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USDA approval of genetically modified chestnut trees would be a step forward for the conservation of endangered species

USDA approval of genetically modified chestnut trees would be a step forward for the conservation of endangered species

This is an exciting time in the field of conservation and biotechnology. For the first time, it seems likely that a genetically engineered (GE) tree could be approved by US regulatory agencies for use in the restoration of an endangered species in the wild. This tree is the American chestnut, a species decimated by disease …

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More than one in 10 species could be extinct by the end of the century, study warns

Earth could lose more than a tenth of its plant and animal species by the end of the century on current trends, according to new research that comes as nearly 3,000 scientists call on governments to act to stop the destruction of nature in the final days of negotiations. at COP15. The climate crisis will …

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Marine life hit by ‘perfect storm’ as Red List reveals species near extinction

Illegal and unsustainable fishing, fossil fuel exploration, climate crisis and disease are pushing marine species to the brink of extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, with populations of dugong, abalone and pillar coral at risk of disappearing forever. Marine life is facing a ‘perfect storm’ of human overconsumption, …

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A species of American bat devastated by a fungus is now classified as endangered

A species of American bat devastated by a fungus is now classified as endangered

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration declared the northern bat endangered on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save a species driven to the brink of extinction by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease. “White-nose syndrome is decimating cave bat species like the northern myotis at an unprecedented rate,” said Martha Williams, director of …

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Wildlife conference issues protections for 500 species

Wildlife conference issues protections for 500 species

PANAMA CITY — An international wildlife conference has moved to enact some of the most important protections for shark species targeted in the fin trade and dozens of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the fish trade. pets. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, …

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Sharks, turtles and lizards among the protected species at an international conference

Sharks, turtles and lizards among the protected species at an international conference

An international wildlife conference has moved to enact some of the most important protections for shark species targeted in the fin trade and dozens of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade . The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, known by its …

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‘Tangled mess of inaction’: Hundreds of endangered species recovery plans expire in next six months

Hundreds of endangered species recovery plans will reach their expiry date in the next six months as the government mulls over how to reform Australia’s flawed environmental protection system. Documents given to Guardian Australia under freedom of information laws detail how a lack of resources, disagreements with state governments and the growing list of endangered …

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Wildlife conference bolsters protection for sharks and other species

Wildlife conference bolsters protection for sharks and other species

Confiscated shark fins are shown at a 2020 press conference in Doral, Florida. An international conference on the trade in endangered species ended Friday in Panama, with protections established for more than 500 species. Wilfred Lee/Associated Press PANAMA CITY — An international wildlife conference has moved to enact some of the most important protections for …

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Wildlife conservation tends to save charismatic species.  That might be about to change

Wildlife conservation tends to save charismatic species. That might be about to change

Peter Petokas, from the Clean Water Institute at Lycoming College, and Michelle Herman, from the Wetland Trust, with a young hellbender they helped raise in captivity and released in 2018. Laura Benshoff/NPR hide caption toggle caption Laura Benshoff/NPR Peter Petokas, from the Clean Water Institute at Lycoming College, and Michelle Herman, from the Wetland Trust, …

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