Why are US Hunters still obtaining permits to import elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Namibia?

Why are US Hunters still obtaining permits to import elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Namibia?

Washington D.C. — Animal welfare groups and conservation activists are taking issue with a recent decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to issue permits to hunters wanting to import elephant hunting trophies into the United States from the African countries of Zimbabwe and Namibia. The Center for Biological Diversity (the Center) brought […]

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North American bats decimated by fungal illness are now classified as “endangered”

North American bats decimated by fungal illness are now classified as “endangered”

In recent years, white-nose sickness has decimated northern long-ear bat populations. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the flying creatures would be reclassified from threatened to endangered. This comes after a study found that by 2025, the devastating white-nose sickness will have affected 100 percent of northern long-eared bats. In 2012, white-nose […]

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Many hunters leave hippos’ corpses behind and return home with just 12 teeth as their “trophies.”

Many hunters leave hippos’ corpses behind and return home with just 12 teeth as their “trophies.”

Hippos are one of the most recognizable creatures on the planet, with their barrel form, massive teeth, and jaws that can expand to nearly 180 degrees. Hippos are also a keystone species because their behavior, as “ecosystem engineers,” helps form and preserve landscapes and ecosystems while also promoting biodiversity. Their presence is vital to the […]

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Tawny Crazy Ants may have finally met their Kryptonite – a naturally occurring fungus can crush local populations

Tawny Crazy Ants may have finally met their Kryptonite – a naturally occurring fungus can crush local populations

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) — When tawny crazy ants invade a new location, they act as an ecological wrecking ball, displacing native insects and small animals while also generating huge issues for homeowners. Scientists at The University of Texas in Austin have showed how to harness a naturally occurring fungus to kill small populations of crazy […]

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US hunters import almost one million hunting trophies including skulls, mounts, and teeth

US hunters import almost one million hunting trophies including skulls, mounts, and teeth

“The tremendous influx of hunting trophies into the United States indicates massive animal exploitation at a time when the world is facing extinction.” Over the course of five years, American hunters imported more than 700,000 hunting trophies, including skulls, mounts, and teeth, among other things. According to data collected by the Center for Biological Diversity […]

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47 percent of bald and golden eagles tested in USA found to have had chronic exposure to toxic lead

47 percent of bald and golden eagles tested in USA found to have had chronic exposure to toxic lead

America’s national bird is suffering from chronic lead poisoning after resurrecting from the brink of extinction. According to NBC News, over half of bald eagles (46%) and 47 percent of golden eagles (47%) examined in 38 states have chronic lead exposure. According to a new study published in the journal Science, eagles were frequently exposed […]

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57 wild elephants sold by Namibia  for export to undisclosed destinations

57 wild elephants sold by Namibia for export to undisclosed destinations

According to a statement released today by Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, the government is in the process of capturing 57 wild elephants that were auctioned off last year. Namibia had declared in December 2020, much to the chagrin of environmentalists and elephant supporters, that it would auction off 170 of its elephants […]

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