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Endangered butterfly defies climate change with new diet and habitat - The Guardian

Endangered butterfly defies climate change with new diet and habitat - The Guardian | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Guardian Endangered butterfly defies climate change with new diet and habitat The Guardian A butterfly species whose population collapsed because of climate change and habitat loss has defied predictions of extinction to rapidly move to cooler...
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Two arrested for attempted rhino poaching - Citizen

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... in the Pilanesburg to take DNA samples from the Rhinos as well as tagging them for easy identification. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.
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Seals face cull in bid to save Swedish fish stocks - The Local

Seals face cull in bid to save Swedish fish stocks - The Local | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) has ruled that up to 400 seals can be culled along the country's coast in a bid to protect deple

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In Vitro Fertilisation To Prevent Sumatran Rhino Extinction

In Vitro Fertilisation To Prevent Sumatran Rhino Extinction | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it

KOTA KINABALU, April 4 (Bernama) -- The elation felt by the state government, wildlife programme sponsors and wildlife department after the successful capture of 'pregnant' rhino, Iman from a remote part of Danum Valley in Lahad Datu and transfer to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on 21 March was short lived.


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22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It) | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
But where does all this plastic go? We ship some of it overseas to be recycled. Quite a bit ends up in

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Rose's curator insight, April 8, 2014 5:27 AM

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Danica Kloes's curator insight, April 8, 2014 10:53 AM

I knew that the problem of plastic pollution was bad, but it's another thing when it's laid out in facts right in front of you. I had no idea this Great Pacific Garbage Patch even existed. Twice the size of Texas? How is that even possible? I try sometimes to cut down on my plastic usage, but now I am determined to try even harder. We have to take care of the Earth if we want it to be good for the generations to come.

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100+ fish species could disappear in California due to climate change | Aquaculture Directory

100+ fish species could disappear in California due to climate change | Aquaculture Directory | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
Scientists believe that California may lose certain salmon species and other native freshwater fish species within the next century due to climate change if current trends continue.

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STOP RHINO POACHING NOW!

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The rhino poaching epidemic in Southern Africa has got to the point where we are losing animals on an almost daily basis.

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Tis’ the Season for Parrot Poaching - The San Pedro Sun News

Tis’ the Season for Parrot Poaching - The San Pedro Sun News | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
The poaching of parrots for the illegal pet trade is a big problem in Belize. Not only are trees cut down, and baby chicks of endangered species removed from their natural habitat, but their chances of survival and proper care are low.

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Conservationists launch anti-poaching fight in Kenya - China.org.cn

RT @lewa_wildlife: Last week, Parliament approved stiffer penalties for poachers to help tackle the on-going poaching crisis... http://t.co/je6MXU6bKd

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Climate change study: 82 percent of Calif. native fish species risk extinction - The Sacramento Bee

Climate change study: 82 percent of Calif. native fish species risk extinction - The Sacramento Bee | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
Climate change may cause the extinction of 82 percent of California's native fish species over the next century, according to a new study, including iconic species such as coastal steelhead and Central Valley salmon.

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Twitter / GreatRecordBook: worlds smallest Elephant baby... ...

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RT @GreatRecordBook: worlds smallest Elephant baby... http://t.co/dXzOwsZIyq
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Is this true or fake?

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Illegal alligator poaching at local preserve - WPEC

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Alligators are being poached from a protected wildlife area. Reports say the group behind the illegal alligator abductions keeps coming back for more and they haven't gotten caught.
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Santorini adopts a marine sanctuary

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A well-managed, well-sized, well-protected marine sanctuary could generate substantial economic benefits for the island of Santorini, extending the touristic season beyond the summer months and creating jobs, in addition to helping fish stocks replenish to ensure the livelihoods of fishing communities.


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Free Lolita! The remarkable story of a remarkable whale held captive for four decades

Free Lolita! The remarkable story of a remarkable whale held captive for four decades | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
A wild-born orca living at the Miami Seaquarium finally has a shot at freedom. It's time she got it

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Danica Kloes's curator insight, April 8, 2014 10:37 AM

After I saw the documentary Blackfish, I was heartbroken. I was already somewhat aware of the cruelty that is SeaWorld and other parks like it, but seeing it right in front of me like that, confirmed by so many people over and over again, was really upsetting. Now, reading about it, it's almost like the movie all over again. Why anyone would think it's okay to keep these beautiful animals in concrete tanks is beyond me. Although we can no longer right our wrongs by freeing all of them, we can start making a change by not taking any more out of the wild and stop breeding them to sell to parks. I hope that one day Lolita and other whales in parks will be able to be back with their pods to live out the rest of their life happily.

Jackie Bashor's curator insight, April 8, 2014 11:12 AM

If you think about it, holding animals in aquariums and zoos is sad.  They are treated like house animals and aren't aloud to do things that they would be able to experience in the wild.  Its really cool that this orca can have its first chance at freedom after being locked in captivity for so long.

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Extinction: Africa without rhinos would be different and poorer

Extinction: Africa without rhinos would be different and poorer | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
If rhinos are driven to extinction in the wild, Africa's landscapes and ecosystems would be very different, reports Rachel Nuwer. The activities of this mega-herbivore diversify plant life and create prime grazing spots for other animals.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:46 AM

We stand to lose a great deal if we don't win the war against rhino poaching...


"Rhinos too are a 'keystone' species

African rhinos, it turns out, also seem to be a keystone species. According to a recent study published by Scandinavian and South African researchers in the Journal of Ecology, rhinos maintain the diverse African grasslands on which countless other species depend...." 

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Why do narwhals have that long tusk?

Why do narwhals have that long tusk? | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
A new study explores one of the many mysteries of the 'unicorn of the sea.'

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Sumatran elephants found dead, poisoning suspected

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Two critically endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in an Indonesian national park and it is believed they were poisoned, the WWF environmental group said Monday.
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They are rare. 

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Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation Pushes to Get Elephants out of Cities | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper

Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation Pushes to Get Elephants out of Cities | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
Elephants are still found in other urban areas in tourist centers, such as Chiang Mai.   CHIANG RAI - The Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation

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Most rhino killed in Kruger - 247 of 367

Most rhino killed in Kruger - 247 of 367 | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it

Cape Town - The number of rhino poached since the beginning of the year has reached 367, the environmental affairs department said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Albi Modise said the majority of these, 247, were killed in the Kruger National Park.

 

"In the North West province 35 rhino have been poached, 33 in KwaZulu-Natal province, 28 in Limpopo Province, 23 in Mpumalanga province, and one in Gauteng province," he said.

 

A total of 114 arrests had been made in connection with rhino poaching, of which 109 were alleged poachers.

 

SA National Parks (SANParks) spokesperson Paul Daphne said the increased number of arrests of suspected poachers in the Kruger was an indication that anti-poaching measures were working....


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U.S. drones will protect rhinos by combating poachers

U.S. drones will protect rhinos by combating poachers | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON _ The exact location of the anti-poaching operation is secret, as is the number of rangers who will be on duty. Also confidential: where the drones will fly as they search out poachers intent on slaying rhinos for their horns _ one killed every 11 hours in South Africa alone. But over the next several days, Tom Snitch thinks that his project, at a private game farm adjoining South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park, will prove that unmanned aerial vehicles can end the scourge of rhinoceros poaching....

 

http://www.ryot.org/u-s-drones-will-protect-rhinos-by-combating-poachers/180025


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Greer Noble's curator insight, June 1, 2013 9:08 PM

2013 - 350 rhinos in South Africa butcherd - 1 killed every 11 hours

2012 - 668 endangered rhinos died for their horns

73% worlds rhino in South Africa

Sold in Asia, particularly in Vietnam

Should WWF not target Vietnam?

 

Jay Phillips's curator insight, November 16, 2014 8:13 PM

This is a completely new view regarding some of the possibilities that drone technology can do for civilization.  Based off of the fact that drones are primarily present within the military and not within every day life, this article offers insight about using drone technology to possible stop every day crime before it occurs.  Drones would be able to catch possible poachers in Africa who are killing endangered species such as the rhino in order to sell their tusks.  Drones would offer aerial footage of crime scenes, but we must first decide whether or not we feel that it is morally correct to survey our community. 

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Study sees climate upside in greening arid regions

Study sees climate upside in greening arid regions | Impact on Wildlife | Scoop.it
An upside to climate change? The issue has been blamed for many problems, including more acidic oceans and rising pollen counts, but a study released Friday suggests a benefit: arid regions are getting greener.
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I don't think the animals who liked the arid regions will like the change in the  ecology!

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