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Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall

Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.

Thu 22 Aug 19 from BBC News

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How red-eared invaders are hurting California's native turtles

In the summer of 2011, visitors to the University of California, Davis, Arboretum may have witnessed an unusual site: small teams of students wielding large nets, leaping into the arboretum's ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from

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US environmental groups sue over wildlife protection rollbacks

US environmental groups have sued the administration of President Donald Trump over rollbacks that weaken the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with saving iconic species from the bald ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from

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Researchers reveal plant defense toolkit and insights for fighting crop diseases

At an unprecedented scale, researchers have now cataloged the array of surveillance tools that plants use to detect disease-causing microbes across an entire species. Representing a major advance ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from

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Giving koalas faecal transplants could help them adapt to a new diet

Faecal transplants could help koalas to change diet. The finding could be used to help the animals adapt to habitat loss

Wed 21 Aug 19 from Newscientist

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More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century: report

More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday, urging more action to protect the giant cats.

Wed 21 Aug 19 from

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Freeway crossing to give wildlife room to roam

Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city.

Tue 20 Aug 19 from

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Wildlife summit mulls trade rules to counter 'unprecedented' species declines

Conservationists warned of "unprecedented" species declines Saturday as countries met in Geneva to tighten rules on trade in elephant ivory and products from other endangered animal and plants.

Sun 18 Aug 19 from

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Now endangered: The very act that protects wildlife

The Trump administration recently announced a proposal that would gut the Endangered Species Act. The news follows in the wake of a report from the United Nations earlier this year that more ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from

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