Mouse plague poison kills dozens of birds in New South Wales

Mouse plague poison kills dozens of birds in New South Wales

Dozens of birds have been killed through poisoning amid concerns that methods to eradicate a growing mouse plague in eastern Australia are hitting other wildlife. The New South Wales Environmental Protection Agency has asked the public to “think carefully” about the amount and location of mouse bait being used, after an investigation confirmed that some […]

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Golden eagle deliberately poisoned near Balmoral estate, say police

Golden eagle deliberately poisoned near Balmoral estate, say police

The bird of prey was found dead on a hillside on the Invercauld Estate, in the heart of the Cairngorms, near Crathie and the Balmoral estate on March 19 after being illegally targeted with a toxic substance. Police Scotland said officers searched a number of properties on the estate on Tuesday as they continue carrying […]

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Researchers take up the cause of the mysterious and maligned Chaco eagle

Researchers take up the cause of the mysterious and maligned Chaco eagle

Fénix, a female Chaco eagle, lived at San Rafael Zoo in Mendoza province, Argentina, until the zoo shut down in 2016. She was later transferred to the Buenos Aires Ecopark, an old zoo that had been converted into a research center, hospital and shelter for animals without a destination. There, she began a difficult training […]

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Idaho lawmakers on verge of sanctioning a carnage of 90% of the state’s wolves

Idaho lawmakers on verge of sanctioning a carnage of 90% of the state’s wolves

A bill that would allow trophy hunters, trappers and private contractors hired at taxpayer expense to kill up to 90% of the state’s wolves is flying through the Idaho legislature, and we need to stop it in its tracks. The bill, introduced Tuesday, has already passed the state Senate and the House Resources and Conservation […]

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Irish birds more endangered than ever, report finds

Irish birds more endangered than ever, report finds

Irish birds are more endangered than ever before, with more than a quarter, or 54 species, now on the red list, according to a new report from BirdWatch Ireland. Two well-known seabirds added to the red list are the puffin and kittiwake and there are fears they may become extinct in the next 100 years, […]

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Growing Demand for Vulture Heads Threatens the Birds’ Survival in Africa

Growing Demand for Vulture Heads Threatens the Birds’ Survival in Africa

Across the continent, traditional healers are increasingly using the body parts of vultures, creating an illegal market that has experts alarmed. Last year, at dawn on March 26, an exhausted Mohamed Henriques slid into his airplane seat. He had just managed to make it onto the last flight that left Guinea-Bissau before the small West […]

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Diclofenac claims first official victim in Europe: the Cinereous Vulture

Diclofenac claims first official victim in Europe: the Cinereous Vulture

A Cinerous Vulture Aegypius monachus born in 2020 in the Boumort National Hunting Reserve has now been confirmed as the first victim of a vulture species to die from poisoning by veterinary diclofenac in Europe. The cause of death of this vulture was confirmed in a new study which came out on April 5th, at […]

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Six Lions Found Dead in Ugandan National Park

Six Lions Found Dead in Ugandan National Park

The BBC reported that six lions have been found dead and dismembered at a national park in Uganda. The lions were found in Queen Elizabeth National Park with heads and paws hacked off in what authorities believe is poisoning. Authorities and conservationists are working to investigate and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said it “cannot […]

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