IUCN red list of endangered species

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Down but not out: how the European mink found refuge on an Estonian island
Pushed to the brink by invasive American mink and habitat loss, a reintroduced wild population is finally thriving on Hiiumaa island

Tom Peeters in Hiiumaa, Estonia

29, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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‘I feel I’ve made a mark’: the man who built homes for 60,000 swifts
Retired salesman John Stimpson was so moved by the cries of birds unable to find nests, he decided to act. Now he has made enough boxes to house half the UK’s swifts

Phoebe Weston

20, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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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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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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Boom time for Cape Verde’s sea turtles as conservation pays off
The number of nesting sites on the archipelago has risen dramatically, but global heating sees male population plummet

Annika Hammerschlag

26, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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An actor, two big bees and a lot of experts: a week spent tackling the planet’s problems
World’s largest conservation summit since Covid-19 brought 4,000 people to Marseille to showcase issues and solutions from coral reefs to land protection

Patrick Greenfield

11, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction
Study finds agriculture and pesticide use threaten relatives of world’s most important crops, considered crucial to food security

Patrick Greenfield

07, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Third of shark and ray species face extinction, warns study
Number of species of sharks, rays and chimaeras facing ‘global extinction crisis’ doubles in a decade

Karen McVeigh

06, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Komodo dragon in danger of extinction as sea levels rise
World’s largest lizard moves from vulnerable to endangered on IUCN red list of threatened species

Phoebe Weston

04, Sep, 2021 @12:30 PM

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New IUCN green status launched to help species ‘thrive, not just survive’
Conservation tool will focus on recovery efforts to give a fuller picture of threats to plant and animal populations

Patrick Greenfield

28, Jul, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Lights, dogs, action! Patagonia project to keep pumas from preying on sheep
A trial using maremma sheepdogs and Foxlights is offering a new way to protect livestock and diffuse conflict with ranchers over the big cats

Liam Miller

03, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers
eBioAtlas programme aims to identify fish, birds, amphibians and land animals in freshwater systems from the Ganges to the Mekong

Patrick Greenfield

16, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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