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Killer Mice on UK Island Eating Birds to Extinction

Article: Killer Mice on UK Island Eating Birds to Extinction

CAMBRIDGE, UK, December 12, 2008 (ENS) – The Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross has suffered its worst breeding season ever, according to research by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The number of fledgling chicks has decreased rapidly and it is now five times lower than it should be because introduced predatory mice are…

Birds v. Coal: South African Court Asked to Decide

Article: Birds v. Coal: South African Court Asked to Decide

CAMBRIDGE, UK, November 17, 2008 (ENS) – Wildlife conservationists have applied to the South African High Court for a judicial review of permission granted to a British-South African company to mine coal in the core of one of South Africa’ most ecologically sensitive natural environments. Conservationists contend the prospecting rights obtained by Delta Mining, a…

Prince Charles Visits Conservation Projects Across the Far East

Article: Prince Charles Visits Conservation Projects Across the Far East

LONDON, UK, October 31, 2008 (ENS) – HRH The Prince of Wales will this Sunday visit the Indonesian island of Sumatra to view an innovative rainforest conservation project as part of his ongoing Far East tour. Prince Charles will see how logged rainforest on Sumatra is being protected and restored by conservation groups BirdLife International,…

Human Thirst for Palm Oil Wipes Out Rare Forest Birds

Article: Human Thirst for Palm Oil Wipes Out Rare Forest Birds

LONDON, UK, January 11, 2008 (ENS) – Many more bird species are threatened with extinction than previously feared, according to analyses of satellite images that reveal for the first time the extent of deforestation occurring on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The island is a stronghold for a number of birds found…