Wildlife

Ireland, India, Italy Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

Ireland, India, Italy Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

  DUBLIN, Ireland, November 13, 2017 (ENS) – December 2017 is the last month when wild animals in circuses can legally be shown to Irish audiences. Michael Creed, Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has...

 

African Elephant Poaching Down, Ivory Seizures Up

African Elephant Poaching Down, Ivory Seizures Up

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 26, 2017 (ENS) – Elephant poaching in Africa continued trending downward in 2016, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, reported this week. Records show the highest level...

 

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

  SAN FELIPE, Mexico, October 13, 2017 (ENS) – An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe at the request of the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and has begun a unique plan to save from extinction...

 

Brothers in Wildlife Crime Arrested in Malawi

Brothers in Wildlife Crime Arrested in Malawi

  LILONGWE, Malawi, October 7, 2017 (ENS) – Two brothers who are among East Africa’s most wanted wildlife criminals were arrested in Malawi this week on charges of attempting to smuggle hundreds of elephant tusks, according to Interpol,...

 

Asian Songbirds Vanishing Into Cages

Asian Songbirds Vanishing Into Cages

  EMMEN, The Netherlands, October 1, 2017 (ENS) – The songbirds of Asia are disappearing from their native forests as increasingly wealthy Asians satisfy their desire to own a brilliantly colored singing bird. “The Asian songbird...

 

Snow Leopards Not ‘Endangered’ Yet Not Out of Danger

Snow Leopards Not ‘Endangered’ Yet Not Out of Danger

  NEW YORK, New York, September 14, 2017 (ENS) – The elusive snow leopards of the high Himalayas have been listed as Endangered for the past 25 years on the authoritative Red List of Threatened Species kept by the International Union...

 

New York Crushes Tons of Elephant Ivory in Central Park

New York Crushes Tons of Elephant Ivory in Central Park

  NEW YORK, New York, August 4, 2017 (ENS) – Two tons of confiscated illegal ivory were crushed in New York’s Central Park on Thursday in an event hosted by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the Wildlife Conservation...

 

Endangered Tigers Face New Enemy – Wire Snares

Endangered Tigers Face New Enemy – Wire Snares

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, July 29, 2017 (ENS) – Illegal wire snare traps are creating a survival crisis for tigers and other wildlife across Asia. Today, on Global Tiger Day, the conservation groups TRAFFIC and WWF are urging the governments...

 

Venezuelan Bird Feared Extinct for 60 Years Found

Venezuelan Bird Feared Extinct for 60 Years Found

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2017 (ENS) – One of South America’s great bird mysteries has been solved by an international team of researchers working in the forested mountains of western Venezuela. The scientists have rediscovered...

 

Trump Takes Aim at Alaska Wildlife

Trump Takes Aim at Alaska Wildlife

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 21, 2017 (ENS) – A wildlife refuge in Alaska will no longer be a real refuge for wildlife after the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service obey the latest directives from the Trump administration. In...

 

Poachers Poison Elephants in Zimbabwe National Park

Poachers Poison Elephants in Zimbabwe National Park

  By Adam Cruise HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, Zimbabwe, June 26, 2017 (ENS) – More than 14 elephants, including a mother and her young calf, have been poisoned in and around Zimbabwe’s premier game reserve, Hwange National Park. Most of...

 

Notorious Congo Ivory Trafficker Convicted, Jailed

Notorious Congo Ivory Trafficker Convicted, Jailed

  BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, June 2, 2017 (ENS) – Northern Congo’s infamous elephant poacher and ivory trafficker Daring Dissaka, 39, has been convicted and sentenced to five years in prison. Connected to international ivory...

 

Fate of World’s Wildlife Hangs on Sustainable Tourism

Fate of World’s Wildlife Hangs on Sustainable Tourism

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, May 23, 2017 (ENS) – “While wildlife keeps all of us alive, its future is squarely in our hands,” says John Scanlon, who heads the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES....

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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