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South Africa: Low Levels of Genetic Diversity Are Putting Great White Sharks At Risk

By Sara Andreotti, Stellenbosch University | 29 November 2015 Despite international protection, great white sharks face several threats. These include reduction of their food supply, pollution, baited hooks and lethal gill nets used as beach protection measures. The cryptic nature of white sharks makes them challenging to study. And it is difficult to protect a species we don’t know much about. But new research has now added another piece of the puzzle towards understanding these …

Feds release final bull trout recovery plan; critics label it ‘extinction plan’

… which identify conservation actions needed to address threats such as loss of habitat connectivity and passage barriers, non-native fish competition and predation, and the effects of poor land-management practices. “The final recovery plan is a conservation compass to guide the recovery of bull trout, especially in places where the threatened fish has the best chance to persist for years to come,” said Mike Carrier, state supervisor for the Service’s Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office. “The …

Northern Bald Ibis, Rare Syrian Bird, Faces Extinction After Palmyra Falls To ISIS

… critical because without this bird, other captive birds cannot be released, raising threats of the species’ extinction in Syria. The northern bald ibis is large, glossy and black, measuring about 30 inches in length, with a wingspan of about 53 inches. According to satellite tagging of 13 Syrian birds in 2006, three adults in the group and a fourth untagged one wintered together from February to July in the highlands of Ethiopia. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: …

Thorny frog and dementor wasp among new species discovered in Mekong | Environment | The Guardian

… three new plants or creatures a week. But many of the newly-discovered species are already at risk from threats such as destruction of their habitat, poaching or the illegal wildlife trade, a Magical Mekong report by wildlife charity WWF warned.   To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Thorny frog and dementor wasp among new species discovered in Mekong | Environment | The Guardian …

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