Wildlife

The Killing of Killer Whales

The Killing of Killer Whales

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, December 9, 2020 (ENS) – When marine predators themselves face mortal threats, researchers at the University of British Columbia studying orca deaths in Pacific Ocean waters believe that human tampering...

 

New Book Links Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Trade to COVID

New Book Links Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Trade to COVID

  HANOI, Vietnam, December 8, 2020 (ENS) – “The price of the private dining room would be included in the price of the pangolin, along with the rest of the dinner.” In this excerpt from his new book, “Pangolins:...

 

Leapin’ Lizards: Argentine Tegus Run Wild in Georgia

Leapin’ Lizards: Argentine Tegus Run Wild in Georgia

  ATLANTA, Georgia, November 24, 2020 (ENS) – Georgia wildlife officials and their partners are scrambling to eradicate a wild population of large invasive black and white Argentine lizards called tegus in two counties in southeast...

 

Trump Pushes Gray Wolf off Endangered Species List

Trump Pushes Gray Wolf off Endangered Species List

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2020 (ENS) – To the dismay of conservationists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened hunting season on gray wolves across the United States by removing them from the national Endangered Species...

 

Worst Whale Stranding in Australian History: Hundreds Die

Worst Whale Stranding in Australian History: Hundreds Die

  STRAHAN, Tasmania, Australia, September 28, 2020 (ENS) – Tasmanian environmental authorities are coordinating the disposal of a mass of whale carcasses after about 470 long-finned pilot whales washed ashore in the shallow waters...

 

Software Foils Poachers With Rare Rhinos’ Footprints

Software Foils Poachers With Rare Rhinos’ Footprints

  DURHAM, North Carolina, September 14, 2020 (ENS) – Interactive software that reads and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the critically endangered animals in the wild, giving...

 

Congo Imprisons Elephant Poacher for 30 Years

Congo Imprisons Elephant Poacher for 30 Years

  BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, August 22, 2020 (ENS) – A criminal court in the Republic of Congo has sentenced a notorious poacher and ivory trafficker, Mobanza Mobembo Gérard, alias Guyvanho, to 30 years in prison for the attempted...

 

Wildife Suffers Humpty Dumpty Effect as Humans Multiply

Wildife Suffers Humpty Dumpty Effect as Humans Multiply

  FORT COLLINS, Colorado, June 9, 2020 (ENS) – Some of the world’s largest, most spectacular and unheralded mammals are silently slipping away – species like Tibetan wild yaks and Patagonia’s huemul, Bhutan’s takin and...

 

South Africa’s Live Wild Animal Trade to China Exposed

South Africa’s Live Wild Animal Trade to China Exposed

  By Andreas Wilson-Spath CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 26, 2020 (ENS) – Chimpanzees, Bengal tigers, wolves, wild dogs and lions are among thousands of endangered wild animals exported from South Africa to China, sometimes in contravention...

 

Lawsuit Tests Trump’s Grab of $7.2B for Border Wall

Lawsuit Tests Trump’s Grab of $7.2B for Border Wall

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 12, 2020 (ENS) – Conservation groups today sued the Trump administration for taking $7.2 billion from the Department of Defense for border wall construction from the Pacific Ocean to the Rio Grande Valley without...

 

First Invasive ‘Murder Hornets’ Found in United States

First Invasive ‘Murder Hornets’ Found in United States

  OLYMPIA, Washington, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – “Murder hornets,” known officially as Asian giant hornets, Vespa mandarinia, have made their first appearance in the United States. These giant stinging insects, the world’s...

 

China Bans the Eating of Wild Animals

China Bans the Eating of Wild Animals

  BEIJING, China, February 24, 2020 (ENS) – China’s top legislative committee Monday approved a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed to be responsible for China’s deadly coronavirus...

 

Climate, Logging Menace Madagascar’s Unique Ecology

Climate, Logging Menace Madagascar’s Unique Ecology

  NEW YORK, New York, January 2, 2020 (ENS) – Left unchecked, the combined effects of deforestation and human-induced climate change could eliminate Madagascar’s entire eastern rainforest habitat by 2070, impacting thousands...

 

New Animal Rules Rattle South African Tourism Industry

New Animal Rules Rattle South African Tourism Industry

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 13, 2019 (ENS) – Interactions with all infant wildlife, walking with predators or elephants, interacting with predators and the riding of wild animals are no longer acceptable practices, according...

 

Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

Protecting Whales Can Help Avert Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2019 (ENS) – A fresh perspective on the world’s whale population could be “earth-changing,” writes the World Economic Forum’s Katharine Rooney in a new article on how whales can...

 

South Africa Reclassifies 33 Wild Species as Farm Animals

South Africa Reclassifies 33 Wild Species as Farm Animals

  By Don Pinnock PRETORIA, South Africa, October 25, 2019 (ENS) – By the stroke of a legislative pen, a list of iconic and, in some cases, endangered wild animals can now be manipulated as farming stock. Lions, cheetahs, rhinos,...

 

Indianapolis Hosts 1st Global Center for Species Survival

Indianapolis Hosts 1st Global Center for Species Survival

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2019 (ENS) – The world’s first Global Center for Species Survival, GCSS, will open next year at the Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana in the midwestern United States under...

 

California Becomes First State to Outlaw Fur Trapping

California Becomes First State to Outlaw Fur Trapping

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 5, 2019 (ENS) – In a victory for wildlife, California has become the first U.S. state to outlaw fur trapping. The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday....

 

CITES Bans Sale of Wild Baby African Elephants to Zoos

CITES Bans Sale of Wild Baby African Elephants to Zoos

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2019 (ENS) – Wildlife conservationists are celebrating a cliff-hanger of a win for elephants at the triennial Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species,...

 

Governments Protect Giraffes at CITES Meeting

Governments Protect Giraffes at CITES Meeting

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 23, 2019 (ENS) – Giraffes will now be protected against trade in their body parts for the first time. Delegates from 183 countries to the tri-annual Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

 
 
 
 

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