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#110154
2016-09-26

Camera traps in Angola capture rare photos of big cats, honey badgers, elephants

MENONGUE, Angola, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Conservationists have revealed an impressive series of new images from one of the largest camera trap surveys in Africa.

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#110155
2016-09-26

Invasive species may reduce the spread of disease

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Invasive species may not be all bad. New research suggests the introduction of non-native species can reduce the spread of disease.

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#110156
2016-09-26

Zambia's front line between elephants and humans

As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, the BBC's Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.

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#110157
2016-09-26

New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past 10 years according to a new study.

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#110158
2016-09-26

How’s my target species recovering? A new tool to help you evaluate

Much of field biology and resource conservation work includes monitoring biodiversity, whether it is plant growth, animal movement, population dynamics, or response to human activity.

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#110161
2016-09-26

Revealed: the criminals making millions from illegal wildlife trafficking

A major investigation into global wildlife crime today names for the first time key traffickers and links their illegal trade to corrupt officials at the highest levels of one Asian country.

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#110162
2016-09-26

African elephant numbers plummet during 'worst decline in 25 years’

African elephant population has contracted by around 111,000 in the past decade as a result of poaching, study finds

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#110163
2016-09-26

Farming mega-mergers threaten food security, say campaigners

Deals would put the majority of seeds, chemicals and GM traits in the hands of three companies, deepening poverty for small-scale farmers

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#110164
2016-09-26

Animal trafficking: the $23bn criminal industry policed by a toothless regulator

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species finds itself confronting powerful networks, but has no detectives, police powers or firearms

News Headlines
#110165
2016-09-26

CITES considers tighter monitoring of trade in eels

JOHANNESBURG – An international panel on wildlife products adopted a draft resolution Sunday to collect data on the eel trade as stocks dwindle.

News Headlines
#110166
2016-09-26

Delving into drivers of deforestation

Debates over forest loss in Borneo generally focus on the extent to which industrial plantations are to blame: those on the conservation side charge oil palm and pulp and paper for the destruction of tropical rainforest, those on the plantation side tend to argue that planting is done on already ...

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#110167
2016-09-26

Decline in northern bird populations 'serious', say bird experts

A new report shows the results of the latest continental bird count are alarming, and birdwatchers say it's a dire situation even in the North

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#110168
2016-09-26

Bird migration used to show importance of conservation

From places as far as Alaska in the US, they fly more than 10,000 kilometers to the southwest to reach Lake Limboto in Gorontalo, northern Sulawesi.

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#110169
2016-09-26

India to play leading role in combating climate change: Sushma Swaraj

India, which will ratify the landmark Paris climate deal next month, today said it will continue to play a leading role in combating climate change but asked developed nations to fulfill their responsibilities through more contribution to finance and technology transfer.

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#110170
2016-09-26

Japanese interest in climate change falters, especially among young: survey

Japanese people are less interested in climate change now than nine years ago, a government survey has shown.

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#110171
2016-09-26

Soaring peregrine falcon population pivotal to conservation discussions

Wildlife conservationist Peter Ewins remembers finding abandoned nests and broken eggs when he searched for peregrine falcons in the 1980s in places where they had nested for centuries.

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#110131
2016-09-23

Bird flu poses threat to penguins - scientists

Scientists are warning of new threats to penguins on Antarctica from diseases spread by migratory birds.

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#110132
2016-09-23

Dry tropical forests 'overlooked and under threat'

Tropical dry forests are among the most threatened habitats on the planet, yet remain overlooked by scientists and conservationists, warn researchers.

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#110133
2016-09-23

Scientists solve singing fish mystery

When California houseboat residents heard their low, submarine hum in the 1980s, they thought it might be coming from noisy sewage pumps, military experiments or even extraterrestrials.

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#110134
2016-09-23

Different tree species use the same genes to adapt to climate change, researchers find

Both pine and spruce use the same suite of 47 genes to adapt to geographic variation in temperature, and to appropriately time acquisition of cold hardiness -- a trait that allows plants to tolerate the adverse conditions of winter -- large-scale analysis has revealed.

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#110135
2016-09-23

Whalesong, interrupted

Crossbow in hand, Jo Marie Acebes strides the deck of the outrigger fishing boat she has refitted for tracking whales off the Philippines’ Babuyan Islands.

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#110136
2016-09-23

Norway's wolf cull pits sheep farmers against conservationists

Norway’s recent decision to destroy 70% of its tiny endangered population of wolves shocked conservationists worldwide and saw 35,000 sign a local petition. But in a region dominated by sheep farming support for the cull runs deep

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#110137
2016-09-23

Terns flee warming temperatures in epic migration north to Alaska

Researchers on north-west coast of Alaska startled to discover Caspian terns an incredible 1,000 miles further north than species had been previously recorded

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#110138
2016-09-23

Ratifiying the Paris agreement will be a major step but must be the first of many

Making the accord legally binding is not enough to guarantee the world keeps warming within agreed limits. That will take much more - not least ending our reliance on fossil fuels

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#110139
2016-09-23

CITES conference: Future of wildlife at stake

The future of world's most threatened wild species will be discussed at the wildlife conference in South Africa.

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#110140
2016-09-23

The most important conservation event you’ve never heard of is about to start

The eyes of the environmental world are turning to South Africa, where more than 2,000 government representatives from all over the world will be meeting later this week.

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#110141
2016-09-23

EU position for the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

What is the EU’s position on ivory trafficking? The EU is concerned about the current levels of ivory trafficking and elephant poaching and is at the forefront of international efforts to tackle this problem.

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#110113
2016-09-22

FEATURE: Two panda cubs, two little girls and the Sustainable Development Goals

20 September 2016 – What do two panda cubs and two Fijian girls have to do with the Sustainable Development Goals?

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#110114
2016-09-22

Guyana emerging as a ‘green State,’ President tells UN Assembly

20 September 2016 – Underscoring the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the President of Guyana highlighted that his country will continue to pursue a ‘green’ economy and will be a reliable and cooperative partner in international ...

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#110115
2016-09-22

Survival secret of 'Earth's hardiest animal' revealed

Researchers have discovered a genetic survival secret of Earth's "hardiest animal".

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#110116
2016-09-22

Greenland ice is melting seven percent faster than previously thought

The same hotspot in Earth's mantle that feeds Iceland's active volcanoes has been affecting scientists' calculations of ice loss in the Greenland ice sheet, causing them to underestimate the melting by about 20 gigatons (20 billion metric tons) per year.

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#110117
2016-09-22

Time running out to save world’s most endangered porpoise, environmentalists warn

There were as many as 570 vaquita in the world back in 1997, but now there are fewer than 60 left — and the species is facing extinction in the very near future if we don’t take immediate action, environmentalists are warning.

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#110118
2016-09-22

Starting Line Draws Nearer for Global Climate Agreement

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 2016 (IPS) - The Paris Climate Agreement is on the verge of coming into force after 31 nations officially deposited their instruments of ratification here Wednesday, more than doubling the number of countries which have joined so far to reach 60.

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#110119
2016-09-22

Conservationists and MPs call for a total UK ban on ivory sales

Group including William Hague, Jane Goodall and Stephen Hawking write to prime minister Theresa May saying recent crackdown on sales of ivory less than 70 years old does not go far enough

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#110120
2016-09-22

Global coral bleaching event might become new normal, expert warns

The worst global bleaching event on record could simply be the new normal, according to one of the foremost experts on coral reefs and their response to warming oceans.

News Headlines
#110121
2016-09-22

Paris climate goal will be 'difficult if not impossible to hit'

Top scientists meeting in Oxford this week say they see few scenarios that would meet the Paris target to limit temperature rise to 1.5C

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#110122
2016-09-22

Paris Agreement could be sealed at lightning speed

More than 30 countries ratified the Paris climate agreement at a United Nations event in New York. Although this crosses the 55-country threshold, larger emitters still have to join for the treaty to enter into force.

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#110123
2016-09-22

What’s Killing Native Birds in The Mountain Forests of Kauai?

The few remaining species of native forest birds left on the Hawaiian island of Kauai have suffered population declines so severe – 98 percent in one case – that some are near extinction.

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#110124
2016-09-22

Scientists discover half of Asia's protected areas too small for snow leopard survival

A new scientific report has confirmed that the snow leopard is running out of room to survive, with nearly 40% of all protected areas across the species' range too small to support even a pair of breeding snow leopards.

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#110125
2016-09-22

Rhino Wars: A Short History on #worldrhinoday

World War I and World War II left an indelible mark on the psyche of the world. Nations were destroyed, then formed, and countries, borders and international laws were created in the aftermath of these historic events.

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#110126
2016-09-22

Proposed marine protected areas concern Nova Scotia fishermen

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans wants to double the number of marine protected areas around Nova Scotia next year

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#110127
2016-09-22

The rush to ratification of the Paris Agreement

At the time of writing, according to the UNFCCC website tracking ratifications of the Paris Climate Agreement (PA), we currently have 60 Parties and 47.76 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounted for.

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#110128
2016-09-22

Brief: Nagoya Protocol Gains Members, Implications Spread Ripples

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) announced early this month that five new countries ratified its protocol on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources, bringing membership to 85 countries.

News Headlines
#110130
2016-09-22

Species body says extra elephant protection could boost ivory trade

The UN body that oversees trade in endangered species, says it will oppose efforts to increase global protection for elephants.

News Headlines
#110098
2016-09-21

Agricultural R&D is on the move

The geographical distribution of food and agricultural research and development (AgR&D) is changing.

News Headlines
#110099
2016-09-21

Saving Bangladesh’s last rainforest

When most people think of Bangladesh’s native ecosystems, the Sundarbans — the world’s largest mangrove forest — are probably the first thing that come to mind.

News Headlines
#110100
2016-09-21

Scientists say Amazon biodiversity could help fuel Fourth Industrial Revolution

Scientists say that the Amazon’s rich diversity of life and the knowledge of its indigenous peoples could be paired with recent advances in biological, digital, and material science technologies to further fuel the Fourth Industrial Revolution currently underway.

News Headlines
#110101
2016-09-21

Microsensor-Fitted Locust Swarms? Sci-fi Meets Conservation

NEW DELHI, Sep 19 2016 (IPS) - Every November, India’s Gahirmatha beach in the Indian Ocean region develops a brownish-grey rash for 60 to 80 days. Half-a-million female Olive Ridley turtles emerge out of the waves to lay their eggs, over a hundred each. For the sheer numbers, this arrival is ha ...

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#110102
2016-09-21

UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales

New initiative closes loophole allowing dealers to claim ivory from recently killed elephants is antique without providing proof of age

News Headlines
#110103
2016-09-21

'Red tape' locking small island states out of billions in climate funds

Commonwealth initiative aims to enable countries such as Vanuatu and Fiji to access $100bn pledged in Paris climate talks

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