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Locust plagues point to grim future of climate change

Locust plagues point to grim future of climate change | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
China Dialogue: Climatic changes in China, the Middle East and Africa could see more severe outbreaks of locusts devastating food crops
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Harsh penalties for wildlife poaching coming – Ruto

Harsh penalties for wildlife poaching coming – Ruto | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 - Deputy President William Ruto has said that the government will fast-track the Wildlife Bill to make the killing of the Big Five to a capital
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Protecting a Turtle Paradise in Indonesia | Stories | WWF

Protecting a Turtle Paradise in Indonesia | Stories | WWF | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Elephant ivory tusk smuggling through Dubai to be stopped

Elephant ivory tusk smuggling through Dubai to be stopped | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Police team up with IFAW after Dubai customs intercepted 215 elephant tusks worth 4m
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313 rhino killed in SA

313 rhino killed in SA | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Dept. of Environmental Affairs said 229 rhino were poached in the Kruger National Park alone.
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Can Economics Save The African Rhino? : NPR

Can Economics Save The African Rhino? : NPR | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Poachers kill rhinos for their horns. Some economists think legalizing the horns could save the rhinos.
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African leaders must emulate Chinese celebrities to save elephants

African leaders must emulate Chinese celebrities to save elephants | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Paula Kahumbu: Li Bingbing and Yao Ming are among the celebrities campaigning to save elephants – now African politicians must do the same
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Alien invaders wage 'biological war'

Alien invaders wage 'biological war' | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
An Asian insect is destroying native species around the world by unleashing a lethal biological cocktail.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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One-third of animal species will be hit by climate change, scientists warn

One-third of animal species will be hit by climate change, scientists warn | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Plant and animal species could see dramatic losses as habitats become unsuitable and ecosystems collapse
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Peter Phillips's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:51 AM

Habitat preservation is key.

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Sea levels could rise 27 inches by 2100 because of melting ice

Sea levels could rise 27 inches by 2100 because of melting ice | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
If it's hard to stop rising water from causing massive damage during a temporary storm surge in a single location, think of how hard it would be to prevent rising sea levels from wrecking havoc all around the world at the same time.
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The Enemy Inside: Rhino's Protectors Sometimes Aid Poachers : NPR

The Enemy Inside: Rhino's Protectors Sometimes Aid Poachers : NPR | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The defenders of Africa's rhinos are battling a well-financed and well-informed enemy. Poachers clear $40,000 or more for a single rhino horn.
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Are gardens an ecological trap for birds?

Are gardens an ecological trap for birds? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Gardens are often thought of as havens for many bird species and many gardeners don't just feed the birds but put up nest boxes to attract birds into their garden to breed.
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An alarming map of the global ivory trade that killed 17,000 elephants in one year

An alarming map of the global ivory trade that killed 17,000 elephants in one year | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A 2011 study found that ivory poachers, which serve a surprisingly narrow market, killed 7.4 percent of Africa's elephants in 2011.
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Pictures: Top 10 new species of 2012

Pictures: Top 10 new species of 2012 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A glow-in-the-dark cockroach, an insect described from a photo posted on Flickr, a monkey that has been likened to Jesus, a carnivorous sea sponge, and the world's tiniest frog are among the 'top 10' species discovered during 2012, according to...
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Conservation agency approved cull of endangered birds, documents show

Conservation agency approved cull of endangered birds, documents show | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Natural England licensed cull of tens of thousands of lesser black-backed gulls on one of England's largest shooting estates
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Rhino rangers up their game - Times LIVE

Rhino rangers up their game - 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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Protect Britain's Hedgehogs! - The Petition Site

Britain's wildlife is in crisis, with many native species and habitats facing extinction. Drastic... (835 signatures on petition)
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Survey finds 97% of climate science papers agree warming is man-made

Survey finds 97% of climate science papers agree warming is man-made | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Dana Nuccitelli: Overwhelming majority of peer-reviewed papers taking a position on global warming say humans are causing it
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Why Monkeys Matter: New Book Provides Comprehensive Guide to World’s Primates | Human Nature - Conservation International Blog

Why Monkeys Matter: New Book Provides Comprehensive Guide to World’s Primates | Human Nature - Conservation International Blog | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
CI President Dr. Russ Mittermeier reflects on a project four decades in the making.
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Leonardo DiCaprio raises over $38 million for conservation

Leonardo DiCaprio raises over $38 million for conservation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Film actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, raised a stunning $38.8 million for global conservation efforts Monday night through an all-star art auction.
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Most distinct species mapped

Most distinct species mapped | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
For the first time scientists have developed a map that shows the world's unique and endangered species.
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Not too late to reverse dramatic declines in biodiversity

Not too late to reverse dramatic declines in biodiversity | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A new study finds climate change will halve the living space of half of plants and one third of animals if we don't act now; but there is hope.
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Climate Change Putting Even Common Plants and Animals at Risk

Climate Change Putting Even Common Plants and Animals at Risk | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
We already knew that the rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns brought about by climate change was bad news for the world’s rare and endangered species, likely pushing many to extinction.
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New snake species named after assassinated forest campaigner

New snake species named after assassinated forest campaigner | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A deadly but beautiful new species of palm pit-viper snake has been named after the assassinated forest campaigner Mario Guifarro.
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Elephant campaigner charged with ivory possession

Elephant campaigner charged with ivory possession | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
One of the top officials of an elephant campaigning group in Kenya has been charged with illegal possession of ivory after 19Kg of ivory was found in the back of her car. Her son has also been jointly charged.
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