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#75011
2010-11-09

State drafts plan for eagle recovery

A draft of the plan to re­store and manage Vermont’s bald eagle population is available for public review. The public is invited to comment on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Depart­ment’s Bald Eagle Recovery Plan until Nov. 30.

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#74957
2010-11-08

Planning for worst case, scientists building gene bank of wild Israeli plants in danger of extinction

The Agriculture Ministry's research institute at the Volcani Center at Beit Dagan has a major project underway to build a gene bank of wild Israeli plants that are in danger of extinction

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#74958
2010-11-08

Pink river dolphins at risk from drought

An endangered species of pink dolphin has suffered devastating declines in its population due to a drought in the Amazon.

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#74920
2010-11-05

Rare orchid successfully relocated

Scientists are celebrating the unexpected emergence of an endangered orchid, saved from the blade of a bulldozer on the New South Wales central coast.

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#74941
2010-11-05

Ssssuccessss: World's rarest snake is back from the brink

Fifteen years ago, the future looked bleak for the Antiguan racer (Alsophis antiguae), the world's rarest snake.

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#74794
2010-11-04

Is the Yangtze River dolphin extinct?

Last week at the global biodiversity conference in Nagoya a study revealed that one fifth of the world’s vertebrate species continue to move closer to extinction.

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#74800
2010-11-04

Rats targeted in mass poisoning to save endangered birds

British scientists are to mount a £1.7m operation to save a seabird from extinction by eradicating rats from one of the world's most remote islands.

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#74782
2010-11-03

Grizzly bear numbers hit new high in Yellowstone

BOZEMAN, Montana — Grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park have hit their highest level in decades, driving increased conflicts with humans as some bears push out of deep wilderness and into populated areas.

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#74784
2010-11-03

World's rarest snake making a comeback

The Antiguan racer (Alsophis antiguae) shares a similar story with many highly endangered island species.

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#74616
2010-10-27

The decline of the eel

Our rivers once teemed with eels but each year fewer make the 3,000-mile trip to get here. Jon Henley reports on the fight to save this unique creature from extinction.

News Headlines
#74617
2010-10-27

One-fifth of world's back-boned animals face extinction, study warns

One species of vertebrate is added to the endangered list each week, IUCN report warns at biodiversity summit.

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#74626
2010-10-27

La hecatombe de las especies

El 41% de los anfibios, el 25% de los mamíferos, el 22% de los reptiles y el 13% de las aves está en peligro de desaparecer.

Side Event
#1931
COP 10
2010-10-26

Alliance for Zero Extinction

The Alliance for Zero Extinction helps countries achieve their CBD targets while halting the loss of species most at risk of extinction.

Side Event
#1752
COP 10
2010-10-26

Vanishing Tiger - Will the iconic species and Asian Biodiversity survive the Asia century?

This side event will explore the relationship between the strengthening position of Asian countries and the survival of its rich biodiversity, including the Tiger. The 21st Century is commonly regarded as the Asia Century. The Asian Development Bank estimates that about $750 billion per year wil ...

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#74610
2010-10-26

Boom des naissances chez les pandas

La population de pandas géants de Chine explose cette année, grâce au nombre record de naissances en captivité, un phénomène rare pour cette espèce menacée, connue pour se reproduire difficilement.

Side Event
#2053
COP 10
2010-10-25

National Red Lists - challenges and opportunities

Accurate extinction risk assessment is vital in determining conservation priorities and establishing biodiversity management plans at all governance levels. By applying the reputed IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria at the regional level, regional and national Red Lists provide the most pract ...

Side Event
#1882
COP 10
2010-10-22

A REPORT FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CONTINENT – 1) BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT: AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE, AND; 2) A NEW PARADIGM FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WILDLIFE GENETIC DIVERSITY

Presentations addressing the issue of biodiversity will be given from the macro and micro perspectives. 1. Australia currently conserves more than 13 per cent of the country through the protected area network. Threats to reserves, however, go beyond boundaries and influences are often landscap ...

Side Event
#2229
COP 10
2010-10-22

Threatened Ecosystems, Vulnerable People

This event will showcase two of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management’s latest flagship products: the recently-initiated process to develop categories and criteria for assessing the conservation status of ecosystems, and a new publication on ecosystems and climate adaptation – the latest i ...

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#74496
2010-10-22

Les rhinos sud-africains équipés de puces GPS

JOHANNESBURG - Des puces électroniques donnant la position GPS ont commencé à être installées dans les cornes de rhinocéros sud-africains pour lutter contre la recrudescence du braconnage, a annoncé jeudi un responsable des Parcs nationaux du pays.

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#74500
2010-10-22

Hand-reared endangered spiders released into the wild

Conservation programme releases thousands of rare fen raft spiders into a Suffolk nature reserve in a bid to boost their numbers.

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#74504
2010-10-22

Le tigre pourrait disparaître d'ici 12 ans

Les tigres pourraient disparaître d'ici douze ans en l'absence de mesures pour contrer leur extinction, a mis en garde jeudi le Fonds mondial pour la nature (WWF), formulant l'espoir qu'une réunion internationale prévue en novembre en Russie renverse cette tendance.

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#74391
2010-10-20

Biodiversity: Variety as the spice of life | Editorial

Conservation is quite literally vital. This is a challenge that calls for serious science, serious action - and serious money.

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#74400
2010-10-20

Already Critically Endangered, bluefin tuna hit hard by BP oil disaster

Using satellite data from the European Space Agency, researchers estimate that over 20% of juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico were killed by the BP oil spill.

News Headlines
#74321
2010-10-18

River clean-up brings otters back from brink of extinction

Environment Agency survey finds more than 1,500 rivers with signs of otter presence - a ten-fold increase on thirty years ago.

News Headlines
#74324
2010-10-18

Russian tiger summit offers 'last chance' to save species in the wild

Last 13 countries with wild tigers to meet in St Petersburg, as deforestation and poaching push animal to extinction.

News Headlines
#74326
2010-10-18

Persecution wiping out hen harriers on UK's grouse moors, report finds

Just 1% of threatened bird of prey species bred successfully on grouse moors in Britain between 2003-07, data from Scottish Natural Heritage shows.

News Headlines
#74269
2010-10-15

British birds in danger

Grey partridge, corn bunting and turtle doves have continued to fall in numbers in the last 16 years despite Government promises to halt the decline, according to new figures.

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#74295
2010-10-15

Guatemala : le roi des animaux d’Amérique est appelé à disparaître

Autrefois considéré comme un dieu dans de nombreuses cultures sud-américaines, le jaguar souffre aujourd’hui de la disparition de son habitat et de la chasse indiscriminée. L’UICN estime que sa population a été divisée par deux au cours des huit dernières années.

News Headlines
#74225
2010-10-14

Tropical species decline by 60 per cent

The exotic birds and animals of the tropics are disappearing at a catastrophic rate as the rich world strips poor countries of their natural resources, the WWF has warned.

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#74182
2010-10-13

Japanese village kills dolphins but frees young

The village notorious for the hunt in the film The Cove has killed a pod of dolphins but spared the young, activists say.

News Headlines
#74184
2010-10-13

Un nuevo mamífero carnívoro en Madagascar

Ha sido bautizado como mangosta de Durrell y está en grave peligro de extinción. Tiene el tamaño de un gato, es de color marrón y vive en el Lago Alaotra.  Leer . Escuchar

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#74185
2010-10-13

Pictures: "Scruffy" New Carnivorous Mammal Found

Likened to a "scruffy ferret," an odd mammal on Madagascar may be the first new species of meat-eater found in 24 years.

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#74191
2010-10-13

Slaughtered elephant served up at Zimbabwean rally with president

On the menu at the most recent rally for the Zimbabwe African National Union Political Front (ZANU-PF): 3 African buffalo, 3 elephants, and a lot of smaller game according to SW Radio Africa. Attended by Zimbabwe's President and founder of ZANU-PF, Robert Mugabe, the rally also celebrated the op ...

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#74165
2010-10-12

Les loups de la mer en danger

Parmi les espèces en péril que l'on retrouve dans l'estuaire maritime, nous recensons trois espèces de poisson qui appartiennent à la même famille, soit les anarhichadidés. Loin d'être les plus charmantes créatures du monde sous-marin, elles sont mystérieuses et piquent la curiosité des amateurs ...

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#74103
2010-10-08

Sea cow, origin of mythical mermaid, threatened with extinction, UN warns

7 October 2010 – Dugongs, or sea cows, believed to be the source of mermaid legends, are threatened with extinction within 40 years, and an arsenal of measures, from replacing fishing nets that trap them to setting up marine reserves, are vital for their survival, a United Nations-backed forum h ...

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#74121
2010-10-08

MEPs: EU must act to save species

The European Union needs to adopt a leadership role in the battle to halt global biodiversity loss, say MEPs.

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#74074
2010-10-07

Gangetic dolphin most endangered species

VARANASI: The wildlife week is being celebrated across the country from October 1 to 7 to create awareness about protection and conservation of wild animals. However, a vital link between fresh water and people-- the Ganga river dolphin-- is still being neglected.

News Headlines
#74082
2010-10-07

Saving species: our requests for action

We have written to environment ministers around the world to consider proposals for protecting biodiversity.

News Headlines
#74033
2010-10-06

UK's five rarest bumblebees make a comeback

Conservationists say wildlife-friendly farming schemes in Kent and East Sussex have restored habitats that support endangered species.

News Headlines
#73920
2010-10-04

Tigers now thriving in Sathyamangalam forest

New Delhi: Officials in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have claimed that the number of tigers have risen in forests once used as a jungle hideout by the dreaded bandit, Veerappan.

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#73940
2010-10-04

Endangered species listing could hit Malaysian Borneo's timber trade

Sarawak fears its timber industry may be adversely affected by a proposal to list three genera of Dipterocarp trees as threatened, reports The Star.

News Headlines
#73873
2010-10-01

U.S. Law Protects African Penguin

The African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), a bird native to Namibia and South Africa, is now listed as an endangered species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973.

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#73883
2010-10-01

Twenty Percent of World's Plants at Risk

A new global analysis of the world's known plant species concludes that one-fifth of them are at risk of extinction due to human activities.

News Headlines
#73891
2010-10-01

1000 rare tortoises poached each week in Madagascar

One thousand endangered tortoises are being illegally collected each week in southern Madagascar, reports WWF.

News Headlines
#73862
2010-09-30

Pygmy rabbit won't get species protection in U.S.

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The hardships facing the pygmy rabbit of the western United States don't warrant protections under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Wednesday.

News Headlines
#73801
2010-09-29

One in five plant species face extinction

First ever comprehensive study of plants, from giant rainforests to common snowdrops, finds 22% of all species at-risk.

News Headlines
#73802
2010-09-29

This seal was declared extinct in 1892. So what is it doing alive and well today?

• More than third of missing animals are rediscovered • Bahian tree rat found 180 years after last sighting

News Headlines
#73806
2010-09-29

Une plante sur cinq menacée de disparition

Une plante sur cinq dans le monde est menacée de disparition, et l'homme est responsable à...

News Headlines
#73808
2010-09-29

Mass extinction fears widen: 22 percent of world's plants endangered

Scientific warnings that the world is in the midst of a mass extinction were bolstered today by the release of a new study that shows just over a fifth of the world's known plants are threatened with extinction—levels comparable to the Earth's mammals and greater than birds.

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#73814
2010-09-29

Tiger number doubles in Kalakkad, pictures show

Sept. 28: More tigers are on the prowl the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in Tirunelveli district.

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