Trophy hunters killed one animal every three minutes over the last decade, damning study reveals, with creatures gunned down from helicopters

Trophy hunters killed one animal every three minutes over the last decade, damning study reveals, with creatures gunned down from helicopters

Bloodthirsty trophy-hunters are killing one animal every three minutes, a damning exposé of the industry has revealed. More than 1.7 million animals, including lions, elephants and endangered rhinos, have been slaughtered in the past decade, with wealthy hunters competing to kill the most highly prized creatures. The devastating figures have emerged in a book which highlights […]

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Petition: Monarch Butterfly Denied Protection by Trump Administration

Petition: Monarch Butterfly Denied Protection by Trump Administration

Despite a rapidly declining population and an important ecological niche, the U.S Fish and Wildlife service voted against listing the Monarch Butterfly as “Threatened” under the Endangered Species Act on Tuesday. A change in its status may have led to increased protective measures for the species and its habitat. The US Fish and Wildlife Service […]

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Chinese wild animal shelter ‘secretly sells the fur of endangered tigers for £79K per piece, uses their bones to make a sex tonic and serves their meat as a delicacy to officials’

Chinese wild animal shelter ‘secretly sells the fur of endangered tigers for £79K per piece, uses their bones to make a sex tonic and serves their meat as a delicacy to officials’

A state-affiliated wildlife shelter in China has been accused of secretly dissecting the bodies of endangered tigers before selling them as products to make profits. The Qinhuangdao Wildlife Rescue under the China Wildlife Conservation Association allegedly sold the endangered animals’ fur for £79,000 per piece and used their bones to make a traditional tonic aimed […]

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Why red states want to seize control of the Endangered Species Act

Why red states want to seize control of the Endangered Species Act

In September, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, testifying on behalf of Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso’s latest bill to gut the Endangered Species Act (ESA) peddled the fake-news narrative that the ESA is “broken.” States would do a better job recovering endangered wildlife, Gordon testified, ignoring the obvious reality that every single species protected under the ESA […]

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Letter to the Editor: The Sumatran rhinoceros conservation to be classified a status of emergency and a protocol applied accordingly

Letter to the Editor: The Sumatran rhinoceros conservation to be classified a status of emergency and a protocol applied accordingly

The Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis is on the verge of extinction. Decades of well intentioned, “politically correct”, conservation activities have not changed its demise’ trend. Moreover a reversal of the situation is not going to happen in a few years unless the policy is changed. Due to a persistent status quo no rhino’s captures (but […]

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