Tag Archives: rare species

Poisoning rare birds

In one area of the Scottish Highlands, somebody has been poisoning buzzards (Buteo buteo) and red kites (Milvus milvus). Police are searching for the criminal. Advertisements

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Tyto alba

Originally posted on The Naturephile:
A few posts ago in ‘The Owl and the Woodpecker‘ I mentioned that a pair of robins may have started getting fruity in my garden as early as the begining of January. And then last…

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Save Britain’s Barn Owls

Originally posted on Green Living London:
A petition has been launched to save Britain’s Barn Owls, which are dying off in their thousands. The changing climate and a loss in their natural habitat is part of the picture, but these iconic…

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EU Agrees To Tighten Its Ban On Shark Finning

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Thursday to tighten an existing ban on “shark finning”, or slicing fins off sharks often while…

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Is controlled hunting of endangered species a valid plan?

Originally posted on Anomie:
Answer by Rory Young: The argument for the limited trade in endangered species products is that the money generated will be put back into the protection and management of the endangered species in question. The obvious…

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CITES 2013: Five shark species win protection against finning trade

Originally posted on LEARN FROM NATURE:
English: Collection of different body parts of sharks, including fins and tongues. Chinese Medicine in a chinese pharmacy in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cites summit votes for strictly controlled permits to export fins…

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Hedgehog population in decline

Adam Vaughan at the Guardian tells us that the hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) is fast becoming rarer in British gardens, parks and hedges. It’s comparable to the declining populations of endangered species such as tigers. If you’re in Britain, you might … Continue reading

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