Read more about the article Underwater Nursery Saves Rare Coral Species
Picture show one of the devices used in the project to help corals grow, in Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador, undated. An experimental project was implemented to test different methods that favour the reproduction and growth of corals in a "nursery" in 2020. (Parque Nacional Galapagos/Newsflash)

Underwater Nursery Saves Rare Coral Species

Divers and conservationists show how they are creating an underwater ‘nursery’ to restore fragile marine life off the Galapagos islands. https://youtu.be/JbDUMgQBnOs Parque Nacional Galapagos/Newsflash The experimental project, which was designed to protect threatened coral reefs in the Galapagos Islands, was funded by the Galapagos Conservancy and implemented by the Ministry…

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Read more about the article Different Strategies Needed To Protect Different Bee types Finds UK Study
Great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) on Centaurea nigra. (Pieter Haringsma/Newsflash)

Different Strategies Needed To Protect Different Bee types Finds UK Study

A study using 10 years of citizen science data from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s BeeWalk scheme has found that a variety of targeted conservation approaches are needed to protect UK bumblebee species. Researchers at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Edinburgh, used 10 years…

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Read more about the article Flamingoes Return To Galapagos Island After 20-Year Gap
Flamingos have been seen making the nests in Isla Rabida, in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, July 2022. (Marvi Cordoba-PNG/Newsflash)

Flamingoes Return To Galapagos Island After 20-Year Gap

Flamingoes have returned to a Galapagos island 20 years after an invasion of rats forced them out. The return is the fruit of 12 years of painstaking efforts to eradicate rats and other invasive species from the Pacific archipelago. Experts have now recorded two nests of flamingoes on the shore…

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Read more about the article Giant Galapagos Tortoises Boost Island Veg With Their Poo, Says Study
A team of 12 people participated in the monitoring process of the Hood Island giant tortoise in the island of Santa Fe, in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, July 2022. (Parque Nacional Galapagos/Newsflash)

Giant Galapagos Tortoises Boost Island Veg With Their Poo, Says Study

Giant tortoises reintroduced to a Galapagos island by scientists have started a cactus boom thanks to their seed-spreading poo, a new study has revealed. The 742 Hood Island giant tortoises were moved to Santa Fe island over a six-year period, says the ecological study. Now - after a week-long study…

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Read more about the article Cops Seize Endangered African Elephant Legs Turned Into Stools And Put Up For Sale Online
Civil Guard seized four legs of an African elephant that were on sale online. (Newsflash)

Cops Seize Endangered African Elephant Legs Turned Into Stools And Put Up For Sale Online

Cops in Spain have seized four endangered African elephant legs that were turned into stools and put up for sale on the Internet. The suspects are two unnamed Spanish nationals aged 67 and 39, and they were arrested after officers from the Alicante Nature Protection Service (Eprona) seized the four…

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Read more about the article Outrage After MasterChef Contestants Cook Endangered Sharks And Rodents
The participants of MasterChef Ecuador used bushmeat for one of the challenges. (Newsflash)

Outrage After MasterChef Contestants Cook Endangered Sharks And Rodents

The TV show MasterChef Ecuador has sparked outrage for featuring the cooking of wild animals, including the world’s largest rodent and an endangered shark. The controversial episode prompted the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition to point out that the hunting and consumption of these species is illegal and…

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Read more about the article Brave Little Fish Risk Their Lives By Rubbing Against Great White Sharks To Exfoliate, Study Says
School of Pacific jack mackerel chaffing against a white shark at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. (Jesus Erick Higuera Rivas/Newsflash )

Brave Little Fish Risk Their Lives By Rubbing Against Great White Sharks To Exfoliate, Study Says

These small fish rub against great white sharks and a new study argues that it could be so they can exfoliate their skin and remove parasites. A team of researchers led by the University of Miami (UM) Shark Research and Conservation Program at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric…

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Read more about the article NGOs Take Action Against Spain Over Polluted Lagoon On Brink Of Ecological Disaster
The condition of the eutrophication contamination in Mar Menor, that has not improved during the last 5 years from 2016 to the 2021, in Spain. (ANSE/Newsflash)

NGOs Take Action Against Spain Over Polluted Lagoon On Brink Of Ecological Disaster

This footage shows the shocking levels of pollution in the Mar Menor saltwater lagoon in southern Spain that the government has allegedly been ignoring for the past five years. Menor Mar has been turned into a soup of eutrophication with dead fish littering its banks and algae blooms blocking the…

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Read more about the article Minister Visits Channel For Sea Level Relocation Plans
French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Elisabeth Borne

Minister Visits Channel For Sea Level Relocation Plans

French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Elisabeth Borne is expected to head to the Channel tomorrow (FRI) to talk about the erosion of the coastal line from rising sea levels and discuss plans to relocate locals. The minister said that from 5,000 to 50,000 people will have to…

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