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UNESCO set to determine whether Great Barrier Reef is 'in danger'

UNESCO is set to decide whether the Great Barrier Reef, a site of immense ecological importance and natural beauty, is endangered.

Double boost for award-winning Scottish forest and wildlife

Edinburgh - Plans to safeguard and restore Glen Affric, one of Scotland’s most iconic and beautiful glens received a double boost last weekend when conservation charity Trees for Life secured funding of almost £80,000 for new forest conservation projects.

Scotland’s wild spaces could see lynx and wolf return

Edinburgh - Could these two long departed predators make a return to Scotland’s wild spaces? A leading writer and an acclaimed conservationist will today argue the case for their return.

Photo Essay: To catch an alligator Special

North Port - When a 8-foot or larger alligator wonders into a park area where children play and pets roam, the potential for injury and death from a confrontation with the alligator is a real possibility.

Study highlights ecological fallout as carnivore numbers decline

Afraid of the wolf? The world will be a whole lot scarier if wolves and other large carnivores become extinct, according to a new study published Friday by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with the University of Montana.

€500,000 Rhino exhibits stolen from Irish museum were uninsured

Dublin - On the night of April 17, rhino heads and horns estimated to be worth €500,000 were stolen by a masked gang of raiders who broke into Ireland’s National Museum Archives. It now transpires the rhino heads and horns were not insured.

Earth Hour 2013: Coming soon to a light bulb near you

Singapore - Earth Hour, the world’s largest movement for the planet, launched its campaign for 2013 in Singapore on February 27. This year Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m. in time zones throughout the world.

Kenyans look to the use of drones to prevent white rhino poaching

To make up for the lack of manpower to protect the Northern White Rhinos of Africa, the Ol Pageta Conservancy is looking to use surveillance drones.

Pete the Moose is dead

The Vermont moose that attained celebrity status after he was orphaned and then spared from being euthanized by a gubernatorial pardon, has died.

Endangered species conservation may be helped by a new index Special

A new index, called SAFE (Species Ability to Forestall Extinction), has been developed to help conservationists better understand how close a species may be to extinction and could be used to help determine where to focus limited conservation resources.

Jaguars obsessed by Calvin Klein's 'Obsession for Men'

Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men is proving to be a big hit with jaguars in the Guatemalan jungle. Scientists there are using the cologne to lure the big cats to hidden cameras in the 8,100 square mile Maya Biosphere Reserve.
 

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Photo Essay: Capturing an Alligator law enforcement style
Photo Essay: Capturing an Alligator law enforcement style
North Port Animal Control and Wildlife officer Winn Sell  with the help of two others (off photo) lo...
North Port Animal Control and Wildlife officer Winn Sell, with the help of two others (off photo) load the alligator into the back of the state trapper's truck. These alligators are either relocated or are euthanized.
North Port Florida police officers jump in to help Winn Sell subdue the alligator.
North Port Florida police officers jump in to help Winn Sell subdue the alligator.
Capercaillie a native of the Scottish Highlands pictured at Glen Affric  near Loch Ness  Scotland
Capercaillie a native of the Scottish Highlands pictured at Glen Affric, near Loch Ness, Scotland
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ACO and Wildlife officer Winn Sell measures out a length of duct tape to tape the alligator s mouth ...
ACO and Wildlife officer Winn Sell measures out a length of duct tape to tape the alligator's mouth shut so no one gets bitten. An alligator's bite, even a minor one, can cause deadly infections.
Joined by Florida s state trapper (right)  the officers lay out the alligator. Before loading the ga...
Joined by Florida's state trapper (right), the officers lay out the alligator. Before loading the gator into the trapper's truck, the alligator is measured, weighed and tagged.

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