.
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Elephant Refugees Flee to Last Stronghold in Africa

Elephant Refugees Flee to Last Stronghold in Africa | Conservation | Scoop.it
A national park in Botswana is struggling to support the staggering number of animals fleeing from poaching in other countries.
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This New Map of Major Ivory Seizures Could Help Save Elephants

This New Map of Major Ivory Seizures Could Help Save Elephants | Conservation | Scoop.it
Despite scores of large-scale ivory seizures since 2000, only 18 have been fully investigated, a conservation group says.
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Hwange elephant captures - A discussion with Sharon Pincott - The Zimbabwean

Hwange elephant captures - A discussion with Sharon Pincott - The Zimbabwean | Conservation | Scoop.it
The Zimbabwean talks to elephant specialist, Sharon Pincott - who spent 13 years monitoring and recording the lives of more than 500 elephants in Hwange – about Zimbabwe’s decision to continue ripping young elephants from their families for export to zoos:
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