A UK man who thought he was doing the environment a favor by catching invasive American signal crayfish out of a local river has been fined £4,000 ($8,000) aftger authorities discovered he had actually caught and eaten the native white-clawed crayfish, an endangered species. Also, turns out he was breaking the law just by trapping for crayfish in Cumbria.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Posted by Jennifer Forman Orth at 10:45 PM No comments:
Labels: aquatic species, Britain, crayfish, crustaceans, UK
A recent report from the city of Minneapolis indicates that the city is poised to lose all 200,000 of its ash trees to the emerald ash borer. A summary of the Greenprint report is available here, and the entire report can be downloaded here.
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Labels: beetles, emerald ash borer, insects, Minnesota
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Should established non-native mammals be granted "ecological citizenship"? That was one of the conclusions of a new UK study, "The State of Britain’s Mammals."
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