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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.
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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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Lady Gaga gets bitten by venomous primate, sparking outrage over loris trafficking

Lady Gaga gets bitten by venomous primate, sparking outrage over loris trafficking | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Last week, the musical artist, Lady Gaga, was 'nipped' by the world's only venomous primate, a slow loris, in a misguided attempt to use the animal in a new music video. After it bit the musician, the idea of using the primate in the video was dropped. This was just as well, according to loris expert Anna Nekaris, who says that slow lorises have become increasingly endangered worldwide by the illegal pet trade after people have seen them on YouTube videos.
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Plastic waste ingested by worms threatens marine food chains

Plastic waste ingested by worms threatens marine food chains | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Small fragments of plastic waste are damaging the health of lugworms, putting a key cog in marine ecosystems at risk. Published in Current Biology, a new study by scientists at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth shows the impact of microplastics on the marine worms' health and behavior.
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Great Barrier Reef damage ‘irreversible’ unless radical action taken

Great Barrier Reef damage ‘irreversible’ unless radical action taken | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
University of Queensland researcher says unless temperature rise is kept below 2C, reef will cease to be coral ecosystem
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The African savannah is even more beautiful from a bird's-eye view

The African savannah is even more beautiful from a bird's-eye view | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A photographer took to an ultra-light aircraft to capture Botswana's savannah from above. The results are amazing.
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allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Dar Lobbies for Support in War On Poaching (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Dar Lobbies for Support in War On Poaching (Page 1 of 2) | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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How the fear of wolves benefits ecosystems

How the fear of wolves benefits ecosystems | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
How does the fear of wolves change the behavior of deer and elk? Scientists study this connection and discover how entire ecosystems benefit from wolves keeping herbivores on edge.
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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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Study: Farm Efficiency More Critical Than Quitting Meat | Climate Central

Study: Farm Efficiency More Critical Than Quitting Meat | Climate Central | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Study says it's more important for livestock producers to be more efficient than it is for people to stop eating meat.
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Good news: One year of ZERO poaching in Nepal | WWF

Good news: One year of ZERO poaching in Nepal | WWF | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The first-ever World Wildlife Day marked by 365 days without a single case of rhino or tiger poaching in the country
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Not good news, that is  GREAT NEWS.

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UK winter storms 'caused greatest loss of trees in a generation'

UK winter storms 'caused greatest loss of trees in a generation' | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Woodlands have suffered worst damage for more than two decades, says National Trust
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Gorillas in Congo are in Danger: Oil exploration in Virunga

Instead of the hoped tourists, now the oil industry is moving in and stating that their positive effects would easily balance minor environmental damages... Unofficial translation of the German art...
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