conservation news

The Global Seed Bank is located in Svalbard
Millions of seeds in ‘Doomsday’ vault safe after permafrost melts 
A flame shell on a maerl bed with red and green seaweeds
Conservationists hope rare flame shell seabeds can be returned to their natural state after damage caused by dredging. 
Ximena Velez-Liendo from Bolivia undertaking fieldwork
The ‘Green Oscars’ celebrate the vital work of six conservationists.
Black-tailed godwit chick in the wild
Eggs collected from the wild from rare wading birds have now hatched in captivity.
Bengal tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Almost half of the world’s most ecologically important locations are afflicted by illegal wildlife activities, according to a new report.
Europe’s largest wader is a high conservation priority.
Red squirrel on mossy oak
Conservationists begin a big recruitment drive for red squirrel volunteers
Leaping salmon
A successful restoration project on the Swindale Beck River provides an ideal habitat for breeding fish. 
A greater horseshoe bat about to take flight in a cave in Somerset, UK.
New research calls for more action to protect bats from traffic. 
Wandering albatross, South Georgia
A special task force set up to reduce the accidental deaths of albatrosses and other seabirds in fisheries says it has made great progress since it began its work in 2006.
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