‘Something’s going to give’: Platypus staring down the barrel of extinction

‘Something’s going to give’: Platypus staring down the barrel of extinction

Platypus are one step closer to being listed as vulnerable to extinction in Victoria. Citing “mounting evidence” that numbers of these aquatic monotremes have “reduced significantly”, the Scientific Advisory Committee issued a preliminary recommendation that it be listed as threatened. Drought, bushfire, climate change, habitat destruction and human population growth have all been listed as […]

  • 64
    Shares

Read More

Taxidermist is jailed for 56 weeks for illegally trading rhino horns and tiger teeth after photos of him posing next to his animal trophy collection at his parents’ home sparked probe

Taxidermist is jailed for 56 weeks for illegally trading rhino horns and tiger teeth after photos of him posing next to his animal trophy collection at his parents’ home sparked probe

A ‘brazen’ taxidermist has been locked up for the second time after admitting illegally trading black rhino horns and tiger skulls. Aaron Halstead, from Burnley, Lancashire, was handed a 56 week jail term after using false documents to sell rhino horns to ‘rich’ buyers in China for £63,000. The 29-year-old had also illegally acquired tiger […]

  • 514
    Shares

Read More