Entries in extinction (10)

Monday
Jun202016

World Sea Turtle Day, Marine News And The Extinction Of The Bramble Cay Melomy: 14th – 20th June 2016

This week we have news relating to climate change, World Sea Turtle Day, the stranding of pilot whales, a move forwards for the Sandpiper bird species and the discovery of coral reef bright spots so it is definitely worth having a read!

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Monday
Nov302015

Fighting The Rhino Extinction

Last Sunday, Nola, the Northern White Rhino at San Diego Zoo, passed away aged 41, leaving only three of her kind the world. However, it is not always the end for critically endangered animals. The Indian Rhino was in danger of extinction and now the species is thriving.

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Monday
Nov092015

Survival School: 6 Species That Cheated Extinction 

Low and behold we have entered the apocalyptic-sounding Sixth Great Mass Extinction, and perhaps we should fear the worst for the more endangered of our animal acquaintances. Yet some animals are refusing to play by the rules. Here are six of nature’s finest who refused to give up despite having the odds stacked against them.

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Friday
Sep112015

Pandering to Pandas: How will we Combat Extinction?

Pandas. What are they good for? Large, lethargic creatures who lie around eating nothing but bamboo all day and have no interest in sex. It’s like they’re asking to become extinct. So should we just sit back and let it happen? Or does the survival of the panda represent something important about the larger issue of environmental conservation?

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Eco Art – International Installations Tackling Environmental Issues

Historically, environmental awareness efforts have taken many different forms. Here’s a look at how some of the world’s artists have tackled topics from climate change to wildlife extinction.

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Wednesday
Apr092014

What is the role of zoos in conservation?

For many of us, zoos will be the only chance we get to see an endangered species, but should zoos do more to protect animals in their wild natural habitat?

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Wednesday
Aug142013

Resurrection of the Woolly Mammoth: is cloning ethical?

This ancient creature walked the earth tens and thousands of years ago, during a period known as the late Pleistocene, aka part of the Ice Age. Hunting and drastic environmental changes were most likely the causes of the species demise about 10,000 years ago.

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Wednesday
Aug142013

The Circle of Life – how you can help animals on the brink of extinction

A wise lion once said “Everything you see, exist together in a delicate balance, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope. We are all connected in the great circle of life”.

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Sunday
Dec092012

Science Club Weekly Round Up

Here is our weekly round up of all of our great Science Club articles. This week sees both good news and bad news with the re-introduction of locally extinct species and a worrying look at the dwindling African Lion numbers.

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Monday
Jun252012

Extinct: last Pinta giant tortoise, Lonesome George, passes away

He had been heralded as a conservation icon but on Sunday 25 June 2012 Lonesome George, the last Pinta giant tortoise, died in his corral at the Tortoise Center in the Galapagos National Park. The subspecies is now considered extinct. 

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