It’s not too late – yet – to save the Philippine pangolin, study finds

It’s not too late – yet – to save the Philippine pangolin, study finds

MANILA — Knowledge of the Philippine pangolin, the only pangolin species in the country, is scant. Sightings of the animal are rarer still. But unlike other pangolin species around the world that teeter on the brink of extinction, a new study suggests that with the appropriate conservation measures, the Philippines’ endemic pangolin still has a […]

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Pollution, water cuts strengthen calls for environmental law reform in Malaysia

Pollution, water cuts strengthen calls for environmental law reform in Malaysia

In September 2020, more than a million households in Malaysia’s densely populated Klang Valley suffered extended water cuts after illegal chemical dumping debilitated the region’s aging water purification systems. In the midst of the pandemic, residents donned masks and lined up to fill buckets with water. A month later, before courts could identify and charge […]

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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

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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