Discovery of threatened species drives bid to protect Vietnam forest

Discovery of threatened species drives bid to protect Vietnam forest

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Recently disclosed results from an extensive survey have revealed the presence of several highly endangered species in a forest that is not currently under any legal protection in Vietnam’s central highlands. Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and GreenViet, a biodiversity conservation NGO based in Da Nang, undertook months of […]

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Help Needed in Saudi: The Saudi Birding Community’s Effort to Track Down a Tagged Egyptian Vulture

Help Needed in Saudi: The Saudi Birding Community’s Effort to Track Down a Tagged Egyptian Vulture

The weekend before last, Yoav Perlman forwarded the following email from Ron Efrat, a researcher in the wider region studying Egyptian Vultures, to Jem Babbington and me and asked if we might use our contacts here in Saudi to track down the missing vulture. I opened the link in Google Maps and realized that the […]

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Iowa man sentenced for illegally shooting black bears, bringing hides across US-Canada border

Iowa man sentenced for illegally shooting black bears, bringing hides across US-Canada border

BISMARCK — An Iowa man pleaded guilty Tuesday, Aug. 18, to unlawfully shooting two black bears and transporting them from Canada into the U.S. Louis Floden Jr., 69, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $7,500 fine. Last year, Floden left Manitoba, Canada, and entered the U.S. through Pembina, N.D., […]

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Swiss game hunters still kill protected animals

Swiss game hunters still kill protected animals

Swiss big game hunters kill some 50 protected animals abroad each year, according to Swiss television SRF. Hundreds of protected animals have been imported into Switzerland as trophies, but there are calls for tighter rules. Between 2010 and 2018, authorities allowed the import of 423 protected animals that had been hunted mainly in Africa but also Canada, Mongolia […]

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