News tagged with fauna

Conservationists sound alarm over macaque

The long-tailed macaque is being threatened with extinction by a huge surge in international trade and the destruction of its habitat in Southeast Asia, conservationists said on Friday.

Jul 15, 2011
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In soil we trust

Put simply, we cannot survive without soil. Its rich combination of minerals, carbon-rich organic matter and water supports plant life. It also harbours its own diverse ecosystem of millions of microbes and ...

Jul 14, 2011
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Poor stream health imperils fish

"There is a direct relationship between land and water use and the imperilment of fishes," said a Virginia Tech researcher. "It is clear that the conservation of our diverse fish fauna and other aquatic resources faces huge ...

Dec 01, 2010
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Expo shows illegal pet trade rampant in Indonesia

(AP) -- The most threatened tortoise in the world is being sold openly at a plant and animal exposition in the heart of Indonesia's capital, highlighting concerns about the rampant - and growing - illegal ...

Jul 30, 2010
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Environmental scandal in Chile

Until recently, the disastrous scale of the threat posed by salmon farms to the fauna and National Park of the Aysen region of southern Chile was entirely unknown. The unexpected discovery was made by researchers ...

Jun 22, 2010
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Rosewood trees face extinction amid Madagascar's chaos

Political and social chaos and a lack of international protections have put several species of rosewood trees in Madagascar in danger of becoming extinct from illegal logging, according to a policy forum paper in the latest ...

May 27, 2010
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Bangladesh tries to save lone coral island

Bangladesh has ordered a building freeze on its lone coral island in a bid to save its wildlife and natural beauty from a boom in construction fuelled by tourism, its environment minister said Tuesday.

Dec 29, 2009
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Rare crocs found hiding in plain sight in Cambodia

(AP) -- Conservationists searching for one of the world's most endangered crocodile species say they have found dozens of the reptiles lounging in plain sight - at a wildlife rescue center in Cambodia.

Nov 18, 2009
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