Feeding wildlife leads to leghold traps, death for Nova Scotia foxes

Feeding wildlife leads to leghold traps, death for Nova Scotia foxes

A Cape Breton wildlife photographer is questioning the Nova Scotia government’s use of leghold traps to capture and kill nuisance foxes around Englishtown. Since the summer, Department of Lands and Forestry officials have been setting traps after complaints from area residents about foxes lurking in their yards and, in one case, taking food from a […]

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The Killing Crisis

BirdLife’s research has revealed that an estimated 25 million birds are illegally killed or taken each year across the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Caucasus. Here, we delve deeper into the shocking discoveries that galvanised our Flight for Survival campaign. A boy clutches a fistful of Eurasian Golden Orioles Oriolus oriolus: he seeks buyers for […]

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‘We have cut them all’: Ghana struggles to protect its last old-growth forests

KUMASI, Ghana — The West African country of Ghana is known for having rich natural resources including vast tracts of rainforest. But its primary forest has all but vanished, with what remains generally relegated to reserves scattered throughout the country’s southern third. These reserves are under official protection. However, that hasn’t stopped logging and other […]

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