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Another city in BC bans shark fins

via Peace Arch News | Mon November 05, 2012
The sale, possession and distribution of shark fin is officially banned in White Rock.

new mammal menagerie uncovered in remote Peruvian cloud forest

via MongaBay | Sat October 20, 2012
Every year scientists describe around 18,000 new species, but mammals make up less than half a percent of those. Yet mammal surprises remain: deep in the remote Peruvian Andes, scientists have made an incredible discovery: a rich cloud forest and alpine grassland ecosystem that may be home to no less than eight new mammal species.

Costa Rica’s Shark Finning Ban Signed By President Chinchilla

via Huffington Post | Thu October 18, 2012
Costa Rica passed a blanket ban on shark finning, in which the fins are sliced off sharks, often while they are alive, before the fish are thrown back into the ocean to die.

New Water Treatment Process Could Help Bring Dead Zones Back to Life

via Triple Pundit | Tue October 09, 2012
Employing a new tertiary wastewater treatment process reduced levels of phosphorous and trace pollutants in urban wastewater effluent below EPA safe levels, researchers from Veolia Water, Kruger and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found.

Jaguar conservation gets a boost in North and Central America

via MongaBay | Sun September 30, 2012
Jaguar conservation has received a huge boost in the past few months both in Latin America and in the U.S. An historic agreement singed between the world's leading wild cat conservation organization Panthera and the government of Costa Rica in addition to a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposal bring renewed hope to the efforts to revive the iconic jaguar in its current habitat and return the cats to the American Southwest.

Vancouver council makes ‘historic’ move toward shark fin ban

via Vancouver Sun | Mon September 24, 2012
The City of Vancouver, BC will work with neighbouring municipalities to develop a ban on the sale of shark-fin products, mayor and council agreed Tuesday.

New monkey species discovered in Africa

via BBC | Wed September 12, 2012
A new species of monkey has been identified in Africa, the first one in 28 years, say scientists.

Australia Acts To Stop Super-Trawler

via Discovery News | Tue September 11, 2012
The Australian government Tuesday sought to change its environmental protection laws to prevent a controversial super-trawler from fishing in its waters amid concerns about the by-catch.

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific bans shark fins as air cargo

via Washington Post | Fri September 07, 2012
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific says it will stop carrying shark fins as cargo, bowing to pressure from groups concerned about cruelty and possible extinctions as China’s appetite for the delicacy rises.

Brazil humpback population on the rebound

via Terra Daily | Tue September 04, 2012
Last year, nearly 11,500 humpback whales were counted off the coast of Brazil -- a new record, the Baleia Jubarte Institute cheered Sunday in a report.

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Saved From illegal Logging

via Earth Week | Fri August 24, 2012
Illegal logging in the forests of Mexico that are the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly has been virtually eliminated, according to a new study.

Madagascar Gets Biggest Lemur Park

Story contains video via Live Science | Fri August 17, 2012
Good news for lemurs: Officials in Madagascar have created the island's biggest protected wildlife park. Named Makira Natural Park, the area is larger than the state of than the state of Rhode Island, and it provides a habitat for the highest diversity of lemurs on the planet, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced.

Nanaimo latest B.C. municipality to ban shark fin

Story contains video via The Province | Tue August 14, 2012
B.C.’s anti-shark fin movement is gaining momentum as Nanaimo becomes the newest municipality to become fin-free.

Conservationists pledge to double number of tiny buffalo

via Mongabay | Wed July 25, 2012
The World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) has joined top academic institution Far Eastern University (FEU), alongside well-established environmental groups in Mindoro, with the goal of doubling the wild tamaraw population from 300 to 600 by 2020.

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