Recreational Shooters let loose in Aussie parks

BirdLife Australia condemns the New South Wales (NSW) government’s decision to allow recreational hunting in the state’s national parks and reserves. Our national parks and reserves are set aside for the conservation of biodiversity and to foster ‘public appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of nature and cultural heritage and their conservation’ (NSWNational Parks and Wildlife Act […]

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Snow leopards and wild yaks becoming ‘fashion victims’

Snow leopards, wild yaks and other iconic wildlife on the world’s highest mountains and great steppes are becoming “fashion victims” of the surging global trade in cashmere, new research has revealed. Scientists found wildlife being driven to the margins of survival by the “striking but unintended consequences” of huge increases in the numbers of the […]

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