Wildlife

Zimbabwe Seeks Extradition of Lion Killer From USA

Zimbabwe Seeks Extradition of Lion Killer From USA

  HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 31,2015 (ENS) – The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a “foreign poacher” who should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri said today. In...

 

UN General Assembly Resolves to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

UN General Assembly Resolves to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

  NEW YORK, New York, July 30, 2015 (ENS) – Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the UN General Assembly today urged its Member States to prevent, combat...

 

Global Tiger Day 2015 Finds Tiger Numbers Shrinking

Global Tiger Day 2015 Finds Tiger Numbers Shrinking

  GLAND, Switzerland, July 29, 2015 (ENS) – Today is Global Tiger Day, and across the world people are pausing to recognize that 97 percent of all wild tigers disappeared during the 20th century, when numbers dropped from about 100,000...

 

Obama Bans Interstate Ivory Trade to Protect Elephants

Obama Bans Interstate Ivory Trade to Protect Elephants

  NAIROBI, Kenya, July 26, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is proposing to forbid the sale of “virtually all ivory across state lines” in the United States. During his first visit as president to his father’s...

 

Australia Scrambles to Rescue Vanishing Animals, Birds

Australia Scrambles to Rescue Vanishing Animals, Birds

  MELBOURNE, Australia, July 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Australian government has set new targets to protect and recover threatened mammals, birds and plants, and improve recovery practices under the nation’s first Threatened Species...

 

Kazakhstan’s Endangered Antelopes Dying By the Thousand

Kazakhstan’s Endangered Antelopes Dying By the Thousand

  BONN, Germany, July 9, 2015 (ENS) – More than 120,000 saiga antelope have been confirmed dead in central Kazakhstan, more than a third of the global population of this critically endangered mammal. Wildlife experts believe that...

 

IUCN: Iberian Lynx Recovering, Lions Losing Ground

IUCN: Iberian Lynx Recovering, Lions Losing Ground

  GLAND, Switzerland, June 24, 2015 (ENS) – The Iberian Lynx and the Guadalupe Fur Seal are recovering, but the Lion, the African Golden Cat and the New Zealand Sea Lion are facing increasing threats to their survival, finds the latest...

 

Times Square Ivory Crush Strikes a Blow for Elephants

Times Square Ivory Crush Strikes a Blow for Elephants

  NEW YORK, New York, June 20, 2015 (ENS) – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Friday joined U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and other leaders to destroy more than one ton of confiscated elephant ivory in...

 

139 Arrested in Historic Wildlife Crime Operation

139 Arrested in Historic Wildlife Crime Operation

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, June 18, 2015 (ENS) – The largest-ever coordinated international law enforcement operation against illegal trade in endangered species has resulted in 139 arrests and more than 247 seizures, including:...

 

Frog Survivors Emerge From Battle With Killer Fungus

Frog Survivors Emerge From Battle With Killer Fungus

  CANBERRA, Australia, June 15, 2015 (ENS) – Against all odds, some Australian native frog species are surviving the lethal chytrid fungus, while others are losing their lives to it, new research shows. The whistling tree frog is...

 

Eurasian Songbird Being Eaten Into Extinction

Eurasian Songbird Being Eaten Into Extinction

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, June 10, 2015 (ENS) – A songbird once abundant from Finland to Japan, the Yellow-breasted Bunting, Emberiza aureola, has all but disappeared from Eastern Europe, Russia, large parts of Western and Central Siberia,...

 

Sea Shepherd Pays $2.55M in Whaling Contempt Dispute

Sea Shepherd Pays $2.55M in Whaling Contempt Dispute

  SEATTLE, Washington, June 10, 2015 (ENS) – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a U.S. nonprofit marine conservation group, will pay two Japanese entities $2.55 million to resolve a legal dispute over whaling in the Southern Ocean. Last...

 

World’s Smallest Dolphins Falling Prey to Extinction

World’s Smallest Dolphins Falling Prey to Extinction

  SAN DIEGO, California, May 27, 2015 (ENS) – Numbers of the world’s smallest and rarest marine dolphin, New Zealand’s critically endangered Maui’s dolphin, have hit an all time low of 43-47 individuals, with just 10-12...

 

Mozambique Police Execute Huge Ivory, Rhino Horn Seizure

Mozambique Police Execute Huge Ivory, Rhino Horn Seizure

  MAPUTO, Mozambique, May 14, 2015 (ENS) – In the largest seizure of illicit wildlife products in Mozambique’s history, police Tuesday confiscated some 1.3 metric tonnes of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn from a house in...

 

Angry Birds Come to Life to Save Real Pacific Birds

Angry Birds Come to Life to Save Real Pacific Birds

  ESPOO, Finland, April 30, 2015 (ENS) – The company behind the wildly popular computer game Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, is joining with the nonprofit BirdLife International in a unique campaign to protect real-life birds in...

 

South Africa Releases First Lion Management Plan

South Africa Releases First Lion Management Plan

  By Adam Cruise PRETORIA, South Africa, April 26, 2015 (ENS) – South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has released for public comment its first-ever Biodiversity Management Plan for lions, panthera leo. The main...

 

Pianist Billy Joel Raises His Voice to Save Elephants

Pianist Billy Joel Raises His Voice to Save Elephants

  NEW YORK, New York, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – Poachers kill an estimated 96 elephants every day in Africa for their ivory tusks, but now Africa’s elephants have attracted a powerful new supporter – the Piano Man, singer and...

 

Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict

Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 16, 2015 – Organized crime funded by illegal trade in natural resources is fueling the 20-year-long conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, that has cost the lives of several million people,...

 

Colombia Plants Trees to Rescue Bright Blue Warbler

Colombia Plants Trees to Rescue Bright Blue Warbler

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2015 (ENS) – Three bird conservation groups have succeeded in their 10-year effort to establish a conservation corridor in Colombia that offers crucial winter habitat to help reverse the decline of Cerulean...

 

Insecticide Blamed for Monarch Butterfly Decline

Insecticide Blamed for Monarch Butterfly Decline

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 5, 2015 (ENS) – The neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin is a likely contributor to monarch butterfly declines in North America, finds new research by a team from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Theirs...

 
 
 
 

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