Wildlife

Sri Lanka Crushes Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

Sri Lanka Crushes Tonnes of Contraband Ivory

  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, January 26, 2016 (ENS) – Today, on International Customs Day, the Sri Lankan government has crushed more than 350 confiscated elephant tusks to destroy the value of ivory on the black market and to demonstrate...

 

Interpol Busts Hundreds for Ivory, Rhino Horn Crimes

Interpol Busts Hundreds for Ivory, Rhino Horn Crimes

  LYON, France, January 2, 2016 (ENS) – Illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking are still going on across Africa, but there are 376 fewer criminals in the trade after an international police operation last year. An Interpol-led...

 

U.S. Protects Lions Under Endangered Species Act

U.S. Protects Lions Under Endangered Species Act

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 26, 2015 (ENS) – In response to the steep decline of lion populations in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is listing two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act. Panthera leo leo,...

 

China Backs Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Crusade

China Backs Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Crusade

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, November 25, 2015 (ENS) – The Chinese Embassy in the central African country of Malawi has thrown its full weight behind the “Stop Wildlife Crime” campaign by sealing a robust partnership...

 

Australian Court Fines Japanese Whalers A$1 Million

Australian Court Fines Japanese Whalers A$1 Million

  SYDNEY, Australia, November 18, 2015 (ENS) – In a momentous victory for whales, the Australian Federal Court has found a Japanese whaling company guilty of contempt of court for killing minke whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary,...

 

Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ Arrested in Tanzania

Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ Arrested in Tanzania

  DAR es SALAAM, Tanzania, October 12, 2015 (ENS) – Tanzanian authorities have arrested one of the country’s most notorious alleged ivory traffickers, the so-called “Queen of Ivory.” Yang Feng Glan, 66, is charged with...

 

Beijing Forest Police Bust Wildlife Trafficking Ring

Beijing Forest Police Bust Wildlife Trafficking Ring

  BEIJING, China, October 12, 2015 (ENS) – Beijing Forest Police have arrested 16 suspects in a major wildlife trafficking case code-named May 21. The sting led to the seizure of wildlife products worth about US$4 million, including...

 

New Rat Species Found in Remote Indonesian Rainforest

New Rat Species Found in Remote Indonesian Rainforest

  BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, October 11, 2015 (ENS) – A new rat with features never before seen by scientists has been discovered on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia a two-day trek from the nearest village. The Hog-nosed rat, Hyorhinomys...

 

Malawi Gets Tough on Wildlife Crime At Home and Abroad

Malawi Gets Tough on Wildlife Crime At Home and Abroad

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, October 1, 2015 (ENS) – Malawian stakeholders from government and non-governmental organizations alike gathered Monday to focus on forestry and wildlife governance, especially the increasing cases...

 

Sage-Grouse Denied Endangered Species Listing

Sage-Grouse Denied Endangered Species Listing

  DENVER, Colorado, September 22, 2015 (ENS) – The greater sage-grouse does not face the risk of extinction “now or in the foreseeable future” so the bird does not need protection under the Endangered Species Act at this...

 

Airlines Ban Wildlife Trophy Cargo After Lion’s Death

Airlines Ban Wildlife Trophy Cargo After Lion’s Death

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 30, 2015 (ENS) – Forty-two airlines have announced or reaffirmed bans on wildlife trophy shipments since the killing of Cecil the Lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe last month. Virgin, Delta, British...

 

Wildlife Conservation Powers Team Up: Poachers Beware

Wildlife Conservation Powers Team Up: Poachers Beware

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2015 (ENS) – Two of the world’s most powerful wildlife conservation organizations today strengthened their long-standing collaboration to fight the escalating poaching and illegal trading in elephants,...

 

Sea Shepherd Wages War on Faroe Islands Whale-Killers

Sea Shepherd Wages War on Faroe Islands Whale-Killers

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, August 15, 2015 (ENS) – Four Sea Shepherd volunteers, arrested for protesting the slaughter of hundreds of pilot whales, were deported from the Faroe Islands before dawn on Friday morning. Sea Shepherd Land...

 

Malawi Gets ‘Serious’ About Wildlife Crime

Malawi Gets ‘Serious’ About Wildlife Crime

  By Charles Mkoka LILONGWE, Malawi, August 9, 2015 (ENS) – The harshest sentences ever handed down for wildlife crimes in Malawi are still too light, said the chairman of the newly formed Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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