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Are elephants paying the price of office politics?

Are elephants paying the price of office politics? | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
In a shocking report published by a leading Kenyan newspaper - The Star - claims are being made that senior staff of the Kenya Wildlife Service are working with poachers in order to undermine the appointment of the new KWS Director William Kiprono.
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what chance has wildlife against poachers if the people in government that are supposed to be protecting them also involved and profiteering

 

 

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An Amateur Guide to Vole ID - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

An Amateur Guide to Vole ID - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Consumed by everything from Barn owls and Kestrels to Weasels and Wildcats, voles occupy a pivotal position in the food chain and their abundance has direct implications on the population dynamics of many predatory species.
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Just what is causing the decline of UK Willow Tits? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Just what is causing the decline of UK Willow Tits? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Of all the species monitored by the BBS, the Willow Tit showcased the greatest decline; 77% between 1994 - 2007
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When Policy and Science Don’t Match - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

When Policy and Science Don’t Match - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new study has shown that the policies regulating the hunting of grey wolves do not match basic scientific data, and potentially undermine conservation efforts.
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Gannet Stoning - An Animal Rights Article from all-creatures.org

Gannet Stoning - An Animal Rights Article from all-creatures.org | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Gannet Stoning - All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize, This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves
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UK among worst in wildlife league - BBC News

UK among worst in wildlife league - BBC News | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The UK is among the worst countries in the EU for protecting its wildlife habitats, says an official report.
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Population Decline of the Northern Spotted Owl - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Population Decline of the Northern Spotted Owl - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A combination of climate change and habitat loss caused a range wide decline of nearly 4% per year between 1985 and 2013.
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Petition Launched to Outlaw Lead Ammunition - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Petition Launched to Outlaw Lead Ammunition - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
This week saw the launch of a new e-petition courtesy of Dr. Rob Sheldon. The form, having currently achieved over 2900 signatures echos calls by the RSPB, WWT and Sustainable Food Trust to outlaw the use of lead shot for recreational purposes by 2017 due to its negligible impact on wild bird populations and public health.
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South African Birds Feel the Heat - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

South African Birds Feel the Heat - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A study of the physiology of birds in the Western Cape in South Africa suggests that birds’ population decline in response to warming temperatures is more complex, and more serious, than previously thought.
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Saiga Saga - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Saiga Saga - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
By 2010 there were around 81,000 left, but this year marked the start of the saiga die-offs.
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Vanishing Vultures - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Vanishing Vultures - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The six species have now been updated to either ‘endangered’ or ‘critically endangered’ status on the Red List.
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Climate Change and Sea Turtles - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Climate Change and Sea Turtles - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The warming of the planet due to climate change is causing reproduction patterns to change.
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Can Ecotourism Put Wildlife at Risk? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Can Ecotourism Put Wildlife at Risk? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Protected areas throughout the world receive 8 billion visitors every year, so it is clear the ecotourism business is booming.
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Polecat Comeback - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Polecat Comeback - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Fingers crossed over the next 25 years we should see polecats continue to spread and consolidate their population throughout Britain.
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Glimmer of Hope for Amphibians - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Glimmer of Hope for Amphibians - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Conservationists have collected hundreds of amphibian species threatened by the fungus and are maintaining them in captivity with the hope to someday re-establish them in the wild.
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Population Decline of Antarctic Seabird - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Population Decline of Antarctic Seabird - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Since 2005, the population of Giant Petrels has halved from over 5,800 nesting birds to around 2,600 in the South Orkney Islands.
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Wildlife Extra News - 779 raptors killed illegally in Scotland during last 20 years says new report

Wildlife Extra News - 779 raptors killed illegally in Scotland during last 20 years says new report | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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Extinction of Large Animals may Worsen Climate Change - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Extinction of Large Animals may Worsen Climate Change - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The removal of these animals from the ecosystem upsets the natural balance and leads to a loss of heavy-wooded large trees.
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Amazon’s Trees Facing Extinction - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Amazon’s Trees Facing Extinction - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Overall, an area the size of around 4,500 football pitches is still being lost every day.
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Piping Plovers Losing Nesting Habitat - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Piping Plovers Losing Nesting Habitat - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Findings suggest that if drainage continues, there will be a continued decline in the breeding habitat for piping plovers at wetlands in the Great Plains.
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Animal Welfare & Conservation: An Inevitable Conflict of Interests? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Animal Welfare & Conservation: An Inevitable Conflict of Interests? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
When I talk of being a conservationist, one of the most common assumptions is that I am also somewhat of an ecological hippy.
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Marijuana Farms Harm Fishers - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Marijuana Farms Harm Fishers - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Fishers in Northern California were five times more likely to die from poisoning than predation compared to fishers in the southern Sierra Nevada.
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Driven Grouse Shooting - Implications for Upland Birds. - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Driven Grouse Shooting - Implications for Upland Birds. - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The subject of driven grouse shooting is a controversial one. In current times the shooting fraternity finds itself besieged with calls for an all out ban on driven grouse shooting and barely a day passes with the topic not broached on social media.
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Islay Goose Cull to Commence Amid Strong Opposition - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Islay Goose Cull to Commence Amid Strong Opposition - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Though welcomed by farmers, the decision to implement such large scale lethal control on Islay has proven controversial and has been met with scorn by conservation bodies, recently prompting both the WWT and RSPB to take the issue to the European Commission in the hope of halting the plans.
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Rewilding: Lynx and Livestock in the UK. - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Rewilding: Lynx and Livestock in the UK. - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Attacks by lynx on sheep, particularly lambs, are known from across Europe and it seems inevitable that lynx would kill sheep here in Scotland. It is important however to put this in perspective.
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