We’re Eating the Largest Animals off the Face of the Earth

We already know some of the earth’s largest animals are facing a range of threats from climate change and pollution to habitat loss, but according to a new study our demand for their meat is now one of the biggest threats to their survival. For the study, which was just published in the journal Conservation […]

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POLL: Should legislation be passed to protect sharks and rays?

Hawaii could soon become one of the safest places for sharks on the planet. While poachers are wiping out sharks in most waters around the world, Hawaiian state legislators are considering making it illegal to kill sharks of any kind off its coast. Senate Bill 489 and House Bill 808, two versions of the same […]

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Nicaragua crisis takes an environmental toll with plunder of turtle eggs

Some 2,000 sea turtle nests were raided and at least six turtles killed in La Flor Wildlife Refuge on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast during the summer of 2018, according to a conservation NGO. Environmental and scientific organizations have condemned the scale of the raids, which were much larger than the usual episodes that occur on the […]

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POLL: Should Japan be sanctioned for continuing the bloody slaughter of dolphins?

Animal rights activists have launched an unprecedented legal challenge to the slaughter of dolphins in Japan, claiming that fishermen are routinely violating animal welfare laws and exceeding government-set quotas. The London-based organisation Action for Dolphins and the Japanese NGO Life Investigation Agency on Wednesday submitted evidence they hope will halt the annual dolphin hunts in […]

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Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’

The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. […]

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Rare Footage Captures a Baby Humpback Whale Moments After Birth

A researcher studying humpback whales off the coast of Maui was treated to a rare surprise after spotting a newborn humpback whale who was barely moments old. It’s the closest Lars Bejder has been to a live birth of a humpback whale in 25 years, and lucky for us he captured it on footage. Bejder, […]

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Protecting waterbird habitats to combat the impacts of climate change

Wetlands may not look as picturesque as flowery meadows or verdant rainforest, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important. As well as acting as carbon sinks and shock absorbers for extreme weather events, they are also essential rest and refuelling stops for thousands of waterbirds as they migrate along coasts and continents. That’s why the […]

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Why swim, when you can hitch a ride on the back of a whale?

Boaters were watching a precious seal swimming around in the water, when something unexpected happened. A friendly whale emerged right under the seal and picked up the little fella on its back. Watch as a playful seal decides to go for a ride after jumping onto the back of a whale! He has a personal […]

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