Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sumatra’s hornbills losing habitat to palm oil and rubber plantations

Clearing lowland ┬átropical forests for palm oil and rubber plantations in Sumatra is driving the loss of one of Indonesia’s most ecologically significant bird species -the hornbill. And sadly, it’s one of many species affected by large-scale habitat loss on … Continue reading

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Albatross deaths from tuna fleet hooks increasing says Hawaii study

More seabirds and fewer fish may be driving an increase in the number of albatrosses killed each year by Pacific region tuna fisheries, according to a study by scientists in Hawaii and Australia. Climate change may also be a factor, … Continue reading

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