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Prince Charles calls for end to dumping of plastic in world's oceans

Prince Charles calls for end to dumping of plastic in world's oceans | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Prince tells marine environment conference he is horrified at the littering of the seas and haunted by photographs of seabirds killed by ingesting plastic
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Victory for lions as Australia announces ban on bringing animal trophies into country

Victory for lions as Australia announces ban on bringing animal trophies into country | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
HUNTERS who travel to Africa to shoot lions will no longer be able to bring their trophies home with them, following an import ban announced this evening.
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'They come, they photograph us, but they don’t help': why ecotourism in the Amazon shortchanges the locals

'They come, they photograph us, but they don’t help': why ecotourism in the Amazon shortchanges the locals | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Huaorani Ecolodge promises a unique and immersive cultural experience – but at the expense of the people who struggle to maintain a life in the rainforest
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'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists

'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Myanmar Jerdon's babbler was thought to have gone the way of the dodo—until scientists stumbled across it during a 2014 expedition.
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The 14 most amazing bodies of water on our planet

The 14 most amazing bodies of water on our planet | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
From a spring that bubbles like champagne to lakes that change colour, explore Earth's most beautiful bodies of water
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More snakes to join Burmese python on restricted list

More snakes to join Burmese python on restricted list | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are expected to make it illegal to import the popular boa constrictor and four other large, invasive snakes or sell them across state lines.
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Lib Dems pledge to drop plastic bag charge exemptions

Lib Dems pledge to drop plastic bag charge exemptions | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Nick Clegg says scrapping overly complicated exemptions to the upcoming 5p charge would remove an extra 3.5bn plastic bags from circulation and save small businesses £300m annually
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WWF applauds expulsion of non-reporting palm oil companies, action now needed on non-performer

WWF applauds expulsion of non-reporting palm oil companies,  action now needed on non-performer | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
15 companies and organizations expelled.
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Photographer captures the magnetism of 'Ancient Trees'

Photographer captures the magnetism of 'Ancient Trees' | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Looming sequoias, bulbous baobabs and gnarly bristlecone pines shine in new book.
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Why hundreds of starving sea lion pups are washing ashore in California.

Why hundreds of starving sea lion pups are washing ashore in California. | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Grassroots and Progressive views on local, national and world news
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How lax legislation is killing the wildlife in Europe

How lax legislation is killing the wildlife in Europe | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
There are no elephants or rhino to kill in Europe, but birds are being hunted with impunity because of loopholes and inconsistencies in conservation laws
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Do whales have graveyards where they prefer to die?

Do whales have graveyards where they prefer to die? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Whales are famous for stranding themselves on beaches. Are these coastlines the whales' graveyards?
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Biologist aims to grow rhino horns to save animals from poachers | Toronto Star

Biologist aims to grow rhino horns to save animals from poachers | Toronto Star | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Biologist aims to grow rhino horns to save animals from poachers
Seattle-based biotechnology startup that hopes to grow rhino horns in a laboratory says it has already produced a batch of rhino horn powder
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21 Important Life Lessons You Can Learn From Elephants

21 Important Life Lessons You Can Learn From Elephants | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Elephants are one of the world's most brilliant creatures, and we could take a few tips from them.
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In South Africa, Ranchers Are Breeding Mutant Animals to Be Hunted

In South Africa, Ranchers Are Breeding Mutant Animals to Be Hunted | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Rich marksmen pay a premium to shoot “Frankenstein freaks of nature”
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Uganda microchips rhinos to fight poaching - CNN.com

Uganda microchips rhinos to fight poaching - CNN.com | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Uganda has begun microchipping its rhinos as part of a global effort to fight poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn.
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Peacocks' tails make noises too low for humans to hear

Peacocks' tails make noises too low for humans to hear | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The tails of peacocks aren't just pretty to look at. They also make infrasound that humans can't hear
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Our humble hedgehog is disappearing fast

Our humble hedgehog is disappearing fast | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The much-loved species faces an uncertain future after a dramatic decline in numbers
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The one important way we completely undervalue river otters

The one important way we completely undervalue river otters | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Playful, curious, rambunctious and adorable, the North American river otter is also a key player in alerting us to problems in our waterways.
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How one photographer's foolishness is saving endangered wildlife

How one photographer's foolishness is saving endangered wildlife | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Morgan Heim took a flying leap to help the endangered fishing cat.
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European Countries Leading the Way Towards Clean Energy

European Countries Leading the Way Towards Clean Energy | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Climate change is happening, and it’s on track to spin out of control. Phasing out carbon pollution is one key piece of the puzzle, and it will require unprecedented teamwork from every nation on this planet.
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Endangered Orcas Could Get Critical Boost In Protections

Endangered Orcas Could Get Critical Boost In Protections | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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Modern methods lead the way toward a rhino rebound

Modern methods lead the way toward a rhino rebound | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
World Wildlife Day 2015 stengthens focus on wildlife crime
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Japanese knotweed and squirrels on the agenda for invasives conference

Japanese knotweed and squirrels on the agenda for invasives conference | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Japanese knotweed and squirrels on the agenda for invasives conference - from Horticulture Week
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DNA Extraction Turns a Soggy Polar Bear Footprint into an Exciting Ecological Discovery | Magazine Articles | WWF

DNA Extraction Turns a Soggy Polar Bear Footprint into an Exciting Ecological Discovery | Magazine Articles | WWF | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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