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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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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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Hillary Clinton says fracking carries risks in conservation speech

Hillary Clinton says fracking carries risks in conservation speech | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Possible presidential candidate draws distinction with Barack Obama, who has trumpeted boom in gas and oil exploration
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Population of potoroo once thought extinct passes 100

Population of potoroo once thought extinct passes 100 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Numbers of Gilbert’s potoroo – the world’s rarest marsupial – triple in the 20 years since species was rediscovered in Western Australia
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Many animals can still see colour in the dead of night

Many animals can still see colour in the dead of night | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Humans may only see the night in shades of grey, but many animals see the darkness in rich colour
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VANISHING POINT: Criminality, Corruption and the Devastation of Tanzania’s Elephants - Conservation Action Trust

VANISHING POINT: Criminality, Corruption and the Devastation of Tanzania’s Elephants - Conservation Action Trust | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Environmental Investigation Agency delivers a damning report on Tanzania’s failure to address the mass slaughter of it’s elephants. The country, once heralded as a conservation champion for proposing the international ban on all African ivory trade in the 1980s, is now losing more elephants to poaching than any other country because of its lack of political will. According toRead More
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Do Hunters Pay for Wildlife Conservation?

Do Hunters Pay for Wildlife Conservation? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Hunters in the United States claim that they pay for wildlife conservation, but the truth is that they pay for a very, very small portion of wildlife conservation in the United States.
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Baby elephant saved from drowning by ex-poachers

Baby elephant saved from drowning by ex-poachers | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Guardian - Kevin Rushby meets Zimbabwean Mark Butcher, founder of Imvelo Safari Lodges and winner of the 2014 Guardian and Observer Travel ethical award, who employs ex-poachers to help protect wildlife from further destruction – and follows him as he rescues a baby elephant from a mud hole in Hwange national park.
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Why pesticides are so harmful to bees - Telegraph

Why pesticides are so harmful to bees - Telegraph | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Why pesticides are so harmful to bees
New concerns have been raised on tests of pesticides that are harmful for bees, we explain how important an issue this is
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3 Ways YOU Are Driving the Sixth Extinction of Species

3 Ways YOU Are Driving the Sixth Extinction of Species | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
There are over seven billion people living on Earth at this very moment. When you think of yourself as one in seven billion, it is easy to feel as if your actions or choices are inconsequential when compared to those of every other living human; but, if you knew the future of over 20,000 species could potentially be impacted by the choices you make everyday, would you feel like your actions mattered?
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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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The Solution To Climate Change Isn't Difficult –- It's Delicious

The Solution To Climate Change Isn't Difficult –- It's Delicious | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
We don't have to relinquish our cars, move to the woods, and get off the grid to conquer climate change. The real solution is simple and easy: eat plants. Though the figures vary, World Bank scientists have attributed up to 51 percent of human-caused...
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EU set to approve historic deal to cut plastic bag use

EU set to approve historic deal to cut plastic bag use | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Mandatory pricing or ‘40 bags a year’ per person target by 2025 is expected, despite UK opposition
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Natural ruses rule out culling for elephants - Conservation Action Trust

Natural ruses rule out culling for elephants - Conservation Action Trust | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
There will be no further culling of elephants in Kruger National park for population control. So says Dr Sam Ferreira, SANParks’ large mammal ecologist. That’s because the new, “natural”, methods of managing them have severely curtailed the population growth rate, bringing it down to just 2%, from a high of 6,5% when culling was stoppedRead More
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Wildlife ‘WikiLeaks’ targets Africa poaching elite | Nairobi Digest

Wildlife ‘WikiLeaks’ targets Africa poaching elite | Nairobi Digest | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Poachers slaughtering Africa’s elephants and rhinos with impunity are often shielded from police by powerful connections, but a group of conservationists has turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try to stem the killing. The founders of WildLeaks – a sort of WikiLeaks for the environment – say it is the first secure, online whistle-blowing platform dedicated to wildlife and forest crime. While wildlife rangers face gun battles in national parks with poachers carrying out the slaughter, the onli
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Hunters: An Ecological Disaster

Hunters: An Ecological Disaster | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Editorial By Marla Stormwolf Patty Comment by PRO-HUNTING man: “without hunters, there would be no wildlife left, they give millions of dollars to conservation”. Comment by CONSERVATIONIST: “Becaus...
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Can China Get 40% of Its Electricity From Renewables by 2040? : Greentech Media

Can China Get 40% of Its Electricity From Renewables by 2040? : Greentech Media | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A new study finds that China can go big in renewable energy—economically.
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