Endangered species

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NSW plan for Kosciuszko feral horses a threat to endangered freshwater fish
Horse numbers will be reduced overall but retained in area around Tantangara Creek, the only known habitat for the stocky galaxias

Lisa Cox

05, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Plans to mine Ecuador forest violate rights of nature, court rules
Landmark ruling says mining permits issued in Los Cedros protected area breach Ecuador’s constitution

Patrick Greenfield

02, Dec, 2021 @5:40 PM

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Six Australian birds you may never have heard of … and may not be heard from again
A landmark study has found one in six Australian birds are now threatened. Here are some of the species most likely to be headed to a museum, unless more is done

Sean Dooley

02, Dec, 2021 @12:00 AM

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One in six Australian birds are now threatened, landmark action plan finds
Once-in-a-decade study finds 216 out of 1,299 species are in danger – up from 195 in 2011

Lisa Cox

01, Dec, 2021 @12:27 AM

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White rhinos flown from South Africa to Rwanda in largest single translocation
In a bid to secure the future of the near threatened species, 30 animals have been driven, flown and finally rehomed in Akagera national park

Graeme Green

29, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The need to trespass: let people in to protect nature, says guerrilla botanist
Naturalist and campaigner Dave Bangs says limiting access to the countryside makes it harder to save our ancient landscapes

Jonathan Moses

26, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Atlantic fishing nations agree to ban catches of mako, world’s fastest sharks
Conservationists hail move as ‘critical breakthrough’ to protect endangered shortfin mako, prized for meat, fins and sportfishing

Karen McVeigh

24, Nov, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Truffle-eating marsupial on ‘brink of extinction’
Population of northern bettongs in Queensland thought to number 1,000 found to be no more than 50, researchers say

Lisa Cox

23, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuador
Campaigners say if copper mine gets go-ahead in cloud forest, the longnose harlequin, once thought to be extinct, will be threatened again

Graeme Green

23, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Farmers tempt endangered cranes back – by growing their favourite food
In Cambodia’s fertile Mekong delta, farmers are switching to the rice varieties loved by the world’s tallest flying bird to help stop its decline

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

20, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Scorpion plagues, sharks on the move: has Cop26 done enough for nature?
The summit did not go far enough to avoid ‘big changes’ in the natural world, scientists warn, with animals already changing their behaviour

Patrick Greenfield

19, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Lab lobster: Corsican institute hopes breeding can solve overfishing
Researchers at Stella Mare believe they have cracked the secret of captive breeding – and can save the island’s artisanal fisheries

Peter Yeung

17, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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