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Grow your shed

Grow your shed | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Add a green roof to your shed or even a bird table and you'll be giving garden wildlife a boost, writes Kate Bradbury...
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Cops being trained to tackle leopards

Cops being trained to tackle leopards | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
As part of a broader initiative to handle the crisis of leopard attacks on human beings in Mumbai, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) is training the personnel at police stations in its periphery in responding to different situations.
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Inuit community battles Big Oil to save prime Narwhal habitat

Inuit community battles Big Oil to save prime Narwhal habitat | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Canadian government and the National Energy Board have permitted a five year oil exploration project in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. These waters are in Canada’s Arctic – right off Clyde River’s coast and where 80-90 per cent of the world’s narwhals live, play, breed, and thrive. After engaging in all available channel
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India's 10 famous bird habitats in serious danger, says study - The Times of India

India's 10 famous bird habitats in serious danger, says study - The Times of India | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Unsustainable developmental policies and rising insensitivity towards nature have put "in serious danger" at least 10 of the country's famous bird habitats including Gujarat's Flamingo City, a new study says.
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IUCN - IUCN report says jury still out on biofuels, calls for more research on biodiversity impacts

IUCN - IUCN report says jury still out on biofuels, calls for more research on biodiversity impacts | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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5 Great Animal Migrations on YouTube

5 Great Animal Migrations on YouTube | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
It's fall in North America and many animals have begun their trek to seek warmer climates. In honor of wildlife's big move, settle in for a little arm-chair wildlife watching with these YouTube migration videos. These aren't just North American fall migrations -- these animals walk, crawl, swim an...
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Rats: Unexpected heroes of the working animal world

Rats aren't universally loved by humans, but they are using their keen senses to detect land mines and recognize tuberculosis in samples.
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Six ways animals use fake eyes

Six ways animals use fake eyes | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A fresh look at the science of eyespots reveals some modern surprises
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Ocean Dead Zones Are Getting Worse Globally Due to Climate Change

Ocean Dead Zones Are Getting Worse Globally Due to Climate Change | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Warmer waters and other factors will cause nearly all areas of low oxygen to grow by the end of the century
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‘Nobody Is Truly Ready' For Rise Of Seas

‘Nobody Is Truly Ready' For Rise Of Seas | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
This story originally appeared on Climate Central.

Abandon Seaside! Globe is Flooding! Invest in Arks!

So might scream tabloid headlines had news of projections for rising seas, which were contained in a bumper climate report published a week a...
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Researchers create global map of world's forests circa 1990

Researchers create global map of world's forests circa 1990 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Researchers have created a global map of the world's forests in the year 1990, enabling accurate comparisons between past and current deforestation rates. The GIS data underpinning the map is available at LandCover.org.
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Zoologger: Bats jam each other's sonar to steal meals - life - 06 November 2014 - New Scientist

Zoologger: Bats jam each other's sonar to steal meals - life - 06 November 2014 - New Scientist | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Mexican free-tailed bat sabotages the echolocation signals of its fellows so that it can home in on their winged prey for itself
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The inconvenient solution to the rhino poaching crisis

The inconvenient solution to the rhino poaching crisis | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Daily, we read or hear of more rhino being poached to satisfy the seemingly insatiable demand from Asia for rhino horn. With countless articles and papers having been published on the subject - and the Internet abuzz with forums, including heated debates concerning possible solutions - current approaches seem to be failing. Evidence is in the numbers. Known poaching deaths in South Africa have risen sharply over the past three years: 668 rhinos in 2012, 1,004 last year, and 899 through the first
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Can you call yourself an environmentalist if you have kids?

Can you call yourself an environmentalist if you have kids? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Many factors contribute to reproductive choices, and the environmental implications of those decisions
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One Of Africa’s Oldest Elephants Rescued After Poaching Attack

For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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Climate Change May Spark More Lightning Strikes, Igniting Wildfires

Climate Change May Spark More Lightning Strikes, Igniting Wildfires | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Climate change could have both good and bad effects on lightning across the continental U.S.
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Ebola Strikes Mali Just as Vaccination Effort Gets Under Way

Ebola Strikes Mali Just as Vaccination Effort Gets Under Way | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
An imam crossed the border while ill with Ebola, potentially sparking an outbreak.
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Red List: the world's most threatened species – interactive

Red List: the world's most threatened species – interactive | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Now in its 50th year, the IUCN red list assesses 76,199 species around the world - of which 22,413 are threatened. The 15 species here are either new additions or have changed status this year. They include Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish and an Australian butterfly that are all threatened with extinction, and the world’s biggest earwig that is now extinct
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7-year old nature guide becomes Belize environmental hero as adult

7-year old nature guide becomes Belize environmental hero as adult | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Each year hundreds of thousands of nature-oriented tourists visit Belize to see the Central American country's spectacular coral reefs, biodiverse rainforests, and ancient Mayan ruins. However few visitors realize that Belize's natural resources are at risk. Timber and oil extraction, agricultural encroachment, coastal development, pollution and unrestrained tourism are all increasing threats to Belizean ecosystems. Unless something is done to address these concerns, within a generation these
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14 eerie 'faces' of pareidolia from the natural world

14 eerie 'faces' of pareidolia from the natural world | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Mountains don't really scowl and horses don't haunt interstellar space. Or do they?
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Woodland bat species sweats it out in the tropics

Woodland bat species sweats it out in the tropics | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A bat species thought to be restricted to temperate forests has been found living thousands of miles from its known range in the sweltering heat of the southern Indian rainforest.
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Polar bears among 31 migratory species given UN protection

Polar bears among 31 migratory species given UN protection | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Polar bears, whales, sharks and gazelles are among 31 new species granted new protection status the UN's convention protecting migratory animals.
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Historic advances in international shark and ray conservation

Historic advances in international shark and ray conservation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Twenty-one species of shark and ray have received increased international protection
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Peru's Erection Vendors Are Driving the Scrotum Frog to Extinction

Peru's Erection Vendors Are Driving the Scrotum Frog to Extinction | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
How far would you go to get hard?
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Working together: A call for inclusive conservation

Working together: A call for inclusive conservation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Heather Tallis, Jane Lubchenco and 238 co-signatories petition for an end to the infighting that is stalling progress in protecting the planet.
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Are there any pollution-free places left on Earth?

Are there any pollution-free places left on Earth? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Humans appear to have done a thorough job of contaminating the Earth’s rivers, oceans and atmosphere, says Rachel Nuwer. So, is there anywhere pristine left?
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