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The United Nations: Make Poaching of Endangered Animals an Internationally Punishable Crime.

The United Nations: Make Poaching of Endangered Animals an Internationally Punishable Crime. | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Poaching of endangered species affects the world, once the species is gone, they're gone forever. So tell the United Nations to make poaching of...
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Success! Lion Is Off the Menu At Kansas Restaurant

Success! Lion Is Off the Menu At Kansas Restaurant | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Taste & See, a Latin-fusion restaurant in Wichita, Kansas, has cancelled plans to serve lion tonight as part of a special big-game tasting.
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3,000 Year Old Giant Baobab Tree Tells an Amazing Story

3,000 Year Old Giant Baobab Tree Tells an Amazing Story | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
23 people could line up across the face of this 3,000 year old Baobab tree in Zimbabwe, and if a pride of lions were to approach, they'd all hide inside its cavity....
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New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood

New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
From the dawn of history, and in cultures throughout the world, humans have been prone to imbue Earth’s life-giving rivers with qualities of life itself — a fitting tribute, no doubt, to the wellsprings upon which our past (and present) civilizations so heavily rely. But while modern thought has come to regard these essential waterways more clinically over the centuries, that might all be changing once again.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/new-zealand-grants-a-river-the-rights-of-personhood.html#ixzz2614hxmUH

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Where Cows Are Happy and Food Is Healthy

Where Cows Are Happy and Food Is Healthy | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
FOOD can be depressing. If it’s tasty, it’s carcinogenic. If it’s cheap, animals were tortured.

But this, miraculously, is a happy column about food! It’s about a farmer who names all his 230 milk cows, along with his 200 heifers and calves, and loves them like children.

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Woodside: Whales Do Not Breed In These Waters. Memo To Calving Whales: You Are Not Here.

Woodside: Whales Do Not Breed In These Waters. Memo To Calving Whales: You Are Not Here. | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Woodside wants to build at James Price Point, and says nearby waters are not whale breeding grounds.
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Badgered: How the cull got nasty

Badgered: How the cull got nasty | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
A government plan to slaughter thousands of the country's best-loved wild animals was always going to be controversial.

 

A trial scheme aimed at stopping the spread of TB in cattle looks set to provoke direct action by activists

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposes 4 local salamanders as endangered : Cedar Park Leander Statesman

U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposes 4 local salamanders as endangered : Cedar Park Leander Statesman | Life on Earth | Scoop.it

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed this morning listing four local salamanders on the Endangered Species Act hours before the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a resolution against the listings.
The Austin blind, Jollyville Plateau, Georgetown and Salado salamanders live within Travis, Williamson and Bell counties, and the proposed listings would designate almost 6,000 acres as a critical habitat for the creatures.

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The world's most endangered reptiles

The world's most endangered reptiles | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Graph and table showing the world's most endangered reptiles...
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Long-billed vulture population stabilising in Pakistan

Long-billed vulture population stabilising in Pakistan | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Banning cattle drug diclofenac and increased awareness of role of vultures in ecosystem halts decline of critically endangered species...
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Chinese basketball star confronts Africa's poaching crisis - big picture

Chinese basketball star confronts Africa's poaching crisis - big picture | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Yao Ming inspects the corpse of an elephant in Namunyak, northern Kenya, as part of his conservation mission to document the poaching crisis in Africa...
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Ecology drones track endangered wildlife

Ecology drones track endangered wildlife | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Unmanned aerial vehicles are being put to use to monitor endangered wildlife, spot poachers, and chart forest loss...
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Building sustainable global research partnerships – and saving the puma

Building sustainable global research partnerships – and saving the puma | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
A UK-funded conservation project in Mexico has involved local landowners, universities and a Grammy award-winning band to achieve a triple bottom line of sustainability, reports Jon Lovett...
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The world's extinct and endangered species – interactive map

The world's extinct and endangered species – interactive map | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
The world's extinct and endangered species – interactive map
Over the past 500 years, human activity is known to have decimated 869 species. Habitat destruction, hunting, alien species, disease and climate change are among the forces responsible for the vulnerability and loss of the 12,000 species on the IUCN's red list of endangered species. With a total of 16,928 plant and animal species at risk, life on Earth is populated by creatures poised at the brink of extinction. Today, one in eight birds, one in four mammals, one in five invertebrates, one in three amphibians, and half of all turtles face extinction
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The Chesapeake's Poop Problem

The Chesapeake's Poop Problem | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Karen Steuer explores the problems of CAFOs and water pollution in the Chesapeake Bay region.
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Wyoming Wolves Attack Far Fewer Cattle Than Ranchers Claim

Wyoming Wolves Attack Far Fewer Cattle Than Ranchers Claim | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Statistics reveal that Wyoming ranchers may have achieved de-listing by exaggerating statistics about wolf attacks on grazing cattle.
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Care2 Success! 838,000 Acres To Be Protected For Jaguars!

Care2 Success! 838,000 Acres To Be Protected For Jaguars! | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last Friday proposed protecting 838,232 acres as critical habitat for endangered jaguars in southern Arizona and New Mexico.
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Tell Thailand’s Environmental Minister to step up the fight against endangered species crime rings

Tell Thailand’s Environmental Minister to step up the fight against endangered species crime rings | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Last month, Thai authorities arrested a man at Bangkok’s international airport after discovering baby leopards, panthers, bears and monkeys in the small crates he had stuffed inside his suitcases. See the article here.
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CTV News Channel: Shark capture opposition

CTV News Channel: Shark capture opposition | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Bob Timmons, an oceans activist, discusses a petition he has started in hopes of preventing a planned Ripley's aquarium in Toronto from importing sand tiger sharks.
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Endangered whales seen off Calif. coast

Endangered whales seen off Calif. coast | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Watch the video 'Endangered whales seen off Calif. coast' on Yahoo! News.
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Who Has the Power to Protect Endangered Species? We All Do

Who Has the Power to Protect Endangered Species? We All Do | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
A new study in Science has found that citizen involvement is key in protecting endangered species.
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Feds finalize endangered species grants

Feds finalize endangered species grants | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Funding helps with conservation planning and to acquire important habitat By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — The latest round of habitat conservation grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — t...
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Jaguars among species 'virtually extinct' in Brazil's Atlantic forest

Jaguars among species 'virtually extinct' in Brazil's Atlantic forest | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Species are being lost faster than previously believed owing to the destruction of once dense canopy, research shows...
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Black Fish activists vow to confront illegal tuna fishing in Mediterranean

Black Fish activists vow to confront illegal tuna fishing in Mediterranean | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Environmental group Black Fish plans to patrol the sea for three years to campaign for ban on catching endangered species, reports John Vidal...
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Red list 2009: Endangered species for every country in the world

Red list 2009: Endangered species for every country in the world | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Humans have accelerated the rate at which species disappear.
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