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#110531
2016-10-21

Offspring from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat

Populations of coral reef fish in shallower, more vulnerable habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths, a recent study suggests.

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#110532
2016-10-21

TripAdvisor bans ticket sales to wild animal attractions

Travel website TripAdvisor, and its booking service Viator, will no longer sell tickets to tourism experiences that allow petting or touching of wild animals, the company announced on October 12.

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#110533
2016-10-21

Rare birds thriving on Scilly Isles after scheme rids islands of rats

Number of nesting Manx shearwaters almost triples in three years after a project, backed by Prince Charles, sucessfully kills off the rats that eat the birds’ chicks and eggs

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#110534
2016-10-21

Wildlife to be leased to private land owners in bid to save threatened species

Under a proposed new trial, private property owners could help protect Australia’s endangered species – and the idea has gained the support of entrepreneur and AG founder Dick Smith.

News Headlines
#110535
2016-10-21

Wildlife migration routes for multiple species can link conservation reserves at lower cost

Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for designing effective wildlife migration corridors while reducing the costs of conservation.

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#110536
2016-10-21

Burundi: Farmers Coping With Climate Change Thanks to FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation leads Burundian farmers into adopting farming techniques that help them to cope with climate change.

News Headlines
#110537
2016-10-21

How ‘protected’ are the Amazon’s protected areas?

Brazil houses nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest and one-third of all the tropical forest left on the planet — forest that represents 30 percent of the solution to climate change.

News Headlines
#110538
2016-10-21

'This forest is like an old friend' - India's tribal women fight for land ownership

RANAPUR, India, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the tribal women of Gunduribadi village, in India's eastern Odisha state, an early morning patrol is essential to conserve their forest, but what they are protecting goes far beyond food security or even their livelihoods.

News Headlines
#110539
2016-10-21

Madagascar's Mangroves: The Ultimate Giving Trees

Locals already use the trees for food, fuel and building materials. Now they're burning them to make lime clay

News Headlines
#110540
2016-10-21

Conserving Madagascar's forest of hope

Developing the confidence of local communities and a BirdLife Partner to work together to protect their environment has brought encouraging changes for nature and people.

News Headlines
#110541
2016-10-21

Climate change is dulling the survival instincts of fish

EXETER, England, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The sensory systems of fish are short-circuiting, and a new study blames climate change.

News Headlines
#110551
2016-10-24

CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold and may not dip below it for "many generations".

News Headlines
#110553
2016-10-24

Hunted to the brink: Mammals in crisis

It’s no secret that many mammals face a dire future, as we humans hunt them to satisfy our desire for protein, medicines and animal parts.

News Headlines
#110555
2016-10-24

Belize suspends oil exploration near World Heritage Site after public outcry

Seismic surveys for offshore oil exploration began a day earlier than scheduled in the Atlantic-Caribbean waters, very close to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage site, angering environmentalists, tourism groups, and other stakeholders.

News Headlines
#110556
2016-10-24

World Must Tackle the Biggest Killer of Whales – and it’s not Whaling

Portoroz, Slovenia, Oct 24 2016 (IPS) - Every two years, governments from across the globe gather to debate the fate of the world’s whales. And every two years, Japan, Norway and Iceland find themselves in the firing line for their refusal to end commercial whaling.

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#110557
2016-10-24
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#110558
2016-10-24

A once forbidden tree

How Adaptive Collaborative Management is breaking cultural taboos in Uganda and empowering women

News Headlines
#110559
2016-10-24

Iran: 100,000 Hectares of Forests Lost to Exploitation each Year. Will 10 Year Respite Help?

INU - The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) published an article about the critical condition of the forests in Iran.

News Headlines
#110560
2016-10-24

Botanist leads petition to give Venus Flytrap endangered species protection

American ecologists have played a key role in a petition filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday seeking emergency Endangered Species Act protection for the Venus flytrap.

News Headlines
#110561
2016-10-24

Studying insects' response to short term climate events

Studying the response of living organisms to climate change is essential in the face of what increasingly looks like an irreversible trend.

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#110562
2016-10-24

Flotsam and fashion: recycler of 'ghost' fishing nets makes marine litter trendy

Last year a company set up by an Italian former scuba recycled more than 5,000 tons of discarded nets into nylon for apparel brands including Speedo

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#110563
2016-10-24

What does peace in Colombia have to do with the environment?

With the conflict finally over, the Colombian government must turn its attention to protecting biodiversity and natural resources

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#110564
2016-10-24

New method of estimating biodiversity based on tree cover

Historically, conservationists have protected species by placing large swaths of land into preserves and parks. However, only 13 percent of the world's land area is located in protected natural land.

News Headlines
#110569
2016-10-25

Tiny, mussel-invading crab named after Roman god

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Every once in a while, oyster-eaters, clam-eaters and consumers of other bivalves may happen upon a tiny, nearly transparent crab. While these parasitic stowaways may all look the same, there are a variety of species.

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#110570
2016-10-25

Report reveals a big dependence on freshwater fish for global food security

Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world's most vulnerable people, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

News Headlines
#110571
2016-10-25

Whaling nations block South Atlantic sanctuary plans

Conservation groups dismayed as Japan and other pro-whaling nations vote against plans for a protected area for whales, dolphins and porpoises

News Headlines
#110572
2016-10-25

Pope Francis's edict on climate change has fallen on closed ears, study finds

Hailed as a significant call for action, the pope’s encyclical has not had the anticipated rallying effect on public opinion, researchers have found

News Headlines
#110573
2016-10-25

How does the loss of a wildebeest migration also harm giraffes?

Animal migrations are among the world's most awe-inspiring natural phenomena.

News Headlines
#110574
2016-10-25

Melanesia’s oceans are worth US$5.4 billion but are at environmental crossroads

Earth is distinguished from all other known planets by the presence of a warm, salty ocean that covers over 70% of its surface.

News Headlines
#110575
2016-10-25

Why Global Warming Hits the Arctic Harder Than Anywhere Else

Explorer and marine biologist Enric Sala talks about Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary, Before the Flood.

News Headlines
#110576
2016-10-25

Turtles spotted mating bring hope for endangered species

BELLINGER RIVER SNAPPING turtles have been seen mating in their new home at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, giving hope to researchers working to save the critically endangered species.

News Headlines
#110577
2016-10-25

Scientists measure record glacial melting in West Antarctica

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Glaciers in West Antarctica are shrinking and retreating at record rates, threatening to further accelerate sea level rise.

News Headlines
#110584
2016-10-26

Prince of Wales joins soil boosting project

The Prince of Wales is joining an Anglo-French government initiative to improve the condition of global soils.

News Headlines
#110585
2016-10-26

Scientists root for more cassava research to help meet greater demand for food

Global food demand is expected to grow by 110 per cent over the next 30 to 35 years, and for many of the poorest people on the planet, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, cassava is the most important source of calories.

News Headlines
#110586
2016-10-26

Logged but not out: Altered landscapes important for conservation

Ecologists have struggled to peg a value to logged forests for the plants and animals that call them home.

News Headlines
#110587
2016-10-26

UNESCO urges Bangladesh to cancel or relocate Sundarbans coal plant

Bangladesh is planning its biggest power plant yet — a 1320 megawatt coal-fired power plant, slated to be built very close to the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a World Heritage Site.

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#110588
2016-10-26

Kenya Greens Drylands to Combat Land Degradation

NAIROBI, Oct 25 2016 (IPS) - Faced with growing degradation that is swallowing large swathes of land in arid and semiarid areas, Kenya is heavily investing in rehabilitation efforts to stave off the threat of desertification.

News Headlines
#110589
2016-10-26

A New Technology for Following Songbirds

There are 1.6 billion songbirds in Europe and half of them fly south for the winter. Scientists would like to follow them -- using sensors attached to the International Space Station. But keeping up isn't easy.

News Headlines
#110590
2016-10-26

With an eye on climate change, court gives bearded seals endangered status

A federal appeals court ruled that a certain population of bearded seals can be granted endangered species status even if it is not currently facing extinction.

News Headlines
#110591
2016-10-26

Rehabilitated orangutans freed in Borneo as species dwindles

KEHJE SEWEN FOREST, Indonesia -- Jamur didn't hesitate as the door of her temporary cramped quarters slid open. In less than a second, the stocky red-haired orangutan was savoring freedom for the first time in nearly two decades.

News Headlines
#110592
2016-10-26

Understanding the ways we use wildlife

Congo Basin - Evidence of Pygmy culture in sub-Saharan Africa dates back more than 20,000 years. With forests playing an integral role in Pygmy lives, a traditional diet staple and source of protein is wild meat – also known as bushmeat.

News Headlines
#110593
2016-10-26

British farmers could grow GM crops after Brexit, reveals minister

Genetically modified crops will be grown across England after Britain pulls out of the European Union, under plans being drawn up by ministers.

News Headlines
#110594
2016-10-26

Tracking great reed-warblers' incredible African migration

Populations of many birds that migrate between Eurasia and Africa are in decline, and species that depend on wetlands are especially in trouble.

News Headlines
#110595
2016-10-26

Australia Climate Report Predicts More Hot Days and Harsher Fire Seasons

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia will have more extremely hot days and a longer and fiercer fire season, and parts of the continent will spend more time in drought as rainfall decreases, according to a report by top government scientists released on Thursday.

News Headlines
#110596
2016-10-26

Japan pleads with whaling watchdog to allow 'cultural' hunts

Countries including US, Europe, Australia vehemently oppose small hunts by coastal communities but Japan says are unjustly barred from a traditional food source

News Headlines
#110597
2016-10-26

Living Planet Report 2016: Still not too late

The WWF's new Living Planet Report is ready for you to read - and for inspiring action. Its findings are heartbreaking, yet also encouraging. Its message is clear: the time to act is now.

News Headlines
#110608
2016-10-27

World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns

Living Planet Index shows vertebrate populations are set to decline by 67% on 1970 levels unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact

News Headlines
#110609
2016-10-27

World's food and energy systems key to tackling global biodiversity decline

GLAND, Switzerland – Global wildlife could plunge to a 67 per cent level of decline in just the fifty-year period ending this decade as a result of human activities, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2016.

News Headlines
#110610
2016-10-27

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says.

News Headlines
#110611
2016-10-27

How Virtual Reality Can Help Us Feel the Pain of Climate Change

It’s not easy to get people exercised about ocean acidification. Yes, it’s a nasty consequence of climate change, a potential death sentence for oysters, clams, sea urchins and, most of all, coral.

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