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Surrounded by deforestation, critically endangered gorillas hang on by a thread

Archived, 6 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The mountain forests at the Nigeria-Cameroon border are home to one of the rarest and most threatened subspecies of African apes – the Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli). Today, fewer than 300 individuals survive in the wild. These occur in ...

Scientists can now accurately count polar bears...from space

Archived, 6 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Polar bears are big animals. As the world's largest land predators, a single male can weigh over a staggering 700 kilograms (about 1,500 pounds). But as impressive as they are, it's difficult to imagine counting polar bears from space. Still, this is ...

Satellite tagged green turtles reveal shortcomings in marine protection areas

Archived, 6 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - Unique research by scientists from Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, has been using satellite tracking to monitor tagged green turtles in the Indian Ocean.

The findings indicate that even the largest Marine Protection Areas (MP ...

Writers shun convention that offers dolphinarium visits

Archived, 6 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - A row breaks out as travel writers and bloggers threaten to boycott a travel writer’s convention in Mexico because the organisers have arranged activities that include swimming with, training, or being pulled by dolphins.

The TBEX conv ...

US lists four species of hammerhead shark under its Endangered Species Act

Archived, 6 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - The US National Marine Fisheries Service has recently listed four populations of scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, under the American Endangered Species Act (ESA), because of severe threats posed by human exploitation.

“It’s ...

Injury to trophy hunter re-ignites calls to ban licences to shoot Namibian elephants

Archived, 6 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - The trampling of a Namibian trophy hunter by an elephant has raised the debate around hunting permits issued for the country’s gravely endangered desert elephants.

As reported in the Namibian newspaper New Era, a Namibian professional ...

LAC's Rhino Conservation Project Receives Support From Pupkewitz

Archived, 7 days ago From All Africa  

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - For the past three decades, Namibia has been one of the leading examples of a successful Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) programme.

This is largely credited to the enduring commitment of the Namibian Government, th ...

Fighting To Save African Wildlife

Archived, 7 days ago From Malibu Times 

Malibu, CALIFORNIA - According to a recent United Nations report, Earth is losing species 100 to 1,000 times the historical average, and almost 25% of the world’s mammals face extinction in the next 30 years, thanks to poaching, human habitat destruction and climate chan ...

Over 100 Animals Seized From Oklahoma Couple With History Of Abuse

Archived, 7 days ago From News On 6 

Tulsa, OKLAHOMA - It's a criminal case of déjà vu after more than 100 animals were seized this month from an Oklahoma couple with a history of animal abuse.

Anne Duhon and her husband Shane were convicted of animal cruelty in 2011. The couple were able ...

More Than 100 Animals Removed from Belville Home

Archived, 7 days ago From TWC 

Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA - More than 100 animals are recovering after being removed from a home in Belville Tuesday.

About 100 ducks and other birds and 10 dogs were rescued by the Humane Society and Brunswick County Animal Services.

They say som ...

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Melting glaciers giving rise to new lakes in Himachal Pradesh

Action: Climate Change

Melting of glaciers is resulting in the formation of smaller lakes in the high hills of Himachal Pradesh and is posing threat ...

Poacher's 77-Year Sentence Welcomed

Action: Wildlife Conservation

National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 77 years in pr ...

Singapore logger continues peat clearance despite fire threat

Action: Stop Deforestation

International customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL, which is part ...

Hercules begins clean-up of contaminants along southern, eastern boundaries

Action: Stop Pollution

Hercules, Inc. has begun a clean-up of on and off-site contamination that the Environmental Protection Agency said will prote ...

Coal dust 'spread across Barrier Reef'

Action: Save Our Oceans

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore, a Senate inquiry has heard.

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