Austrian prince is investigated over claims he ‘illegally’ shot dead the ‘largest’ brown bear in Romania after paying £6,000 during a trophy hunt in the Carpathian Mountains

Austrian prince is investigated over claims he ‘illegally’ shot dead the ‘largest’ brown bear in Romania after paying £6,000 during a trophy hunt in the Carpathian Mountains

An Austrian prince will be investigated over allegations he illegally shot and killed what is believed to be Romania’s largest brown bear during a trophy hunt in the country’s Carpathian Mountains in March, Romanian authorities said Wednesday. Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein was granted a four-day hunting permit in March in Romania’s Covasna County […]

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recommends Grizzly Bears Keep Protected Status

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recommends Grizzly Bears Keep Protected Status

A new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is recommending continuing the protected status of grizzly bears in the lower-48 states. The bear is currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. While bear populations have recovered, following the completion of a five-year status review, the agency recommends keeping the bears […]

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Slash-and-burn farming eats away at a Madagascar haven for endangered lemurs, frogs

Slash-and-burn farming eats away at a Madagascar haven for endangered lemurs, frogs

Deforestation is so rampant throughout Madagascar, an island far larger than California, that it’s easy to forget the impact of tree clearance in any one specific area of the country — the lemurs that lose their habitats, the orchids that no longer bloom, the people whose land becomes barren. But recent activity in the Ankeniheny-Zahamena […]

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