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What is your opinion on the future of invasive species management?
Biodiversity Professionals member Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz is conducting a survey looking for your opinion on the future of invasive species management. Her project, Alien Futures, is a global research project exploring the wider environmental, social and technological issues external to invasion ecology that may have implications for the future management of invasive species.
#invasivespecies   #conservation   #research   #project  
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Biodiversity Professionals

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Are introduced species all bad?
In our latest blog post, +Biodiversity Professionals member Dr. Jamie Steer argues no, and therefore that introduced species deserve more love. Dr. Steer provides five reasons that conservationists need to be a bit more forgiving of introduced species. What do you think? Should we love 'em or hate 'em?

#introducedspecies   #biodiversity   #conservation   #newzealand  
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I have published two posts over at Naturestimeline StandUp4Nature as of today. The links to which are as follows:

https://www.facebook.com/naturestimeline.StandUp4Nature/posts/1053348344686242

Stop Promoting Cruel Turtle Farm on TripAdvisor

and

https://www.facebook.com/naturestimeline.StandUp4Nature/posts/1053347221353021

Protect National Park and Indigenous People from Oil Drilling

Please support these causes by liking the Naturestimeline StandUp4Nature Facebook community page and sharing our love for the Natural World beyond this group.

Best Wishes

Tony Powell and naturestimeline
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Again, another petition from Forcechange.com. I am not anti-zoo conservation or anti-farming but I just don't see the necessity for such a large tourist...
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Rick Schwartz
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100 years of innovative & inspiring work... Here's to 100 more!
Roaring Forward with the +San Diego Zoo!
#SDZoo100

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mike miller (animalovermike)

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🐾🐾🐾🐾Ban Fox Hunting For Good🐾🐾🐾🐾

There are rumours that fox hunting maybe coming back here in the UK.

https://banfoxhunting.wordpress.com/

Keep fox hunting banned! It’s one of the cruelest sports ever! and I don’t buy that they only fox hunt to keep fox’s numbers down. There are other ways rather than hunting them down in this way – to the point they are so scared they actually scream! I once saw a video (taken by animal rights in secret) of a hunt master who got off his horse after the exhausted fox made it to its hole and disappeared down it. The hunt master calmly walked over and put his arm down the hole and pulled out the fox by the scruff of its neck. Then, just before throwing it to the hounds, the fox screamed so loud, it sounded like the sound of a human about to be murdered…I will never, ever forget that!

The only reason they hunt them this way is because they enjoy the fast paced horse ride and the thrill at the end of the fox’s life. Did you know that they smear the blood of the fox (what’s left of it) on the side of the face of any newcomer’s to the hunt?

This sport is bloodthirsty in the extreme and should be banned for ever!

And what about the cubs left behind?

I’m trying to find that video, but I suspect it was taken off the internet, because supposedly, if a fox gets to its hole it’s to be left ‘end of hunt’…that’s the rules, but that blood thirsty lot wanted to see blood.

This is another episode, it’s eye witness accounts after a fox was torn apart:

They can’t find a fox roaming so they dig for one. This is sport???

https://banfoxhunting.wordpress.com/

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Bruce Levick

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Hi All,
Progress update on constructing better primate enclosures for the local zoo here in Bengkulu.

We have ticked all the (red tape) boxes and even though we are still short on $$ we can start the work and use the available funs to fix one enclosure first, but we still need more funds to finish both the macaques and the gibbons enclosures. Any help is appreciated to give these gorgeous primates a better life.

Brusca xo

For online support of this project head to the link below.
http://www.berdiri.org/cause-view/update-monkey-enclosures-bengkulu-zoo/

For direct bank donations this is the Berdiri Foundation account
Account name: Yayasan Berdiri Nusantara Sejahtera
Account Number: 1130010689093
Bank Mandiri
SWIFT: BMRIIDJA
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Currently there are 8 primates at the Bengkulu Zoo and their enclosures are in an incredibly bad state. To the point where two of the long tailed macaques are now chained to the enclosure to stop them from escaping because of the holes and deteriorated state of the enclosure walls.
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Rick Schwartz
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Though humans tend to create situations that cause the degradation of habitat and native wildlife population... There are several organizations shifting the way communities interact with their surrounding environments.  Successful conservation requires the actions of humans. A great example of this is evident in the work +Ewaso Lions is doing in Kenya. 
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two-way communication can lead to greater understanding and innovative ideas that can 1) keep large predators out of the bomas 2) ensure the decrease of revenge killings 3) decrease lion killing and dancing traditions 3) stop lion hunting for profit. Unfortunately human nature is hard to change. It can be modified if the outcome improves circumstance. Good luck to all those organisations fighting to make a difference.
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Biodiversity. A LinkedIn contribution from a connection of mine, Tom Butterworth.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/biodiversity-tom-butterworth

Please take a few moments out of your time to watch the following video clip to listen to the wise words of Tom Butterworth from Natural England.

Best Wishes

Tony William Powell and naturestimeline
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Biodiversity Professionals

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Funny but true!
Please remember your favorite conservation organization when you give charitably. +Biodiversity Professionals recommends +SavingSpecies as a small but fierce organization where you can choose for all of your donation to go to conservation. http://www.savingspecies.org/
#conservation   #rainforest  
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Biodiversity Professionals

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We're supporting this petition to save the wild chinchilla
Please take a moment to read this brief review of chinchilla conservation. It's ironic how this adorable creature, a beloved pet for many, is critically endangered in the wild. Signing your name to the petition will take just a moment of your time and could make all the difference for this species. Thank you! 
#chinchilla   #conservation   #chile  
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Conservation takes on many forms due to the need for many different solutions to many different problems. Several anti-poaching units are now working with bloodhounds and other breeds of dogs to help be more effective at stopping poaching. At this time Lewa Conservancy's anti-poaching rangers have prevented the poaching of all rhinos in their area in 2014 and they are on schedule to repeat that as we wrap up 2015. Watch this video to see how they are doing it!
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Bruce Levick

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We have a project in Sumatra working on improving the conditions for the welfare of the primates at the local zoo. This is Thomas and his reaction when he heard he was getting a new home. www.berdiri.org for details and ways you can help. #priceless #primate #project #sumatra #conservation #sony #a6000
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Best of luck Bruce.
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Bruce Levick

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Hi All,
Progress update on constructing better primate enclosures for the local zoo here in Bengkulu.

We have ticked all the (red tape) boxes and even though we are still short on $$ we can start the work and use the available funs to fix one enclosure first, but we still need more funds to finish both the macaques and the gibbons enclosures. Any help is appreciated to give these gorgeous primates a better life.

Brusca xo

For online support of this project head to the link below.
http://www.berdiri.org/cause-view/update-monkey-enclosures-bengkulu-zoo/

For direct bank donations this is the Berdiri Foundation account
Account name: Yayasan Berdiri Nusantara Sejahtera
Account Number: 1130010689093
Bank Mandiri
SWIFT: BMRIIDJA

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Biodiversity Professionals

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We need more of this!
Conservation needs all the positive PR it can get. So +Emirates deserves applause for its bold strategy to publicize the problem of poaching. The new livery, on two of its largest jets, the Airbus 380, depicts various species in danger of extinction due in part at least to poaching. According to the airline, "Emirates believes that the global transport industry, including airlines, can play a significant role to break the supply chain of illegal wildlife trade."

#conservation   #poaching   #wildlife   #animals   #airbus  
Dubai airline has decked out two of its A380 superjumbo jets in special livery designed to support United for Wildlife, a global campaign against the illegal wildlife trade
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Katherine Markham

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The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has a new tool/game out designed to raise awareness about the RedList. It's a cute little quiz you take. Thought I'd pass it along.
The IUCN Red List is the infrastructure that informs the efforts of conservationists around the world. From the Giant Sequoia to the Cross River Gorilla to the Giant Panda, The IUCN Red List has so far assessed over 77,000 species. Find out which Amazing Species is your closest match by taking our species quiz.
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