Wildlife

Trump Authorizes Inhumane Killing of Alaska Predators

Trump Authorizes Inhumane Killing of Alaska Predators

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2017 (ENS) – If hunters on Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuges want to use aircraft to chase down grizzly bears or shoot mother wolves and pups in their dens, they can now do so after President Donald...

 

South African Court Allows Domestic Rhino Horn Trade

South African Court Allows Domestic Rhino Horn Trade

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 7, 2017 (ENS) – South Africa’s Constitutional Court has overturned the current ban on domestic trade in rhino horn. As a result, the sale of rhino horn will be allowed to resume within the...

 

Hope for Elephants: China Starts Ivory Market Shutdown

Hope for Elephants: China Starts Ivory Market Shutdown

  BEIJING, China, March 31, 2017 (ENS) – China today permanently closed 55 retail ivory stores and 12 ivory carving entities across the country as a step towards shutting down its entire domestic ivory market to protect elephants...

 

World Wildlife Day: Youth Involvement Urgently Needed

World Wildlife Day: Youth Involvement Urgently Needed

  NEW YORK, New York, March 3, 2017 (ENS) – As the sun rose on UN World Wildlife Day across the globe today, the morning opened in Kenya with a shootout between suspected poachers and a Kenya Wildlife Service anti-poaching team. Two...

 

India Bans BBC From Reserves for ‘Shoot on Sight’ Film

India Bans BBC From Reserves for ‘Shoot on Sight’ Film

  NEW DELHI, India, March 2, 2017 (ENS) – India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority has banned the BBC network and its journalist Justin Rowlatt from filming in any of the country’s tiger reserves for five years. The...

 

300+ Pilot Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding

300+ Pilot Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, February 12, 2017 (ENS) – Hundreds of pilot whales stranded and died on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island this weekend; others in that group were refloated, but then hundreds more beached...

 

U.S. Hunters Auction African Hunts for $$ to Lobby Trump

U.S. Hunters Auction African Hunts for $$ to Lobby Trump

  By Adam Cruise CAPE TOWN, South Africa, February 1, 2017 (ENS) – Safari Club International, America’s most powerful hunting lobby group, this week will auction the lives of 280 South African animals to raise funds to lobby the...

 

Obama Nixes Lead Ammo on National Wildlife Refuges

Obama Nixes Lead Ammo on National Wildlife Refuges

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – On the last full day of the Obama administration, January 19, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order phasing out the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on national wildlife...

 

Ringling Bros. Circus Closing the Big Tent

Ringling Bros. Circus Closing the Big Tent

  PALMETTO, Florida, January 15, 2017 (ENS) – “The Greatest Show on Earth,” the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus, is closing. The famous circus will hold its final performances in May of this year says its...

 

Japan Caught with Dead Whale in Australian Sanctuary

Japan Caught with Dead Whale in Australian Sanctuary

  SYDNEY, Australia, January 15, 2017 (ENS) – Hours after Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull smiled for a photo with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sydney on Saturday, Japanese whalers were caught killing...

 

New Primate Species Found in China Already Endangered

New Primate Species Found in China Already Endangered

  GUANGZHOU, China, January 14, 2017 (ENS) – An entirely new species of gibbon has been found living in the forests of the Gaoligong mountains of southwest China, but the discovering scientists are calling for it to be immediately...

 

Cities Provide Refuge for Threatened Species

Cities Provide Refuge for Threatened Species

  HONG KONG, China, January 8, 2017 (ENS) – Poached nearly to extinction in their homelands, rare and threatened birds and animals have found refuge in cities like Hong Kong, introduced to urban centers or wilderness areas outside...

 

China Bans Ivory Trade to Foil Elephant Poachers

China Bans Ivory Trade to Foil Elephant Poachers

  BEIJING, China, December 31, 2016 (ENS) – China will ban its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017, the government announced Friday, a new policy conservationists are calling a “game changer” for beleaguered African...

 

Rare Brazilian Songbird Finds Refuge in a Dry Land

Rare Brazilian Songbird Finds Refuge in a Dry Land

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2016 (ENS) – The American Bird Conservancy and its Brazilian partner Aquasis have secured more than 170 acres of critical habitat to improve the chance for survival of one of the world’s rarest and...

 

Giraffes Now Listed as ‘Vulnerable’ to Extinction

Giraffes Now Listed as ‘Vulnerable’ to Extinction

  CANCUN, Mexico, December 11, 2016 (ENS) – Driven by habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting, the global giraffe population has fallen by 40 percent over the last 30 years, and the species has been listed as Vulnerable on...

 

Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean

Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean

  CANCUN, Mexico, December 5, 2016 (ENS) – Much of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Baja coast and deep ocean are to become protected areas, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday at the opening of the 13th Conference of the...

 

Zimbabwe’s Plans to Sell Ivory to China Blocked

Zimbabwe’s Plans to Sell Ivory to China Blocked

  By Adam Cruise HARARE, Zimbabwe, November 16, 2016 (ENS) – Zimbabwe’s Environment Minister wants to sell her country’s supposed US$10 billion ivory stockpile to China using an international legal loophole. Experts reply...

 

Creative MIDORI Prize Winners Sustain Biodiversity

Creative MIDORI Prize Winners Sustain Biodiversity

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, November 7, 2016 (ENS) – Conserving Mexican islands and coasts, fostering the recovery of big cats in Russia’s Far East, and empowering women as seed keepers and organic farmers in India – the...

 

Atlantic Whale Sanctuary Rejected, Japan Continues Whaling

Atlantic Whale Sanctuary Rejected, Japan Continues Whaling

  PORTOROZ, Slovenia, October 31, 2016 (ENS) – Member governments of the International Whaling Commission have again rejected a proposal for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary and failed to stop the killing of hundreds of whales by...

 

Japan’s Whaling in Defiance of World Court Stirs Anger

Japan’s Whaling in Defiance of World Court Stirs Anger

  PORTOROZ, Slovenia, October 24, 2016 (ENS) – As delegates from around the world gather in Portoroz for the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission, IWC, on Monday, pro-whaling and anti-whaling nations are set to clash...

 
 
 
 

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