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Translocation, which is the capture, transport and release of an animal species, is becoming more popular in wildlife conservation around our world. Ever since I was a child reading Gerald Durrell’s books I have been a fan of translocation to save threatened and endangered animals. Here are a few successful

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Back in June 2016, scientists reported the first animal casualty to climate change. The Bramble Cay melomys, known as a mosaic-tailed rat, is now thought to be extinct as a result of dramatic habitat loss and rising sea levels caused by climate change. This alarming reality will unfortunately become more common

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Trouble is brewing for turtle populations worldwide. A new report from The Turtle Conservation Coalition reveals that over 25 of the world’s known 328 species are currently endangered. The TCC endangered list was expanded to over 25 species for the first time this year, signifying a real crisis for our

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Conservationists are petitioning the federal government to introduce the Florida panther into Southern Georgia, according to NaplesNews.com.  The Center for Biological Diversity, the Cougar Rewilding Foundation, the Florida Panther Society and One More Generation are asking that a new population of panthers be established since the current population in Florida

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National Geographic has published an online display of photos and information about the Ten Most Threatened Forest Hot Spots. Along with the usual spots such as Madagascar, the list includes the California Floristic Province, where the Mediterranean-like climate provides a home to the last individuals of the rare California condor, as

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The 1st Symposium on Conservation and Propagation of Endangered Species of Birds is occurring in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Sixty-five noted scientists and bird experts are meeting to discuss the conservation and breeding of endangered birds, reports the WAM Emirates News Agency. Abu Dhabi was chosen as the location for the

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If any one animal could be credited with making me a wildlife conservationist, it would be tigers. Thus, the news from TRAFFIC about the plight of tigers in the wild is particularly disturbing. There are only a few thousand tigers left in the wild, and TRAFFIC reports that parts of 1,069 to

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A study just publicized by the IUCN confirms that there is a current global extinction crisis with one-fifth of our world’s vertebrate (backboned) animal species threatened. The study used data for 25,000 species from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ to investigate how the populations of mammals, birds, amphibians,

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The Guardian has published Biodiversity 100, a list of places in our world that require immediate preservation. The list calls on G20 countries to preserve and protect their biodiversity, and perform tasks that will show they are serious about protecting their natural treasures, reports Our World 2.0.  Biodiversity 100 was created to

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The International Society for Endangered Cats Canada has several good videos on their website. Scroll down the page a bit and you’ll find them. If you watch the Cutest Cat in the World video, you then get a choice of 7 more videos. My favorites are Beyond The Myth Clips 1,

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Comprehensive action plans have been put in place in South America and the United States to save the Cerulean Warbler and the Blue-Throated Macaw, two of our world’s most threatened birds. Columbian conservation groups Fundacion ProAves and El Grupo Ceruleo have partnered with the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) to develop and publish

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“The last time anybody did a survey in the Puget Sound/Georgia Strait region, there were over 60 species that were considered at risk”, Christianne Wilhelmson, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Executive Director, told me yesterday. “At risk is a legal term based on science.” It may simply mean that a species’ numbers

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Fifteen years after conservation managers made a desperate move to save the Florida panther from extinction, there’s good news.  The Florida panther population has increased, and while the species is still threatened, the panthers have a better chance for survival, reports the University of Florida.  The Florida panther was placed

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The Wilderness Committee is working with other leading environmental groups to establish some endangered species legislation in BC. Currently, BC and Alberta are the only two Canadian Provinces that lack such legislation. As the Wilderness Committee suggests on their website, an effective endangered species law does three things, including protect habitat.

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The Toronto Zoo manages captive breeding programs for most of their large mammals including the big cats, great apes, and giraffes.  This can involve pregnancy checks, timed introductions, and hormone treatment, Gabriela Mastromonaco, Curator of Reproductive Programs for the Toronto Zoo, told me in a recent interview. Most of the animals Gabriela’s department works

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