‘Poorly conceived’ trophy hunting bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told

‘Poorly conceived’ trophy hunting bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told

A proposed UK ban on trophy hunting imports risks undermining the conservation of rhinos, elephants and other endangered wildlife, according to a group of leading scientists and conservationists who said African perspectives have been ignored by the government. On Friday, MPs will vote on a private member’s bill to ban trophy hunting imports while, separately, […]

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Attempt to feed manatees fails so far, but effort to hold off starvation will continue

Attempt to feed manatees fails so far, but effort to hold off starvation will continue

An attempt to feed starving manatees appears to have failed so far, as the big marine mammals refuse to recognize floating lettuce as food. State and federal wildlife officials undertook the unusual step of offering food to manatees last month after an unprecedented number of deaths last year, most from starvation. The cause was the […]

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Bald eagle rebound stunted by poisoning from lead ammunition

Bald eagle rebound stunted by poisoning from lead ammunition

Bald eagle populations have slowly recovered from near devastation after the government banned DDT in 1972, but another ongoing issue has weakened that rebound—lead poisoning from gunshot ammunition. A new study, published in the Journal of Wildlife Management, finds that despite increasing numbers of bald eagles, poisoning from eating dead carcasses or parts contaminated by […]

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