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Toucans among hundreds of Amazon bird species at risk from climate change

Climate change will significantly reduce habitat and food sources for many of the Amazon’s most spectacular birds species, including toucans, parrots and tanagers, according to research by Brazilian scientists. A study led by Leonardo de Sousa Miranda, an ecologist at … Continue reading

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Marketing not science is driving BINGO conservation agenda says UK study

A group of British scientists has questioned the influence of corporate-style global environment groups in manipulating public donations, government funding and policy priorities for biodiversity conservation. They claim these big international non-governmental organisations – otherwise known as BINGOs – use … Continue reading

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Government flags ban on wildlife carers treating injured & orphaned kangaroos

An Australian state government wants to ban wildlife shelters from treating injured kangaroos, wombats, possums and cockatoos, claiming they’re “over-abundant” species. The Victorian government has published a discussion paper outlining proposed changes to wildlife management regulations, and is seeking public … Continue reading

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New Zealand cuts squid trawl by-catch limit for one of world’s rarest sea lions

The New Zealand government has almost halved the annual by-catch kill limit for sea lions by the commercial squid fishery, cutting the number of permitted accidental deaths from 68 to 38 animals. The change was announced in by the Ardern … Continue reading

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Australian government approves high speed “climate change” road despite wildlife toll

Australia’s environment minister Josh Frydenberg has approved plans for a high speed road link that will destroy endangered yellow box and red gum woodlands and platypus nursery burrows in the Queanbeyan river in regional New South Wales. The Ellerton Drive … Continue reading

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Australian country council wants to clear wildlife habitat to “cut” city’s carbon emissions

An Australian regional council is claiming climate change is one of the reasons it needs to build a high speed road link that will destroy almost 20 hectares of endangered eucalypt woodland that provides habitat for around 114 species of … Continue reading

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Study suggests faster “need for speed” reviews for critical conservation science

Long delays in peer-reviewing research┬ápapers submitted to science journals for publication may be undermining ┬áconservation policies and management programs, according to a study led by Canadian biologists. The authors suggest there is “a need for speed” to fast-track publication of … Continue reading

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