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Stolen Apes - Conservation Jobs UK

Stolen Apes - Conservation Jobs UK | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A growing trade in great apes means that thousands are lost from their homes in Africa and Southeast Asia each year, the victims of increasingly sophisticated criminal networks.
 
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Pet Trade Harming Lemur Conservation - Conservation Jobs

Pet Trade Harming Lemur Conservation - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Lemurs are the world’s most endangered primates, with 91% of species at risk of extinction on their native island home, Madagascar.
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There should be no cull of wild boar because of one fatal conflict

There should be no cull of wild boar because of one fatal conflict | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Despite the tragic death of a motorist who collided with a wild boar near Swindon there should be no widespread cull of the animal. A number of wildlife, conservationists and rural organisations are calling for a large cull of the animals because of the damage they do and the fatality has given them
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Reintroduction of the Clouded Leopard

Reintroduction of the Clouded Leopard | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
In 2013, the Formosan clouded leopard, a subspecies of the clouded leopard species and native to Taiwan, was declared extinct.
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EU set to approve historic deal to cut plastic bag use

EU set to approve historic deal to cut plastic bag use | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Mandatory pricing or ‘40 bags a year’ per person target by 2025 is expected, despite UK opposition

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Wolverines Face Courtroom Battle - Conservation Jobs

Wolverines Face Courtroom Battle - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Wolverines are a rare and elusive species. They thrives in snow-capped mountains of the Northern Hemisphere, and are perfectly adapted to their habitat.
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Vulture Recovery - Conservation Jobs

Vulture Recovery - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
As recently as the 1980s, vulture populations across Asia were abundant. The Oriental white-backed vulture was so common in India it was probably the most abundant bird of prey in the world. But then vultures began dying all across India and in neighbouring Pakistan and Nepal. Three species of South Asian vultures faced extinction, and the Oriental white-backed vulture declined by 99.9% in just 15 years.
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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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Large Carnivores in Europe - Conservation Jobs

Large Carnivores in Europe - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Large carnivores in Europe only just made it through the 19th and 20th centuries. Often viewed by humans as a threat, numbers had fallen as human populations had grown.
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Reintroduction of the Clouded Leopard

Reintroduction of the Clouded Leopard | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
In 2013, the Formosan clouded leopard, a subspecies of the clouded leopard species and native to Taiwan, was declared extinct.
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The Highland Tiger - Conservation Jobs

The Highland Tiger - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The Scottish wildcat is one of Britain’s most endangered animals. Once found across the UK, wildcats are now confined to north of the Central Belt in Scotland. They are so rare and elusive that population estimates have been as low as 35, making them 70 times rarer than the giant panda.
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Wildlife News

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The latest news from the natural world
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of course they are! eat them pill them show them. Would the chinese like my mums cat as well

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Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction | Wildlife News

Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction | Wildlife News | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report by BirdLife
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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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