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Iconic Penguin Faces Extinction in New Zealand - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Iconic Penguin Faces Extinction in New Zealand - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
New Zealand's iconic Yellow-eyed penguins could be extinct by 2060, according the the latest research, which shows that rising sea surface temperatures, fishing nets, toxins and habitat degradation are all to blame.
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Logging Threatens Leatherbacks - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Logging Threatens Leatherbacks - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Debris from logging activities in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of their mothers at one of the world's most important nesting sites.
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Manatees Facing a Safe Future - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Manatees Facing a Safe Future - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new report has concluded that Florida's manatees are likely to persist for the next 100 years despite facing continued threats, providing that wildlife managers continue to protect these iconic mammals and their habitat.
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Desert Songbirds At Risk in a Warming Climate - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Desert Songbirds At Risk in a Warming Climate - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Songbirds in the desert of the southwestern United States are being put at greater risk of death by dehydration and mass die-offs due to projected increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves, thanks to climate change.
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The Endangered Freshwater Giants - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

The Endangered Freshwater Giants - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Freshwater megafauna are in decline, but their importance to ecosystems and other species is great. Scientists are calling for more research and conservation actions for these species, to protect and reverse the declining biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems.
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Africa's Parks Can Support More Lions - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Africa's Parks Can Support More Lions - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Africa's protected areas are capable of supporting three to four times as many wild lions, if those areas are properly funded and managed, according to a new study.
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Never-before-seen gatherings of hundreds of humpback whales

Never-before-seen gatherings of hundreds of humpback whales | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The marine giants are gathering to feed in super-groups of 200, and no one knows why. It could be their natural behaviour when populations are at normal levels
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Effects of Roads Underestimated - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Effects of Roads Underestimated - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The negative impact of roads on species of carnivore has been seriously underestimated, according to a new study. The authors say that the protection status of species affected by roads cutting through their habitat should be reconsidered.
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Global Threat to Primates - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Global Threat to Primates - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
With around 60% of all primates speices threatened with extinction, a new study has revealed the impact human activities have on primates, and the impact of their extinction on humans.
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Studies Reveal Extent of Human Threat to Lions - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Studies Reveal Extent of Human Threat to Lions - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Two new studies highlight the threats posed to lions by human activity, including trophy hunting.
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Giraffe Populations Plummet - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Giraffe Populations Plummet - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Giraffes are at risk of extinction after suffering a nearly 40% decline in numbers over the past 30 years.
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Ocean Acidification Could Drive Biodiversity Loss - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Ocean Acidification Could Drive Biodiversity Loss - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Acidification of the world's oceans could drive biodiversity loss in some marine habitats.
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Worst Elephant Losses in 25 Years - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Worst Elephant Losses in 25 Years - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Using population estimates from a wide range of sources, including aerial surveys and elephant dung counts, the findings show that estimates for 2015 are 93,000 lower than they were in 2006. The continental total number of elephants is now thought to be about 415,000.
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Natural Disasters Pose Threat to Rare Rhinos - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Natural Disasters Pose Threat to Rare Rhinos - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The world's only population of critically endangered Javan rhinos could go extinct in the future due to natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Scientists are urging the establishment of secure populations and increasing the existing population in Ujung Kulan National Park.
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Antarctica's Declining Biodiversity - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Antarctica's Declining Biodiversity - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Despite its remote location that appears to be far from the impacts of humans, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are not in as good environmental shape as has been previously thought.
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Hunting A Major Threat - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Hunting A Major Threat - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
For the first time, hunting-induced declines in animal populations have been analysed. This new research discovered that hunting is a major threat to wildlife, particularly in the tropics.
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Fish Evolve to Avoid Fishing - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Fish Evolve to Avoid Fishing - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
New research supports the creation of more marine reserves that are protected from fishing activities, as it has been discovered that fish can evolve to be more cautious and avoid fishing nets.
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The Cost of De-Extinction - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

The Cost of De-Extinction - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new study has found that de-extinction could actually lead to biodiversity loss rather than gain. Money spent on de-extinction would divert resources away from conservation programmes aimed at preventing the extinction of endangered animals.
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Effects of Roads Underestimated - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Effects of Roads Underestimated - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The negative impact of roads on species of carnivore has been seriously underestimated, according to a new study. The authors say that the protection status of species affected by roads cutting through their habitat should be reconsidered.
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Only 30 Vaquita Left In The Wild - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Only 30 Vaquita Left In The Wild - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Just 30 vaquitas, the world's smallest porpoise, are left in the wild due to illegal gill net fishing causing their numbers to plummet by 90% in recent years.
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Ring-tailed Lemurs in Crisis - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Ring-tailed Lemurs in Crisis - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Madagascar's iconic primate, the ring-tailed lemur, is in desperate need of conservation action as scientists estimate there are less than 2500 individuals left in the wild.
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Cheetah Numbers Crash - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Cheetah Numbers Crash - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The world's fastest animal is racing towards extinction. New research has revealed that just 7,100 individuals remain and may be lost forever if urgent conservation action is not taken.
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Newly Discovered Birds Are Already Endangered - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Newly Discovered Birds Are Already Endangered - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A reassessment of all bird species has discovered that many newly recognised species are already extinct or threatened with extinction thanks to human activity.
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Bushmeat Hunting Driving Biodiversity Loss - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

Bushmeat Hunting Driving Biodiversity Loss - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new study has found that hunting for the bushmeat trade has dramatically reduced wildlife biodiversity in the forests near rural villages in Gabon, Central Africa.
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An Ark for Mammals - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ

An Ark for Mammals - Conservation Articles & Blogs - CJ | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Mammals are one of the hardest hit groups of animals when habitat is lost through human activities.
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