Water-guzzling demands of Trump’s border wall threaten fish species

Water-guzzling demands of Trump’s border wall threaten fish species

The survival of eight endangered and threatened species, including four kinds of endemic fish, is in doubt in Arizona, as massive quantities of groundwater are extracted to construct Donald Trump’s border wall. The 30ft-high barrier is under construction on the edge of the San Bernardino national wildlife refuge in south-eastern Arizona, where rare desert springs […]

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Lebanese Minister Marwan Kheireddine Hunts Animals For Fun

Lebanese Minister Marwan Kheireddine Hunts Animals For Fun

Since hunting humans is not currently accessible to local bankers and politicians (but stay tuned, it’s probably underway!), Lebanese Minister of State and Al-Mawarid Bank Chairman Marwan Kheireddine has decided he enjoys hunting animals for sport. Amazing! And by amazing, I mean disgusting. In a photoshoot in Hunter and Safari Magazine that can only be […]

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WWF’s first jaguar collaring mission reveals flourishing population on Amazonian island

WWF’s first jaguar collaring mission reveals flourishing population on Amazonian island

WWF has collaborated with partners to successfully tag three wild jaguars with special collars, allowing scientists to better monitor and understand the behaviour of this iconic species. The mission, part-funded by WWF-UK and undertaken by WWF-Brazil, theInstituto Onça-PintadaandInstituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade, took place on a protected Amazonian island off the coast of […]

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South Africa reclassifies 33 wild species as farm animals. A list of iconic and in some cases endangered wild animals can now be manipulated as farming stock.

Lions, cheetahs, rhinos and zebras were among 33 wild species which became farm animals as of May this year when the South African Government approved a brief amendment to the Animal Improvement Act (AIA) which governs livestock breeding.12 There has been virtually no mention of this in the media, as the legislation was slipped through […]

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Illegal government advisory panel touts ‘benefits’ of trophy hunting

It may be hard to believe that a group of celebrity and professional trophy hunters, a director of the National Rifle Association, and the president of the world’s largest trophy hunting group are advising our government on wildlife conservation. But that is exactly what the International Wildlife Conservation Council, a panel appointed by the Trump […]

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Cheetahs, CITES, and illegal trade: Are consumer countries doing enough? (commentary)

At the end of August, countries from across the world came together at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)to discuss actions to combat illegal trade in endangered species and to ensure sustainable management of legal trade. […]

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