EU/Chinese soy consumption linked to species impacts in Brazilian Cerrado: study

EU/Chinese soy consumption linked to species impacts in Brazilian Cerrado: study

Ask Europeans how palm oil consumption is impacting biodiversity, and many will be quick to list threats to the emblematic orangutan, whose habitat in Indonesia has been drastically reduced by oil palm plantations grown for the international market. But ask those same citizens how the massive amount of soy imported from Brazil to feed European […]

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Three pangolin species closer to extinction: IUCN

The pangolin’s future looks gloomy, according to the latest update by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which assesses the conservation status of species. Of the eight known species of the pangolin, one of the world’s most trafficked mammals, two African species, the while-bellied (Phataginus tricuspis) and the giant ground pangolin (Smutsia gigantea), […]

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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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