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2010-10-13 07:16:47

Infrared footage has shown a rare tiger roaming in protected forests on Indonesia's Sumatra island, which conservationists claim to have been illegally cleared.

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2010-10-06 10:10:00

Scientists discovered an average of three new biological species each week in the Greater Mekong region of Asia, including such unique life forms as a fish with vampire-like fangs and a 22-foot tall carnivorous plant, international conservation group WWF announced on Wednesday.

2010-09-07 17:29:30

Russian oil and gas company Rosneft is conducting oil and gas exploration work that may have caused the critically endangered western gray whale to flee its main feeding ground.

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2010-04-22 11:20:00

More than 120 new animal species, including a flying frog and a slug that can shoot, have been found in Borneo since 2007.

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2010-03-11 06:35:00

Conservationists said on Wednesday that Malaysia's voracious appetite for turtle eggs could drive the marine creatures to extinction on its shores.

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2010-01-18 13:45:00

A UN report that said climate change would melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after new evidence that the claim was simply speculation.

2009-12-07 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a new partnership with the WWF's Inside COP15. Between December 7th and 19th, up-to-the-minute footage from the Copenhagen Climate Summit will be available at www.blinkx.com.

2009-12-04 11:59:00

COPENHAGEN, December 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A ground-breaking online video blog aimed at keeping the pressure on world leaders at the Copenhagen climate change summit goes live on Monday 7 December. ( Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091204/369734 ) WWF - the world's largest conservation organisation - has partnered with Green TV and Greenfilm to create Inside COP15, a live and on-demand online video service which will operate round the clock for the two weeks of the talks....

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2009-09-25 13:45:22

Researchers reported the discovery of 163 new species in the Greater Mekong region last year, and now they are at risk of becoming extinct due to climate change.


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