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On the trail of the large tortoiseshell, the UK's most elusive butterfly

On the trail of the large tortoiseshell, the UK's most elusive butterfly | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
There have been fleeting sightings of the insect since 1950, but no one can be sure it really exists in Britain's countryside
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Mozambique Moves to Make Elephant Poachers an Endangered Species

Mozambique Moves to Make Elephant Poachers an Endangered Species | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Animals are dying off 1,000 times FASTER than 60 million years ago

Animals are dying off 1,000 times FASTER than 60 million years ago | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Brown University scientists in Providence found that pre-human extinction rate was 10 times lower than scientists had believed, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
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Iceland’s Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With “Massive” Chick Deaths

Iceland’s Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With “Massive” Chick Deaths | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
FLATEY ISLAND, Iceland—When the days grew long, seabirds flocked to this hamlet on the edge of the Arctic to rear their chicks under the midnight sun. "Kri
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Can Elephants Survive a Legal Ivory Trade? Debate Is Shifting Against It

Can Elephants Survive a Legal Ivory Trade? Debate Is Shifting Against It | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Stirring renewed debate, a respected conservationist argues that government corruption makes a legal ivory trade unworkable.
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Francesco Nardelli's curator insight, September 14, 12:38 AM

HOW pro trade rhino horn people plan to avoid the same disaster?

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Hunters are the Backbone of Conservation

Hunters are the Backbone of Conservation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Cal DuBrock recently retired from his position as the wildlife management director with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. In his honor, we'd like to share this video in which he explains why hunter...
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Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?

Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The eminent evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson has an audacious vision for saving Earth from a cataclysmic extinction event
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Pipeline threatens beluga whales, activists say

Pipeline threatens beluga whales, activists say | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Four environmental groups are fighting to get a temporary injunction to stop oil exploration in the Saint Lawrence River.
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Name poaching lords, MPs tell spy agency

Name poaching lords, MPs tell spy agency | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The spy agency has been asked to name people behind the illegal trade in wildlife trophies, which is blamed for the rise in poaching.
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Montana bobcat fur farm attracts worldwide interest

Montana bobcat fur farm attracts worldwide interest | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
GREAT FALLS — A proposal by a North Dakota couple to relocate their commercial bobcat fur farm to central Montana has generated comments from around the world.
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Elephants increase in Serengeti

Elephants increase in Serengeti | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Burger King Deal With Tim Hortons May Be Disastrous For Rainforests

Burger King Deal With Tim Hortons May Be Disastrous For Rainforests | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Burger King’s plan to merge with doughnut chain Tim Hortons in Canada may be a bad sign for Southeast Asia’s rainforests.

Both companies have come under fire from environmental groups for their heavy use of questionably sourced palm oi...
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Rhino Horn’s Real Value and Other Rhino Facts | WWF

Rhino Horn’s Real Value and Other Rhino Facts | WWF | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
WWF is one of the few organizations attempting to tackle all threats to rhinos. We work on strengthening protected areas in Africa and Asia, lobbying to halt the illegal timber trade that threatens rhino habitat, and stamping out the illegal trade in rhin
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Traumatized Humans: Another Rhino Crisis Fallout (Part 1)

Traumatized Humans: Another Rhino Crisis Fallout (Part 1) | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
What do soldiers, emergency responders, wildlife rangers, veterinarians have in common? First in series addressing human crisis of the rhino poaching wars.

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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, July 1, 11:35 PM

These poachers do NOT realize what trauma they are putting the animals and other human beings through when they commit this crime just for their greed!

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Animal Traffic

Animal Traffic | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The trade in illegal wildlife is a $19 billion annual business with ties to the Russian mob and Islamic extremists, and there’s one place the world turns to investigate the crime: a federal forensics lab (and curiosity cabinet) in a hippie town in Oregon.
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Four sentenced for rhino poaching | National

Four sentenced for rhino poaching | National | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Chitwan National Park (CNP) has sentenced four people convicted of poaching rhinos to 15 years in prison...
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Attenborough warns of 'erosion of wildlife'

Attenborough warns of 'erosion of wildlife' | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Sir David Attenborough has issued a stark warning about the "escalating erosion of wildlife", which he says will directly affect humans' quality of life.
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Save Our Species - Interactive Map

Save Our Species - Interactive Map | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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New report shows zoos are “struggling to show conservation impact” say campaigners

New report shows zoos are “struggling to show conservation impact” say campaigners | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Last week, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA) published its annual promotional report which seeks to highlight the “Top Ten” species of animal which are “benefiting […]
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What are zoos for?

What are zoos for? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
25 million people visit UK zoos and aquariums each year. But is there more to zoos than public amusement? What are zoos for? Helen Skelton finds out.
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Stunning images of natural Britain capture animals in air, sea and on land as part of photography-based conservation initiative

Stunning images of natural Britain capture animals in air, sea and on land as part of photography-based conservation initiative | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The exhibition will document the best of the 2020VISION wildlife project, a photography-based conservation initiative. It will run throughout May on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, and involves the work of some of Britain's top wildlife photographers.
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A challenge to all UK parties to make Britain greener

A challenge to all UK parties to make Britain greener | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
This post is by Dr Mike Clarke, chief executive of the RSPB. Manifestos are sometimes important for their differences, but it’s when they’re the same that they’re really powerful. This is especiall...
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Indian ecologists decry decision on biodiversity hot spot

Indian ecologists decry decision on biodiversity hot spot | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Government opts for less protective plan to safeguard the species-rich Western Ghats
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Man found with pangolin, jailed 9 years

Man found with pangolin, jailed 9 years | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
ZBC News is the the national broadcaster's news website that tells the true story of Zimbabwe.
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Florida Man Caught Killing And Eating Threatened Tortoises

WILDLIFE authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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WWF research demonstrates renewable energy growth opportunities in SA

WWF research demonstrates renewable energy growth opportunities in SA | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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