CSIRO warning of wildlife wipe-out 8th July 2010

Australia’s national parks are failing to save native wildlife, with mammal extinction rates of almost 50 per cent occurring in some NSW protected areas, a CSIRO scientist says. Article Link: http://fw.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/agribusiness-and-general/general/csiro-warning-of-wildlife-wipeout/1878477.aspx

Blue-tongue lizards banished from backyard to city outskirts 13th July 2010

Blue-tongue lizards were once the lords of Sydney’s backyards, but high-density development is banishing them to the city’s fringe. Wildlife groups are reporting that blue-tongues and other natives, such as the tawny frogmouth, are being pushed to the edge of the city by more intense development and higher human population density. Article Link: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/bluetongue-lizards-banished-from-backyard-to-city-outksirts-20100712-107yy.html

Restoring the paradise that Saddam destroyed – 30 July 2010

Saddam Hussein drained the unique wetlands of southern Iraq as a punishment to the region’s Marsh Arabs who had backed an uprising. Two decades later, one courageous US Iraqi is leading efforts to restore the marshes. Not even exploding bombs can deter him from his dream. Article Link:

Radioactive boar on the rise in Germany – 30 July 2010

s Germany’s wild boar population has skyrocketed in recent years, so too has the number of animals contaminated by radioactivity left over from the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Government payments compensating hunters for lost income due to radioactive boar have quadrupled since 2007. Article Link:

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