Border Fence Blocks Bears in Migration

New research has found that black bears and other large carnivores may be impacted by urbanization, roads and border security activities along the U.S.–Mexico border. The paper was co-authored by WCS conservationist Jon Beckmann, along with researchers from the USDA-National Wildlife Research Center, Purdue University, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Beckmann and his […]

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Vietnamese Caught Smuggling Rhino Horns in South Africa

South African authorities last week arrested two Vietnamese nationals at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport as they attempted to smuggle rhino horns and elephant ivory. Alerted by security x-ray scanners as the suspects’ luggage passed through security, members of the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development along with the Police Service discovered two rhino […]

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Feds Petitioned to Regulate Wind Industry

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, today formally petitioned the U.S. Department of the Interior to protect millions of birds from the negative impacts of wind energy by developing regulations that will safeguard wildlife and reward responsible wind energy devThe nearly 100-page petition for rulemaking, prepared by ABC and the Washington, […]

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