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  • Questions and answers on wildlife trafficking

    How big is the wildlife trafficking problem? As with any other illegal activity, it is impossible to provide a precise figure as to the scale and value of wildlife trafficking. But there is no doubt that it has grown considerably in recent years. It is now a multi-million euro criminal business affecting numerous species all over the world. Ivory, rhino horn, tiger products, ...

  • Alberta oil sands’ impact on wildlife

    Opportunities exist for U.S. companies that can effectively prevent animal deaths on Alberta oil sands sites by providing products and in wildlife management, deterrence, monitoring, and consulting. While oil producer Syncrude stands trial in connection of the deaths of 1,606 migratory waterfowl in 2008, recent government documents reveal that dozens of other animals have died on oil sands sites ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Our fight against wildlife trafficking

    Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure and honour for me to welcome you here today to our expert conference on wildlife trafficking. You are all familiar with the dimension of the problem. So, there is no need for me to repeat the dramatic poaching figures that are confronting us. But, I do want to recall the heavy costs that wildlife trafficking imposes on people, the environment ...

  • Wildlife Acoustics Announces the Song Meter SM2BAT+ Ultrasonic Monitor

    CONCORD, Mass., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildlife Acoustics, Inc., the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened wildlife species around the world, announces the next generation terrestrial ultrasonic passive acoustic recorder, the Song Meter SM2BAT+. "With the SM2BAT+, for the first time bat biologists now have a solution for ultrasonic bat ...


    By Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

  • Mapping wildlife diseases may help prevent their spread

    Tracking wildlife disease outbreaks around the world is now possible with another online map that shows where threats to the health of wild animals, domestic animals, and people are occurring. The Global Wildlife Disease News Map, developed jointly by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, was introduced publicly this week.  Updated daily, the map ...

  • Congress to Consider Global Warming Wildlife Survival Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 17, 2007 (ENS) - Calling global warming the single greatest threat to the world’s natural environment, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, today announced new legislation laying the groundwork for a national strategy to address the impacts of climate change on America’s wildlife. The bill is the first of its kind and includes components for ...

  • Wildlife Acoustics Announces its Song Meter™ SM2 Night Flight Call Package for Monitoring Migratory Birds

    Cost effective and weatherproof package sets a new standard for acoustically monitoring birds in flight PITTSBURGH - Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened wildlife species around the world, today announced the availability of the new Song Meter SM2 Night Flight Call ...


    By Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

  • Wildlife Acoustics Announces the Song Meter SM2M Ultrasonic Marine Submersible Recorder

      TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Society for Marine Mammology Biennial Conference -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened wildlife species around the world, announces a new ultrasonic marine submersible recorder. "Wildlife Acoustics ...


    By Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

  • Wildlife Acoustics Announces Its SM2BAT™ 384kHz Ultrasonic Recorder for Bats

    New high sample rate model records vocalizations of the world's bats PRAGUE - (15th International Bat Research Conference) -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened wildlife species around the world, announces a new high frequency 384kHz model of the SM2BAT Ultrasonic Recorder. The SM2BAT 384kHz Terrestrial Ultrasonic Package, ...


    By Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

  • Wildlife Acoustics Announces the Song Meter(TM) SM2M Marine Recorder

    (2nd International Marine Conservation Congress) -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened wildlife species around the world, announces a new submersible digital recorder.The Song Meter SM2M Marine Recorder is built around the proven SM2 Terrestrial Recorder Platform and features flexible scheduling, extremely low power consumption ...


    By Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

  • New risks identified for aquatic wildlife from plastic compound

    New evidence suggests that the adverse effects on aquatic ecosystems of chemical compounds used in the manufacture of plastics are greater than previously thought. The study reviewed data on five substances with known endocrine-disrupting effects on wildlife in rivers and waterways. Compounds such as bisphenol A (BPA), and the phthalates DBP, DEHP, DIDP and DINP2, are known as endocrine ...

  • Reducing biodiversity loss: a new EC tool will help protect Africa`s wildlife

    Africa is home to some of the most valuable natural ecosystems and species on the planet. Worldwide, more than 16000 plant and animal species are threatened with extinction. The monitoring of Africa's 741 protected areas (representing over two million square kilometres, i.e. nearly half the total area of the EU) plays a vital role in biodiversity protection, conservation and the sustainable ...


    By European Commission

  • Wildlife Acoustics Announces its Song Meter™ SM2 GPS Time Synchronization Option

    Allows multiple Song Meter field recorders to synchronize to within one millisecond enabling spatial localization of recorded sounds PITTSBURGH - (Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting) -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened wildlife species around the world, today announced the availability of the new Song Meter SM2 GPS ...


    By Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

  • Countries Get Serious About Wildlife Crime, Pledge Tougher Penalties for Traffickers and Kingpins

    Thirty-two countries and several international organizations have pledged new and tougher action on combating the wildlife trade during the Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana. The signatories to the agreement committed to strengthen legislation and ensure harsher penalties for financial crimes related to the illegal wildlife trade. They also reaffirmed a zero-tolerance ...

  • Wildlife Acoustics Offers Bat Researchers Both Full-spectrum and Zero-crossing Capabilities

    New software makes SM2BAT recordings compatible with competing bat analysis software and protocols DENVER - 40th North American Symposium on Bat Research -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for wildlife around the world, announces its latest version 3.0 of the Wac2Wav™ software.  This software post-processes WAC recording ...


    By Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

  • Workshop on the Cocktail effects of environmental pollutants to human and wildlife health in the northern Norway and Arctic regions

    NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research , Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and University of Tromsø (UiT) is assigned to lead the workshop within the flagship “miljøgifter” in the Fram centre. The two day workshop will be held at the Framsenteret - High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment, Tromsø, 21-22 March, 2013 Participant ...

  • DeLorme XMap GIS Software Selected by Idaho Fish and Game Department as Key Wildlife Management Tool

    YARMOUTH, Maine — DeLorme, the innovation leader in mapping, GIS, and GPS technology, today announced that its XMap 5.0 Enterprise Suite has been selected by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game as a geographic information system (GIS) software solution. The Department will be using DeLorme’s XMap 5.0 GIS Editor to organize GIS data layers and to create wildlife management maps using ...


  • Invasive species: monitoring system aims to protect vulnerable Antarctic

    Better monitoring is needed to safeguard the Antarctic against threats posed by invasive alien species, according to a new study. The authors developed ‘the Antarctic Biological Invasions Indicator’ (ABII) to help generate data for tracking trends in alien invasions and the measures taken to prevent them. Invasive alien species are a leading threat to biodiversity. Currently, there ...

  • One good tern…monitoring birds

    The use of portable, wireless cameras and monitoring equipment for recording and transmitting footage of wildlife is perhaps familiar to anyone who watches nature programs on TV. However, common to all such equipment is the problem of limited battery life, which becomes particularly troublesome when using such equipment in remote and hazardous locations. A new report in the International Journal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Listen to the natives for better environmental monitoring

    Modern methods can answer a multitude of questions, but sometimes traditional techniques are superior. Authorities in northern Quebec, Canada, found this to their cost, when they relied upon statistical data to monitor moose populations. For many centuries the Cree, an indigenous group of people living in the James Bay region of northern Quebec (around 800km north of Montreal), have lived in ...


    By European Science Foundation

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