Red list: ash trees and antelopes on the brink of extinction

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Scientists warn once-common species are disappearing faster than they can be counted as North Americas ash trees join IUCNs list of endangered species due to threat of an invasive beetle Native ash trees, abundant across North America, are on the brink of extinction as an invasive beetle ravages forests, according to the new red list […]

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Trouble in paradise: Lord Howe Island divided over plan to exterminate rats

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Rodents are threatening the unique natural environment of Australias sparsely populated Lord Howe Island. But a plan to eradicate the pests by dropping 42 tonnes of poisoned cereal is dividing the close-knit community in half Described by the UN as a zone of spectacular and scenic landscapes, Lord Howe Island is nothing if not dramatic. […]

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Cheetah ‘more vulnerable to extinction than previously thought’

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Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah – the worlds fastest land animal – sprinting to extinction, experts have warned Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah the worlds fastest land animal becoming extinct, experts have warned. Scientists estimate that only 7,100 of the fleet-footed cats remain in the wild, occupying 9% of […]

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House of horrors: inside the US wildlife repository- photo essay

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Photographer Matthew Staver and writer Oliver Milman visited the US National Wildlife Property Repository, where illegal wildlife products, from stuffed tigers to worked tusk, are stored and counted If the US had a national house of horrors, it would probably be the federal government compound that lies on the fringes of Denver, Colorado, incongruously set […]

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9 rad nature sites for citizen scientists

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Image: AMARTIN SCHUTT/ AFP/ Getty Doing good for nature is just a mouse-click away. Citizen science, or the general public’s participation in scientific research, allows the average person to help conservationists do extraordinary, impactful run. Websites that help facilitate this are often filled with simple yet entertaining chores, which will educate you on the natural […]

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The hunting to save the world’s biggest fish

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( CNN) As it turns out, whale sharks — the biggest fish in the seas — are gluttons for crab. So, find a place rich in crustaceans, and these animals is certainly follow, which is why Djibouti’s coast has become a prime place for shark whale-watchers. For a few months every year the largest of […]

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The secret recipe to seducing feral cats? It’s KFC .Image: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images What’s the difference between obscenely hungover people and feral cats? The unwavering appetite for fried food, of course. Apparently, Kentucky Fried Chicken happens to be the secret ingredient in helping control the feral feline population, which poses a constant danger to […]

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Thailand tiger temple faces criminal complaint

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Bangkok, Thailand( CNN) Federal officials in Thailand plan to file a criminal complaint against the controversial “Tiger Temple” after 40 dead tiger cubs were found in a freezer at the Buddhist temple, the deputy chief of the country’s parks and wildlife department said Thursday. Adisorn Noochdumrong, deputy director general of the Department of National Parks, […]

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