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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