Monthly Archives: January 2016

Easy on the detail as Australia replaces threatened species policy with marketing gloss

Is the Australian government’s threatened species strategy little more than a cynical, self-referential exercise in slick marketing and info-graphics that’s dodging bigger issues such as habitat loss? On January 22, federal environment minister Greg Hunt and Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory … Continue reading

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Bespoke roosts a better option than driving bats out of Britain’s churches

The use of artificial light and ultrasound to remove roosting bats from Britain’s historic churches could cause “serious harm” to colonies unless strictly regulated, according to a study by the University of Bristol. A team of eight scientists found that … Continue reading

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TRAFFIC study finds “booming” illegal pangolin trade flouting laws in Myanmar

A survey of shops and markets in eastern Myanmar has revealed live pangolins are being delivered daily for slaughter at “wild meat” restaurants and casinos in the city of Mong La. This is despite the animals being totally protected under … Continue reading

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