Hunting permits for ten critically endangered black rhinoceros granted by the South African government

Hunting permits for ten critically endangered black rhinoceros granted by the South African government

Annual hunting and export permits for large game, including 10 highly endangered black rhinoceros and a corresponding number of leopards, have been given by the South African government. It also granted authorization to kill more than 100 elephants in accordance with international laws on the trade of endangered species, claiming that the elephant population was […]

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A biologist in South Africa has a unique job: he introduces big cats to each other so that they can pair up and mate

A biologist in South Africa has a unique job: he introduces big cats to each other so that they can pair up and mate

When you live in the country, the dating scene can be thin on the ground. And for cheetahs, this is a dilemma that could jeopardize the species’ survival. Take a step forward. Vincent van der Merwe, a South African biologist, has a one-of-a-kind job. The 39-year-old exposes the large cats to one another in order […]

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‘Brutal Killing’- endangered leopard shot to death in Pakistan, leaving behind small cubs

‘Brutal Killing’- endangered leopard shot to death in Pakistan, leaving behind small cubs

Calls to protect Pakistan’s critically endangered wildlife have increased after a leopard died from injuries sustained when it was shot on the banks of a river in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. The injured female leopard was found by locals on Sunday and transported to Islamabad for treatment, but did not survive. An X-ray revealed that it had […]

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‘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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Lawsuit Aims to Protect African Leopards From U.S. Trophy Hunters

Lawsuit Aims to Protect African Leopards From U.S. Trophy Hunters

WASHINGTON— Animal protection and conservation groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to propose stricter protections for African leopards under the U.S. Endangered Species Act to address the harms of trophy hunting. The United States is the world’s biggest importer of African leopard hunting trophies and consumed more than half the […]

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Raising Orphaned and Abandoned Leopard Cubs at Wildlife SOS

Raising Orphaned and Abandoned Leopard Cubs at Wildlife SOS

India-based conservation charity—Wildlife SOS has been actively working towards human-leopard conflict mitigation in Maharashtra since 2007, prioritizing safe rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned leopards. The NGO’s team holds expertise in reuniting leopard cubs with their mothers when they are found astray in sugarcane fields during the harvest season. As it turns out, sugarcane […]

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