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Success of past rewilding projects shows path to restoring damaged ecosystems

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The news that scientists are planning to bring back woolly mammoths to the Arctic tundra, by splicing DNA from Asian elephants with that of their extinct ancestors, has raised a few eyebrows in the world of conservati...

‘I’ve seen 40 on one dive’: invasive lionfish threatens ecosystems in Med

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Non-native lionfish have become increasingly common in parts of the Mediterranean in recent years, threatening local ecosystems and posing a hazard to humans through their venomous spines. Marine biologist Prof Jason ...

Goldfish dumped in lakes grow to monstrous size, threatening ecosystems

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Authorities in Minnesota have appealed to aquarium owners to stop releasing pet fish into waterways, after several huge goldfish were pulled from a local lake. Officials in Burnsville, oor 15 miles south of Minneapo...

Lululemon founder buys Canadian islands to conserve ecosystems

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The Lululemon founder, Chip Wilson, has purchased one Canadian island, and helped buy another, in order to donate them to a charity. The islands in question are Saturnina and West Ballenas, two tiny undeveloped speck...

Net 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests

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Net 3% of the world’s land remains ecologically intact with healthy populations of all its original animals and undisturbed habitat, a study suggests. These fragments of wilderness undamaged by human activities are m...

Sharks ‘critical’ to restoring damaged ecosystems, finds study

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Sharks are critical in helping ecosystems recover from extreme climatic events, according to a new study. The conclusions came after scientists were able to determine the importance of the apex predator to a unique ec...