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IPS – U.N. Recognises Wildlife Trafficking as “Serious Crime” | Inter Press Service

IPS – U.N. Recognises Wildlife Trafficking as “Serious Crime” | Inter Press Service | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
U.N.Recognises Wildlife Trafficking as “Serious Crime” - Environment groups are applauding a new United Nations decision to officially characterise international wildlife and timber trafficking as a serious organised crime, in a move that advocates...
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Parasites determine who's the top male in Grant's gazelles

Parasites determine who's the top male in Grant's gazelles | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Intestinal worms keep alpha males from staying alpha for too long
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How the coalition is stopping the reintroduction of wildlife to the UK

How the coalition is stopping the reintroduction of wildlife to the UK | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The infrastructure bill seeks to reclassify extinct species as non-native, and prevent them from returning
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The Land and Water Conservation Fund: our most important conservation program turns 50

The Land and Water Conservation Fund: our most important conservation program turns 50 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Peace in a Drought – How Communities in Northern Kenya are Re-Writing History | Northern Rangelands Trust

Peace in a Drought – How Communities in Northern Kenya are Re-Writing History | Northern Rangelands Trust | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
For the communities of northern Kenya, drought has almost always meant violence, as ethnic conflicts arise out of competition for grazing. But something is different this year. As drought tightens its grip on northern Kenya, ethnic groups who were once sworn enemies are coming together to help each other through.
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Safeguarding nine priority areas could protect all of Tanzania’s primates

Safeguarding nine priority areas could protect all of Tanzania’s primates | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have recently developed a list of “Priority Primate Areas” to save Tanzania’s many primate species from extinction. A hub of unique and endangered primates, Tanzania is widely considered to be the most important mainland country for primate diversity in Africa. Approximately a third of the 27 primate species found in Tanzania are unique to the country, including the recently discovered kipunji.
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Rarest Native Animals Find Haven on Tribal Lands

Rarest Native Animals Find Haven on Tribal Lands | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A growing number of younger Native Americans are helping to restore native animals to the Northern Great Plains, providing new homes for the animals and a connection to the past.
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Welsh farmers cautiously welcome drop in new cases of bovine TB

Welsh farmers cautiously welcome drop in new cases of bovine TB | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Statistics show new incidents of bTB in Wales fell by 18% in the 12-month period to May this year - the lowest level for six years
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Orphaned Eagles Released into the Wild - Bites @ Animal Planet

Orphaned Eagles Released into the Wild - Bites @ Animal Planet | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Check out this news report of my friend Ed Clark, President of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, releasing three young bald eagles back into the wild. The eagles were all blown out of their nests by storms earlier this year, and have spent the last few months in captivity under...
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Flooding basements to prevent flooding

Flooding basements to prevent flooding | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The city of Milwaukee has come up with a clever way to reduce flooding within its borders — flood basements.
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The Value of Vultures

The Value of Vultures | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The near total loss of vultures across India may have cost the country nearly 50,000 lives and up to $34 billion.
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Earth is headed for its sixth mass extinction - study

Earth is headed for its sixth mass extinction - study | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The rapid depletion of Earth’s biodiversity indicates that the planet is in the early stages of its sixth mass extinction of life since becoming habitable 3.5 billion years ago, according to a new study published in Science.
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Poachers Are Now Killing Elephants at a Faster Rate Than They Are Born (Video)

Poachers Are Now Killing Elephants at a Faster Rate Than They Are Born (Video) | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
African elephants are being slaughtered for their ivory by poachers at an alarming rate: more than 100,000 killed in just three years.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, August 21, 5:01 PM

Alarming!

Did you know that when the older elephants are killed the younger elephants may die also? Because they aren't yet familiar with were to find food and water as they migrate.

Similar to when we drive through a new town, we don't know yet were the best shopping is (unless you use Yelp of course ;) )

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Parrots of the Sea doing better, still have ways to go

Parrots of the Sea doing better, still have ways to go | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on the National Wildlife Federation's blog. Though puffin populations have been increasing in recent years -- going from around 100 in 1973 to more than 1000 today -- ...
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Record imprisonment for rhino poacher

Record imprisonment for rhino poacher | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The verdict and sentencing in a rhino poaching case made history today when the accused was found guilty of the murder of his accomplice, and also sentenced to 77 years imprisonment
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Go solar: Indian entrepreneurs harness renewable energy - Cool Planet Blog

Go solar: Indian entrepreneurs harness renewable energy - Cool Planet Blog | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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UAE at the centre of global trade in smuggled cheetahs | The National

UAE at the centre of global trade in smuggled cheetahs | The National | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Easiest of big cats to tame ‘creates potential for organised crime’.
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Cheetah expert, Laurie Marker on her life's work to save the species from extinction

Cheetah expert, Laurie Marker on her life's work to save the species from extinction | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Dr. Laurie Marker has devoted her life to saving the cheetah from extinction... no easy feat. With its highly specialized
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New coal power stations threat to EU’s emissions target

New coal power stations threat to EU’s emissions target | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Burning Europe’s reserves of lignite would wipe out the EU’s entire carbon budget from 2020 until the end of the century, says Greenpeace
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Water voles return to Cornwall

Water voles return to Cornwall | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
First breeding colony established in Bude river since 1989 as mammals return to most counties of England
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First of its kind rescue and release for sloth bear in India

First of its kind rescue and release for sloth bear in India | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
For a young wild sloth bear who found himself amidst a panic-stricken village in India, rescue was fortunately, and surprisingly, close at hand. In a one-of-a-kind heartwarming story, a team from Wildlife SOS (WSOS) India – a conservation and welfare NGO – successfully rescued, treated and subsequently released the sloth bear back into the wild, but this time with a radio collar fitted around its neck..
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Do Seaworld’s woes show that tourism and marine life cannot co-exist?

Do Seaworld’s woes show that tourism and marine life cannot co-exist? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Seaworld’s shares have dropped dramatically after negative publicity about its treatment of an orca, showing that marine life and tourism are uneasy bedfellows
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Ecosystems Are Not Machines

Ecosystems Are Not Machines | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology.
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How the Current Mass Extinction of Animals Threatens Humans

How the Current Mass Extinction of Animals Threatens Humans | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
We seem indifferent to the mass extinction we're causing, yet we lose a part of ourselves when another animal dies out.
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Decline of bees forces China's apple farmers to pollinate by hand

Decline of bees forces China's apple farmers to pollinate by hand | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The decline of wild bees in China threatens more than just its apple and pear harvests, says pollination expert Dave Goulson.
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Rarest dolphins under threat from oil exploration in NZ sanctuary, say Greens

Rarest dolphins under threat from oil exploration in NZ sanctuary, say Greens | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
New Zealand Greens and International Whaling Commission say Maui’s dolphins need more protection, but government disagrees
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