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Top 15 Biodiversity Threats/Opportunities to Watch in 2013

Top 15 Biodiversity Threats/Opportunities to Watch in 2013 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Researchers conducted a "horizon scanning" exercise to identify emerging issues that should be watched closely in 2013.
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Report Confirms Wildlife Trafficking Threatens Global Security

Report Confirms Wildlife Trafficking Threatens Global Security | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A comprehensive report commissioned by WWF and TRAFFIC confirms that the illegal wildlife trade — with an estimated value in excess of US $20 billion annually — poses a serious threat t...
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Scotland’s fishing fleet has done more for conservation than any other in Europe | Hebrides News Today

Scotland’s fishing fleet has done more for conservation than any other in Europe | Hebrides News Today | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands MSP and the Scottish Conservative Fisheries Spokesman, today praised the conservation efforts of Scotland’s fishing
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Record ivory seizure in Malaysia – Africa cannot afford to be helpless – Baraza

Record ivory seizure in Malaysia – Africa cannot afford to be helpless – Baraza | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Record 618 South African Rhinos Poached for Horns in 2012, so far

Record 618 South African Rhinos Poached for Horns in 2012, so far | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The number of rhinos killed for their horns in South Africa so far this year has shot up to 618. This is well past last year’s shock record of 448 and substantially more than the tally of 550 predicted at the beginning of 2012.
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Customs seize 1,500 elephant tusks worth RM60mil

Customs seize 1,500 elephant tusks worth RM60mil | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
PORT KLANG: The Customs Department netted its biggest haul of elephant
tusks ever with the seizure of 1,500 tusks worth RM60mil.
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No Mountain Too High: Saving the Snow Leopards, Ecosystems and Communities of High Asia | USAID Impact

No Mountain Too High: Saving the Snow Leopards, Ecosystems and Communities of High Asia | USAID Impact | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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WWF: people are ready for action on climate; “world leaders” are not

WWF: people are ready for action on climate; “world leaders” are not | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In a year in which the impacts of climate change pounded people in rich and poor countries alike, negotiators in Doha have failed to deliver even the minimum expectations for the UN climate negotiations.
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Trafficking in Tragedy: The Toll of Illegal Wildlife Trade | IIP Digital

Trafficking in Tragedy: The Toll of Illegal Wildlife Trade | IIP Digital | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Rhinos, tigers and elephants are being slaughtered in record numbers to fuel the growing illegal wildlife trade. What does this mean for the animals, the environment and us?
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Grow your shed

Grow your shed | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Add a green roof to your shed or even a bird table and you'll be giving garden wildlife a boost, writes Kate Bradbury...
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Global decline of big trees in old-growth forests worrying, argue scientists

Global decline of big trees in old-growth forests worrying, argue scientists | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The decline of large trees is putting biodiversity and forest health at risk globally, warn researchers writing in the journal Science..
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Study: African lion population shrinks to 32,000

Study: African lion population shrinks to 32,000 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The lion population has fallen to as few as 32,000, a new study finds, as savannah habitat plummets.
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Elephants in Cameroon and Chad face imminent threat; Sudanese poachers en route from the Central African Republic

Elephants in Cameroon and Chad face imminent threat; Sudanese poachers en route from the Central African Republic | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Gangs of heavily armed elephant poachers have crossed the Central African Republic (CAR) from Sudan and are reported to be close to the southern Chad and northern Cameroon borders.
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Wildlife trafficking is $19 billion-per-year illicit business, but governments fail to treat it as such

Wildlife trafficking is $19 billion-per-year illicit business, but governments fail to treat it as such | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Illegal wildlife trafficking is a $19 billion-a-year business, making it the fourth largest illicit market after drugs, counterfeiting, and human trafficking, yet efforts to control it are
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Insecticide regulators ignoring risk to bees, say MPs

Insecticide regulators ignoring risk to bees, say MPs | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A parliamentary inquiry has uncovered evidence that links widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides to decline in bees
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10 Amazing but Endangered Shark Species: How Many Do You Know?

10 Amazing but Endangered Shark Species: How Many Do You Know? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed by people every year, due to commercial and recreational fishing. Meanwhile, the average number of fatalities worldwide per year between 2001 and 2006 from unprovoked shark attacks is 4.3.
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Why it's time to ban the ivory trade for good [Graphic images: viewer discretion advised]

Why it's time to ban the ivory trade for good [Graphic images: viewer discretion advised] | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
This week the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) announced a 14% decline in elephants in the Samburu/Laikipia ecosystem over the last 4 years.
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UK Government Could Buy 50% of Electricity From Renewables

UK Government Could Buy 50% of Electricity From Renewables | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A government scheme could expand to £750 million of electricity purchases from renewable sources each year. This is good, but it is not good enough.
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Rare bird of prey shot and killed

Rare bird of prey shot and killed | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A rare bird of prey which was part of a major conservation project has been illegally killed in North Yorkshire, police confirm.
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California researchers discover 137 new species in 2012

California researchers discover 137 new species in 2012 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Researchers at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco formally described 137 previously unknown species during 2012, including 83 arthropods, 41 fish, seven plants, four sea slugs, one reptile, and one amphibian.
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Drought In The Horn Of Africa Changed Migration Patterns In Several Bird Species

Drought In The Horn Of Africa Changed Migration Patterns In Several Bird Species | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Horn of Africa experienced a massive drought last year that greatly affected many millions of people. And according to new research, it also had a great effect on several species of songbirds, greatly delaying their migration to Northern Europe.

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The Rise of Wildlife Trafficking | International | World | Epoch Times

The Rise of Wildlife Trafficking | International | World | Epoch Times | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
World Wildlife Conservation Day marks an increase in wildlife trafficking raising health and security concerns. The U.S. State Department has initiated a pledge to raise awareness of the issue.
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Top conservation issues to look out for in 2013

Top conservation issues to look out for in 2013 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A UK-led team of researchers has identified 15 issues that could affect the diversity of life on Earth in 2013.
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Report Lists 100 of the Most Endangered Species

Report Lists 100 of the Most Endangered Species | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A report compiled by 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) has identified 100 of the world’s most threatened species. The report, a comprehensive listing of en...
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WWF Gets $5 Million Grant From Google to Help Fight Wildlife Trafficking

WWF Gets $5 Million Grant From Google to Help Fight Wildlife Trafficking | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The money will go "to create an umbrella of technology to protect endangered wildlife like elephants, rhinos and tigers."...
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