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Ecology buys time for evolution: Climate change disrupts songbird's timing without impacting population size (yet)

Ecology buys time for evolution: Climate change disrupts songbird's timing without impacting population size (yet) | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Songbird populations can handle far more disrupting climate change than expected. Density-dependent processes are buying them time for their battle.
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Why We Still Need Wilderness in the Era of Climate Change

Why We Still Need Wilderness in the Era of Climate Change | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Thoreau was right: “in Wildness is the preservation of the World.”
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KENYA IN 2030: Neo-Progressive Wildlife Conservation

KENYA IN 2030: Neo-Progressive Wildlife Conservation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Can the UN Help Curb Climate Change and its Consequences?

Can the UN Help Curb Climate Change and its Consequences? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
If setting an example could make states and their leaders do the right thing, then the United Nations might be on the right track....
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British firm Ineos accused of ‘bribes and bulldozers’ approach to fracking

British firm Ineos accused of ‘bribes and bulldozers’ approach to fracking | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The company is offering 6% of future shale gas revenues to those sitting on reserves or affected by their extraction
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This Kenyan Teenager Made a Simple Device to Stop Elephant Poaching

This Kenyan Teenager Made a Simple Device to Stop Elephant Poaching | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The motion sensor also detects wildfires.
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Legal Trade Can Save Endangered Wildlife

Legal Trade Can Save Endangered Wildlife | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Arancha González writes that by 1979 vicuñas were almost extinct in the Andes. Now there are more than 400,000.
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Four countries pledge to restore 30 million hectares of degraded lands at UN Summit

Four countries pledge to restore 30 million hectares of degraded lands at UN Summit | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In 2011, Germany and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature launched the Bonn Challenge, which pledged to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020. Several countries have already made commitments—including the U.S.—but this week at the UN Climate Summit four more jumped on board.
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Obama Expands Ocean Preserve, Making It Largest In The World

Obama Expands Ocean Preserve, Making It Largest In The World | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of miles off America's shores, an ocean preserve flush with rare seabirds, turtles and marine mammals will grow to roughly three times the size of California under a memorandum that President Barack Obama signed Thursd...
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Canadian man caught trying to smuggle 51 live turtles under his clothes

Canadian man caught trying to smuggle 51 live turtles under his clothes | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
US authorities noticed ‘irregularly shaped bulges’ under Kai Xu’s sweatpants, who had taped the reptiles to his legs and groins
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The Key Political Truth About Climate Change: It's About Our Families

The Key Political Truth About Climate Change: It's About Our Families | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
It's about families trying to keep asthmatic children safe during heat waves and dirty air days. It's about families struggling to hold on to livelihoods in the midst of drought. It's about families draining nest eggs to rebuild homes after fire, flo...
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Badger vaccination is cost-effective option: New report calls for strategic action from Government | The Wildlife Trusts

Badger vaccination is cost-effective option: New report calls for strategic action from Government | The Wildlife Trusts | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Zambia’s Hunting “Bans”—Shedding Light on a Complicated History

Zambia’s Hunting “Bans”—Shedding Light on a Complicated History | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
By Katarzyna Nowak

On August 21, Zambia was reported to have “lifted its hunting ban,” announcing that a ban on hunting big cats—leopards and lions—would remain. One week later, an addendum was ...
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Issue of the Week: Wildlife Corridors

Issue of the Week: Wildlife Corridors | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Several wild animals need large unbroken segments of habitat for survival but are reluctant to move through urban barriers created by human development. This segmentation ultimately causes the loss...
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The near-extinct water vole makes a wildlife comeback

The near-extinct water vole makes a wildlife comeback | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
THE water vole, famed since the novel The Wind In The Willows, is among the country's rarest animals, having come close to being wiped out 15 years ago.
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Watch a giant stingray make friends with tourists

Watch a giant stingray make friends with tourists | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
An enormous stingray approached a group of tourists in the Maldives who had been feeding fish by the marina and struck up a most remarkable friendship - and it was all caught on video.
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Revealed: landowners massacre mountain hares in the Lammermuir Hills - Rob Edwards

Revealed: landowners massacre mountain hares in the Lammermuir Hills - Rob Edwards | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
from Sunday Herald, 28 September 2014 Landowners have been condemned for shooting more than 1,500 mountain hares this year in the Lammermuir Hills, south east of Edinburgh. Wildlife and animal rights groups say that the “mass slaughter” of a much-loved Scottish species is unjustified and cruel. But landowners insist that the cull is necessary to protect grouse from disease so that they can be shot for sport. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds...
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Gas Drillers Draw Less Water, But Concerns Linger

Gas Drillers Draw Less Water, But Concerns Linger | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past.
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Ivory demand in Far East could see African elephant wiped out - Telegraph

Ivory demand in Far East could see African elephant wiped out  - Telegraph | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A soaring demand for ivory in China and the Far East is putting Africa's elephant population under strain and could see the creatures wiped out altogether by poachers in some countries, conservationists have warned.
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Poisoned Tusker Treated in Daring Field Operation, the Eleventh in Two Weeks

Poisoned Tusker Treated in Daring Field Operation, the Eleventh in Two Weeks | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The remarkable story about a large tusker who was rescued from a slow, poisonous death.
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Norway to Pay Liberia to Stop Deforestation - The Epoch Times

Norway to Pay Liberia to Stop Deforestation - The Epoch Times | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Norway is helping to save the Liberian forests by helping development in the war torn country. Hopes are that this aid will help with deforestation issues.
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TravelComments.com Official Blog: South Africa: The first nature reserve in 20 years has been declared in the Western Cape

TravelComments.com Official Blog: South Africa: The first nature reserve in 20 years has been declared in the Western Cape | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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SAVING THE CHEETAHS | East County Magazine

SAVING THE CHEETAHS | East County Magazine | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Prince Charles will tell leaders climate action is ‘only rational choice’

Prince Charles will tell leaders climate action is ‘only rational choice’ | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In a message addressed to UN climate summit, prince will say the battle against climate change need not be bad for business
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Rhino Poachers Captured thanks to 3 Brave South African Women - SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community

Rhino Poachers Captured thanks to 3 Brave South African Women - SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Four rhino poachers were captured in the Kruger National Park (KNP) yesterday, thanks to the efforts of three smart and very brave women! Haley Dahl, from Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal, and her two friends Yolande Larkan and Delise Powell, were on a trip to the Kruger when they noticed a suspicious car. Haley told East Coast [...]
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From 'production' forests to protected forests, groups work to save Sumatran orangutan habitat. But will it be enough?

From 'production' forests to protected forests, groups work to save Sumatran orangutan habitat. But will it be enough? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The orangutan is native exclusively to the islands of Borneo and Sumatra — two regions that have seen the brunt of Indonesia's recent forest destruction due primarily to logging and plantation development. Although there are anywhere from 45,000 to 69,000 Bornean orangutans remaining in the wild, the Sumatran species numbers only about 7,300 according to a 2004 survey, and is dwindling further every year.
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