ScienceDaily reports Illuminating fishing nets with low-cost lights could reduce the terrible impact they have on seabirds and marine-dwellers by more than 85 percent, new research has shown. Read full story at LED lights reduce seabird death toll from fishing by 85 percent — ScienceDaily

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BY: Bob Montgomerie, Queen’s University | 30 July 2018 Possibly more so than in other branches of natural history, ornithology has had a long history of provincialism. For most of the last 500 years, most people who studied (and watched) birds were most interested in, and mostly wrote about, the birds of their own region. […]

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Young platypus comfortably watches photographers. Image Credit: Laura Romin & Larry Dalton/Wildlife Reflections Photography. by Larry B. Dalton and Laura A. Romin Platypus are known for being extremely shy, but this little fella was curious about some lucky wildlife photographers THE PLATYPUS (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), an egg-laying semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, is typically shy; […]

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Introduction While preparing for an upcoming Q&A, I came across a remarkably thorough report about the illegal wildlife trade. The report is titled Analysis of Conservation Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Demand for Traded Wildlife in China and Vietnam. Written by Vian Sharif, it was commissioned by Stop Ivory for the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) and The […]

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Vietnam Plastic Pollution Combat Plan!

Update: June, 04/2018 – 16:30 | Trash are seen along the coast in the south of Phước Diêm Commune, Thuận Nam District in central province of Ninh Thuận. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Dozens of embassies and international organisations marked the World Environment Day (June 5) by signing a Code of Conduct on Combating Plastic Pollution. […]

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Rare Iranian Cheetahs…

From Wildlife Extra: Just 20 individual cheetahs identified in Iran so far, including 6 surviving females More areas left to be surveyed March 2013. Based on recent camera trapping surveys in Iran, just 20 different Asiatic cheetahs have been identified in the country. Initiated in late 2011, the first comprehensive national population survey has been […]

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