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#110224
2016-09-28

Total trade ban for Gibraltar's monkeys expected

Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque, is expected to gain the highest level of species protection at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg.

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#110225
2016-09-28

Garden ponds 'playing role' in frog disease spread

Garden ponds are playing a role in the spread of deadly frog diseases across the UK, a study suggests.

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#110226
2016-09-28

Grass food crops facing climate change challenge

A study has highlighted the risk posed by projected climate change on the world's ability to grow enough food.

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#110227
2016-09-28

Missing fish catch data? Not necessarily a problem, new study says

Each day in fishing communities around the world, not every fish is counted. This happens in part because of illegal fishing, poor or incomplete surveys and discarded fish from commercial operations.

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#110228
2016-09-28

Cuban crocodiles pose conservation conundrum

Genetic analyses of endangered animals reveal high level of interbreeding with hardier American species.

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#110229
2016-09-28

Colombia’s peace could pressure the environment

With the disbanding of Colombia’s largest military guerrilla group, FARC, Colombia’s forests could come under pressure from developmental goals. Home to almost 10 percent of the planet’s biodiversity, Colombia is listed as a “megadiverse” country by the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is ...

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#110230
2016-09-28

Wildlife butchers of Belén: the town that serves up rare species for a few dollars

In this Peruvian shanty town endangered wildlife is sold daily at market, live or freshly cooked in gory detail by traders flouting lax enforcement. Stopping this growing illegal trade will be key to discussions at Cites this week

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#110231
2016-09-28

Rare bird being driven to extinction by poaching for its 'red ivory' bill

Helmeted hornbills’ solid red beak sells for several times the price of elephant ivory due to soaring demand on the Chinese black market

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#110232
2016-09-28

African elephants, rhinos central at CITES conference

For many endangered species, the race is on control illegal trade before they go extinct. Two high-profile topics being discussed in Johannesburg involve changing the level of protection for African megafauna.

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#110233
2016-09-28

China’s reforestation program a letdown for wildlife, study finds

The world’s largest reforestation scheme may offer only marginal benefits for — or diminish — biodiversity, a study released earlier this month in Nature Communications revealed.

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