Bureaucrats pushed for swift parrot recovery plan to be changed to play down logging threat

Bureaucrats pushed for swift parrot recovery plan to be changed to play down logging threat

Tasmanian and federal bureaucrats pushed for a recovery plan for a critically endangered parrot species to be changed to remove and play down the scientific evidence that logging was the biggest threat to its survival. Scientists said the proposed changes to the recovery plan for the swift parrot – revealed in draft versions made available […]

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First Nation reclaims territory by declaring Indigenous protected area in Canada

First Nation reclaims territory by declaring Indigenous protected area in Canada

Persistent rain couldn’t dampen the high spirits of Mamalilikulla First Nation members and their guests on a dark day in May. As lowering clouds played hide-and-seek with soaring mountains, the Nation shared lunch and performed traditional songs and dances in their remote territory on British Columbia’s Central Coast, some 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of […]

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Endangered chimps ‘on the brink’ as Nigerian reserve is razed for agriculture, timber

Endangered chimps ‘on the brink’ as Nigerian reserve is razed for agriculture, timber

ORE, Nigeria — More than two decades ago, fate took Tajudeen Babalola to his lifelong ambition. The 52-year-old longed for a more serene life that offered hope for survival away from the fake fancies of Lagos, Africa’s second-largest city and Nigeria’s commercial nerve center. One evening, after an exhausting shift of commercial driving, he received […]

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BC gov’t taken to court over shooting of wolves from helicopters to save caribou

BC gov’t taken to court over shooting of wolves from helicopters to save caribou

The conservation group Pacific Wild is taking the BC government to court over how the ministry responsible is killing wolves to save the endangered caribou populations. The government’s wolf management program was launched in 2015 to reduce predation on caribou. An estimated 1,400 wolves have been killed since, according to Pacific Wild. Animal advocates have […]

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