Cyprus urged to ban hunting at coast to protect flamingoes from shotgun pellets

Cyprus urged to ban hunting at coast to protect flamingoes from shotgun pellets

Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network, amid concerns that migrating flamingos could swallow lethal quantities of lead shotgun pellets. Martin Hellicar, the director of Birdlife Cyprus, said flamingos were at risk of ingesting the tiny pellets lying on the lakebed as they fed. Like […]

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Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive – study

Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive – study

Polar bears and narwhals are using up to four times as much energy to survive because of major ice loss in the Arctic, according to scientists. Once perfectly evolved for polar life, apex predators are struggling as their habitats shrink and unique adaptations become less suited to an increasingly ice-free Arctic, researchers say. The mammals […]

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Should the State of Idaho finance a wolf bounty killing program?

Should private funding and a nonprofit organization be involved in state wildlife management?

If you kill a wolf in Idaho, your effort might be worth $1,000. A nonprofit in North Idaho covers costs for hunters and trappers who successfully harvest wolves. The group, called the Foundation for Wildlife Management pays up to $1,000 per wolf harvest. The group has been around since 2012, and although some conservationists dislike it, […]

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The Jane Goodall Act Could Make Groundbreaking Strides for Captive Wildlife in Canada

The Jane Goodall Act Could Make Groundbreaking Strides for Captive Wildlife in Canada

A recently introduced bill could become one of Canada’s strongest captive animal welfare laws – and it’s named after a conservation hero who has changed the hearts of millions through her work with primates. The Jane Goodall Act would ban the new captivity of great apes and elephants, ban performances by these animals and cetaceans, […]

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