‘Poorly conceived’ trophy hunting bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told

‘Poorly conceived’ trophy hunting bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told

A proposed UK ban on trophy hunting imports risks undermining the conservation of rhinos, elephants and other endangered wildlife, according to a group of leading scientists and conservationists who said African perspectives have been ignored by the government. On Friday, MPs will vote on a private member’s bill to ban trophy hunting imports while, separately, […]

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Bald eagle rebound stunted by poisoning from lead ammunition

Bald eagle rebound stunted by poisoning from lead ammunition

Bald eagle populations have slowly recovered from near devastation after the government banned DDT in 1972, but another ongoing issue has weakened that rebound—lead poisoning from gunshot ammunition. A new study, published in the Journal of Wildlife Management, finds that despite increasing numbers of bald eagles, poisoning from eating dead carcasses or parts contaminated by […]

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The hunter becomes the hunted! Stampeding stag gouges Polish hunter’s eye with its antlers as it bursts out of bushes

The hunter becomes the hunted! Stampeding stag gouges Polish hunter’s eye with its antlers as it bursts out of bushes

A stampeding stag turned the tables on a Polish hunter when it burst from the undergrowth and gouged his eye with its antlers. Gun-wielding Leszek Kaminiski had been on a group hunt in forests near Chelm, southeast Poland, when he came across the terrified animal hiding in some bushes. Video shows him walking towards the […]

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