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UK leaders urged to save wildlife after terrible European budget deal

UK leaders urged to save wildlife after terrible European budget deal | The natural world | Scoop.it
We're lobbying UK leaders to save our wildlife following a terrible European budget deal that will drive further declines in birds, butterflies and bees
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A challenge to the shooting community as illegal bird of prey killing continues

A challenge to the shooting community as illegal bird of prey killing continues | The natural world | Scoop.it
The RSPB issues a fresh challenge to the shooting community as the 2013 Birdcrime report shows illegal persecution continues
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High court rejects badger cull challenge

High court rejects badger cull challenge | The natural world | Scoop.it
Badger Trust was seeking a ruling to block the latest cull from proceeding without independent monitoring
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First wild beavers in England for 800 years to be caught and sent to live in a ZOO after ministers decided they are a danger

First wild beavers in England for 800 years to be caught and sent to live in a ZOO after ministers decided they are a danger | The natural world | Scoop.it
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, who once complained about badgers ‘moving goalposts’, has now turned his attention to a family of beavers living on the River Otter in Devon.
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Pope calls destruction of nature a modern sin

Pope calls destruction of nature a modern sin | The natural world | Scoop.it
Pope Francis, in unprepared remarks, says destruction of South American rain forests is a sin of our times.
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Save the Sumatran Forest! - The Petition Site

Save the Sumatran Forest! - The Petition Site | The natural world | Scoop.it
The last place on earth where tigers, rhinos, elephants and orangutans live together is in danger. (96153 signatures on petition)
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Here's the real reason the Tories are allowing the destruction of robin eggs and nests

Here's the real reason the Tories are allowing the destruction of robin eggs and nests | The natural world | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Tories!) I must admit to having been more than a little puzzled at first as to why Natural England are proposing that nests and eggs of bird species such as robins and starli...
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Why Andrew Sells is the wrong choice for Natural England

Why Andrew Sells is the wrong choice for Natural England | The natural world | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The government wants a chairman who can flog nature and have chosen a Tory party donor with a background in investment banking and housing developments
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Help for hungry hedgehogs

Help for hungry hedgehogs | The natural world | Scoop.it
Now spring is here and the weather is warming up, most hedgehogs will have woken from their winter hibernation.
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Exclusive: #BritishGovernment under fire for #pollution of #pristine #lagoon

Exclusive: #BritishGovernment under fire for #pollution of #pristine #lagoon | The natural world | Scoop.it
The Independent Exclusive: British Government under fire for pollution of pristine lagoon The Independent The British Government has been implicated in the pollution of a protected lagoon on the military base of Diego Garcia following allegations...

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, March 29, 6:32 AM

 

                                   We don't get any better !

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#IPCC's global warning means it's time to get serious about #protecting our #Oceans ~ #GreenpeaceUK

#IPCC's global warning means it's time to get serious about #protecting our #Oceans ~ #GreenpeaceUK | The natural world | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun IPCC's global warning means it's time to get serious about protecting our oceans Greenpeace UK (blog) They compound issues like overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution, and they make the ocean less resilient to the effects of...

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Francesco Tramontin: Mondelēz: end child trafficking in your chocolate by setting a public deadline to certify your entire chocolate range #traffikfreechocolate

Francesco Tramontin: Mondelēz: end child trafficking in your chocolate by setting a public deadline to certify your entire chocolate range #traffikfreechocolate | The natural world | Scoop.it
I always find Easter a struggle, the cravings kick in! The higher the shops stack their shelves with delicious Easter eggs, the worse it gets. I find...
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No child labour is acceptable - no child trafficking is acceptable - if your chocolate egg  isn't fairtrade see what you are supporting!

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Parliament’s New Chainsaw – The Infrastructure Bill | Save Our Woods (SoW)

Parliament’s New Chainsaw – The Infrastructure Bill | Save Our Woods (SoW) | The natural world | Scoop.it
DID you know legislation is currently being pushed through Parliament that will allow any public land to be transferred by a Government agency, all rights of way extinguished, to private developers?
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Scary government move which allows them to close rights of was and permit shooting or poisoning of wildlife!

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Clear differences between organic and non-organic food, study finds

Clear differences between organic and non-organic food, study finds | The natural world | Scoop.it
Research is first to find wide-ranging differences between organic and conventional fruits, vegetables and cereals
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Glimmer of hope for England's hen harriers

Glimmer of hope for England's hen harriers | The natural world | Scoop.it
England's most threatened bird of prey has taken a small step back from the brink of extinction.
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Palm Oil Is Killing the Sumatran Tiger

Palm Oil Is Killing the Sumatran Tiger | The natural world | Scoop.it
There are only 400 Sumatran tigers left because most of their habitat was eaten up by palm oil plantations in just two years
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Save England's robins! - The Petition Site

Save England's robins! - The Petition Site | The natural world | Scoop.it
Stop Natural England from allowing people to kill robins and destroy their eggs and nests (4563 signatures on petition)
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Theresa May under fire for plans to make Brits stateless

Theresa May under fire for plans to make Brits stateless | The natural world | Scoop.it
British subjects could be stripped of their citizenship and left stateless, under plans being brought forward by Theresa May
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Shouldn't this apply to herself and the rest of the current government? Theresa May said she wanted to be able to take action against those "who are acting in a manner that is not conducive to the public good and who are acting in a manner that is seriously prejudicial to the nation's interests."

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#Japan Halts #Whaling Program in Response to #ICR #TheWorldisStillWatching

#Japan Halts #Whaling Program in Response to #ICR  #TheWorldisStillWatching | The natural world | Scoop.it
A United Nations court ruled that Japan's program to take whales in the Southern Ocean is not for scientific purposes and must stop.

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The court said that Japan also failed to justify their sample sizes—850 minke whales, plus or minus 10 percent; 50 fin whales; and 50 humpbacks.


Should Japan later decide not to abide by the ICJ's ruling, enforcement options are limited. But enforcement measures could include pressure from other governments in the form of economic sanctions.


This decision affects Japan's taking of big whale species—which include humpbacks, fins, and minke whales—since the 1986 whaling ban applies only to medium-size and large whales.


Smaller relatives, like dolphins and porpoises, are still subject to hunting. Thus Japan's controversial take of dolphins in Taiji Cove can continue. (See: "Pictures: Scenes From Taiji Dolphin Roundup in Japan.")

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New name, new game? - World Fishing ~ #Depleted

New name, new game? - World Fishing ~ #Depleted | The natural world | Scoop.it
New name, new game?
World Fishing
And rightly so – 'overfishing' is a misnomer that has, for years, distracted American fisheries management from all natural and man-caused factors affecting populations of commercial fish other than fishing.

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Seems that the ‘tanker' has started turning. One of the amendments to the Magnuson Act proposed by the U.S. Congress' Natural Resources Committee Chairman, Doc Hastings, would replace the term ‘overfished’ wherever it appears throughout the Magnuson Act, with ‘depleted'. And rightly so – ‘overfishing’ is a misnomer that has, for years, distracted American fisheries management from all natural and man-caused factors affecting populations of commercial fish other than fishing. Thus, as long as it's only ‘overfishing’, it is only fishermen who are to blame and management by simply restricting fishing is the best way to rebuild stocks - See more at: http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/Comment/ben-yami/new-name,-new-game#sthash.WxGcojM0.dpuf

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Reward for information about poisonings doubled to £10,000

Reward for information about poisonings doubled to £10,000 | The natural world | Scoop.it
An anonymous donor deeply concerned about the illegal killing of 16 birds of prey in Ross-shire has come forward to increase the reward for information leading to a successful prosecution.
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