Study warns of risk from feline viruses to wild cats on the palm oil frontier

Study warns of risk from feline viruses to wild cats on the palm oil frontier

Antibody tests conducted on domestic cats and wild cats in Malaysian Borneo indicate that oil palm plantations may act as transmission sites for viruses, according to a new study. The study, carried out by researchers working with the Health at the Edge Project, which investigates wildlife parasite transmission in forest-agricultural landscapes in Borneo, and published […]

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Lessons from panda conservation could help Asia’s other, overlooked, bears

Lessons from panda conservation could help Asia’s other, overlooked, bears

Serving as the mascot of a world-renowned conservation organization, building diplomatic relationships between China and the world, playing protagonists in blockbuster movies — giant pandas have done it all. The public attention and adulation these animals garner make them star attractions at zoos and have helped pump billions into tailor-made conservation programs that have successfully […]

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Stray juvenile lion shot dead by the Uganda Wildlife Authority for killing and eating people’s livestock

Stray juvenile lion shot dead by the Uganda Wildlife Authority for killing and eating people’s livestock

On April 8, 2022, Uganda Peoples Defence Forces soldiers shot and killed a stray juvenile lion that had spent days murdering and eating people’s livestock in many communities in the western Uganda region of Kagadi (UPDF). The lion was shot during a combined operation combining Uganda police, the Uganda Police Force (UPF), and the Uganda […]

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21 percent of all reptile species worldwide are threatened with extinction

21 percent of all reptile species worldwide are threatened with extinction

According to The Guardian, the largest study ever conducted on the extinction risk of reptiles on the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warned that 21% of all reptile species worldwide are threatened with extinction, which could have a “devastating” effect on the planet’s ecosystems. According to […]

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80 critically endangered spotted tree frogs are jumping back into the wild in New South Wales

80 critically endangered spotted tree frogs are jumping back into the wild in New South Wales

80 critically endangered spotted tree frogs are leaping back into the wild in NSW two years after the 2019-20 summer bushfires nearly wiped out the species. “Despite all the challenges this species has suffered, releasing these 80 spotted tree frogs back into the wild is a reminder to have optimism about the conservation work we’re […]

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Rare Australian cockatoo will be listed as a threatened species after a large decline in its numbers due to the climate crisis and the bushfire disaster

Rare Australian cockatoo will be listed as a threatened species after a large decline in its numbers due to the climate crisis and the bushfire disaster

After a huge drop in population due to the climate crisis and the bushfire disaster, the gang-gang cockatoo, the animal emblem of the Australian Capital Territory, will be officially designated as an endangered species. Sussan Ley, Australia’s environment minister, has accepted the vulnerable species scientific committee’s proposal that the little cockatoo be protected under the […]

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Should Gucci use live tigers as props in advertising campaigns?

Should Gucci use live tigers as props in advertising campaigns?

To commemorate the Chinese zodiac’s Year of the Tiger, Gucci released an advertising video for its latest collection, ‘Gucci Tiger,’ earlier this month. The advertising campaign featured “a diverse range of ready-to-wear and accessories depicting numerous renderings of the animal.” The advertisement depicted a wild tiger seated at a dining table, standing on their front […]

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Texas biology professor charged for illegally trafficking 14 protected wildlife species

Texas biology professor charged for illegally trafficking 14 protected wildlife species

AMARILLO, Texas (ABC4) – A Texas biologist has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly importing protected wildlife items into the country without declaring it or obtaining the required permits. Dr. Richard Kazmaier, 54, an associate professor of biology at West Texas A&M University, was charged Thursday with smuggling goods into the United […]

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