Wildlife Conservation

On 6 degrees of climate change

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(CNN) – Climate change is all about degrees. John D. Sutter CNN Six degrees Celsius of warming may not sound like much — probably because “temperatures can swing by 6 degrees within an hour if a warm front passes, and it doesn’t mean the end of the world,” said Mark Lynas, author of a book… On 6 degrees… Read More »

UK’s cash-starved parks at tipping point of decline, MPs warn

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Slashed budgets risk the nation’s 27,000 parks becoming no-go areas, with negative effects on park-goers’ health and the… Damian Carrington The Guardian The UK’s cash-starved parks are at a tipping point of decline, MPs have warned, with severe impacts expected for park-goers’ health, community cohesion and the… UK’s cash-starved… Read More »

Republicans step up push for Arctic drilling in wildlife refuge

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Bloomberg) — Far above the Arctic Circle, one of the longest-running controversies in U.S. oil drilling is about to… ALEX NUSSBAUM World Oil Bouyed by Donald Trump’s election, Republicans are pushing to allow oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the… Republicans step up… Read More »

The world’s best wildlife photography reveals a fragile, beautiful realm

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From a leopard slipping through a Mumbai alleyway to giant cuttlefish courting under the sea, the striking images featured in the current Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition are at once beautiful, technically astounding and, often… Mathew Berg Jessica Williams The Conversation Before the widening rupture… The world’s best… Read More »

How warming seas are forcing fish to seek new waters

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Rising sea temperatures are pushing shoals hundreds of miles from native grounds Robin McKie The Guardian Scottish fishermen have uncovered an intriguing way to supplement their income: they have added squid to the menu of marine creatures they regularly pull from the… How warming seas… Read More »

War on elephant poachers is front line to halt extinction

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It is no coincidence that the demand for ivory has soared along with the rising wealth of Asia, particularly in China Asia Times Nicolas Delaunay It was one of the most momentous events in the battle against poaching: 11 giant pyres of elephant tusks going up in flames in Kenya as the world looked on. The largest destruction of… War on elephant poachers is… Read More »

Birds migrating earlier as temperatures rise

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Migrating birds are arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, a study has found. BBC News Birds have reached their summer breeding grounds on average about one day earlier per degree of increasing global temperatures, according to the research by Edinburgh University. The study looked at… Birds migrating earlier… Read More »

Cheetahs Are Far Closer To Extinction Than We Realized

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“We need to come back to the potential of cheetahs to coexist with people.” Nick Visser The Huffington Post A major conservation group is urging environmental leaders to list cheetahs as an endangered species, warning that populations of the… Cheetahs Are Far… Read More »

This Proposed Pipeline Would Cut Right Through The Appalachian Trail

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Conservation groups are rallying against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The Huffington Post Hilary Hanson  Environmental groups are voicing opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and require clearing a… This Proposed Pipeline… Read More »

Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist

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On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Global Research By Robert J. Burrowes Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever. The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth is unprecedented in… Life on Earth is… Read More »

Ripping Apart Pigs And Punching Kangaroos

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Punching a kangaroo is one thing. New Matilda Geoff Russell Mauling and then stabbing a pig is another altogether, writes Geoff Russell. A video went viral recently of a man punching… Ripping Apart Pigs And Punching… Read More »

Giraffes facing ‘silent extinction’ as population plunges

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A dramatic drop in giraffe populations over the past 30 years has seen the world’s tallest land mammal classified as vulnerable to extinction. BBC News Matt McGrath Numbers have gone from around 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015 according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The iconic animal has declined because of… Giraffes facing ‘silent extinction’ as… Read More »

EU in ‘Mexican standoff’ over independent checks on car emissions

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Leaked documents reveal EU pledge to carry out tests deleted from draft as governments come under pressure from carmakers The Guardian Arthur Neslen Plans for independent checks of how much pollution new cars emit are being killed off by EU member states, according to leaked documents seen by the… EU in ‘Mexican… Read More »

Conservationists appalled at illegal killing of 25m birds a year in the Mediterranean

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Glued, poisoned, trapped, shot – a shocking report reveals enforcement failure at a colossal scale as hunters across southern Europe and the Middle East kill birds with impunity The Guardian John Vidal The Egyptians line their beaches with fine two-metre high nets that can stretch for miles across the Nile delta and… Conservationists appalled at… Read More »

World’s largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

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Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA). Some 1.57m sq km (600,000 sq miles) of the Southern Ocean will gain protection from commercial fishing for 35 years. Environmentalists have welcomed the… World’s largest marine… Read More »

Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers in shock acquittal

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Seven leaders of an armed militia who led a 41-day stand-off at a US federal wildlife refuge in Oregon have been cleared of the charges against them. The surprise verdict acquitted them of conspiracy and firearms offences. A lawyer for one of the… Oregon wildlife refuge… Read More »