Red Panda is Being Driven Closer to Extinction, New Study Shows

Red Panda is Being Driven Closer to Extinction, New Study Shows

Using GPS telemetry, scientists from the University of Queensland, the University of Southern Queensland and the Red Panda Network have monitored 10 red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) and documented disturbances using camera trapping for 12 months in eastern Nepal. They’ve found that human impact is causing the mammal to restrict its movements which is further fragmenting […]

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Connecting fragmented wolverine habitat is essential for their conservation

Connecting fragmented wolverine habitat is essential for their conservation

Present day wolverines, which emerged during the ice age, have been declining globally despite their many adaptions to live in challenging, rugged environments. These large land-dwelling weasels evolved to scramble up trees and climb steep, snowy mountains. Wolverines’ snowshoe-like paws, heavy frost-resistant fur and powerful muscles let them thrive in some of the coldest places […]

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33,687 badgers slaughtered last year by shooting and trapping despite fury of animal rights campaigners

33,687 badgers slaughtered last year by shooting and trapping despite fury of animal rights campaigners

More than 30,000 badgers were killed in a government-backed cull in 2021, according to new estimates, causing outrage among animal rights activists. According to official statistics released on Wednesday, at least 33,687 badgers were slain in England through shooting and cage trapping in an effort to eradicate bovine tuberculosis. According to animal rights advocates, this […]

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Bobcat populations threatened by extended hunting season despite activist objections

Bobcat populations threatened by extended hunting season despite activist objections

LANSING, Mich. — In the southern Lower Peninsula, hunters and trappers can now shoot bobcats in the fall. Members of the Natural Resource Commission voted 7-0 on Thursday to expand the bobcat season to nine more counties: Muskegon, Montcalm, Gratiot, Saginaw, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, and Shiawassee, over the objections of animal activists. Wildcats with […]

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