Entries in conservation (136)

Tuesday
Mar252014

Biofuels, more harm than good?

A United Nations report, set to be published this week is to say that fuels made from crops harm the environment and drive up food prices.

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Wednesday
Mar192014

Environment Secretary gives go ahead to Biodiversity Offsetting in advance of pilot scheme results

Based on Australian trials the UK government is to push ahead with the controversial scheme which will allow building on wild sites in return for creation elsewhere.

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Tuesday
Mar182014

Fracking: A Threat to Wildlife?

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is commonly known as, has been found to have a potentially devastating effect on wildlife habitats throughout the UK, according to research that was jointly commissioned by leading wildlife and countryside groups.

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Monday
Mar172014

New River Dolphins discovered in Brazilian Amazon

A new species of River Dolphins has been discovered in the Brazilian Amazon, the first time a new species has been discovered in over a century.

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Friday
Feb282014

Japanese Contribution to Arctic 'Doomsday Vault'

To further secure the world’s food resources, Japan has sent 575 duplicate (spare) samples of barley from the Barley Germplasm Center at Okayama University to be stored in Svalbard’s global seed vault.

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Thursday
Feb272014

Could Ecotourism be the Saviour of Lemurs?

An action plan has been put forward to preserve lemurs in Madagascar, and key to its success is ecotourism.

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Wednesday
Feb262014

Prince William to destroy all ivory in Buckingham Palace

After attending the world’s largest conference on illegal wildlife trade, the Duke of Cambridge pledges to strip the palace of 1,200 artefacts and have them destroyed.

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Monday
Feb242014

An Irrational Fear of Sharks?

With the rapid decline in worldwide shark numbers, there could be more done to halt the impending extinction of these majestic marine creatures.

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Wednesday
Feb192014

Beluga Whales found to be infected with a cat pathogen

Toxoplasma gondii, a pathogen carried by cats and which can cause blindness, has recently been found in Beluga whales.

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Monday
Feb102014

Flying Snakes More Aerodynamic Than Planes

The paradise tree snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) is found in South East Asia and is one of just five snakes that are able to “fly”.  It regularly glides for over 30m in the air, with some individuals recorded as being airborne for 100m.

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