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In pictures: Rainforests to palm oil

In pictures: Rainforests to palm oil | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In late May I had the opportunity to fly from Kota Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo to Imbak Canyon and back. These are some of my photos.
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Mozambique Approves Africa's Largest Coastal Marine Sanctuary

Mozambique Approves Africa's Largest Coastal Marine Sanctuary | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Primeiras and Segundas environmental protection area covers 10 small but important islands.
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Young ash trees burned as infection spreads to 115 sites - Telegraph

Young ash trees burned as infection spreads to 115 sites - Telegraph | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Young ash trees are being burned around the country as the Government admits that the infection has been in 10 counties in the wild for 'a number of years'.
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The forgotten plight of the lion

The lion is an iconic part of the landscape in Africa. It's one of the Big Five and draws in tourists. But has the plight of the lion been overshadowed by conservation concerns of other species.
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British butterflies could face extinction if droughts continue - Telegraph

British butterflies could face extinction if droughts continue - Telegraph | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A new study has revealed the Ringlet butterfly population dropped severely following the 1995 drought and subsequent changes to the UK countryside.
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Wildlife Extra News - Kruger National Park demolishing its artificial water holes to boost rare wildlife

Wildlife Extra News - Kruger National Park demolishing its artificial water holes to boost rare wildlife | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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Mozambique creates Africa’s largest coastal marine reserve

Mozambique creates Africa’s largest coastal marine reserve | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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Trees for Wildlife - National Wildlife Federation

Trees for Wildlife - National Wildlife Federation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Trees for Wildlife is an educational program of the National Wildlife Federation providing adult leaders with fun, hands-on science-based activities to help young people learn about the importance of trees and how to plant and take care of trees...
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New Hope for Marine Life | Stories | WWF

New Hope for Marine Life | Stories | WWF | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Artificial 'misting system' allows vanished toad to be released back into the wild

Artificial 'misting system' allows vanished toad to be released back into the wild | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In 1996 scientists discovered a new species of dwarf toad: the Kihansi spray toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis).
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What is Biodiversity - Video


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Ripping the Heart Out of Wildlife Conservation

Ripping the Heart Out of Wildlife Conservation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
October 25, 2012 - Wildlife Forum met in Cape Town to consider Protocol, nothing short of a declaration of war on South Africa's wildlife - Chris Mercer.

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KWS | Let’s Row to Save the Sitatunga!

KWS | Let’s Row to Save the Sitatunga! | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Development halted in crucial wildlife corridor in Malaysia

Development halted in crucial wildlife corridor in Malaysia | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Kenyir Wildlife Corridor in northeast Malaysia is teeming with wildlife: elephants, gibbons, tigers, tapirs, and even black panthers (melanistic leopards) have been recorded in the 60 kilometer (37 mile) stretch of forest.
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Can ash dieback be stopped in the UK?

Can ash dieback be stopped in the UK? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The government is battling to prevent the spread of ash dieback. But can anything really stop the fungus?
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Turbines call to 'protect bats'

Turbines call to 'protect bats' | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Scientists suggest new national guidelines be drawn up to protect bats and birds from domestic wind turbine developments.
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Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Survey of Greed, Tragedy, and Ignorance | U.S. Department of State Blog

Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Survey of Greed, Tragedy, and Ignorance | U.S. Department of State Blog | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Since the beginning of 2012, over 250 elephants have been killed in Cameroon.
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Fens are rare wildlife 'hotspot'

Fens are rare wildlife 'hotspot' | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A pioneering study by the University of East Anglia has revealed that the Fens are home to 25% of Britain's rarest wildlife and 13 globally rare species.
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Asian big cats in danger - Not just tigers

Asian big cats in danger - Not just tigers | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Seabird atlas shows 3,000 key ocean conservation hotspots

Seabird atlas shows 3,000 key ocean conservation hotspots | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
BirdLife International hopes the map will encourage governments to identify where to site marine protected areas...
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Thai man pleads guilty to South African rhino smuggling | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A Thai man pleaded guilty on Monday to smuggling rhino horn from South Africa, in a case in which prostitutes posing as big game hunters were used to conceal an international trafficking...
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14 rhinos de-horned in two provinces

14 rhinos de-horned in two provinces | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Fourteen rhino have been found de-horned in two provinces since Thursday, police said on Sunday.

 

Three of them had been killed.

 

Eleven of the rhino were found at the Hartzhoogte game lodge in Amalia near Schweizer-Reneke in the North West, Capt Paul Ramaloko said in a statement.

 

The game farmer found the first carcass on Thursday after he followed a trail of blood. Following the discovery, the farmer searched his farm and found 10 de-horned rhino, nine of them still alive.

 

The two dead rhino are believed to have been killed almost a month ago.

 

The nine surviving rhino were taken to a place of safety. The estimated loss to the game farmer was about R5 million.


In the Eastern Cape three rhino were found de-horned at a game farm near Kenton-on-Sea.

 

"A driver was taking tourists on a game drive when he noticed three rhino in distress," Ramaloko said.

 

The driver called the police and a veterinarian.

 

"When they arrived at the scene, the police noticed that one of the three rhino was dead. Two rhino were in a critical condition," Ramaloko said.

 

The rhinos had been darted before their horns were removed.
The two wounded rhino were being treated. Police were investigating.


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Phys.Org Mobile: Climate change threatens permafrost in soil

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Reducing Wild Animal Poaching

On average, 800-1000 elephants die every year around the world due to intense human-elephant conflict. To this must be added the numbers of alternate species that are killed due to their conflict with human settlement....

 

Any conservation strategy that has the potential to succeed must include efforts to bridge the gap between people and the wildlife with which they share their land, and through the participation and cooperation of the rural people whose lives it will invariably affect.

 

This is clearly illustrated by third world farmers epitomised by those living in the Zambesi Valley Basin, Central Africa who have a particularly hard time trying to grow crops in the dry season. In addition to a lack of water, they have to deal with marauding animals that are looking for food. Elephants, hippo and buffalo routinely raid crops and winter irrigated gardens, trampling them in the process and ruining the harvest. This has forced farmers to abandon dry season farming and resort to illegal game hunting to provide food for their families.

 

This poaching often takes place in adjacent game reserves so these kills could be added to the primary figure resulting from the initial conflict....

 

...fences eliminated the pressure from wildlife and crop production increased. Families had vegetables to eat during the dry season, and as food production became more secure there was a striking reduction in illegal game poaching in the surrounding game reserves.

 

As a result of this the subsistence farmers were able to spend time on other income generating activities like poultry rearing, beekeeping and carpentry.

 

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/7347049 ;


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Who Has The Right Of-Way? NikelaWildlife

Is it time to inspire the next generation to do their part?

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