Petition: Support the Proposal for a Refuge to Save Koalas From Extinction!

Petition: Support the Proposal for a Refuge to Save Koalas From Extinction!

Koalas are severely affected by deforestation in Australia. It’s been putting the species’ population at risk of extinction, and then the bushfires this year have only compounded the threats that koalas face. A new proposal, for a refuge however, could help save koalas from extinction and allow the species to recover. Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne […]

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Petition: Urge Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei Governments to Crack Down on Palm Oil and Save Forests and Orangutans!

Petition: Urge Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei Governments to Crack Down on Palm Oil and Save Forests and Orangutans!

According to the United Nations, palm oil is found in approximately half of all products in supermarkets. But palm oil is destroying forests and killing animals. Orangutans, especially, are losing their homes and lives to the production of palm oil. Palm oil is taken from forests that house 10% of the world’s biodiversity and provide […]

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Sumatra’s dwindling forests face extra pressure from a major highway project

Sumatra’s dwindling forests face extra pressure from a major highway project

JAKARTA — In Indonesia’s Sumatra, which has lost much of its forests over the decades, a major highway project running the length of the island is poised to speed up incursions into the few significant stands of forest that remain, researchers say. Construction of the Trans-Sumatran Highway, spanning 2,700 kilometers (1,680 miles) from Banda Aceh […]

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Illegal hunting a greater threat to wildlife than forest degradation

Illegal hunting a greater threat to wildlife than forest degradation

The world has long associated plummeting populations of Southeast Asian wildlife with news of forest degradation and poignant images of deforested lands. Recent studies, however, bring to light another human practice that’s been driving the decline of wildlife numbers in these ecosystems. Researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in Berlin, […]

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WWF’s first jaguar collaring mission reveals flourishing population on Amazonian island

WWF’s first jaguar collaring mission reveals flourishing population on Amazonian island

WWF has collaborated with partners to successfully tag three wild jaguars with special collars, allowing scientists to better monitor and understand the behaviour of this iconic species. The mission, part-funded by WWF-UK and undertaken by WWF-Brazil, theInstituto Onça-PintadaandInstituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade, took place on a protected Amazonian island off the coast of […]

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