Chinese government reportedly recommending bear bile injections to treat coronavirus

Chinese government reportedly recommending bear bile injections to treat coronavirus

The government of China is reportedly recommending a coronavirus treatment that includes bear bile. The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reported today that a list of recommended treatments for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 published by the Chinese government earlier this month includes injections of a traditional medicine called “Tan Re Qing,” which contains bear […]

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Ranulph Fiennes labels trophy hunters ‘bullying bastards’ and calls for UK import ban

Ranulph Fiennes labels trophy hunters ‘bullying bastards’ and calls for UK import ban

Banning the import and export of big game hunting trophies would recognise the destructive impact European powers have had on wildlife in former African and Asian colonies, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has said. Speaking to the Guardian, the veteran British explorer said hunting endangered species such as rhinos, elephants and lions to keep their body parts […]

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Community conservation agreements a lifeline for Uganda’s grey crowned cranes

Community conservation agreements a lifeline for Uganda’s grey crowned cranes

KABALE DISTRICT, Uganda — Ten years ago, grey crowned cranes (Balearica regulorum) had become a rare sight along the highway connecting the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to Rwanda. Across the birds’ entire range in East and Southern Africa, the cranes’ populations had declined steeply. But efforts to restore their wetland habitats in Uganda are succeeding, and […]

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Poachers butcher a third lion pride this month in South Africa, as a male and four lionesses are poisoned then hacked into pieces so their parts can be used in black magic potions

Poachers butcher a third lion pride this month in South Africa, as a male and four lionesses are poisoned then hacked into pieces so their parts can be used in black magic potions

A third lion pride has been brutally butchered in a month in South Africa by evil poachers who hacked off their heads and paws and stole them to be used to make black magic potions. Distraught owner Menno Parsons, 46, broke the news that his male lion Tau, 10, and four lionesses had been fed […]

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Global trafficking threat catches up to Sri Lanka’s endangered pangolins

COLOMBO — The same demand for pangolin scales and flesh that’s driving the animal’s decline across Africa and Southeast Asia is also taking a toll in Sri Lanka, one of the least-studied pangolin ranges. A new study into Sri Lanka’s population of Indian pangolins (Manis crassicaudata), one of eight species of the scaly anteater and […]

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