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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Ernest Hemingway's grandsons join fight to save marlin in Straits of Florida

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... years, experts said. It was not yet known whether the baby whale was a male or female, but the calf appeared to be about a week old when it was first seen by researchers on Sunday, said Ken Balcomb, the executive director of the Centre for Whale Research. "The baby's dorsal fin was upright, not folded over, indicating it is probably more than one day old, so we ...

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    South Africa mulls legal trade in rhino horns in bid to defeat poaching

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... and sometimes even their faces hacked off. "When you stand next to a carcass, a dead pregnant female cow and a young heifer not 50 metres away, you weep," Jones said. "It's like ... a 2012 estimate, said US$76.1 billion was needed each year to effectively establish and manage the world's protected areas. Unep executive director Achim Steiner said taking care ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Eco tours show visitors the natural hot spots of Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... said Elvis Au Wai-kwong, assistant director for nature conservation and infrastructure planning in the Environmental Protection Department. "You can hear male frogs croak between spring and summer to attract females, and there are many types of croaking." All the tours are jointly organised by the Conservancy Association and Hongkong Electric, which supplies power to both ...

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    Walrus calf saved in Alaska headed for Brooklyn

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... "If he's calm and comfortable, no worries," said Jon Forrest Dohlin, director of the New York Aquarium, which will receive the walrus calf, named Mitik, today. "But his needs ... by walrus standards. Because walruses are such social animals, the aquarium would be hard-pressed to keep the other walrus, the 17-year-old female Kulu, were Nuka to die. "Our concern ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Salmon return to heart of Vancouver after 50-year absence

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 02:44pm by Ian Young

    ... female fish, which thrash on their sides in the shallows to clear a spot in the gravel bed in which to deposit their precious eggs, before dying. It's a poignant scene that has played out ... moment for urban streams, which are often overlooked. "It makes me very happy. It's taken a lot of hard work to get here," said Ashley, director of the Rivers Institute ...



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