Petition: Urge Facebook to Enforce Policies to End Wildlife Trafficking

Petition: Urge Facebook to Enforce Policies to End Wildlife Trafficking

Despite Facebook’s promises to fight the illegal wildlife trafficking industry, it persists and continues to profit from the imprisonment and neglect of helpless animals. A recent report by Avaaz claims that Facebook remains a popular platform for cruel animal traffickers. The researchers found that Facebook’s algorithms “help criminals grow their business.” It should not be […]

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Migrating turtles don’t really know where they’re going, study shows

Migrating turtles don’t really know where they’re going, study shows

How migrating animals like sea turtles navigate hundreds to thousands of kilometres across the open ocean has intrigued biologists since Charles Darwin. But some sea turtles might not really know where they’re going, new research suggests. Analysis by an international team of scientists has mapped the movements of hawksbill turtles as they swam from their […]

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Saving sea turtles in the ‘Anthropause’: Successes and challenges on the beach

Saving sea turtles in the ‘Anthropause’: Successes and challenges on the beach

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Beaches across the planet emptied as COVID-19 spread in 2020, with the first full lockdowns in many places coinciding with sea turtle nesting season. With less noise, less tourist boat traffic, less fishing, less beach furniture clutter and less light pollution, the hazards and challenges for sea turtles nesting appeared to decline. […]

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Taskforce to tackle piracy, abductions and wildlife trafficking at sea to be launched

Taskforce to tackle piracy, abductions and wildlife trafficking at sea to be launched

A new taskforce focused on taking down piracy, abductions and wildlife trafficking on sea is set to be launched later this year in the sub- region between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The program, dubbed Tripod, will focus on the shared territory around the Sulu and Celebes Seas to develop cross- border regional collaboration and […]

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