Climate crisis behind drastic drop in Arctic wildlife populations – report

Climate crisis behind drastic drop in Arctic wildlife populations – report

A drastic drop in caribou and shorebird populations is a reflection of the dire changes unfolding on the Arctic tundra, according to a new report from the Arctic Council. The terrestrial Arctic spans approximately 2.7m sq miles (7m sq km), marked by extreme cold, drought, strong winds and seasonal darkness. Species living in this environment […]

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VOTE for the Best Photo of the Month April 2021

VOTE for the Best Photo of the Month May 2021

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 blue VOTE button at the bottom of the […]

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Texas Tiger Found Wandering Neighborhood Arrives at Black Beauty Ranch

Texas Tiger Found Wandering Neighborhood Arrives at Black Beauty Ranch

The Texas tiger that was wandering a residential neighborhood recently in Houston has been safely caught and is at a new home, Black Beauty Ranch, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reports. Houston authorities tracked the tiger, India, and ensured his safety. India was taken from his home and is now resting comfortably. India […]

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Vanished hen harriers prompt RSPB call for local community vigils

Vanished hen harriers prompt RSPB call for local community vigils

People in Cumbria are being urged to watch over a pair of hen harriers who have begun nesting on a nature reserve as police investigate the disappearance of two other of the endangered raptors. Two male hen harriers vanished from RSPB Geltsdale last week in what the police described as “suspicious circumstances”, just when both […]

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Video of Zebra Mistreatment Goes Viral

Video of Zebra Mistreatment Goes Viral

A video of zebras being mistreated during a zoo transfer from Bulgaria to Iran has gone viral. One animal was beaten and another one died in transit. Animal activists are describing it as a failure by the officials. The video, taken at customs patrol, shows several people trying to contain the zebra as they move […]

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In Sri Lanka, here be dragonflies and damselflies like nowhere else (Commentary)

In Sri Lanka, here be dragonflies and damselflies like nowhere else (Commentary)

A tropical continental island located close to the Indian subcontinent, endemic fauna and flora form an integral part of Sri Lanka’s rich biodiversity. The island’s biodiversity is globally recognized for both its diversity and endemism of fauna and flora, and this is true of its dragonflies and damselflies, or odonates in general. With 130 known […]

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As the rest of world tackles plastics disposal, the U.S. resists

As the rest of world tackles plastics disposal, the U.S. resists

For the first time ever, international shipments of plastic waste came under global control this year. That’s because disposable plastic — a major pollutant of the world’s waters and atmosphere, fodder for incinerators, occupier of overflowing landfills, and material for costly recycling — was added to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements […]

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‘That’s not training, it’s beating’: Horror as trainer is caught on camera slapping and kicking two beluga whales after they failed to kiss him for a stunt

‘That’s not training, it’s beating’: Horror as trainer is caught on camera slapping and kicking two beluga whales after they failed to kiss him for a stunt

An animal trainer in far eastern Russia has been caught on film hitting and kicking two beluga whales – causing a fierce backlash. Dmitry Bachinsky, 32, who works at the Primorsky Oceanarium in Vladivostok, was caught on film lashing out at two whales, named Nil and Lear. According to animal rights campaigners, Bachinsky was attempting […]

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