Zimbabwe seeks backing to sell stockpile of seized elephant ivory

Zimbabwe seeks backing to sell stockpile of seized elephant ivory

Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory, saying the 600 million US dollars it expects to earn is urgently needed for the conservation of its rapidly growing elephant population which it describes as “dangerous”. Officials from the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority showed ambassadors from […]

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Himalayan musk deer talk to each other through poop, but poachers are also listening

Himalayan musk deer talk to each other through poop, but poachers are also listening

KATHMANDU — On April 25, 2020, barely a month after the country went into COVID-19 lockdown, authorities at Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park reported “one of the worst cases of poaching in recent years”: Six Himalayan musk deer (Moschus leucogaster) had been found killed by poachers. Officials from the park, situated in the Everest foothills, said […]

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How snow leopard saviour helped protect endangered species by tackling ‘retaliation killings’ in Himalayas

How snow leopard saviour helped protect endangered species by tackling ‘retaliation killings’ in Himalayas

An Indian conservationist who helped save the highly endangered snow leopard by tackling “retaliation killings” in the Himalayas has won a prestigious award from a UK wildlife charity for his pioneering work. Snow leopards live high in the mountains of central Asia but have suffered huge declines in numbers as climate change melts their icy […]

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A record-breaking wet season in Queensland has resulted in ideal breeding conditions for many frog species

A record-breaking wet season in Queensland has resulted in ideal breeding conditions for many frog species

While many people are getting tired of the rain, frogs appear to be making the most of the damp conditions. A record-breaking wet season in Queensland has provided many frog species with ideal breeding conditions. “With all the flooding that we’ve had, the numbers are through the roof,” Queensland Frog Society president, Ashley Keune, said. […]

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