October 19, 2019

Cayman Islands: ‘Grouper Moon’ takes on critical importance in 2019

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The Department of Environment (DoE), in partnership with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) organisation, has resumed its annual ‘Grouper Moon’ research project in the Cayman Islands and work on that project will continue into next month. The project, which started in the mid-1980’s and  dubbed ‘Grouper Moon’ when the REEF partnership began in 2002, […]

Endangered saiga antelopes struck down by another mass die-off

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By Kristy Hamilton From IFL Science Thousands of critically endangered saiga antelope in Mongolia have died over the last two months, crashing their numbers by 27 percent. The Mongolian saiga population was estimated at a precarious 10,000 in December 2016, before their numbers plummeted by 2,500. The agent of destruction? A livestock virus known as peste des […]

Giant pandas are no longer ‘endangered,’ but eastern gorillas face extinction

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BY MARIA GALLUCCI From Mashable Giant pandas, break out your best bamboo. You’re no longer considered an endangered species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Sunday moved the black-eared, white-faced bears from “endangered” to “vulnerable” on its Red List of Threatened Species. But eastern gorillas, the world’s largest living primate, have little […]

Polar bears: endangered species

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The US and Canada are clashing over the status of this possibly endangered species By VICE News From Business Insider Green groups and the American government are expected to lobby the global community to classify polar bears as a species threatened with extinction. But Canada, home to sixty percent of the world’s polar bears, is […]

Caribbean coral catastrophe

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From Frontier A recent report describing a three year collaboration between the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) revealed that the majority of the Caribbean’s coral reefs may disappear within the next 20 years. This shocking news was the result […]

From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

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Gland, Switzerland, 02 July 2014 (IUCN) – With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for […]