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62% of African forest elephants killed in 10 years

62% of African forest elephants killed in 10 years | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The sheer scale and speed of elephant poaching in central Africa has been highlighted in a new long-term multi-national study of forest elephant populations.
 
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Saiga Antelope hit by Devastating Disease - Conservation Jobs

Saiga Antelope hit by Devastating Disease - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The saiga is a critically endangered Asian antelope. Recently, the species has been decimated by a mysterious and fast-moving disease.
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The Empty Landscape - Conservation Jobs

The Empty Landscape - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The causes of the decline of some large herbivores are difficult to remedy in a world with increasing human populations and consumption.
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The Status of Marine Mammals - Conservation Jobs

The Status of Marine Mammals - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures and the loss of sea ice are harming already fragile Arctic ecosystems, and putting the future of marine mammals in the region at risk.
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UK to provide extra £3 million to tackle wildlife trade

UK to provide extra £3 million to tackle wildlife trade | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
 Justine Greening MP, International Development Secretary, has announced a new £3 million boost to funds to tackle wildlife poaching and trading. The announcement was made during the wildlife trade conference in Botswana. The funding will be used to help communities affected by illegal poaching to
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UK’s First Refuge for Hedgehogs - Conservation Jobs

UK’s First Refuge for Hedgehogs - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Just six decades ago, hedgehogs numbered around 36 million. There are now less than one million. In an attempt to reverse this decline, the first large-scale hedgehog conservation area in the UK opened last week.
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The Urban Taste for Bushmeat - Conservation Jobs

The Urban Taste for Bushmeat - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
There were no laws in place regarding bushmeat until the late 1990s, but even now they are rarely enforced.
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DNA breakthrough sends badger baiters to jail

DNA breakthrough sends badger baiters to jail | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Three badger baiters from Rotherham have been sent to prison for 12 weeks after DNA forensic evidence was used for the first time. The RSPCA used the skills of the Scottish Government Science and Advice Service for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) to place the men at the scene of the crime.
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Bleak Future for Rare Chimps - Conservation Jobs

Bleak Future for Rare Chimps - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Chimpanzees are under threat from many human activities. They face habitat loss due to industrialised agriculture and logging, illegal hunting and wildlife trafficking.
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Special forces set for Kaziranga National Park

Special forces set for Kaziranga National Park | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Not so long ago the rhinos of Kaziranga National Park had to rely on rangers equipped with little more than a shot gun or wooden staff for protection. It was only a few years ago the rangers were lucky to have boots to wear for patrols. Soon though that will all change as an application has been put
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Malta Decides - Conservation Jobs

Malta Decides - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Malta is the only country in the European Union to have a recreational hunt of birds every spring, as they migrate from Africa to their breeding grounds in northern Europe.
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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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Urgent Action Needed to Protect Dugongs - Conservation Jobs

Urgent Action Needed to Protect Dugongs - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Dugongs live in shallow, warm, coastal and island waters between East Africa and Australia, with a range spanning at least 48 countries.
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Drilling the Arctic - Conservation Jobs

Drilling the Arctic - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
We have so many better energy choices, including promising technologies that provide clean ways to power our lives without harming the planet.
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And Then There Were Five - Conservation Jobs

And Then There Were Five - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
This is a very sad time for this dwindling population of dolphins,” said Thomas Gray, Manager of WWF’s Greater Mekong Species Programme.
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KFC joins McDonalds in helping hedgehogs

KFC joins McDonalds in helping hedgehogs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
From today you may notice a slight difference to the lids of Kentucky Fried Chicken Krushems milkshake. The hole at the top is smaller to help prevent hedgehogs getting their heads trapped. Of course the best way to stop hedgehogs being killed by litter is not to throw it away in the first place but
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Critical conference maintains global momentum to curb wildlife crime

Critical conference maintains global momentum to curb wildlife crime | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Heads of State, ministers and officials from 31 governments meeting today in Kasane reaffirmed their determination to scale up their response to the global poaching crisis, and adopted crucial new measures to help tackle the unprecedented surge in illegal wildlife trade.
During the one-day meeting,
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Wild Yaks Climbing High - Conservation Jobs

Wild Yaks Climbing High - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Animals that live at higher elevations will be hard hit by climate change. The wild yak is one such species.
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Marine Debris Affects Hundreds of Species - Conservation Jobs

Marine Debris Affects Hundreds of Species - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
9 million tons of plastic expected to end up at sea this year.
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Beavers in Otter - Conservation Jobs

Beavers in Otter - Conservation Jobs | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
We are delighted by Natural England’s decision to grant us a licence to give these beavers a long term future on the River Otter.
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Seeing red – the often hidden colour of wildlife contraband

Seeing red – the often hidden colour of wildlife contraband | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The escalating international criminal trade in ivory and rhino horn is well documented and, unfortunately, has seldom been out of the headlines in recent years.
Significantly less well known is the exploitation and trafficking of another product derived from a critically endangered species, often c
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Is Spain home to the ghost fleet?

Is Spain home to the ghost fleet? | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Earlier this month three fishing trawlers illegally operating in the Antarctic were shadowed by the New Zealand navy. Because of rough seas the captain of the NZ patrol boat decided that it would be too dangerous to make a forced boarding and after almost of week of cat and mouse chases between the
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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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