News tagged with mangroves

Mekong forest facing sharp decline, WWF reports

Demand for farmland may strip the Greater Mekong region of a third of its remaining forest cover over the next two decades without swift government action, a leading conservation group warned Thursday.

May 02, 2013
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Where the wild things go... when there's nowhere else

Ecologists have evidence that some endangered primates and large cats faced with relentless human encroachment will seek sanctuary in the sultry thickets of mangrove and peat swamp forests. These harsh coastal ...

Feb 28, 2013
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Human-tiger conflict: Are the risks overestimated?

Wildlife conservationists are well aware of the potential conflicts that exist between the endangered species they seek to protect and the human populations which inhabit areas where the animals live. Carnivores, ...

Jan 21, 2013
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Bengali forests are fading away

Rapid deterioration in mangrove health is occurring in the Sundarbans, resulting in as much as 200m of coast disappearing in a single year.

Jan 10, 2013
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Nigeria oil spill caused by sabotage, ENI says

Italian oil giant ENI said Sunday that "an act of sabotage" has caused a spill at one of its pipelines in Nigeria's Bayelsa state, as local leaders condemned the company for not reacting swiftly.

Jul 08, 2012
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Rare, once-royal turtle to be tracked in Cambodia

(AP) -- One of the world's most endangered turtles has been released into a Cambodian river with a satellite transmitter attached to its shell to track how it will navigate through commercial fishing grounds ...

Jan 21, 2012
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