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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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Aliens in the Med - Conservation Jobs

Aliens in the Med - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The Mediterranean is a tourist hotspot, with millions of people visiting every year. It is also a hotspot for marine biodiversity and home to over 17,000 species – 20% of which occur nowhere else. But in recent years, aliens have invaded the Mediterranean, and are disrupting the ecosystem’s delicate balance.
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Are environmental scientists holding back the science?

Are environmental scientists holding back the science? | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new study seems to indicate the environmental science is not as effective or advancing as much as it could and it's the scientists themselves that are holding the science back. The study by Michigan State University says that while environmental scientists are happy to share their results in
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World Wildlife Populations Fallen by Half

World Wildlife Populations Fallen by Half | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new report by the WWF and ZSL has produced results that it says are “not for the faint-hearted.” It revealed that wildlife species all around the world are continuing to decline rapidly.
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The Big Butterfly Count - Conservation Jobs

The Big Butterfly Count - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
In total, almost 560,000 butterflies were spotted by participants. There were big winners this year, with some species increasing their numbers compared to last year. The Common Blue had increased by 55%, the Red Admiral increased by 43%, the Speckled Wood was up by 28% and, for the first time, the Peacock butterfly was the most abundant butterfly in the survey.
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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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Corncrakes Rising - Conservation Jobs

Corncrakes Rising - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Corncrakes - One of Scotland’s most elusive and endangered breeding birds has had its best breeding season for at least 45 years. The corncrake winters in Africa but breeds in Scotland, hidden in tall vegetation where they can safely raise their chicks. They are so well hidden that a recent RSPB survey counted them not by sight, but by their unique “crex crex” call, which also gives them their scientific name.
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Environmentalists Call for 10-Year Moratorium on Arctic Shipping Increase to Protect Endangered Beluga Whales

Environmentalists Call for 10-Year Moratorium on Arctic Shipping Increase to Protect Endangered Beluga Whales | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Environmentalists today called on the eight Arctic nations of the Arctic Council to enact a ten-year moratorium on any increase in Arctic shipping to protect endangered beluga whales from the threat of growing ship traffic in their habitat.  The moratorium will enable nations to finalize and implem
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Chinese chamber of commerce at heart of wildlife trafficking route

Chinese chamber of commerce at heart of wildlife trafficking route | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Officals at the Sichuan and Chongqing Chamber of Commerce in Phnom Penh, Cambodia have been discovered running a wildlife trade centre where rare and endangered animals were skinned and processed before being shipped on to their destination countries. After agreeing to pay a fine the officials were
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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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