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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South Africa allocates a significant number of leopards, elephants and rhinos to trophy hunters

South Africa allocates a significant number of leopards, elephants and rhinos to trophy hunters

Trophy hunters will be able to hunt ten leopards, ten black rhinos, and 150 elephants in 2022, according to forestry, fisheries, and environment minister Barbara Creecy. Trophy hunting, according to Creecy’s department, generates economic incentives that encourage conservation. It also serves as a beneficial wildlife management technique, as it is utilized to remove (mainly) excess […]

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Wildlife experts fear that a rare Persian leopard temporarily housed in an Iraqi zoo risks an uncertain future

Wildlife experts fear that a rare Persian leopard temporarily housed in an Iraqi zoo risks an uncertain future

Wildlife experts fear that a rare Persian leopard temporarily housed in an Iraqi zoo risks an uncertain future. The male leopard was caught in a trap set by a peasant who had lately lost dozens of goats in the mountainous Batifa area of northern Duhok province, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, and its right hind […]

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Starving and injured Sumatran tiger dies in captivity, Indonesian officials report

Starving and injured Sumatran tiger dies in captivity, Indonesian officials report

JAMBI, Indonesia — Conservation authorities in Indonesia have reported the death of a Sumatran tiger captured in October following reports of deadly attacks on people. Officials have linked the death to a suspected local outbreak of African swine fever killing the big cat’s main prey. The adult female Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) died on […]

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