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These maps show where the Earth’s forests are vanishing

These maps show where the Earth’s forests are vanishing | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Brazil has managed to cut deforestation in half since 2000. But that's been offset by increasing forest loss in other countries.
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Japanese knotweed - could a tiny insect tame the monster?

Japanese knotweed - could a tiny insect tame the monster? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Since Japanese knotweed won a gold medal in 1847 as 'interesting new ornamental of the year', it has become far too much of a good thing, writes Kate Constantine. But could the oriental triffid be tamed following the UK introduction of a specialist pest from Japan's volcanic uplands?
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Deadly virus striking European amphibians

Deadly virus striking European amphibians | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Populations of frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts hit hard by virus
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A manifesto for solving the global food crisis

A manifesto for solving the global food crisis | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
To celebrate World Food Day, here are key ways of promoting more sustainable food systems from building grain reserves to taxing pollution
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The stars over the Grand Canyon like you've never seen them before! (video)

The stars over the Grand Canyon like you've never seen them before! (video) | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Without light pollution, this is what you might be able to see on a moonless night...
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Rockybul promises rhino revival - The Times of India

Rockybul promises rhino revival - The Times of India | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
State forest and environment minister Rockybul Hussain on Tuesday said the Assam government is taking steps to ensure better wildlife conservation in the state.
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Malaysian palm oil chief misleads on deforestation

Malaysian palm oil chief misleads on deforestation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
One of Malaysia's top palm oil officials has once again misled the public on the state of forests in Malaysia.
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Help Save Sharks By Going Snorkeling

Help Save Sharks By Going Snorkeling | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Kathy Xu first started her ecotourism project, The Dorsal Effect, to help sharks at risk of overfishing. But by hiring fishermen to lead snorkeling trips in the oceans they fish, she also helps locals make money conserving sharks and their ecosystems...
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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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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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Australia plans to ban import of Lion trophies from South Africa

Australia plans to ban import of Lion trophies from South Africa | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A permanent ban on the importation of lion parts, including trophies is planned by Australia. This was announced after South African conservationist. Ian
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Wind Power is Actually Cheaper Than Coal, Nuclear and Gas

Wind Power is Actually Cheaper Than Coal, Nuclear and Gas | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Once you consider the downstream consequences, coal becomes a lot more expensive
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Britain's migrating birds are drastically declining, RSPB says

Britain's migrating birds are drastically declining, RSPB says | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Nightingale and turtle dove among populations that have seen dramatic long-term fall in number, annual RSPB report says
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Help Save the Most Trafficked Mammal in the World

Help Save the Most Trafficked Mammal in the World | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Sunda pangolin is a scaly mammal that eats ants and termites, hides in dense forest, and rolls into a tiny ball when scared. However, this secretive and solitary animal is also the most illegally traded mammal in the world. Hunted for their meat and scales, more than one million individuals are believed to have been trafficked in the past decade. To tackle this escalating crisis, our rangers are working day and night, removing nets and rescuing animals before it is too late.
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This clever game is like Guitar Hero, but for bird songs

This clever game is like Guitar Hero, but for bird songs | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Birders, this one is for you!
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Transport Month: shifting gears for the environment

Transport Month: shifting gears for the environment | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
This October, in the month dedicated to all things transport related, WWF-SA hopes to raise awareness of the unsustainable nature of many of our current transport habits and aspirations. 
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Nature Zen: Audio Library of Nature | WIRED

Nature Zen: Audio Library of Nature | WIRED | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Stuck at your desk? Nature Zen provides digital tidbits of the natural world.
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Eco laundry habits are about more than sustainable washing machines

Eco laundry habits are about more than sustainable washing machines | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
From CEOs only washing their jeans annually to communal drying areas becoming commonplace, sustainable laundry behaviour goes beyond switching to 30C
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Lego ends Shell partnership following Greenpeace campaign

Lego ends Shell partnership following Greenpeace campaign | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Toymaker will not renew current multimillion pound deal, that sees Shell-branded Lego sets sold at petrol stations, following a viral video against Arctic drilling by the green group
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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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