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Bat maps: The conservation crusade

Conservation efforts have taken an important step forward, thanks to observations of bats – creatures that make up a quarter of all of the UK's native mammal species.

dateJul 02, 2013 in Ecology
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To reduce rhino poaching, take demand for horns seriously

Poaching rhinos for their horns is one of the most publicized conservation issues worldwide. From global trade bans and surveillance drones, to the involvement of celebrities such as British royal Prince Charles and NBA star Yao Ming, it seems no effort has been spared to win the so-called "rhino wars." Yet, 2014 ...

dateDec 04, 2014 in Ecology
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Olympic mascot calls attention to snow leopards' plight

When the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off next month in the Russian city of Sochi, attention will focus on thousands of elite athletes, scores of broadcasters and three cuddly animal mascots, including the appealing - but endangered ...

dateJan 28, 2014 in Ecology
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Forest dam threatens Thailand's tigers: WWF

A proposed dam that would flood part of a national park in western Thailand represents a "significant new threat" to the kingdom's tigers, wildlife group WWF warned on Wednesday.

dateAug 29, 2012 in Ecology
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Targeted action needed to protect waterbirds

(Phys.org) —Researchers from our Biodiversity Lab have identified specific areas around the world where conservation efforts could best be targeted to safeguard inland-breeding waterbirds.

dateMay 01, 2013 in Ecology
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