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In search of endangered otters, Iraqi environmentalists persevere with crusade to protect country's marshes
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In search of endangered otters, Iraqi environmentalists persevere with crusade to protect country's marshes

The UN estimates at least 250 square kilometers (96 square miles) of fertile land in Iraq is lost annually to desertification. Rising salinity will likely drive out if not wipe away endemic species.

At Rio de Janeiro zoo, the city's last wild macaw seeks a companion
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At Rio de Janeiro zoo, the city's last wild macaw seeks a companion

Almost every morning for the last two decades, Juliet has appeared. She swoops onto the zoo enclosure where macaws are kept and, through its fence, engages in grooming behavior that looks like conjugal canoodling.

Galapagos island receives 36 endangered giant tortoises bred in captivity, quarantined
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Galapagos island receives 36 endangered giant tortoises bred in captivity, quarantined

The animals were quarantined and tested for disease and parasites before their release, to prevent any spread to the native fauna.

White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay
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White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay

People were introduced to the white giraffe for the first time in 2017, when it was found along with its calf by Kenya's Ishaqbini Conservancy.

World Environment Day 2020: Tigers are threatened by a nearly 24,000 kilometers network of planned roads across Asia
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World Environment Day 2020: Tigers are threatened by a nearly 24,000 kilometers network of planned roads across Asia

The explosion of new roads is driven in part by the global development strategies such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Endangered Species: India's tribal regions, lacking in basic healthcare facilities, reel under menace of malnutrition
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Endangered Species: India's tribal regions, lacking in basic healthcare facilities, reel under menace of malnutrition

The second part of the docuseries Endangered Species, titled First Citizens, travels across the states of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand, which have some of the largest tribal populations in the country. They lack basic healthcare facilities and support systems for good hygiene and health education

Endangered Species: How malnutrition has plagued some of Assam's most vulnerable districts and communities
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Endangered Species: How malnutrition has plagued some of Assam's most vulnerable districts and communities

The first part of the docuseries, Endangered Species explores the issue of malnutrition in the tea garden labour population, one of the most marginalised communities in the country; the prevalence of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM); lack of health workers and unequal distribution of services in some of the worst-hit parts of Assam especially the Muslim majority districts and the Bodoland territory.

Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves
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Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves

Discoveries of new species is the outcome of perseverance, years of fieldwork & long periods of looking at museum records.

Eight conservationists in Iran arrested for spying, corruption without proof in gross human right violation
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Eight conservationists in Iran arrested for spying, corruption without proof in gross human right violation

The charges appear to be related to allegations that the conservationists used wildlife camera traps for the purpose of espionage.

In Bhutan, widespread plastic use further threatens vulnerable black-necked cranes
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In Bhutan, widespread plastic use further threatens vulnerable black-necked cranes

Experts' discovery of plastic in the faeces of the black-necked cranes has raised new concerns around the health, safety and long-term survival of the endangered species

Koala numbers decline to 80,000 in Australia, they are now
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Koala numbers decline to 80,000 in Australia, they are now "functionally extinct"

The decline in Koala's population has been attributed to habitat loss which continues to diminish rapidly.

UN report explains how nature will bite humanity back if it were destroyed
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UN report explains how nature will bite humanity back if it were destroyed

Nature is integral to human life and here are four ways scientists say human beings are completely dependent on it.

Odd, amorphous amphibian could soon be honoured as Kerala's state frog
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Odd, amorphous amphibian could soon be honoured as Kerala's state frog

This purplish, puffy termite eater with a blister for a nose is native to the Western Ghats of India.

One of the only four surviving Yangtze giant softshell turtles has died
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One of the only four surviving Yangtze giant softshell turtles has died

The female turtle died the following the day after an artificial insemination procedure.

28 tons of scales seized from 38,000 endangered pangolins in Singapore
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28 tons of scales seized from 38,000 endangered pangolins in Singapore

The busted scales have been linked to four different species of Pangolins native to Africa.

Two rare, vulnerable new species of bats discovered in Europe and North Africa
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Two rare, vulnerable new species of bats discovered in Europe and North Africa

The bats are already fit to be in the list of species under threat of extinction: Researcher.

Our meat cravings are driving the world's largest animals to their extinction
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Our meat cravings are driving the world's largest animals to their extinction

Except for reptiles, every one of these animals is being killed foremost for their meat.

Wildlife crime fighters find mammoth DNA among others goods in Cambodian market
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Wildlife crime fighters find mammoth DNA among others goods in Cambodian market

The team was tracking wildlife crime using genetics to determine where ivory in markets is coming from.

Odisha govt readies plan to protect endangered Olive Ridley turtles ahead of annual mass nesting, bans fishing near coast
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Odisha govt readies plan to protect endangered Olive Ridley turtles ahead of annual mass nesting, bans fishing near coast

The ban on fishing within 20 kilometres from the coast for the protection of turtles will be imposed from 1 November, 2018 till 30 May, 2019.

Shrinking space, fear of territorial fights prompts Rajasthan to relocate tigers to Mukundra from Ranthambore reserve
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Shrinking space, fear of territorial fights prompts Rajasthan to relocate tigers to Mukundra from Ranthambore reserve

The Rajasthan forest department has identified two tigresses, T-99 and T-102 from Ranthambore tiger reserve to be shifted to Mukundra, yet another tiger reserve in the state.