Wildlife

CITES Ignores Illegal Import of Wild Elephants by China

CITES Ignores Illegal Import of Wild Elephants by China

  By Adam Cruise HARARE, Zimbabwe, February 20, 2018 (ENS) – In the last two years, China has imported more than 80 live Asian elephants from across its border in Laos and almost 100 juvenile African elephants from Zimbabwe. They...

 

Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022

Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022

  HONG KONG, February 5, 2018 (ENS) – The Hong Kong Legislative Council has voted to pass a bill that will end local ivory trade in Hong Kong by the end of 2021, with no compensation for ivory dealers, and an increase of maximum penalties...

 

Cougars Extinct in Eastern USA, Lynx Could Be Next

Cougars Extinct in Eastern USA, Lynx Could Be Next

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – Eastern cougars once inhabited all states east of the Mississippi River, but the last confirmed sighting of a cougar in this area happened 80 years ago. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

 

Beijing Zoo Pledges to Conserve African Wildlife

Beijing Zoo Pledges to Conserve African Wildlife

  BEIJING, China, January 22, 2018 (ENS) – The African Wildlife Foundation and the Beijing Zoo today launched a partnership intended to enhance China’s participation in sustainable conservation of Africa’s wildlife and wild...

 

Mammal Thought Extinct in New South Wales Rediscovered

Mammal Thought Extinct in New South Wales Rediscovered

  SYDNEY, Australia, December 28, 2017 (ENS) – A small carnivorous marsupial presumed extinct in New South Wales for more than century, has been discovered in Sturt National Park in eastern Australia. The Crest-tailed Mulgara, a mammal...

 

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...

 

Sea Shepherd Backs Off Japanese Whaling Fight

Sea Shepherd Backs Off Japanese Whaling Fight

  BURBANK, California, August 28, 2017 (ENS) – Captain Paul Watson says his nonprofit marine conservation group, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, will not pursue the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean as it has for...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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