Articles Tagged with “conservation”

13 Articles found tagged with “conservation”.

  • Effects of Roads Underestimated

    The negative impact of roads on species of carnivore has been seriously underestimated, according to a new study. The authors say that the protection status of species affected by roads cutting through their habitat should be reconsidered.

    By Alex Taylor on 12th February 2017
  • Only 30 Vaquita Left In The Wild

    Just 30 vaquitas, the world’s smallest porpoise, are left in the wild due to illegal gill net fishing causing their numbers to plummet by 90% in recent years.

    By Alex Taylor on 5th February 2017
  • Ring-tailed Lemurs in Crisis

    Madagascar’s iconic primate, the ring-tailed lemur, is in desperate need of conservation action as scientists estimate there are less than 2500 individuals left in the wild.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th January 2017
  • Rewilding: Lynx and Livestock in the UK.

    Attacks by lynx on sheep, particularly lambs, are known from across Europe and it seems inevitable that lynx would kill sheep here in Scotland. It is important however to put this in perspective.

    By James Common on 20th October 2015
  • Is There Hope for Conservation?

    James Borrell’s recent TEDx talk on conservation achievements so far. Should we be more optimistic in conservation? Get involved with the debate.

    By Guest Bloggers on 3rd August 2015
  • Pet Trade Harming Lemur Conservation

    The driving factors behind their decline include poaching for the bushmeat trade, a lack of conservation programmes and habitat destruction due to illegal logging, which is on the rise thanks to political instability and rising poverty.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st January 2015
  • Saving the Saiga

    Sadly, poaching remains a problem, not for food but for Chinese traditional medicine. The translucent, foot-long horns belonging to the males are ground into a powder and used for the treatment of headaches and fever, and a pound of powder can fetch US$2,000.

    By Alex Taylor on 27th November 2013
  • Path of the Pronghorn

    For animals that migrate over vast distances, new roads can dissect their traditional routes, and bring about many deaths to those attempting to cross.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th November 2012

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