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New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal

BBC Nature news - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 15:53

A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

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Total trade ban for Gibraltar's monkeys agreed

BBC Nature news - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 15:16

Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque, has gained the highest level of protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

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Grass food crops facing climate change challenge

BBC Nature news - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 13:28

Projected climate change is set to happen too quickly for grass species, including major food crops, to adapt to the new conditions, a study suggests.

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Derwen hynod Cwm yr Esgob ar y rhestr fer Coeden y Flwyddyn 2016

RSPB news - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 11:45

Mae coeden hynod sydd wedi'i lleoli ar safle RSPB Carngafallt ym Mhowys wedi cael ei rhoi ar y rhestr fer yng nghystadleuaeth Coeden y Flwyddyn Coed Cadw 2016, sydd wedi'i noddi gan Loteri'r Cod Post.

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Cwm yr Esgob veteran oak tree shortlisted for Tree of the Year 2016

RSPB news - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 11:40

A veteran oak tree situated on RSPB Carngafallt in Powys has been shortlisted in the Woodland Trust Tree of the Year 2016 competition, sponsored by Postcode Lottery.

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Garden ponds 'playing role' in frog disease spread

BBC Nature news - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 00:45

Garden ponds are playing a role in the spread of deadly frog diseases across the UK, a study suggests.

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Why is this woman flying 4,500 miles?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 00:01

British conservationist Sacha Dench is on the first leg of an epic 4,500 mile paramotor flight following migrating swans.

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Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision

BBC Nature news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 22:40

Entrepreneur Elon Musk outlines his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.

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Huge blue topaz stone on loan to Natural History Museum

BBC Nature news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 20:12

A blue topaz stone, thought to be the largest-ever, is to go on permanent loan to the Natural History Museum in London.

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Materials programmed to shape shift

BBC Nature news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 19:26

Scientists have pre-programmed materials to change their shape over time.

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First 'three person baby' born using new method

BBC Nature news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 18:13

The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.

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Chester Zoo releases footage of rare giant jumping rat

BBC Nature news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 15:49

The first footage of a rare giant jumping rat born at Chester Zoo is released.

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Build a home for nature at Fairhaven Lake - Ribble Discovery Center

RSPB news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 12:30

With the nights drawing in, the RSPB and Friends of Fairhaven Lake group are teaming up for a special 'Winter Homes' event and are inviting visitors along to help give nature a lakeside home.

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RSPB and local farmers work together to save the curlew

RSPB news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 12:24

Pilot project to improve habitat of threatened wading birds completed

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Why does the Europa water plume matter?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 12:21

Professor Michele Dougherty explains the importance of the water plumes on Jupiter's moon

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RSPB submits plans for new visitor centre at Sherwood Forest

RSPB news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 12:17

RSPB-led consortium submits planning application to Newark and Sherwood District Council for a new visitor centre at Sherwood Forest.

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RSPB Scotland comments on ASC climate change progress report

RSPB news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 11:25

RSPB Scotland says the ASC report shows that not enough progress is being made to make our fragile natural environment more resilient to climate change.

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New report reveals the 'State of Nature' in Northern Ireland

RSPB news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 09:43

The latest 'State of Nature' report, which reveals how local habitats and species are faring, has been launched to mark the start of Northern Ireland Environment Week at Stormont.

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CITES species body rejects process for ivory sales

BBC Nature news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 09:05

Delegates at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg have defeated an attempt to set up a process to resume sales of ivory.

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Proteins from 'deep time' found in ostrich eggshell

BBC Nature news - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 08:45

Scientists extract fossil proteins - some of biological tissue's building blocks - in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell.

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