Ecology News


Thailand suspends seahorse trade amid conservation concerns

Thailand, the world's biggest exporter of seahorses, is suspending trade in the animal because of concern about threats to its wild population.

Thu 29 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Total trade ban for Gibraltar's monkeys expected

Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque is likely to gain the highest level of protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

Wed 28 Sep 16 from BBC News

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New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal

A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

Wed 28 Sep 16 from BBC News

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New report finds no slowdown in tiger trafficking

A new report from TRAFFIC and WWF finds no evidence of a decline in tiger trafficking across Asia, with parts equating to a minimum of 1755 tigers seized between 2000 and 2015 an average of ...

Thu 29 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Rusty patched bumble bee recommended for endangered list

Federal wildlife officials on Thursday made a formal recommendation to list the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species because it has disappeared from about 90 percent of its historic ...

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Poachers target rare bird's 'ivory' beak in Southeast Asia

Some call it "ivory on wings," part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers and carved into ornaments for illegal sale to Chinese buyers.

Mon 26 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Ecology: Rats and cats drive extinctions

Nature 537 589 doi: 10.1038/537589f

Wed 28 Sep 16 from Nature News

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World must resist pressure to lift ban on trade in rhino horn

Allowing seized and farmed rhino horn to be traded to fund conservation measures will simply encourage more poaching, says Richard Schiffman

Mon 26 Sep 16 from Newscientist

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Invasive species may unexpectedly reduce disease prevalence

Humans are remarkably good at moving species around: We unwittingly carry stowaway organisms in our luggage when we fly, in our cars when we take a road trip, and on our bodies when we're simply ...

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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It's not all about tigers and criminals illegal wildlife trade responses need nuance

Responses to illegal wildlife trade need to be more nuanced and not only focused on high-profile species if we are to truly tackle the problem, say researchers.

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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