Wildlife

South Africa Reclassifies 33 Wild Species as Farm Animals

South Africa Reclassifies 33 Wild Species as Farm Animals

  By Don Pinnock PRETORIA, South Africa, October 25, 2019 (ENS) – By the stroke of a legislative pen, a list of iconic and, in some cases, endangered wild animals can now be manipulated as farming stock. Lions, cheetahs, rhinos,...

 

Indianapolis Hosts 1st Global Center for Species Survival

Indianapolis Hosts 1st Global Center for Species Survival

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2019 (ENS) – The world’s first Global Center for Species Survival, GCSS, will open next year at the Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana in the midwestern United States under...

 

California Becomes First State to Outlaw Fur Trapping

California Becomes First State to Outlaw Fur Trapping

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 5, 2019 (ENS) – In a victory for wildlife, California has become the first U.S. state to outlaw fur trapping. The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday....

 

CITES Bans Sale of Wild Baby African Elephants to Zoos

CITES Bans Sale of Wild Baby African Elephants to Zoos

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2019 (ENS) – Wildlife conservationists are celebrating a cliff-hanger of a win for elephants at the triennial Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species,...

 

Governments Protect Giraffes at CITES Meeting

Governments Protect Giraffes at CITES Meeting

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 23, 2019 (ENS) – Giraffes will now be protected against trade in their body parts for the first time. Delegates from 183 countries to the tri-annual Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

 

CITES to Update Wildlife Trade Rules for 550 Species

CITES to Update Wildlife Trade Rules for 550 Species

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 13, 2019 (ENS) – The 183 countries that are Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, will adopt decisions and resolutions to expand and strengthen the global wildlife...

 

Trump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act Protections

Trump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 12, 2019 (ENS) – In an attack on imperiled wildlife, the U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Commerce’s National Marine Fisheries Service today released the...

 

New Brazilian Monkey Already At Risk of Habitat Loss

New Brazilian Monkey Already At Risk of Habitat Loss

MANAUS, Brazil, August 9, 2019 (ENS) – A new species of marmoset has been discovered in the southwest of Brazil’s Pará state in an area of the Amazon that has suffered extensive illegal logging and agricultural conversion. The...

 

Florida Couple Indicted for Trading Indonesian Wildlife

Florida Couple Indicted for Trading Indonesian Wildlife

  TAMPA, Florida, July 26, 2019 (ENS) – An indictment from a federal grand jury sitting in Tampa was unsealed Wednesday, charging Novita Indah, 48, and Larry Malugin, 51, of Port Richey, Florida, with conspiracy and trafficking in...

 

Wildlife Changing Too Slowly to Survive Climate Change

Wildlife Changing Too Slowly to Survive Climate Change

  BERLIN, Germany, July 23, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change can threaten species and extinctions can impact ecosystem health, so it is of vital importance to assess how animals respond to changing environmental conditions, and whether...

 

New World Heritage Status for China’s Birds, Iran’s Ancient Forest

New World Heritage Status for China’s Birds, Iran’s Ancient Forest

  BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 13, 2019 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee inscribed 29 new natural and cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during this year’s session, which took place in Baku from June 30 to July 10...

 

Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals

Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals

  LYON, France, July 12, 2019 (ENS) – A global joint customs and police operation all during the month of June seized large quantities of internationally protected plants and animals, from live big cats and primates to timber, and...

 

Leopard Seals Recognized as New Zealand Residents

Leopard Seals Recognized as New Zealand Residents

  AUCKLAND, New Zealand, May 31, 2019 (ENS) – New Zealand’s newest residents like being alone, have leopard-like spots, and can each weigh up to 600 kilos (1,320 pounds). This week leopard seals have gone from being officially classified...

 

NGOs Buy Grazing Rights to Protect Argentina’s Species

NGOs Buy Grazing Rights to Protect Argentina’s Species

  NEW YORK, New York, May 30, 2019 (ENS) – The largest protected area in Argentina’s Patagonian steppe, inhabited by wildlife such as the guanaco, the Andean cat, and Andean condor, has now been further secured by conservation...

 

Whales to Be Freed From Russian Whale Jail This Summer

Whales to Be Freed From Russian Whale Jail This Summer

  NAKHODKA, Russia, April 9, 2019 (ENS) – Officials in Russia have agreed to free almost 100 whales held in cramped sea pens in the Russian Far East for nearly a year after being caught for sale to foreign aquariums, especially in...

 

Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

  TOKYO, Japan, April 7, 2019 (ENS) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, issued a written statement in the last week of 2018 announcing the government’s decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission,...

 

Extinction Looms for World’s Smallest Porpoise

Extinction Looms for World’s Smallest Porpoise

  LA JOLLA, California, March 18, 2019 (ENS) – Only 10 vaquita porpoises likely remain in the world, marine mammal scientists reveal in a new report,  warning that the animal’s extinction is certain without bold, immediate action...

 

Race to Protect 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030

Race to Protect 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 6, 2019 (ENS) – A group of 13 conservation organizations with a combined presence on all eight continents have issued a joint statement, calling upon global decision makers to safeguard the Earth’s remaining...

 

What Motivates Congo’s Wildlife Conservation Rangers?

What Motivates Congo’s Wildlife Conservation Rangers?

  KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 22, 2019 (ENS) – Being a conservation ranger is one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs on Earth. Rangers risk their lives every day in the ongoing conflict with gangs of poachers...

 

High-Level Panel to Review South Africa’s Lion Bone Trade

High-Level Panel to Review South Africa’s Lion Bone Trade

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 10, 2019 (ENS) – South Africa’s new Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane says the agency will appoint a high-level panel to review policies and legislation on matters related...

 
 
 
 

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