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China! Ban on trade in ivory... - The Petition Site

China! Ban on trade in ivory... - The Petition Site | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
Ivory trade in China to blame for the extermination of elephants in Africa. This could lead to the... (1869 signatures on petition)
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When oil spills, nature suffers. It’s time to clean up the oil industry in Russia!

When oil spills, nature suffers. It’s time to clean up the oil industry in Russia! | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
Oil pollution has become a threat to the health of thousands of families, in hundreds of Indigenous communities. It’s not right.
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Save Elephants From Extinction

Save Elephants From Extinction | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
We can stop poaching – but only if we eliminate the demand for ivory. Take a stand with African Wildlife Foundation.
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Cats' best friend? A new role for guard dogs in South Africa

Cats' best friend? A new role for guard dogs in South Africa | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
While there has been a surge of recovery and reintroduction programs to combat predator decline, human population growth and limited protected areas have led to increased rates of human-wildlife conflicts in many regions of the world. A study published recently tested the ability of trained guarding dogs to protect livestock in South Africa and found it to be highly effective, protecting humans and predators alike.
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Save the Free Beavers of England

Save the Free Beavers of England | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
The beaver is the most important, formerly native, animal to Britain that could create landscapes that protect our native plants and animals. They also save taxpayers money in water treatment and flood management costs. The beaver was hunted to extinction and we have a duty to bring them back to our rivers. The effects of beavers will improve water quality, reduce flooding and help turn our river banks back into wildlife havens. This is resisted by some groups who want to exploit our river banks for private gain or fear change in the countryside.

Free the beaver - Join the campaign group on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/savethebeaver/
twitter @CastorAnglicus https://twitter.com/CastorAnglicus

See recent Article in Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jul/04/stop-control-freaks-capture-englands-wild-beavers



The Free Beavers of Devon
A decision has been made at the most senior levels of DEFRA, probably a ministerial decision to remove the free beavers living on the river Otter in Devon.
Officials from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency AHVLA- Defra have been instructed to find out how to do this and if possible rehome the beavers in a Zoo, but possibly kill them if not.

Who wants to get rid of the beavers?
The political force is coming from Conservative ministers with pressure from the Angling Trust & some other groups who fear beaver’s impact on land & lifestyle.

Why:
Some groups are scared beavers will change rivers and supress fishing – the best scientific evidence clearly shows this is wrong and beavers enhance fish stocks and make rivers better for wildlife

Beavers in the rest of the UK:
There are probably 300 beavers living wild in the UK in over 10 populations, mostly in Scotland, but a few in places in England and wales.

How can we stop this?
The decision is made and attempts to trap the beavers are only a few weeks away –
1. Sign the petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-free-beavers-of-england
2. write to your MP and tell them to stop
3. Write to the Government minister involved, Lord DeMauley: demauley@parliament.uk
What are the ‘Save the Free Beavers of England’ group doing?’
A broad alliance of wildlife groups led by the Charities: Devon Wildlife Trust & Wildwood Trust are campaigning for a change in policy to test the beavers to ensure they have no parasites and to monitor and mitigate any affects the beavers have to local landowners and river users. This has been rejected by DEFRA at the behest of ministers. Many DEFRA officials and wildlife experts believe that monitoring is the best policy. Where Trapping has been carried out in Scotland it led to the death of a young beaver.
At present we are:
1. Contacting local landowners and ask them to refuse permission for DEFRA officials coming on to their land, which they have the legal right to do.
2. Promote the case that testing and monitoring is the best course of action
3. Contacting zoos and animals parks to refuse DEFRA’s request to rehome the beavers, as the conditions will cause great stress to the beavers and caused the death of a young beaver when tried in Scotland.
4. Set up a team to monitor DEFRA officials to ensure they do not break the law or act in a way that will hurt the beavers’ welfare
5. Mount a legal challenge to this process:

A. Breach of Habitats Directive: There is a very good chance the UK is in breach or the Habitats Directive, beavers are a European Protected Species, in the way they have treated beavers, not recognized that beavers have re-colonised the UK in the last 15 years and not put in a proper licensing and monitoring system.
B. Animal welfare grounds – private prosecutions of individuals for any harm they bring to the beaver
C. Judicial Review of the Governments actions in this decision

Video of Wild Beaver Mother & Kit in the UK:
http://youtu.be/ZoDZpZ8bckQ
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Is this what's killing off all the bees?

Is this what's killing off all the bees? | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
Scientists have zeroed in on the cause of the massive bee die-off, and the culprit is sold in giant retail stores.
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Save the Natural Resources and Animals to Make Earth a Better Place to Live

Save the Natural Resources and Animals to Make Earth a Better Place to Live | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
Animals are a very important part of our eco system and now people have started realizing this and hence, to save them there are many animal conservation projects being launched. Initially these projects started in ...
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Blue Lizard Adventures - Explore - Zambia

Blue Lizard Adventures - Explore - Zambia | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
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Blue Lizard Adventures - Explore - Iceland

Blue Lizard Adventures - Explore - Iceland | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
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Blue Lizard Adventures - Advice and Information - We are specialists in escorted touring, traveling, safari's and volunteer work. We cover various locations across; Iceland, Malawi, Mozambique, Sou...

Blue Lizard Adventures - Advice and Information - We are specialists in escorted touring, traveling, safari's and volunteer work. We cover various locations across; Iceland, Malawi, Mozambique, Sou... | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
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Working in the Wildlife Orphanage As A Volunteer

Volunteers with special empathy for animals are selected from those who apply and these volunteers are trained to look after small animals that...
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You Can Volunteer To Work In Animal Conservation Projects In Namibia

Namibia is almost a desert country in South Western Africa where the larger portion of land consists of Sub-Saharan desert tracts. Yet there is plenty of wildlife and also sanctuaries to protect it.
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How to Can Global Environmental Research in Africa

One of the most substantial pieces of environmental legislation in Brazil is the Environmental Crimes Law. The law deals primarily with the...
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Save Orangutans from Deforestation

Save Orangutans from Deforestation | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
Palm oil production is one of the leading causes of rainforest destruction, threatening the last remaining home of orangutans. Demand that PepsiCo, which uses hundreds of thousands of tons of palm oil a year, buy only sustainable and ethically sourced palm oil for its products.
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The fate of this rainforest is in Chile’s hands – and ours

The fate of this rainforest is in Chile’s hands – and ours | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
Codelco, a company owned by the Chilean state, wants to mine for copper in Ecuador’s rainforest – bad news for nature, biodiversity and water resources. We can’t let this happen. Please lend your voice to our petition.
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Poachers Are Killing Thousands of African Vultures to Hide E... - Care2 News Network

Poachers Are Killing Thousands of African Vultures to Hide E... - Care2 News Network | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
Horrific.
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Help Give River Otters Clean Water

Help Give River Otters Clean Water | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
River otters need healthy wetlands to filter pollution out of the waters that flow into the rivers where the they live. Help protect river otters by telling the Environmental Protection Agency that you support healthy wetlands.
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End Elephant Slaughter - Save Their Ivory Tusks | World Wildlife Fund

End Elephant Slaughter - Save Their Ivory Tusks | World Wildlife Fund | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
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Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep back from the brink of extinction | Outdoors | FresnoBee.com

Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep back from the brink of extinction | Outdoors | FresnoBee.com | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
Fifteen years ago, just 105 Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep roamed across their namesake mountain range.
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Blue Lizard Adventures - Explore - Tanzania

Blue Lizard Adventures - Explore - Tanzania | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
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Blue Lizard Adventures - Explore - Mozambique

Blue Lizard Adventures - Explore - Mozambique | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
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Volunteer - South Africa - Equestrian Rehabilitation Programme

Volunteer - South Africa - Equestrian Rehabilitation Programme | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
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Volunteers for Wildlife Conservation Projects

South Africa has one of the best wild life reserves in the world. Apart from the scenic beauty of the country and its warm people there are vast...
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Take Extinction Off Your Plate - The Petition Site

Take Extinction Off Your Plate  - The Petition Site | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
Meat production is one of the planet's largest causes of environmental degradation and most significant threats to wildl (9008 signatures on petition)
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You Can Volunteer to Work in Animal Conservation Projects in Namibia

You Can Volunteer to Work in Animal Conservation Projects in Namibia | Wildlife and Environmental Campaigning | Scoop.it
Namibia is almost a desert country in South Western Africa where the larger portion of land consists of Sub-Saharan desert tracts. Yet there is plenty of wildlife and also sanctuaries to protect it. Protection of ...
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