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A 21st-century government must care for our nature and our future

… appreciation, sacrificed elements of our natural environment for short-term economic gain. As the graveyard of extinct plants and animals attests, European colonisation has come at a severe cost to Australian wildlife and environments. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: A 21st-century government must care for our nature and our future …

Cost-effective conservation helps species bounce back

From phys.org | July 8, 2015 Researchers have developed a way to help ecosystems bounce back after human disturbances such as shipping, oil exploration or fishing, and have applied it to a coral reef fish species. The method helps conservation managers create a cost-effective plan to bring species back from the brink of extinction in a local area, by building connections with the same species in nearby locations. “The world is subject to nasty surprises, and this work for the first time …

Iberian lynx: back from the brink of extinction … and run down by cars | Environment | The Guardian

… economic crisis began in 2008. Last year a record 22 lynxes died after being hit by cars, up from just two in 2008. Cars are “the greatest threat for the future of the lynx”, according to the the World Wide Fund for Nature. “It’s revolting because it’s a problem that could easily be fixed,” said Ramon Perez de Ayala, species programme director at the WWF in Spain. He estimates it would cost around €6m (£4m) to make roads safer for lynxes by clearing roadsides of brush, putting up …

Is Chocolate Driving Monkeys into Extinction? | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

… Ivory Coast provides more than one third of the world’s cocoa supply—1.7 million metric tons last year—which is enough to create an awful lot of chocolate Easter bunnies. Unfortunately all of that cocoa comes with a cost. According to a paper published last week in Tropical Conservation Science, a significant portion of the Ivory Coast’s protected forests have been chopped down over the past few years to make room for illegal cocoa farms. To continue reading this article, click on this …

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