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Don't give up on Australia's endangered species

Don't give up on Australia's endangered species | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
David Lindenmayer: It’s defeatist to say that some plants and animals should be allowed to become extinct. Here are five things we can do to help save them
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Standard Digital News : : The Counties - Poacher escapes with rhino horns after fierce battle with KWS rangers

Standard Digital News : : The Counties - Poacher escapes with rhino horns after fierce battle with KWS rangers | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A rhino was killed on Saturday, hours after animal rights activists held a demonstration in Mombasa to press the Government to bolster surveillance to stop increased poaching.
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Drone competition seeks to fight poaching

Drone competition seeks to fight poaching | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
BOULDER, Colo. -- A group of University of Colorado students, in collaboration with students from around the world, are designing a drone aircraft to help stop the poaching of rhinoceroses
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Working in the Wildlife Orphanage As A Volunteer

Working in the Wildlife Orphanage As A Volunteer | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Ordinary travel and holidays to cities and tourist places has lost its charm as there is hardly any adventure left in it. Also because of ease of modern day travel, people who have gone there ...
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Blame humans: new research proves people killed off New Zealand's giant birds

Blame humans: new research proves people killed off New Zealand's giant birds | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Moas were a diverse group of flightless birds that ruled over New Zealand up to the arrival of humans, the biggest of these mega-birds stood around 3.5 meters (12 feet) with outstretched neck. While the whole moa family—comprised of nine species—vanished shortly after the arrival of people on New Zealand in the 13th Century, scientists have long debated why the big birds went extinct. Some theories contend that the birds were already in decline due to environmental changes or volcanic activity before humans first stepped on New Zealand's beaches. But a study released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) finds no evidence of said decline, instead pointing the finger squarely at us.
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Mindful travel: Explore the top 10 ethical destinations for 2014

Mindful travel: Explore the top 10 ethical destinations for 2014 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Take a visual tour of the world's most ethical countries to travel to, from the Caribbean to the pacific island of Palau.
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MPs vote overwhelmingly to halt badger cull in England

MPs vote overwhelmingly to halt badger cull in England | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Non-binding motion stating that pilot culls have 'decisively failed' is passed by 219 votes to one
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The marginal voice of tourism in the global sustainability movement - Africa Geographic Magazine Blog

The marginal voice of tourism in the global sustainability movement - Africa Geographic Magazine Blog | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Simon Espley answers the question: why does the tourism industry have such a marginal voice in the global sustainable industry?
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Saving the World Richest African Wildlife Animal Conservation Projects

Saving the World Richest African Wildlife Animal Conservation Projects | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Do you love wildlife? Choosing a wildlife or conservation option can give you the opportunity to put your favourite skills to use. Across the world habitats and wildlife are under threat from human...
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Bangladesh warns of rising climate change costs as donations plummet

Bangladesh warns of rising climate change costs as donations plummet | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
UN envoy says Bangladesh needs billions of dollars to adapt to climate change as donors fail to match pledges with money
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Going to extremes: from the world's coolest place … to the hottest – in pictures

Going to extremes: from the world's coolest place … to the hottest – in pictures | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
From remote Tristan da Cunha to Death Valley to Angel Falls, marvel at the wonders of the planet
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Shoot to conserve: Corey Knowlton's rhino hunt escalates the debate over trophy hunting and environmentalism

Shoot to conserve: Corey Knowlton's rhino hunt escalates the debate over trophy hunting and environmentalism | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
'After a long conversation with the FBI I have decided to temporarily suspend my activity on this page. I want to thank all of you who have commented [on] this important issue of Black Rhino Conservation.' – Corey Knowlton, Feb 3, 2014. This was the last post on Corey Knowlton's Facebook page. Knowlton is the hunter who won the Dallas Safari Club auction on January 11th to kill a Critically Endangered black rhino. All the money—$350,000—will go to a fund to protect rhinos. The plan is that sometime soon—once the paperwork clears the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—Knowlton will go to Namibia on a
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A bird on the brink of extinction, the Tahiti monarch has one hope – you

A bird on the brink of extinction, the Tahiti monarch has one hope – you | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
You may think it’s curious, but at the moment no one can tell you which is the rarest bird in the world. Not precisely, anyway. A decade ago, there was no doubt – it was the po’ouli, one of a family of small songbirds on Hawaii known as honeycreepers. Only discovered in 1973, the po’ouli’s already tiny population went into a rapid decline after an invasion of its forest habitat by wild pigs. By 2004 there was only one po’ouli left, which was taken into captivity while a frantic and fruitless search went on for a mate; it died in November that year.
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Kenya poaching crisis national disaster says conservationist - Times LIVE

Kenya poaching crisis national disaster says conservationist - Times LIVE | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.
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Can penguins cope with climate change? Scientists find different types of ice elicit different responses

Can penguins cope with climate change? Scientists find different types of ice elicit different responses | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Human-caused climate change is altering the habitat of Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae). In an article recently published in PLOS ONE, a team of researchers led by Amélie Lescroël from the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CNRS) in France, found that changes in sea-ice content and newly formed icebergs significantly impacted Adélie penguin communities in the Ross Sea.
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Blue Lizard Adventures: Volunteer Work in a Global Environmental Research Project in Africa

Blue Lizard Adventures: Volunteer Work in a Global Environmental Research Project in Africa | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Volunteers For Wildlife Conservation Projects

South Africa has one of the best wild life reserves in the world. Apart from the scenic beauty of the country and its warm people there are vast wildlife sanctuaries that attract visitors by the hordes.
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Volunteer in Africa: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go | Volunteer Forever

Volunteer in Africa: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go | Volunteer Forever | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Volunteering in Africa is one of the most rewarding, exciting experiences that a volunteer can have.
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Rhino poaching in South Africa hits 172

Rhino poaching in South Africa hits 172 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
So far this year (until 14th March 2014) South Africa has seen 172 rhinos killed by poachers. This means that over 15 rhino are being killed each week in the country for their horns. The average weekly rate has fallen when compared with 2013 when over 19 rhinos were being killed each week.
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25 of the cutest bat species

25 of the cutest bat species | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let's take a moment to appreciate the adorable side these little critters.
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Alaska's wildlife: 16 photos to make you appreciate untamed places

Alaska's wildlife: 16 photos to make you appreciate untamed places | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
We're celebrating a handful of Alaskan species, from the mighty grizzly to the Harlequin duck.
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China To Tighten Pollution Rules In Attempt To Curb Environmental Damage

China To Tighten Pollution Rules In Attempt To Curb Environmental Damage | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — China will tighten environmental legislation and force polluters to pay compensation following renewed blasts of toxic air, the country's top legislator said Sunday.
Zhang Dejiang said in a report to the ceremonial...
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Ever decreasing circles… the Government appear ignorant of their failure to protect our ancient woods | Ancient woodland | Blogs | The Woodland Trust

Ever decreasing circles… the Government appear ignorant of their failure to protect our ancient woods | Ancient woodland | Blogs | The Woodland Trust | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Congress approves first new wilderness area in 5 years

Congress approves first new wilderness area in 5 years | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The bill protects 32,500 acres of Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, ending an unprecedented five-year drought of new wilderness areas designated by the U.S. Congress.
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