Taxidermist is jailed for 56 weeks for illegally trading rhino horns and tiger teeth after photos of him posing next to his animal trophy collection at his parents’ home sparked probe

Taxidermist is jailed for 56 weeks for illegally trading rhino horns and tiger teeth after photos of him posing next to his animal trophy collection at his parents’ home sparked probe

A ‘brazen’ taxidermist has been locked up for the second time after admitting illegally trading black rhino horns and tiger skulls. Aaron Halstead, from Burnley, Lancashire, was handed a 56 week jail term after using false documents to sell rhino horns to ‘rich’ buyers in China for £63,000. The 29-year-old had also illegally acquired tiger […]

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For tool-wielding chimps of Ebo Forest, logging plan is a ‘death sentence’

For tool-wielding chimps of Ebo Forest, logging plan is a ‘death sentence’

Fifteen years ago, Ekwoge Abwe was trekking through Ebo Forest in Cameroon when he heard something cracking in the distance. He scanned the forest, searching for the source of the sound. “One of my local assistants said, ‘Those are chimpanzees cracking nuts,’” Abwe, a biologist, postdoctoral fellow at San Diego Zoo Global and manager of […]

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Watchdog Accuses Trump’s NOAA of ‘Choosing Extinction’ for Right Whales by Hiding Scientific Evidence

As the North Atlantic right whale was placed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s list of critically endangered species Thursday, environmental protection groups accusing the U.S. government of bowing to fishing and fossil fuel industry pressure to downplay the threat and failing to enact common-sense restrictions to protect the animals. Only 400 right […]

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