In Uganda, safeguarding chimpanzees against the scourge of snaring

In Uganda, safeguarding chimpanzees against the scourge of snaring

KANYAWARA, Uganda — As they hack their way with pangas through the dense and prickly undergrowth, a palpable sense of tension grips the camo-clad patrol party navigating the rainforest of Kibale National Park. An hour and a half into their hike, they hastily change course and flee to higher ground, keeping upwind of the forest […]

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Police ‘failing to tackle illegal deer hunting’

Police ‘failing to tackle illegal deer hunting’

A wildlife group has said it has “zero confidence” in the police taking action against illegal hunting after a mature stag was shot and killed. The deer, known as an imperial due to the number of its antler points, was shot at Bicknoller Quarry on Thursday. Bobbie Armstrong from Somerset Wildlife Crime said: “Sadly, the […]

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VOTE for the Best Photo of the Month September 2020

VOTE for the Best Photo of the Month October 2020

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Month” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and the slideshow will start automatically. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page. […]

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Petition: Maine Police Officers Fired After Beating Porcupines to Death

Petition: Maine Police Officers Fired After Beating Porcupines to Death

Two Maine police officers have been fired from the Rockland Police Department after beating porcupines to death with batons while on duty Addison Cox, 27, and Michael A. Rolerson, 30, were both charged Oct. 2 with Class C aggravated animal cruelty and a misdemeanor count of night hunting. Cox was also charged with misdemeanor unlawful […]

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Hunters Kill 328 Bears in NJ, More Than in All of Last Year

Hunters Kill 328 Bears in NJ, More Than in All of Last Year

Hunters killed a total of 328 bears in the first segment of New Jersey’s black bear hunt, more than were bagged during last year’s entire hunt and in what could be the final year for the hunt. The state’s Division of Fish & Wildlife says 42 bruins were culled on Saturday, the sixth and concluding […]

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Florida Wildlife Authorities Bust Trafficking Ring Smuggling Thousands of Protected Flying Squirrels into South Korea

Florida Wildlife Authorities Bust Trafficking Ring Smuggling Thousands of Protected Flying Squirrels into South Korea

Seven people have been arrested and charged in a Florida-based flying squirrel trafficking operation after a 19-month investigation that uncovered a global trafficking ring. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) found the poachers deployed 10,000 squirrel traps throughout central Florida, capturing as many as 3,600 flying squirrels, a protected species in the state, […]

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Councils urged to ban hunts from their land as campaigners say foxes still die

Councils urged to ban hunts from their land as campaigners say foxes still die

Animal welfare campaigners today urged councils to ban hunts from their land. Fox hunting was outlawed in February 2005 following a vote in Parliament. But trail hunting, where where riders and hounds follow a scent along a pre-determined route, is allowed. It is meant to replicate a traditional hunt but without a fox being chased, maimed or […]

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At-risk Cerrado mammals need fully-protected parks to survive: Researchers

At-risk Cerrado mammals need fully-protected parks to survive: Researchers

Each April for six consecutive years, Guilherme Braga Ferreira and three other researchers set out on a half-year journey, methodically installing remote camera traps across 386 square miles of the Brazilian Cerrado savanna. Their goal: to photograph maned wolves, giant anteaters, pumas, tapirs and other Neotropical mammals, residents of the world’s most biodiverse grasslands. The […]

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