Is it the last blast for lead shot? Biggest shake-up in 500 years for game shooting as ban looms on ‘toxic’ ammunition

Is it the last blast for lead shot? Biggest shake-up in 500 years for game shooting as ban looms on ‘toxic’ ammunition

Under consideration is the phasing out of lead ammunition across all environments in England, Scotland and Wales. Shooting organisations say that the full legal ban could take as long as eight years to come into force – although they are encouraging their members to move to non-lead ammunition within the next four years. Tim Bonner, […]

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Colorado, Idaho make reckless decisions to persecute bobcats, mountain lions and other wildlife

Colorado, Idaho make reckless decisions to persecute bobcats, mountain lions and other wildlife

Each year, trophy hunters and trappers kill around 2,000 of Colorado’s bobcats, either for fun or to sell their furs overseas, usually in Russian and Chinese markets. The animals are hunted down with radio-collared dogs and shot at point-blank range, or they are trapped in cage traps with no protection from the weather nor food […]

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In Indonesia, an illegal leopard trade thrives out of sight, new study shows

In Indonesia, an illegal leopard trade thrives out of sight, new study shows

This is the story of how Indonesia is losing its spots. In a recent paper published in Nature Conservation, researchers found that the archipelagic nation has a significant illegal trade in two regional leopard species: the Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas) and the Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi). This trafficking could pose a serious threat […]

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