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Round up of IWC meeting

Round up of IWC meeting | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The meeting of the International Whaling Commission took place last week in Slovenia covered a range of topics. Here are the main highlights and outcomes of that meeting.

Probably the most disappointing outcome, but also the most predictable, is the failure again to establish the South Atlantic W
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Sharks Need Healthy Coral Reefs - Conservation Jobs

Sharks Need Healthy Coral Reefs - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Sharks living on coral reefs face threats from fishing, habitat degradation and climate change.
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Invasive Species Affect Animal Interactions

Invasive Species Affect Animal Interactions | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Japanese stillgrass is one of the world’s most pervasive invasive species. Accidentally introduced to the USA in the early 1900s, it has now spread to more than a dozen states within the past 100 years, particularly in the southeast of the country.
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All The Small Things - Conservation Jobs UK

All The Small Things - Conservation Jobs UK | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the decline of large, charismatic predators and the effect their loss has on ecosystems. However, a new study decided instead to examine the impact of humans on significantly smaller but no less important species - invertebrates (animals without a backbone).
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Urban trees saves hundreds of lives each year in America

Urban trees saves hundreds of lives each year in America | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new national study of the way trees help clean the air in cities has shown that as many as 850 lives a year are saved across the United States each year and US$7 billion is saved in health care costs. Even though rural trees are more efficient at cleaning the air it is the urban trees found in den
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Save A-level Environmental Studies - Conservation Jobs UK

Save A-level Environmental Studies - Conservation Jobs UK | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
By Jane Morris - Environmental studies lecturer By US government (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/images/factory.gif) , via Wikimedia Commons Environmental i
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Rapid Evolution of Frog Defences - Conservation Jobs UK

Rapid Evolution of Frog Defences - Conservation Jobs UK | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
One of its prey items is the larvae of the Common Frog, which lives on the Iberian Peninsula. The crayfish was first recorded in Extremadura and Andalusia
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10 days and 62 rhinos dead

10 days and 62 rhinos dead | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
South Africa has released its latest rhino stats which show that so far in 2014 558 rhinos have been killed in the country. This is a leap of 62 rhinos killed since the last rhino stats were published 10 days ago on 30th June 2014.

The figure shows that current projects and enforcement actions ar
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Not enough is being done, the poachers seem to be getting large numbers of animals. I do wonder if they are being helped by people in authority

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Radio-tagged bumble-bees reveal impacts of pesticides

Radio-tagged bumble-bees reveal impacts of pesticides | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A study involving the tagging of bees shows how neonicotinoid based pesticides influence the foraging of bees and interferes with the insects learning new foraging skills. The study was undertaken by researchers from Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences and Imperial College London and was p
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Desert elephant hunt quota increased from 6 to 9 - half of remaining breeding bull elephants

Desert elephant hunt quota increased from 6 to 9 - half of remaining breeding bull elephants | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Concerns have been heightened by the Namibian Ministy of Environment and Tourism’s (MET) decision to issue additional hunting permits for some of the most unique elephants in the world. The Ministry had previously stated that only two hunting licences had been issued and seems unconcerned with the
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why don't they kill all the elephants then there won't be any debate.....obviously not a democracy as the elected officials are doing as they please.....dickheads

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Chinese business commits to saying no to wildlife gifts

Chinese business commits to saying no to wildlife gifts | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new guide has been launched by TRAFFIC in China with the backing of 30 top influential business people to encourage businesses to stop using wildlife products as gifts. Despite being a relatively new phenomena the gifting of wildlife products plays a major role in wildlife crime in China. The new
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When the elephants are gone what will pastoralists and ranchers do?

When the elephants are gone what will pastoralists and ranchers do? | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
It's common knowledge that elephants play an important role in the natural ecosystem of the African plains and forests but new research show that they can provide an essential ecosystem service in combatting an invasive plant that is sweeping across Africa.

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Cool Koalas Hug Trees - Conservation Jobs UK

As climate change heats up our planet, many animals are suffering the consequences. One study has discovered that koala bears have an ingenious solution to prevent dehydration.
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cool to hug trees

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Triple Threat to Seabirds - Conservation Jobs

Triple Threat to Seabirds - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The National Trust has conducted a study of seabirds along the 742 miles of coastline that it looks after in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It discovered that seabirds are at risk from the triple threat of extreme weather, predation and human disturbance.
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Critically endangered Mascarene Petrel discovered at sea and unique image captured of bird with its egg

Critically endangered Mascarene Petrel discovered at sea and unique image captured of bird with its egg | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
An expedition to find the Critically Endangered Mascarene Petrel at sea has returned with new information on one of the world’s least-known seabirds. Incredibly they have photographed a female bird where the egg is an obvious protrusion in the contour of her underbody.

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Coral Reef Review - Conservation Jobs UK

Coral Reef Review - Conservation Jobs UK | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth, rivalling tropical rainforests in sheer numbers and variety of species. Not only composed of hard and soft corals, they are also home to fish, molluscs, crustaceans, sharks, dolphins and sea turtles.
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Controversial bee project buzzing with success

Controversial bee project buzzing with success | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A bee re-introduction plan in Kent which led to outrage in Sweden appears to be working as researchers discover workers in the fields - a sure sign of the queen bees having bred. There has been a number of failed attempts at reintroducing the short-haired bumblebee to Kent in this year it may have f
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British turtles are booming

British turtles are booming | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
It may take more than a day trip to the coast to see the booming turtle population but the numbers of green turtles on British dependency Ascension Island are booming. The latest survey shows that turtle numbers on the main beaches now total 24,000 nests - an increase of 500% since records began in
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Endangered Emperors - Conservation Jobs UK

Endangered Emperors - Conservation Jobs UK | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The penguin stars of the films Happy Feat and March of the Penguins are in serious danger of extinction, scientists have warned recently in a study published in Nature Climate Change. Once again, it is climate change that is the culprit.
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Underestimating Our Ocean Giants - Conservation Jobs UK

Underestimating Our Ocean Giants - Conservation Jobs UK | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Commercial whaling decimated whale populations until the 1970s, when the global ban came into force. By then, an estimated 66-90% of whales had been killed. It is likely that their absence altered the structure and function of oceans, but as their numbers increase are they making ocean ecosystems healthier?
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Britain steps in to stop Tanzania destroying its ivory stocks

Britain steps in to stop Tanzania destroying its ivory stocks | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Just as Tanzania seemed to be heading towards destroying its 137 tonnes of seized tusks and ivory it appears that the British government has stepped in to stop it from happening. As countries around the world are stepping up to show their disapproval for the elephant poaching epidemic the UK seems i
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End of an era as BBC plan to dumb down wildlife documentaries

End of an era as BBC plan to dumb down wildlife documentaries | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
For the last 30 years or so nature lovers across the world have been spoiled by the BBC and its high quality nature programming. All that is now to change as the BBC gets set to 'dumb down' its nature programming moving away from science and facts towards populist hyperbole and emotional a
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Wildlife and forest crime

Wildlife and forest crime | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A promotional video (2:19) produced by the EIA, WWF and TRAFFIC highlighting the impact and scale of forest and wildlife crimes.

 

 
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International No Bag Day

International No Bag Day | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Promotional video (2:38) by EIA International for No Bag Day on 3rd July to encourage people to stop using plastic carrier bags.
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Controversy grows as first desert elephant shot

Controversy grows as first desert elephant shot | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
With the world still reeling from the tragic poaching death of Satao, the iconic Kenyan tusker, news that Namibia has just followed through on killing the first of the Namibian Desert Elephants on Saturday, is causing another outcry.

The Namibian Government, seemingly unfazed by the recent intern
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Disgusting decision, pointless and unnecessary. I wonder what the Namibian governments real agenda is, they will lose tourism over this and so they should....

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