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  1. News - World - NATURE

    Revival of wolf population stirs old German fears

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:14pm by NYT

    ... down and disposed of. Now, however, wolves have made a comeback, growing over the last 20 years to a stable population of 35 packs, about 150 wolves in all. That has set off a furore over whether Germany is big enough for both people and wolves. They have made regular headlines, and been the subject of numerous news programmes. Critics maintain that Germany is too densely populated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431185/revival-wolf-population-stirs-old-german-fears
  2. News - World - NATURE

    Shepherds at war with conservationists in the French Alps over growing wolf population

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Europe; the first wolves re-entered French territory from Italy in 1992, a small and delicate population at the outset. Much to the thrill of conservationists and European officials, they have ... added wryly. "You'll get 99 per cent in favour. I don't go swimming, I don't give a damn!" France's wolf population is hardly Europe's largest, at about 250, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1303382/shepherds-war-conservationists-french-alps-over-growing-wolf-population
  3. News - World - NATURE

    Beaver attacks rising in Belarus after population has tripled in a decade

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in Europe, beavers have made a comeback as hunting was banned or restricted and new populations were introduced. In Belarus, a former Soviet nation between Russia and Poland, the beaver population has tripled in the past decade to an estimated 80,000, according to wildlife experts. That has caused beavers increasingly to wander into populated areas, creating more grounds for conflict. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1249139/beaver-attacks-rising-belarus-after-population-has-tripled-decade
  4. News - World - NATURE

    West African lions on brink of extinction due to farming and hunting

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... of extinction," Luke Hunter, one of the paper's authors and president of wild cat conservation group Panthera, said. "It would be very easy for small, isolated populations to be wiped out over ... in groups that often do not have enough lionesses to sustain a population. The study says there has been no comprehensive study of the size of past populations, though Hunter said there would at one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1406290/west-african-lions-brink-extinction-due-farming-and-hunting
  5. News - World - NATURE

    Honeybees spreading disease to bumblebees, says UK study

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 09:47pm by AP

    ... "Wild populations of bumblebees appear to be in significant decline in Europe, North America, South America and in Asia," said study author Mark Brown, of the University of London. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432138/honeybees-spreading-disease-bumblebees-says-uk-study
  6. News - Hong Kong - NATURE

    Real delight as false killer whales make surprise visit to Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 03:46am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... said. While visits by whales and dolphins- apart from local populations- are rare, a few unexpected visitors have turned up. A humpback whale was spotted in Victoria Harbour in 2009, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428031/real-delight-false-killer-whales-make-surprise-visit-hong-kong
  7. News - World - NATURE

    Moose disappearing, and scientists point finger at climate change

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... New Hampshire and Minnesota- moose populations are in steep decline. And no one is sure why. Twenty years ago, Minnesota had two geographically separate moose populations. One of them has virtually disappeared, declining to fewer than 100 from 4,000. The other population, in northeastern Minnesota, is dropping 25 per cent a year and is now fewer than 3,000, down from 8,000. Wildlife ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1332378/moose-disappearing-and-scientists-point-finger-climate-change
  8. News - World - NATURE

    Sixty new species discovered in Suriname rainforest

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in the US state of Virginia, said. It has worked for years in Suriname, a sparsely populated country on the northern shoulder of South America. The creatures that could be new to science include ... populations of frogs are declining and disappearing around the world, it's pretty exciting to be discovering new species," Larsen said. Scientists also catalogued a potentially new type ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1324537/60-new-species-discovered-suriname-rainforest-group-says
  9. News - World - NATURE

    Dolphins use names to identify each other

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... populations, as well as the signature whistles from the same population. "When an animal hears a copy of its whistle it will call back, it will reply very quickly and it doesn't do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1289305/dolphins-use-names-identify-each-other
  10. Lifestyle - Books - NATURE

    Book review: The World's Rarest Birds, by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash and Robert Still

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID DISKIN

    ... and population of each species, and detail any threats faced and any conservation measures being undertaken. All of the species are illustrated, 515 with colour photographs and the remaining 75- ... directories, the authors examine in some detail the causes for the decline of bird populations and focus on families of birds that face specific conservation challenges as well as threatened bird ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1245040/book-review-worlds-rarest-birds-erik-hirschfeld-andy-swash-and

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