Narwhals are on the verge of EXTINCTION because of excessive hunting by Inuit catchers in Greenland, scientist warns

Narwhals are on the verge of EXTINCTION because of excessive hunting by Inuit catchers in Greenland, scientist warns

Narwhals are at risk of extinction with their numbers shrinking drastically because of excessive hunting in Greenland, a scientist has warned.Known as the ‘unicorns of the sea’ and best known for their tusks which can grow to be 10ft long, the mammals live in the Arctic waters of Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia. But experts […]

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Global consumer demands fuel the extinction crisis facing the world’s primates

Global consumer demands fuel the extinction crisis facing the world’s primates

A ceaselessly growing human population and an ever-expanding world economy based on the unsustainable demands of a few over-consuming nations, have already caused habitat degradation, forest fragmentation, and forest loss that are unprecedented in human history. Throughout the tropics, large tracts of forest have been converted to monocultures by industrial agriculture and degraded by the […]

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Foxhunting carries on with impunity, says former police chief

Foxhunting carries on with impunity, says former police chief

Foxhunting is continuing with impunity across the UK, with police and courts failing to hold those organising and taking part in them accountable, a former senior police officer has said, as the hunting season gears up towards its Boxing Day ceremonial climax. In November, anti-hunting campaigners collected 126 witness reports of foxhunting with hounds, including […]

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Community conservation agreements a lifeline for Uganda’s grey crowned cranes

Community conservation agreements a lifeline for Uganda’s grey crowned cranes

KABALE DISTRICT, Uganda — Ten years ago, grey crowned cranes (Balearica regulorum) had become a rare sight along the highway connecting the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to Rwanda. Across the birds’ entire range in East and Southern Africa, the cranes’ populations had declined steeply. But efforts to restore their wetland habitats in Uganda are succeeding, and […]

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Illegal hunting a greater threat to wildlife than forest degradation

Illegal hunting a greater threat to wildlife than forest degradation

The world has long associated plummeting populations of Southeast Asian wildlife with news of forest degradation and poignant images of deforested lands. Recent studies, however, bring to light another human practice that’s been driving the decline of wildlife numbers in these ecosystems. Researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in Berlin, […]

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Lebanese Minister Marwan Kheireddine Hunts Animals For Fun

Lebanese Minister Marwan Kheireddine Hunts Animals For Fun

Since hunting humans is not currently accessible to local bankers and politicians (but stay tuned, it’s probably underway!), Lebanese Minister of State and Al-Mawarid Bank Chairman Marwan Kheireddine has decided he enjoys hunting animals for sport. Amazing! And by amazing, I mean disgusting. In a photoshoot in Hunter and Safari Magazine that can only be […]

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