Wildlife

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...

 

Mass Wildlife Poisoning in Limpopo National Park

Mass Wildlife Poisoning in Limpopo National Park

  By Don Pinnock CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 22, 2016 (ENS) – The ongoing Asian demand for lion bones has led to a wildlife poisoning in the Limpopo National Park, just over the Mozambican border from South Africa’s Kruger...

 

Biologist Sues Canadian Government Over Salmon Disease

Biologist Sues Canadian Government Over Salmon Disease

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, October 16, 2016 (ENS) – Independent biologist Alexandra Morton has filed a lawsuit against Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans for putting wild salmon at risk by failing to test...

 

Rosewoods, Traveling Musicians Receive CITES Protection

Rosewoods, Traveling Musicians Receive CITES Protection

  By Judith Needham, JD, LLM, MPH JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 5, 2016 (ENS) – Forest crime and conservation were in the spotlight at the 17th conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...

 

World Wildlife Conference a ‘Game Changer’

World Wildlife Conference a ‘Game Changer’

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 5, 2016 (ENS) – Two weeks of intense negotiations closed here Tuesday as 152 governments adopted groundbreaking decisions regulating legal, sustainable and traceable trade in wildlife. They protected...

 

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,...

 
 
 
 

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