Vervet monkeys thrive despite habitat loss in South Africa

Vervet monkeys thrive despite habitat loss in South Africa

As countries around the world experience rapid urbanization, many animal species have been forced to adapt to the encroachment of humans into their habitats. For species like the vervet monkey, this adaptation sometimes leads to conflict with humans. Vervets (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)are small, gray-haired monkeys with black faces native to Africa. Their population is considered stable, […]

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Measures to arrest nature’s decline must be passed into law, say MEPs

Measures to arrest nature’s decline must be passed into law, say MEPs

If humanity wants to reverse the widespread destruction of the natural world, biodiversity needs legal protection like the Paris agreement on climate change, members of the European parliament have said. Action to halt biodiversity decline is based on voluntary commitments but, less than a year before a crucial UN biodiversity conference in China, MEPs pointed […]

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Hundreds of Critically Endangered Baby Turtles Continue to Get Stranded Every Year in Cape Cod Bay due to Warming Waters

Hundreds of Critically Endangered Baby Turtles Continue to Get Stranded Every Year in Cape Cod Bay due to Warming Waters

Global warming is affecting sea turtles, who are getting stranded on beaches close to Cape Cod. Sea turtles get stranded up in the area due to warming waters. A 2019 paper linked warmer waters in the Gulf of Maine to “cold-stunned” sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay. According to Mass Audubon,the warmer waters lure the […]

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Botswana cancels hunters’ licences for killing elephant

Botswana cancels hunters’ licences for killing elephant

Botswana has cancelled the licences of two professional hunters who shot dead a research elephant. Michael Lee Potter and Kevin Sharp had voluntarily surrendered their hunting licences, a government statement said. Botswana lifted a ban on elephant hunting in May, citing growing conflict between humans and the animals. However the elephant, which was shot last […]

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