Wildlife

Lions in West and Central Africa Genetically Unique

Lions in West and Central Africa Genetically Unique

  LEIDEN, The Netherlands, August 11, 2016 (ENS) – Lions in West and Central Africa form a unique group, only distantly related to lions in East and Southern Africa, biologists at Leiden University have confirmed. For their study,...

 

Mexico Bans Gillnets to Save Endangered Porpoise

Mexico Bans Gillnets to Save Endangered Porpoise

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, August 3, 2016 (ENS) – Mexico is to permanently ban the use of gillnets in waters where the endangered vaquita is found, in an attempt to save from exinction this small porpoise found only in the Gulf of California,...

 

New Whale Species Discovered in North Pacific Ocean

New Whale Species Discovered in North Pacific Ocean

  LA JOLLA, California, July 31, 2016 (ENS) – Scientists have identified a beaked whale that lives in the cold and remote North Pacific Ocean as a new species. They have yet to officially name the whale, but have confirmed the species...

 

Wild Tigers in Peril as Tiger Farms Flourish

Wild Tigers in Peril as Tiger Farms Flourish

  LONDON, UK, July 29, 2016 (ENS) – Today, 45 nongovernmental organizations from around the world are raising the alarm over increasing tiger poaching and calling for an end to all tiger farming and trade in tigers and their body...

 

29 African Nations Urge EU to Halt Elephant Slaughter

29 African Nations Urge EU to Halt Elephant Slaughter

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 4, 2016 (ENS) – In 25 years there may not be a single elephant remaining in Africa if current rates of killing continue. As the EU member States meet today to discuss their position on whether to ban the...

 

UNEP-INTERPOL Report: Environmental Crime on the Rise

UNEP-INTERPOL Report: Environmental Crime on the Rise

  NAIROBI, Kenya, June 5, 2016 (ENS) – “More than one quarter of the world’s elephant population has been killed in a decade,” according to the International Police, INTERPOL, and the United Nations Environment Programme,...

 

World Environment Day Targets Wildlife Crime

World Environment Day Targets Wildlife Crime

  NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2016 (ENS) – The first international accord to end illegal fishing went into effect today in celebration of World Environment Day. The pact is now legally binding for the 29 countries and the European...

 

Stars Back New UN Effort to End Illegal Wildlife Trade

Stars Back New UN Effort to End Illegal Wildlife Trade

  NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25, 2016 (ENS) – The United Nations, backed by celebrities from throughout the world, today launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife. This killing is pushing species to the brink...

 

Poaching of Elephant Matriarchs Destroys Rainforests

Poaching of Elephant Matriarchs Destroys Rainforests

  NEW YORK, New York, May 13, 2016 (ENS) – The ongoing poaching of the oldest and wisest female forest elephants could cause cascading harmful effects on the integrity of entire rainforest ecosystems, new research shows. These “ecosystem...

 

Wild Tiger Numbers Up: First Time in 100 Years

Wild Tiger Numbers Up: First Time in 100 Years

  NEW DELHI, India, April 11, 2016 (ENS) – The number of tigers living in the wild has increased to 3,890 animals, the first uptick in the global wild tiger population in 100 years, World Wildlife Fund and the Global Tiger Forum announced...

 

U.S. Tightens Rules for Captive Tiger Trade

U.S. Tightens Rules for Captive Tiger Trade

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 8, 2016 (ENS) – To strengthen tiger protection, the U.S. government has finalized a rule declaring that captive tigers of unknown genetic background or crosses between different subspecies of tigers, known...

 

Taiwan’s Endangered Pink Dolphins Attract U.S. Allies

Taiwan’s Endangered Pink Dolphins Attract U.S. Allies

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 7, 2016 (ENS) – U.S. conservation groups are petitioning the federal government to protect pink Taiwanese humpback dolphins under the Endangered Species Act to help prevent the extinction of a population that...

 

Transport Leaders Vow to Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking

Transport Leaders Vow to Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking

  LONDON, UK, March 15, 2016 (ENS) – Leaders of the global transportation industry today signed a new declaration pledging to fight wildlife trafficking by disrupting the transport routes being exploited by organized criminals to...

 

Malawi Torches Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

Malawi Torches Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

  By Charles Mkoka MZUZU, Malawi, March 15, 2016 (ENS) – Malawian authorities burned 2.6 tonnes of ivory to ashes at a ceremony Monday at Mzuzu Nature Sanctuary in the northern region. This high profile event was witnessed by police,...

 

Youth Forum for People and Wildlife Spans 25 Countries

Youth Forum for People and Wildlife Spans 25 Countries

  YARMOUTH PORT, Massachusetts, March 3, 2016 (ENS) – Today, on World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, announced that 34 young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected...

 

Sri Lanka Crushes Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

Sri Lanka Crushes Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, January 26, 2016 (ENS) – Today, on International Customs Day, the Sri Lankan government has crushed more than 350 confiscated elephant tusks to destroy the value of ivory on the black market and to demonstrate...

 

Interpol Busts Hundreds for Ivory, Rhino Horn Crimes

Interpol Busts Hundreds for Ivory, Rhino Horn Crimes

  LYON, France, January 2, 2016 (ENS) – Illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking are still going on across Africa, but there are 376 fewer criminals in the trade after an international police operation last year. An Interpol-led...

 

U.S. Protects Lions Under Endangered Species Act

U.S. Protects Lions Under Endangered Species Act

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 26, 2015 (ENS) – In response to the steep decline of lion populations in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is listing two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act. Panthera leo leo,...

 

China Backs Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Crusade

China Backs Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Crusade

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, November 25, 2015 (ENS) – The Chinese Embassy in the central African country of Malawi has thrown its full weight behind the “Stop Wildlife Crime” campaign by sealing a robust partnership...

 

Australian Court Fines Japanese Whalers A$1 Million

Australian Court Fines Japanese Whalers A$1 Million

  SYDNEY, Australia, November 18, 2015 (ENS) – In a momentous victory for whales, the Australian Federal Court has found a Japanese whaling company guilty of contempt of court for killing minke whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary,...

 
 
 
 

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