Habitat Destruction, Poachers and Human-Transmitted Disease Could Erase Progress Made With Endangered Mountain Gorilla

Habitat Destruction, Poachers and Human-Transmitted Disease Could Erase Progress Made With Endangered Mountain Gorilla

The Mountain Gorilla is one of the 10 most endangered animals on Earth, and it may not be here much longer. For decades, mountain gorilla populations have been dwindling as uncontrolled hunting, disease, habitat loss and the ravages of human conflict have taken their toll. The mountain gorilla are now considered endangered. In the 1980s, […]

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Albania’s pelican colony was bouncing back. Now it faces the threat of a new airport

Albania’s pelican colony was bouncing back. Now it faces the threat of a new airport

Half a dozen Dalmatian pelicans fly off as we approach the Narta lagoon, a marshland near Vlora in south-west Albania. It is a majestic sight – six elegantly soaring birds, with necks tilted back and wingspans almost matching that of an albatross. “They’re juveniles,” says Taulant Bino, head of the Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS). “They […]

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First of new criminal behaviour orders is handed out in North Yorkshire to a “prolific” poacher

First of new criminal behaviour orders is handed out in North Yorkshire to a “prolific” poacher

Ryan Thomas Spence, from Redcar and Cleveland, was given the CBO for poaching offences, after being found guilty of Hunting Wild Mammals with dogs at a previous court hearing. In another case, listed at Scarborough Magistrates Court last Thursday (September 9), Spence was also handed a six-month driving ban and more than £1000 worth of […]

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More Than 1.1 Million Sea Turtles Poached Between 1990 and 2020, Study Finds

More Than 1.1 Million Sea Turtles Poached Between 1990 and 2020, Study Finds

Nearly all species of sea turtles are considered endangered, according to WWF. Despite this, people have continued to poach them for food, medicine and luxury goods in astonishing numbers. The first ever global assessment of illegal sea turtle hunting to consider multiple countries and regions, published in Global Change Biology Wednesday, found that more than […]

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