Wildlife

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...

 

CITES to Update Wildlife Trade Rules for 550 Species

CITES to Update Wildlife Trade Rules for 550 Species

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 13, 2019 (ENS) – The 183 countries that are Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, will adopt decisions and resolutions to expand and strengthen the global wildlife...

 

Trump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act Protections

Trump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 12, 2019 (ENS) – In an attack on imperiled wildlife, the U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Commerce’s National Marine Fisheries Service today released the...

 

New Brazilian Monkey Already At Risk of Habitat Loss

New Brazilian Monkey Already At Risk of Habitat Loss

MANAUS, Brazil, August 9, 2019 (ENS) – A new species of marmoset has been discovered in the southwest of Brazil’s Pará state in an area of the Amazon that has suffered extensive illegal logging and agricultural conversion. The...

 

Florida Couple Indicted for Trading Indonesian Wildlife

Florida Couple Indicted for Trading Indonesian Wildlife

  TAMPA, Florida, July 26, 2019 (ENS) – An indictment from a federal grand jury sitting in Tampa was unsealed Wednesday, charging Novita Indah, 48, and Larry Malugin, 51, of Port Richey, Florida, with conspiracy and trafficking in...

 

Wildlife Changing Too Slowly to Survive Climate Change

Wildlife Changing Too Slowly to Survive Climate Change

  BERLIN, Germany, July 23, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change can threaten species and extinctions can impact ecosystem health, so it is of vital importance to assess how animals respond to changing environmental conditions, and whether...

 

New World Heritage Status for China’s Birds, Iran’s Ancient Forest

New World Heritage Status for China’s Birds, Iran’s Ancient Forest

  BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 13, 2019 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee inscribed 29 new natural and cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during this year’s session, which took place in Baku from June 30 to July 10...

 

Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals

Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals

  LYON, France, July 12, 2019 (ENS) – A global joint customs and police operation all during the month of June seized large quantities of internationally protected plants and animals, from live big cats and primates to timber, and...

 
 
 
 

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