More than 1000 kangaroos to be shot in south-west in new harvest program

More than 1000 kangaroos will be shot for pet food in the south-west under a new, permanent program that starts today. Warrnambool City, Moyne, Corangamite and Glenelg Shires are included in the seven “harvest zones” identified by the state government as areas with ‘significant’ kangaroo numbers. An allocated number of marsupials, 1,865 in the Otway […]

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British trophy hunters slay ‘at risk’ zebras for fun and post sickening photographs of themselves grinning alongside the slaughtered animals on Facebook

British trophy hunters have been slaying ‘at risk’ zebras in South Africa before posting photographs of the slaughtered animals online, it has been revealed. The grinning tourists share the sickening images to social media after embarking on expensive ‘hunt’ safaris across the vast African plains. One ‘trophy hunter’, Andy Denson, who is believed to be […]

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Cheetahs, CITES, and illegal trade: Are consumer countries doing enough? (commentary)

At the end of August, countries from across the world came together at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)to discuss actions to combat illegal trade in endangered species and to ensure sustainable management of legal trade. […]

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Trump Administration Plans to Open Up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge For Oil Drilling

The White House is in talks to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The area has been under protection for decades. Under the Bureau of Land Management will offer leases to companies in areas where threatened animal species, including polar bears and caribous, have their home. The area is part of legislation […]

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