Entries in endangered species (15)

Monday
Aug072017

Animal Profile: The  Manatee

Of all the world’s marine mammals, the manatee is not related to dolphins or whales but is the large aquatic relative of the elephant! They play an important role in vegetation growth in their habitats. Read more about these fascinating but highly threatened marine species:

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Monday
Jul312017

Animal Profile: Dolphins 

From the large orca to the small vaquita, dolphins encapsulate a large range of unique species. These sociable creatures have demonstrated incredible intelligence and creativity - but, like many other creatures in this world, are facing immense danger due to human action.

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Tuesday
Dec132016

Does Rehabilitation Of Species Work?

Rehabilitation can aid species conservation through releasing healthy individuals into wild populations and educating the public about threats to their survival. But how well does it work and can it save every species?

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Friday
Nov182016

Flagship Species: Are They Necessary?

Everyone knows about the conservation story of the Panda, Orangutan and Elephant, yet despite the planet current mass extinction occurring, little is discussed in the mainstream media about the less cuddly species going extinct. We investigate whether flagship species actually aid in the conservation of all threatened species.

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Wednesday
Oct282015

QUIZ: What Is Your Inner Endangered Animal?

Have you ever wondered which endangered animal you are? Maybe you already were, in a past life... Find out what your inner endangered animal is!

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Monday
Sep282015

The Unseen Extinction: Mass Mortality Of Monarch Butterflies

The monarch butterfly is a little known species yet just 5% of its original population remains. This is yet another example of human-driven population declines and conservation work is urgently needed within their North American home range.

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Thursday
Nov132014

Four successful reintroduction programmes

Once a species becomes endangered, it is critical to work to preserve its habitat and remaining individuals, lest it disappear from our world. Occasionally, wildlife conservation projects and organisations can be so effective so as to reverse the process and reintroduce a species into the wild, where it will no longer need human intervention.

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Thursday
Oct232014

Madagascan Reptiles are Heading Towards the Brink 

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reports that, alarmingly, nearly 40% of Madagascar’s reptiles are facing an increased risk of extinction. The survival of these species will only be secured through the successful management of the island’s protected areas. 

 

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Wednesday
Aug272014

Can trophy hunting actually help conservation? 

Supported by hunters and numerous conservationists worldwide, but despised by many animal rights organisations, trophy hunting is one of the most controversial approaches to conservation out there. Media portrayal of trophy hunting is emotive and very black and white. But does this reflect the reality or can a middle ground be found?

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Tuesday
Feb042014

Environment News: Whale Shark Slaughterhouse Exposed

On 27 January 2014, a Hong Kong-based NGO named WildLifeRisk released a report describing a three-year undercover operation to expose the illegal slaughter and trade of whale, basking, and great white sharks.

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Monday
Jul082013

Obama launches initiative to combat illegal wildlife trafficking

According to the White House officials, President Obama will be launching a new major initiative in Tanzania, aimed at combating illegal wildlife trafficking.

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Friday
Jan252013

Science Club Round Up

Your weekly collection of Science news from around the world all in one handy place. We've got stressed monkey, blood-sucking flies and a few celebrity spiders all here this week for your reading pleaure.

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Wednesday
May092012

Who’s Flying the Flag for Conservation?

Today Into the Wild is looking at who’s flying the flag for conservation. Yes we’re going to be looking at those flagship conservation species that are teetering on the brink of exticntion. 

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Wednesday
Apr132011

A new way to monitor endangered species

Monday
Feb282011

Ten of the World’s Most Threatened Habitats