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Making Space for Wildlife | Ecology Global Network

Making Space for Wildlife | Ecology Global Network | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Reducing the Impacts of Development on Wildlife is a practical manual to assist in the mitigation of damage during development.
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Notes from the Deer Wars: Science & Values in the Eastern Forest

Notes from the Deer Wars: Science & Values in the Eastern Forest | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The science is clear: over-abundant white-tailed deer are having powerful and negative impacts on the eastern forest. The human values around this issue, though, are anything but clear. Are environmentalists -- and tradition-bound deer hunters -- willing to pull the trigger?
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Could whale-watching replace whaling in Japan?

Could whale-watching replace whaling in Japan? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A new coalition of Japanese tour operators is trying to seize on the country's waning interest in killing wild cetaceans.
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The Ulterior Motive In Baboon Grooming

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558 dead: rhino poaching in South Africa on track to exceed last year's record

558 dead: rhino poaching in South Africa on track to exceed last year's record | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Poachers have butchered 558 rhinos in South Africa so far this year, approximately a hundred more animals than lost during the same time in 2013.
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China admits selling tiger skins from captive animals | Big News Network

China admits selling tiger skins from captive animals | Big News Network | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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The last best place no more: massive deforestation destroying prime chimp habitat in Uganda

The last best place no more: massive deforestation destroying prime chimp habitat in Uganda | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Kafu River, which is about 180 kilometers (110 miles) long, is part of a vast chimpanzee habitat that includes forest reserves and several unofficial protected areas. However, this region of Uganda is losing a significant portion of valuable chimpanzee habitat, and at least 20 percent of the forest cover along the Kafu River has disappeared since 2001.
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10 Things to Consider While Carbon Offsetting | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia

10 Things to Consider While Carbon Offsetting | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Great Barrier Reef diving, dive, snorkel, small groups, snorkeling, scuba, sail, cairns, australia, yacht charter, adventure, Liveaboard, Vacations, holiday
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Could This Plan Save The Endangered Florida Panther?

Could This Plan Save The Endangered Florida Panther? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., July 5 (Reuters) - The endangered Florida panther, running out of room to prowl as its numbers rebound, may find its best chance at survival is a program to pay distrustful ranchers to protect what rema...
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Next big idea in forest conservation? Work locally, relentlessly, and, if necessary, ignore the government

Next big idea in forest conservation? Work locally, relentlessly, and, if necessary, ignore the government | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In 1997, Gabriella Fredriksson, then a young PhD student, was studying sun bears in East Kalamantan, Indonesia, when massive forest fires broke out in the park. 'It quickly became clear that there was no government agency, NGO, or private company in the area interested in assisting putting out these fires, which were threatening to burn down the entire reserve,' Fredriksson told mongabay.com.
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New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining Sea

New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining Sea | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
For your Fourth of July celebration, are you planning to get outdoors, and enjoy picnics, fireworks, and maybe some good music? Music was always a big part of the Fourth of July for my family. Songs like “America the Beautiful” and “Proud to be an American” were my favorite, maybe because th...
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Shot Egyptian vulture leads conservationists to bizarre black-market for bird parts

Shot Egyptian vulture leads conservationists to bizarre black-market for bird parts | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Around 11 AM on Thursday, 27 February 2014, Angoulou Enika was lying hidden in the tall grass on the side of a large water hole in the Sahel region of Niger. He was staying as quiet as he could while aiming his custom-made rifle at an Egyptian vulture which had landed nearby to drink from the water. He took a breath, held it and fired. The large bird fell to its side.
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Bears, cats, and mystery mammals: camera traps in 'paper park' prove its worth protecting

Bears, cats, and mystery mammals: camera traps in 'paper park' prove its worth protecting | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Can a single photograph change the fate of a park? A new conservation group, HabitatID, believes so, and is putting this belief into action. Setting up camera traps in Cambodia's Virachey National Park, the group hopes that photos of charismatic and endangered species will help reinvigorate protection for a park that has been abandoned by conservation groups and underfunded by the government.
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Could This Obscure Bird Decide The Fate Of The Senate In November?

Could This Obscure Bird Decide The Fate Of The Senate In November? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
DENVER (AP) — An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.
The federal government is considering listing the greater sag...
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Tobacco - Zimbabwe's forests are going up in smoke

Tobacco - Zimbabwe's forests are going up in smoke | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A flood of smallholders that have benefited from Zimbabwe's land reform are turning to tobacco as their crop of choice, reports Ray Mwareya. But the economic gains are coming at a terrible cost - the accelerating destruction of the country's forests.
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Unsustainable conversion of forests to private wealth must cease, economist says

Unsustainable conversion of forests to private wealth must cease, economist says | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Shifting to a green economy will require ceasing the unsustainable conversion of public wealth to private wealth while accounting for for the full social costs of private-sector activities, according to a leading economist.
The idea is hardly a new one, but it has gained currency as demographic changes and unsustainable development have hastened degradation of the environment — particularly in Southeast Asia, where rapid growth has come at the expense of the region’s forests.
The benefits that forests provide, including water storage and management, carbon sequestration, crop pollination, biodiversity protection, among others, “are public goods and services — they don’t belong to anybody; they belong to everybody,” said Pavan Suhkdev, UN Environment Programme goodwill ambassador.
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Where to see a barn owl in the UK | Discover Wildlife

Where to see a barn owl in the UK | Discover Wildlife | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Discover four of the best places to spot a barn owl.
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New palm oil sustainability manifesto met with criticism from environmentalists

New palm oil sustainability manifesto met with criticism from environmentalists | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
This week several palm oil giants announced new environmental criteria for palm oil production. The companies say the initiative goes beyond the industry-leading standard set by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), but two prominent environmental groups quickly disagreed, arguing the measure has substantial loopholes that will allow growers to continue destroying forests.
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Poachers Are Killing Thousands of African Vultures to Hide Evidence of Their Crimes

Poachers Are Killing Thousands of African Vultures to Hide Evidence of Their Crimes | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The scavengers show where to find illegally killed wildlife. Now they face extinction, with dire consequences for humans.
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Police on trail of 'pearl poachers' targeting Highland river

Police on trail of 'pearl poachers' targeting Highland river | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
POACHERS trageting a critically endangered species on a Highland river are being targeted by police and bailiffs as part of a new crackdown.
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Africa's vulture population in jeopardy following mass poisoning incidents

Africa's vulture population in jeopardy following mass poisoning incidents | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Conservationists warn biodiversity crisis could result from widespread illegal poisoning of carcasses by poachers
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U.S should sanction Mozambique for its role in elephant, rhino poaching, urges NGOs

U.S should sanction Mozambique for its role in elephant, rhino poaching, urges NGOs | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Two prominent NGOs U.S should sanction Mozambique for its role in elephant, rhino poaching, urges NGOsare petitioning the U.S government to slap Mozambique with trade sanctions due to the country's role in regional poaching. The groups contend that Mozambique has done little to combat both its own poaching epidemic or stop its nationals from spilling over the border to kill rhinos and elephants in South Africa and Tanzania.
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Public asked to spot woodland moths

Public asked to spot woodland moths | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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6 Myths About Renewable Energy, Busted!

6 Myths About Renewable Energy, Busted! | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The evidence is in: Renewable energy is viable, reliable, and ready to go! Here are six of the most common myths about renewable energy – myths that simply don’t stand up to reality.
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Obama Administration Announces Massive Climate Change Funding

Obama Administration Announces Massive Climate Change Funding | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
President Obama's new climate change push was reaffirmed on Thursday when the Department of Energy announced that it will make $4 billion in loans available to clean energy projects.

In a statement, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said:

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Indonesian logger: cleared peat forest doesn't have high conservation value

Indonesian logger: cleared peat forest doesn't have high conservation value | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
An Indonesian logging company says that clearing of peat forest on an island off Sumatra is 'in line with its Sustainable Forest Management Policy' because the area wasn't found to be of high conservation value. In a letter responding to concerns raised by environmental groups, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) said its forest policy applies to all its concessions, including the Pulau Padang concession where Greenpeace documented deep peat clearance last month.
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