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TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Viet Nam Prime Minister orders action on wildlife crime

TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Viet Nam Prime Minister orders action on wildlife crime | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Viet Nam © World Economic Forum / Creative Commons Han...
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John Kerry calls for expansion of world's marine reserves

John Kerry calls for expansion of world's marine reserves | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
Secretary of state’s second environmental initiative this month signals bolder US approach to international environmental protection
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Dutch and Swedish lotteries make the largest donation ever ($21+ million) to fight rhino poaching

Dutch and Swedish lotteries make the largest donation ever ($21+ million) to fight rhino poaching | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
Wildlife conservation could use more acts of such generosity!
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Tagging the first ever shark in the BVI - Virgin.com

Tagging the first ever shark in the BVI - Virgin.com | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
Dr Neil Hammerschlag, who runs theshark research program at the University of Miami's Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, brought his wonderfulteam of shark experts over to the BVI for a special scientific expedition onto the ocean.They have taken more than 1600 youths out shark tagging to rekindle ...
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Conservation Group Exposes World’s Biggest Shark Slaughterhouse | EcoWatch

Conservation Group Exposes World’s Biggest Shark Slaughterhouse | EcoWatch | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
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New study identifies five distinct humpback whale populations in North Pacific

New study identifies five distinct humpback whale populations in North Pacific | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
The first comprehensive genetic study of humpback whale populations in the North Pacific Ocean has identified five distinct populations – at the same time a proposal to designate North Pacific humpbacks as a single 'distinct population...
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IUCN SSC Mangrove Specialist Group

IUCN SSC Mangrove Specialist Group | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. It runs both ZSL London and Whipsnade zoos.
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Dandruff Shampoo Could Mess Up Waterways: Scientific American Podcast

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Climate-threatened Solomon Islanders prepare for evacuation

Climate-threatened Solomon Islanders prepare for evacuation | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
But in a country where tension over land has led to civil conflict, finding new homes on new islands will be difficult, officials warn
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28 fallacies about the Fukushima nuclear disaster's effect on the US West Coast

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is back in the news, with recent reports of continued leaks. Coming on the heels of these new reports is a viral blog post entitled 28 Signs That The West ...
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Call for Atlantic tuna quotas to be retained

Call for Atlantic tuna quotas to be retained | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
A leading environmental group on Monday called on authorities to keep tough fishing quotas on Atlantic tuna when governments meet next week to set industry rules.
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Western black rhino declared extinct

Western black rhino declared extinct | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
Africa's western black rhino is now officially extinct according the latest review of animals and plants by the world's largest conservation network.
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Push to Enhance Management and Conservation in Tuna Fisheries On the High Seas (Page 1 of 3)

allAfrica.com: Africa: Push to Enhance Management and Conservation in Tuna Fisheries On the High Seas (Page 1 of 3) | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Shark Riders Pose Threat to Conservation Gains Made with Diving Ecotourism [Slide Show]

Shark Riders Pose Threat to Conservation Gains Made with Diving Ecotourism [Slide Show] | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
Excessive handling of sharks, including riding, worries scientists and scuba-diving businesses
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Featured news - Legal harvest of marine turtles tops 42,000 each year - University of Exeter

Featured news - Legal harvest of marine turtles tops 42,000 each year - University of Exeter | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
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Palau to ban commercial fishing and become a marine sanctuary "roughly the size of France"

Palau to ban commercial fishing and become a marine sanctuary "roughly the size of France" | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
"We have no choice - the ocean is our way of life," president Remengesau said.
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Researchers discover rare new species of deep-diving whale

Researchers discover rare new species of deep-diving whale | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified a new species of mysterious beaked whale based on the study of seven animals stranded on remote tropical islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans over the past 50 years.
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Five porpoises spotted in River Thames - Telegraph

Five porpoises spotted in River Thames - Telegraph | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
The sighting in London could be related either to the tidal movement or as a response to the particularly rough seas beforehand, it is thought
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Marine reserves enhance resilience to climate change

Marine reserves enhance resilience to climate change | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new study highlights the potential for fish communities in marine reserves to resist climate change impacts better than communities on fished coasts.
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ZAWA exposes poaching scam | Times of Zambia: The Official Website

ZAWA exposes poaching scam | Times of Zambia: The Official Website | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
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Showdown looms for lucrative tuna industry

Showdown looms for lucrative tuna industry | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
The future of the world's largest tuna fishery will be decided at a meeting in Australia this week, with Pacific island nations demanding tighter controls on a catch now worth US$7.0 billion a year.
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The Bottom Line: Protecting Real Estate for Fish

The Bottom Line: Protecting Real Estate for Fish | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
For businesses dependent on high foot traffic, location is everything. It’s much the same out on the water, where finding the right spot can make all the difference for commercial and recreational fishermen alike.
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Analysis Finds Offshore Fracking Industry Pumping Toxic Wastewater Into Coastal Waters

Analysis Finds Offshore Fracking Industry Pumping Toxic Wastewater Into Coastal Waters | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
Citing the use of hazardous hydraulic fracturing chemicals and the release of oil industry wastewater
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New hammerhead shark species discovered | EarthSky.org

New hammerhead shark species discovered | EarthSky.org | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
The Carolina hammerhead had long eluded discovery because it is outwardly indistinguishable from the common scalloped hammerhead.
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3D-printed artificial reefs bring back sea life in Persian Gulf

3D-printed artificial reefs bring back sea life in Persian Gulf | Marine Science and Conservation | Scoop.it
The technology let scientists create reef structures that were very close to their natural counterparts.
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