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New study reveals scale of persistent illegal Tiger trade

New study reveals scale of persistent illegal Tiger trade | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
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Parts of more than 1400 Tigers have been seized across Asia in the past 13 years, according to TRAFFIC’s latest analysis of confiscations, which includes new data for 2010-2012.
 
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Campaign to Ban Driven Grouse Shooting Gains Momentum - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Campaign to Ban Driven Grouse Shooting Gains Momentum - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
This week, Mark Avery‘s petition to ban driven grouse shooting reached an all-time high of 67,400 signatories
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Red List Update - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Red List Update - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Two species of shark are now endangered and one primate is now critically endangered. The IUCN is now calling for urgent action to save them.
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Rare Moth Numbers Tumble - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Rare Moth Numbers Tumble - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The Dark Bordered Beauty is a moth that certainly lives up to its name, but not many of us will be able to appreciate it due to numbers falling in its isolated populations.
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Climate Change’s First Mammalian Victim - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Climate Change’s First Mammalian Victim - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The Bramble Cay melomys will go down in history, as it is the first mammal to become extinct due to human-induced climate change.
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Don’t Feed the Monkeys - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Don’t Feed the Monkeys - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Barbary macaques once stretched throughout northern Africa and southern Europe, however populations have suffered a major decline in recent years existing only in isolated areas in Morocco and Algeria.
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Honey Bee Colony Losses - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Honey Bee Colony Losses - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Honey bee losses reinforce what sciences continues to tell us; we must take immediate action to restrict pesticides contributing to bee declines.
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Double Jeopardy for African Antelopes - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Double Jeopardy for African Antelopes - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Even small changes in climate could push these species out of their comfort zone and under the threat of extinction
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Gun Hunting Driving Primates to Extinction - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Gun Hunting Driving Primates to Extinction - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
New research carried out on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea has discovered that, as gun hunting increases, the abundance of the island’s seven monkey species falls
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Collapse of Gorilla Subspecies - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Collapse of Gorilla Subspecies - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The decline can be traced back to the Rwandan genocide in 1994, which forced hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee the Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR), the only country in which the Grauer’s gorilla is found.
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Petition launched as farmers call for increased control of ravens - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Petition launched as farmers call for increased control of ravens - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
This week saw the launch of a new petition, one aiming to have the Common Raven (Corvus corax) added to the general license – a move that would allow landowners to control (by lethal means) ravens in the same manner as other corvid species.
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The Mystery of the Recovery of the World’s Most Endangered Turtle - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

The Mystery of the Recovery of the World’s Most Endangered Turtle - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
In 2010 the amount of turtles nesting dropped significantly. Since then, the species has still not regained an upward trajectory of recovery, and the reason why remains unclear.
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New Study Aims to Assess the Ecological Implications of Driven Grouse Shooting - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

New Study Aims to Assess the Ecological Implications of Driven Grouse Shooting - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
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Are Badgers to Blame for Declining Hedgehogs? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Are Badgers to Blame for Declining Hedgehogs? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Badgers are now subject to a controversial cull in an effort to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis, with some arguing that the cull may benefit more than just ailing cattle.
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Spix’s Macaw Sighting - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Spix’s Macaw Sighting - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The Spix’s macaw is a bird that was probably never very common. One was sighted in 2000 and then they were thought to be extinct in the wild until recently.
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Otter Diet in Freshwater Ecosystems - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Otter Diet in Freshwater Ecosystems - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) is an incredibly opportunistic predator with prey diversity varying greatly across its range in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Are Magpies Responsible for Songbird Declines? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Are Magpies Responsible for Songbird Declines? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Like most corvids, the Magpie is a figurehead for human/wildlife conflict in modern day Britain. A bird cherished by many yet actively maligned by others.
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Climate Change Turns Up the Heat on Koalas - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Climate Change Turns Up the Heat on Koalas - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Climate change is causing temperatures to rise and, in places where they are already high, may cause these areas to become inhospitable to wildlife.
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Canaries in the Ocean Coalmine - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Canaries in the Ocean Coalmine - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Researchers from Newcastle University have found that 59 species of fish have disappeared from fishermen's catches in the Philippines between 1950 and 2014.
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The Leopard’s Lost Range - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

The Leopard’s Lost Range - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The leopard has lost as much as 75% of its historic range. They once occupied a vast range of approximately 35 million square kilometres throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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Europe takes action over burning on SPAs - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Europe takes action over burning on SPAs - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The European commission now look set to begin a full infraction procedure over what it sees as a direct breach of the EU habitats directive with the UK failing to protect its vulnerable blanket bogs.
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Eagle Owls in the UK - Native or Not? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Eagle Owls in the UK - Native or Not? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The Eagle Owl is never far from the headlines in recent times; welcomed by many, persecuted by some and virulently condemned by others – largely due to their tendency to predate raptor species, including those of conservation concern
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War of Words Rages Between Wildcat Conservationists - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

War of Words Rages Between Wildcat Conservationists - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The past week found efforts to conserve the critically endangered Scottish Wildcat hampered somewhat by infighting between conservationists boasting different ideologies on how best to deal with feral cats - the single biggest threat to Scotland's remaining Wildcats.
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Tigers Declared Extinct in Cambodia - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Tigers Declared Extinct in Cambodia - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Vulnerable to the illegal wildlife trade, Tigers have now been declared extinct in Cambodia by WWF. A bold action plan has been launched to reintroduce the big cats back into Cambodia.
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The Historic Decline of the Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

The Historic Decline of the Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
This species has declined across the length and breadth of Europe, showing a decrease in population size ranging from 1% to 80% between 1990 and 2000.
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Are Deer a Factor in Woodland Bird Declines? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Are Deer a Factor in Woodland Bird Declines? - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Deer are a popular topic of conversation in the UK at present with many sources claiming that recent population increases are having a detrimental effect on our woodland ecosystems.
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