Deforestation intensifies in northern DRC protected areas

Deforestation intensifies in northern DRC protected areas

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) contains the bulk of Africa’s humid rainforest. But forests that were once dense, impenetrable and continuous are increasingly fractured by deforestation. New satellite data from the University of Maryland (UMD) show the country – particularly its northern portion – may be in for another rocky year in 2021. […]

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Tasmania’s Greens Beach Golf Club gets approval to shoot wallabies amid ‘destruction’ of course greens

Tasmania’s Greens Beach Golf Club gets approval to shoot wallabies amid ‘destruction’ of course greens

A Tasmanian golf club is set to begin culling wallabies and rabbits due to “excessive droppings” and “destruction” of the course’s greens, a move that has angered animal welfare advocates. The Greens Beach Golf Club in the state’s north has been granted a “crop protection permit” from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and […]

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A buffer zone for Thailand, last great hope for wildlife in Southeast Asia (commentary)

A buffer zone for Thailand, last great hope for wildlife in Southeast Asia (commentary)

It might sound nihilistic and harsh to describe Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia (Indochina) as forming a kind of buffer zone against the onslaught of snaring and the defaunation of forests that have engulfed the region, but that may be exactly what these countries represent, and even Thailand is not safe. The Indochinese tiger is extinct […]

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Bear paws, pangolin scales: Wildlife trade flourishing in Mekong

Bear paws, pangolin scales: Wildlife trade flourishing in Mekong

A new study by TRAFFIC, a group that monitors the illegal trade in wildlife, has found thousands of animal parts and products – from pangolin scales to ivory and bear bile – for sale in five countries in mainland Southeast Asia, underlining the region’s struggle to address wildlife crime and the need to intensify anti-trafficking […]

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Wildlife trafficking, like everything else, has gone online during COVID-19

Wildlife trafficking, like everything else, has gone online during COVID-19

MANILA — When COVID-19 emerged in early 2020 in Southeast Asia, its governments took rapid containment actions: lockdowns, travel restrictions and trade suspensions, alerting the public about the virus. The pandemic has also put illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade under the spotlight due to enhanced restrictions on movement and increasing awareness about the public health […]

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Western monarch butterflies are nearly extinct. California has a plan to save them

Western monarch butterflies are nearly extinct. California has a plan to save them

In one of the biggest mobilizations of resources and talent ever organized to save an insect, the state of California is teaming with conservation groups, biologists and scores of citizen scientists to rescue the western monarch butterfly from the brink of extinction. To do this, they are placing their hopes on an unassuming, poisonous plant […]

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Grand Canyon National Park Opens Bison Hunting

Grand Canyon National Park Opens Bison Hunting

Grand Canyon National Park has put out a call for hunters. A dozen spots opened up to thin a herd of bison in the national park, the Associated Press reported. Officials opened up the spots to help remove bison that they said have been trampling on resources, including archaeological spots, and spoiling water. “Areas are […]

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4 Useful Facts You Should Know About Dog Nutrition

4 Useful Facts You Should Know About Dog Nutrition

Owning a dog is a bit challenging yet a perfectly rewarding experience. The way dogs adore their owners is one of the best things about them. They are also the most loyal creatures ever, and they’ll do anything to make you feel better on a bad day. One of the most challenging things about owning […]

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