Wildlife

Conservation 3.0: Will Bioengineered Horn Save Rhinos?

Conservation 3.0: Will Bioengineered Horn Save Rhinos?

  By Judith Needham, JD, LLM, MPH JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 27, 2016 (ENS) – “Imagine if all the people in the world could fit into one stadium. Sadly, all the wild rhinos in the world can, with room to spare.”...

 

Legal Ivory Trade Rejected in Heated Debate

Legal Ivory Trade Rejected in Heated Debate

  By Adam Cruise JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 27, 2016 (ENS) – Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe’s proposal for approval of future legal trade in ivory was rejected by the majority of governments at the CITES conference,...

 

CITES Opening Day: Ceremonies, Rhetoric and Drama

CITES Opening Day: Ceremonies, Rhetoric and Drama

  By Judith Needham, JD, LLM, MPH JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 25, 2016 (ENS) – “It is a great pleasure to be here in the City of Johannesburg – the vibrant heart of South Africa.” With these words on Saturday,...

 

Prince William: Not Acceptable to Buy and Sell Ivory

Prince William: Not Acceptable to Buy and Sell Ivory

  By Adam Cruise LONDON, UK, September 23, 2016 (ENS) – In a live satellite feed from London to invited audiences in Johannesburg and Toyko ahead of the major Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...

 

Pangolins, Elephants, Crime Syndicates on CITES’ Radar

Pangolins, Elephants, Crime Syndicates on CITES’ Radar

  By Judith Needham, JD, LLM, MPH JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 19, 2016 (ENS) – Illegal trade in endangered species, including internet commerce, is enormous – by any estimate. Far-reaching decisions on managing the...

 

New Census: 30% of Africa’s Savanna Elephants Dead

New Census: 30% of Africa’s Savanna Elephants Dead

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, September 5, 2016 (ENS) – Wildlife conservationists meeting in Honolulu for the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress are shocked and saddened by the release of the Great Elephant Census showing that numbers...

 

IUCN: All Gorilla Species Now Critically Endangered

IUCN: All Gorilla Species Now Critically Endangered

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, September 4, 2106 (ENS) – “Our planet is most certainly at a crossroads,” declared Zhang Xinsheng, president of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Thursday at the opening ceremony...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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