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Ebola outbreak highlights critical links between biodiversity loss and human health says IUCN’s Wildlife Health Specialist Group

IUCN statement delivered by Dr Jane Smart, Global Director of IUCN’s Biodiversity Conservation Group, to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference currently taking place in the Republic of Korea. Continue reading

British wetlands invaded by dangerous mussel

Britain’s wetlands have been invaded by a mussel that in the US is threatening to bring the Hoover dam to a standstill and cut off water to Las Vegas. It was recently identified by UK scientists as the number one most dangerous alien species. Continue reading

New Study Says “Very Large” Number of Birds May Be Killed by Open Pipes on Western Landscape

Open pipes, widely used for a variety of purposes across the western U.S. landscape, have been reported as a “potentially very large” source of bird mortality according toresearch by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Continue reading

Major Expansion of Ecuador Reserve Will Better Protect Over 360 Species of Birds, Other Wildlife

A joint effort among Fundación Jocotoco, Rainforest Trust, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), World Land Trust (WLT), and March Conservation Fund has added 1,187 acres to the Río Canandé Reserve, bringing protection to more than 6,100 acres of forest in the highly threatened Chocó region of northwestern Ecuador. Continue reading

Threatened Listing Good News for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) decision to list the western population of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Continue reading

Number of vulture deaths per meal reduced by a third since deadly drug ban, says new study

The number of vultures dying from diclofenac contamination in India has reduced by more than a third between 2005 and 2009, according to a study published today in an issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B) on the risk and impacts of pharmaceuticals in the environment. Continue reading

RSPB Scotland extremely concerned by consent for offshore windfarms

RSPB Scotland has expressed major concerns about the granting of consent for four offshore windfarms in the Firth of Forth by Scottish Ministers today. Continue reading

Biosfera I and conservation of the near threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Biosfera I, a national non-governmental organisation for the protection of the environment in Cape Verde is working hard to save the Cape Verde Shearwater Calonectris edwardsii. Continue reading

Less than a quarter of freshwater wildlife has survived since the 1970s

Wildlife that relies on freshwater like wetlands has suffered almost twice the loss of land and marine species. Continue reading

Record breaking 45,800 pink-footed geese arrive at Lancashire reserve

A record number of 45,800 migratory pink-footed geese has arrived at Lancashire’s WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre according to counts earlier today. This beats the previous record number of 36,000 in 2010. Continue reading