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Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Sustainability-2014

Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Sustainability-2014 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
2014 saw an increased involvement in sustainability by the private sector and other actors in addition to the traditional non-profit organizations and environmentally focused government agencies. Many note-worthy developments were characterized by different groups working together (multi-stakeholder partnerships) and the narrowing in on specific areas with new tools and technologies. Although policy from the local level to the international continues to face obstacles, significant progress was made this year.
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Two Rhino Poachers Killed at Assam's Kaziranga National Park

Two Rhino Poachers Killed at Assam's Kaziranga National Park | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Two poachers were killed in an encounter with forest guards in the Bagori Range area of Assam's Kaziranga National Park on Thursday.
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Living Alongside Wildlife: 22 Animals That Went Extinct in 2014

Living Alongside Wildlife: 22 Animals That Went Extinct in 2014 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Research partnership is key to biodiversity conservation

Research partnership is key to biodiversity conservation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A new policy paper led by University of York scientists, in partnership with Proforest, aims to increase awareness among researchers of the High Conservation Value approach to safeguarding ecosystems and species. Full Story The HCV approach is widely used in…
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14 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2014 » EcoWatch

14 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2014 » EcoWatch | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Chances are you’ve come across some ocean news lately. And it may even have been positive! Yes, the ocean is still in serious trouble due to overfishing, pollution, climate change and habitat destruction, but there are more and more success stories to point to, and point I shall.
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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Wildlife: A luxury we can live without?

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Wildlife: A luxury we can live without? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Despite our ever-increasing knowledge of the natural world, too many people still see it as just another means to make money, says Jean-Christophe Vie. In this week's Green Room, he sets out his argument why the planet's rich diversity of life needs to be preserved in its entirety.
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Big conservation victories you helped win in 2014

Big conservation victories you helped win in 2014 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
After years of Congressional inaction on conservation issues, 2014 turned out to be a time to celebrate. Not only did we successfully advocate for two new national monuments (and the expansion of two others), but in a fitting salute to the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, we helped push Congress to protect more than 1 million acres of public lands in the National Defense Authorization Act.
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Human-wildlife conflict in Africa - Causes, consequences and management strategies

Human-wildlife conflict in Africa - Causes, consequences and management strategies | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Conflicts between humans and wildlife have occurred since the dawn of humanity. In Africa, these conflicts have become more frequent and severe over recent decades as a result of human population growth, extension of transport routes and expansion of agricultural and industrial activities which together have led to increased human encroachment on previously wild and uninhabited areas. This publication was compiled to facilitate the coexistence of humans and wildlife and assist affected communities in applying best management practices.

With a focus on large herbivores and carnivores such as elephants, lions, baboons and crocodiles, the book presents the issues, describes different methods of conflict management and outlines a three-step framework for decision-making.

Three dozen text boxes support the concepts through concrete examples. The publication was developed through a writing workshop organized by FAO and the International Foundation for the Conservation of Wildlife (Fondation IGF) in January 2008. It will be of interest to villagers, farmers, wildlife practitioners, development workers and researchers, to local, regional and national authorities, and ultimately to anybody keen to learn more about the issue.
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Using ecological theory to make more money

Using ecological theory to make more money | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Let's face it: Australia doesn't have the best international reputation for good ecological management. We've been particularly loathsome in our protection of forests, we have an appalling record o...
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UCSC researchers link bat epidemic to hibernation

UCSC researchers link bat epidemic to hibernation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Santa Cruz>> A deadly fungal infection called white-nose syndrome has decimated bat populations across the eastern U.S. since 2006. Millions of bats have died and several species are now on the brink of extinction. This week, a research t
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Giraffes could become extinct as poaching increases

Giraffes could become extinct as poaching increases | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Conservationists warn that giraffes are increasingly being targeted for their 'deliciously sweet' meat
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River Cottage - Politicians are holding Europe’s sustainable new fishing rules to ransom

River Cottage - Politicians are holding Europe’s sustainable new fishing rules to ransom | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Pulp and paper giant violating its sustainability policy

Pulp and paper giant violating its sustainability policy | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRRIL) is violating its own sustainability policy by continuing to source fiber produced via the destruction peatlands on the island of Pulau Padang in Riau, Sumatra, argues a new report published by a coalition of Indonesian environmental groups.
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13 species we might have to say goodbye to in 2015

13 species we might have to say goodbye to in 2015 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The world is losing dozens of species a day in what experts are calling the sixth mass extinction in Earth's history.
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From lions to badgers: a perspective from Africa on carnivores and conflict - Badgergate

From lions to badgers: a perspective from Africa on carnivores and conflict - Badgergate | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
"If the world’s carnivores are to survive we must find ways to minimise their impact on people, and also, very importantly, increase tolerance for their presence in the communities that share their landscape." Dr Sarah Durant from Zoological Society of London (ZSL) shares her perspective on the wider conservation implications of the English badger cull.
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2014 Conservation Highlights | The Nature Conservancy

2014 Conservation Highlights | The Nature Conservancy | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
From California to Kosrae, thank you for everything you did over the past year to help protect lands and waters around the globe. It’s safe to say that TNC has never been stronger. 2014 was our best fundraising year ever, in large part because it was also our most collaborative and innovative. Thanks to your support, we enter 2015 well-positioned to protect important places, transform the way people value and use nature, and inspire greater investment in conservation.
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7 Awesome Animal Conservation Success Stories of 2014

7 Awesome Animal Conservation Success Stories of 2014 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
This year we saw several success stories in the conservation front.
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Can we afford extinction, or conservation? | Conservation | The Earth Times

Can we afford extinction, or conservation? | Conservation | The Earth Times | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In all the world, who will decide when to pull the plug on a species, when it is possible to save it from extinction. The answer is a computer, but then follows the question, who will control the use of the computer and have a veto on its advice? I think we know the answer to that.
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Can You Guess Which Country Is Winning at Conservation?

Can You Guess Which Country Is Winning at Conservation? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Can You Guess Which Country Is Winning at Conservation?
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War on Poaching: 'Saving the Wild' Quotes of 2014

War on Poaching: 'Saving the Wild' Quotes of 2014 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I released the first part of saving the wild' quotes of 2014, comparing Africa's poaching crisis to a thriller novel filled with terrorism and torture, corruption and conflict. Fortunately there are a growing number of global citizens that refuse to believe in a world without elephants and rhinos, who believe that man has no right to make another species extinct, and who are acutely aware that the greatest threat to wildlife is the belief that someone else will save it.
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One-two punch: farming, global warming destroying unique East African forests

One-two punch: farming, global warming destroying unique East African forests | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Lush mountains speckle East Africa's grasslands and desert, from Mozambique to Ethiopia. These isolated habitats are home to a plethora of species, and are considered by scientists to be some of the most biodiverse regions in the world. However, their forests are being cut down for farmland and are threatened by global warming, putting at risk multitudes of species that have nowhere else to go.
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U.N. climate talks open with a terrifying reminder: We’ve already blown through two-thirds of our carbon budget

U.N. climate talks open with a terrifying reminder: We’ve already blown through two-thirds of our carbon budget | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Optimisms for a global deal are tempered by "reality of science" VIDEO
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Environmental groups sue feds to protect Arizona pygmy owl

Environmental groups sue feds to protect Arizona pygmy owl | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Caribbean's Chikungunya: What You Need to Know About the Virus

Caribbean's Chikungunya: What You Need to Know About the Virus | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In January, we first reported on chikungunya, a “rare viral disease” spreading in the Caribbean...
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Strange Chinese Appetites Driving Wildlife Toward Extinction

Strange Chinese Appetites Driving Wildlife Toward Extinction | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A while back, we wrote about some of China’s more obnoxious exports to the United States – poisonous pet food, toxic drywall, et al. We thought – quixotically – that businesses and governments might think about this when considering trade arrangements with the world’s second largest economy. Today, we’re going to [...]
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