CABI scientists have made the first discovery of the Asian samurai wasp Trissolcus japonicus – a natural enemy that kills the eggs of the the invasive fruit and nut pest brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) – in Europe. Judith Stahl and Dr Tim Haye led an international team of researchers, including those from the […]

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Parthenium weed causes harm to the environment, health, as well as the economy. CABI has launched a comprehensive action plan aimed at combating the scourge of Parthenium, a highly invasive species of weed, prevalent and spreading in Pakistan.

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by George Wuerthner as published on The Wildlife News “There is probably no activity that does more damage to our public lands, and in particular, degrades our wilderness areas, than livestock production…” Livestock grazing occurs on some 260 million acres of federal lands, including lands administered by the Forest Service (FS), Bureau of Land Management […]

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“It is appalling to consider the use of this medieval, gruesome procedure in the unsterile environment of the Hines Corrals, let alone out on the range.” Portland, OR (Oct. 1, 2018)—A coalition of animal protection and wild horse advocacy groups filed a motion Friday for a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court in Oregon to […]

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Source: Thirsty wild horses running to the tank at Ranger Pond Wild Horses of Sand Wash Basin Need Your Help With Water Today by Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation The Sand Wash Basin wild horses are a much beloved herd, and visitors come from all over the world to […]

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By Gilbert Nakweya Reblogged from SciDev.Net Invasive alien species should not be used in restoring degraded landscapes as their costs outweigh their benefits, experts say. Invasive alien species, according to the Convention on Biological Diversity, are plants, animals and other organisms that are non-native to an ecosystem, and may adversely affect human health and the […]

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