When the world’s rarest primate, the Hainan gibbon couples up, it’s a win for the species

When the world’s rarest primate, the Hainan gibbon couples up, it’s a win for the species

The Hainan gibbon was once teetering and tottering at the precipice of extinction. In the 1950s, there were about 2,000 individuals living in Hainan, a tropical island at the southernmost tip of China, but 20 years later, poaching and habitat destruction nearly wiped the species out, leaving only seven to nine individuals. With conservation efforts, […]

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Campaigners condemn ‘sickening’ killing of beavers in Scotland

Campaigners condemn ‘sickening’ killing of beavers in Scotland

ARMERS and landowners have legally killed around one hundred wild beavers in Tayside, The Ferret can reveal. Campaigners have condemned the killings as “shameful” and “sickening” and are demanding that beavers be moved rather than shot. Scottish ministers are now likely to face questions about the deaths. The official number killed under licence in 2019 […]

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‘They never intended to conserve it’: Outcry as loggers gut Cambodian reserve

‘They never intended to conserve it’: Outcry as loggers gut Cambodian reserve

In late February, conservationist Kheng Khou tried to enter Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, which he routinely patrols with other members of the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN). Instead, he and his colleagues were denied access and threatened with arrest. Local authorities told them they couldn’t enter because they didn’t have permission from the Cambodian Ministry […]

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Hundreds of Bison Migrating Out Of Yellowstone To Be Hunted Down Under Government-Sponsored Slaughter

Hundreds of Bison Migrating Out Of Yellowstone To Be Hunted Down Under Government-Sponsored Slaughter

Bison have started to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park and into southwestern Montana where they could be the target of hunters attempting to reduce the herds’ population size by up to 900. Yellowstone spokeswoman Morgan Warthin told the Associated Press the bison have moved into the Gardiner basin as part of their yearly migration. […]

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Antarctica’s Most Numerous Penguin Has Suffered Huge Declines, Expedition Finds

Antarctica’s Most Numerous Penguin Has Suffered Huge Declines, Expedition Finds

One month ago, I arrived with a team of scientists at Elephant Island, Antarctica—a lonesome, 29-mile-long hunk of glacier and granite off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The island was chronicled by a member of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated 1916 expedition as “about as inhospitable as one could well imagine,” and it hasn’t changed much […]

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