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Costa Rica Bans Shark Finning

Costa Rica Bans Shark Finning | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
By Isabella Cota MANUEL ANTONIO, Costa Rica, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Costa Rica on Wednesday passed a blanket ban on shark finning, in which the fins are sliced off sharks, often while they are alive, before the fish are thrown back...
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Tell Your City to Participate in Earth Hour on March 23rd | World Wildlife Fund

Tell your city to turn off the lights for Earth Hour on March 23rd
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Stop Illegal Slaughter of Australian Wildlife

Stop Illegal Slaughter of Australian Wildlife | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Hunters are out of control in Australia’s national parks. Each year, they slaughter hundreds of kangaroos, wallabies and wombats with no legal consequences. Urge the Australian legislature to enact stronger protections for the nation's animals.
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One person has the power to save thousands of elephants

One person has the power to save thousands of elephants | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Hint: It's not Leo Dicaprio, but he really wants you to click here.
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Fruit Bats In Cyrus Close To Extinction - Bats - We Need Them

Fruit Bats In Cyrus Close To Extinction - Bats - We Need Them | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it

March 9, 2013 - About My Planet

 

The human population will be amiss without bats. Bats consume many of the insects that are considered agricultural pests. A study in Texas found that cotton farmers owed a sixth of the value of their crops to the Brazilian free-tailed bats who ate cotton pests. Further, bats are essential to plant propagation – spreading seeds on the forest floor through excrement and rubbing against, then delivering the pollen of flowers

 

It seems that every single day we have to learn about another animal that is close to extinction. While our planet goes through its sixth major extinction, cause almost exclusively by humans, thousands of species of life are dying and it is expected as much as 50 percent of the lifeforms alive today will be gone by 2100, which will completely alter the eco-systems of the planet. In addition, humans may also go extinct if we do not learn about the delicate balance all life plays on Earth and how much we actually need those lifeforms... http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/fruit-cyrus-close/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Aboutmyplanetcom+%28aboutMyPlanet.com%29

 

BATS WILL NOT SURVIVE THE WINTER :

http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/conspiracies/survive-winter/

In stunning findings, New York area scientists believe that 90% of the local bat population that hibernates in the state’s caves and mines will be dead by the time the snow leaves the ground. While no one is exactly certain of the cause, many of the dead specimens appear underweight and some have white fungal infections. Others have been found to have pneumonia, although scientists believe that this and the fungal infections are secondary to a larger cause. But what possible cause could this be and what sorts of consequences does this have for our environment?

 

WIND TURBINES ADDED TO LIST OF CONCERNS FOR BATS

http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/wind-turbines-added-to-list-of-concerns-for-bats/

 

 

 


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One elephant killed, at least one wounded and one missing? » Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand « Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand

One elephant killed, at least one wounded and one missing? » Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand « Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Traffic: Why It’s Time to Get Serious About the Bloody Illegal Wildlife Trade | TIME.com

Traffic: Why It’s Time to Get Serious About the Bloody Illegal Wildlife Trade | TIME.com | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Wildlife trafficking and poaching are on the rise, thanks to growing incomes in Asia and the involvement of major international crime syndicates. Is there hope for ending the war on wildlife?
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24 rhino poached in past week

24 rhino poached in past week | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Southern African Tourism Update website
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Going green reduced our energy bills and sparked an eco-revolution

Going green reduced our energy bills and sparked an eco-revolution | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
From solar panels to a wind turbine and biomass generator, physics teacher turned full time eco warrior, Keith Webber, has turned his school in Devon into a world green champion
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Species Revival: Should We Bring Back Extinct Animals?

Species Revival: Should We Bring Back Extinct Animals? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Scientists are debating whether we can truly bring back vanished species—and, if so, whether we should.
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Two-thirds of forest elephants killed by ivory poachers in past decade

Two-thirds of forest elephants killed by ivory poachers in past decade | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The threat of extinction is growing for African forest elephants, according to a study released at the Cites summit in Bangkok
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The fight to save threatened sharks and rays

The fight to save threatened sharks and rays | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The market for shark and ray products is first and foremost a luxury one. International trade is putting these species at risk and CITES must help.
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Battleground: Rhino Wars: Battleground: Rhino Wars: Animal Planet

Battleground: Rhino Wars: Battleground: Rhino Wars: Animal Planet | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Animal Planet TV shows take you into the wonderful world of animals and the humans who affect them. Check out the latest TV shows from Animal Planet.
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Social Media Course Transforms Campaigning - AllAfrica.com

Social Media Course Transforms Campaigning - AllAfrica.com | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Social Media Course Transforms CampaigningAllAfrica.comAsk any activist or civil society organisation about social media and they will quickly rattle off the famous four - Facebook, twitter, YouTube and blogging.
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Australia’s whales need your help | IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare

Australia’s whales need your help | IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Recently, the Australian Environment Minister took an unprecedented decision to delay oil and gas exploration in critical whale habitat off the southern coast of Australia. But the oil and gas giants are back again with another application to use their high-powered airguns for seismic testing. Ocean noise pollution from this testing can force whales away from these vital feeding grounds and migratory routes. That’s why we need your help again to protect these precious waters – one of the few places in the world where the majestic blue whale comes to feed each year.

 

Tell Australia’s Environment Minister, Tony Burke, you want to Australia live up to its rhetoric on global whale conservation and protect these gentle giants.

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World’s First Earth Hour Forest in Uganda

World’s First Earth Hour Forest in Uganda | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
25 February 2013 - Uganda Earth Hour Forest campaign to plant 500,000 trees

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U.S. Activists: Protect Rhinos and Elephants from Illegal Trade | World Wildlife Fund

U.S. Activists: Protect Rhinos and Elephants from Illegal Trade | World Wildlife Fund | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Urge U.S. officials to push for strong international commitments to stop the illegal trade of wildlife.
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Climate change requires landscape-level conservation plans

Climate change requires landscape-level conservation plans | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
New protected areas between Banff and Glacier national parks could help maintain wildlife populations By Summit Voice FRISCO — Species vulnerable to climate change impacts in the Canadian Rockies w...
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Human-Wildlife Conflict: An Interview with Dr. Michael Hutchins

Human-Wildlife Conflict: An Interview with Dr. Michael Hutchins | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In our fifth interview in a series on environmental issues, Dr. Michael Hutchins and I explore human-wildlife interactions from a global perspective.
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Turtle 'victory' at wildlife meeting

Turtle 'victory' at wildlife meeting | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Some of the world’s most endangered turtles have been given additional protection at the Cites conservation meeting in Bangkok.
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Cites: bid to curb sale of ivory and rhino horn voted down

Cites: bid to curb sale of ivory and rhino horn voted down | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Proposal to include more countries in a pledge not to sell ivory stockpiles before 2016 seen as legally flawed
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Tigers Reduced to Skin and Bones for Wildlife Crime | Stories | WWF

Tigers Reduced to Skin and Bones for Wildlife Crime | Stories | WWF | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Bid to end illegal wildlife smuggling

Bid to end illegal wildlife smuggling | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Nearly 200 governments are to meet in Thailand to discuss ways of halting the illegal trade in wildlife around the world.
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Cracking down on harmful wildlife trade practices [Photos]

Cracking down on harmful wildlife trade practices [Photos] | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Delegates from around the globe are converging in Thailand this week for the world’s most influential meeting on international wildlife trade.
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Google under fire over ivory adverts

Google under fire over ivory adverts | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Campaigners say that internet giant Google needs to stop running adverts for ivory products in Japan.
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