Wildlife

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...

 

Australia Bans Lion Hunting Trophy Imports

Australia Bans Lion Hunting Trophy Imports

  CANBERRA, Australia, March 27, 2015 (ENS) – The Australian Government is taking action to protect African lions from what Environment Minister Greg Hunt called “the barbaric practice of canned hunting” by banning the...

 

Pollinating Birds, Mammals Falling Victim to Extinction

Pollinating Birds, Mammals Falling Victim to Extinction

  GLAND, Switzerland, March 13, 2015 (ENS) – It’s not just bees, the world is losing its pollinating birds and mammals, new research shows. More pollinating bird and mammal species are moving towards extinction than away from...

 

Malawi Could Be Next to Torch Ivory Stockpile

Malawi Could Be Next to Torch Ivory Stockpile

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, March 12, 2015 (ENS) – Tens of thousands of elephants are killed each year by wildlife criminals for their ivory. Kenya commemorated World Wildlife Day on March 3 with a symbolic torching of 15...

 

Ringling Bros. to Retire Its Circus Elephants

Ringling Bros. to Retire Its Circus Elephants

  ELLENTON, Florida, March 7, 2015 (ENS) – The Ringling Bros. herd of elephants will only perform with the famous traveling circus for the next three years. The 13 elephants will then be retired to the Ringling Bros. Center for...

 

Newly Found Brazilian Rainforest Monkey Already at Risk

Newly Found Brazilian Rainforest Monkey Already at Risk

  SAO PAULO, Brazil, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – A bright orange tail and ocher sideburns distinguish a newly found species of Brazilian monkey from its closest relatives. Its existence threatened before scientists even get to know it,...

 

World Wildlife Day: Organized Crime Threat Growing

World Wildlife Day: Organized Crime Threat Growing

  NEW YORK, New York, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – “It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime,” said the United Nations as the second World Wildlife Day was observed around the world this week. The special day was proclaimed...

 

Romania Amends 2015-2030 Transport Plan to Protect Animals

Romania Amends 2015-2030 Transport Plan to Protect Animals

  BUCHAREST, Romania, February 25, 2015 (ENS) – The government of Romania has included environmental protections drafted by the global conservation group WWF, or World Wildlife Fund, in the most recent Romanian Transportation Master...

 

Nepal’s Most Wanted Wildlife Criminal Caught in Malaysia

Nepal’s Most Wanted Wildlife Criminal Caught in Malaysia

  LYON, France, February 23, 2015 (ENS) – The convicted leader of a rhino poaching network in Nepal, who was on the run and the subject of an Interpol Red Notice, has been arrested in Malaysia following what the global police force...

 

Wild Horse Advocates Win Halt to Thinning of Famous Herd

Wild Horse Advocates Win Halt to Thinning of Famous Herd

  RENO, Nevada, February 12, 2014 (ENS) – A federal judge has granted two animal protection groups a unusual preliminary injunction to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s roundup of more than 330 wild horses in northern Nevada, saying...

 

Hunters Now Need Permits to Import Trophies Into Europe

Hunters Now Need Permits to Import Trophies Into Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 9, 2015 (ENS) – A loophole in European law that has allowed body parts from endangered animals to be imported into the European Union as hunting trophies was closed Thursday in a move welcomed by wildlife...

 

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Seen in Yosemite National Park

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Seen in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – Photos of the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, Vulpes vulpes necator, have been taken by motion-triggered cameras in Yosemite National Park, the first confirmed sighting of this species...

 

India’s Wild Tiger Population Grows by 30 Percent

India’s Wild Tiger Population Grows by 30 Percent

  NEW DELHI, India, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – India’s wild tiger population has risen to 2,226 animals, an increase of 30.5 percent since the last estimate four years ago, according to a new report published today by the government...

 

U.S. to Ban Foreign Fish Caught By Killing Whales, Dolphins

U.S. to Ban Foreign Fish Caught By Killing Whales, Dolphins

  NEW YORK, New York, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – In a landmark settlement with three environmental groups, the U.S. government has agreed to adopt new rules that ensure seafood imported into the United States meets high standards for...

 

Tanzania’s Elephants Fall to Corrupt Officials, Chinese Gangs

Tanzania’s Elephants Fall to Corrupt Officials, Chinese Gangs

  LONDON, UK, November 6, 2014 (ENS) – Chinese-led criminal syndicates are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade that has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past...

 
 
 
 

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