Petition: Protect European Wolves from Slaughter

Petition: Protect European Wolves from Slaughter

Many people probably don’t realize that politics don’t just affect people’s lives, but wildlife too. Many Americans are well aware of how the current administration wants to weaken the Endangered Species Act, for instance. Party lines differentiate ideologies and policies, including how the environment and wildlife are treated. For example, the Republican party in the […]

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Ranulph Fiennes labels trophy hunters ‘bullying bastards’ and calls for UK import ban

Ranulph Fiennes labels trophy hunters ‘bullying bastards’ and calls for UK import ban

Banning the import and export of big game hunting trophies would recognise the destructive impact European powers have had on wildlife in former African and Asian colonies, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has said. Speaking to the Guardian, the veteran British explorer said hunting endangered species such as rhinos, elephants and lions to keep their body parts […]

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113 Animal Species Identified as Needing “Urgent” Help After Record-Breaking Australian Fires

113 Animal Species Identified as Needing “Urgent” Help After Record-Breaking Australian Fires

Australia was having an extinction crisis before the fires hit. There were 511 animal species, 1,356 plant species and 82 distinct ecological communities nationally threatened. But the fires were devastating and record breaking. One-third of koalas (an already endangered species) were killed and scientists estimate that over one billion animals died. And now there are […]

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Palm oil processors top plantations in destroying proboscis monkey habitat

Palm oil processors top plantations in destroying proboscis monkey habitat

JAKARTA — The oil palm processing industry has become the biggest threat to the iconic and endangered proboscis monkeys of Indonesian Borneo, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation, analyzed the loss of habitat of the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) in Balikpapan Bay, home to one of […]

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A Trump Policy ‘Clarification’ All but Ends Punishment for Bird Deaths

A Trump Policy ‘Clarification’ All but Ends Punishment for Bird Deaths

WASHINGTON — As the state of Virginia prepared for a major bridge and tunnel expansion in the tidewaters of the Chesapeake Bay last year, engineers understood that the nesting grounds of 25,000 gulls, black skimmers, royal terns and other seabirds were about to be plowed under. To compensate, they considered developing an artificial island as […]

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