Cyprus urged to ban hunting at coast to protect flamingoes from shotgun pellets

Cyprus urged to ban hunting at coast to protect flamingoes from shotgun pellets

Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network, amid concerns that migrating flamingos could swallow lethal quantities of lead shotgun pellets. Martin Hellicar, the director of Birdlife Cyprus, said flamingos were at risk of ingesting the tiny pellets lying on the lakebed as they fed. Like […]

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Petition: Lawsuit Filed to Stop Bulldozing Project at Ballona Wetlands on the Los Angeles Coast

Petition: Lawsuit Filed to Stop Bulldozing Project at Ballona Wetlands on the Los Angeles Coast

A group called Defend Ballona Wetlands has sued the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW). Molly Bassler, a Climate Reality Project leader with the Los Angeles chapter, and Robert van de Hoek, a wildlife biologist, are joining it in the suit. The litigants are challenging the CDFW’s approval of a project they say would […]

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Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia’s polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!

Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia’s polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!

For well over a century, freshwater fish from Europe – the carp (originally from China), have been released, either deliberately or accidentally from fish farms, into Australian waterways. The fish, now widely regarded as pests, are thriving. Their habitat includes rivers flowing through the Murray-Darling Basin of New South Wales. Those vast waterways support, through […]

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New Water Rule Endangers Millions of Birds and America’s Water Supply

New Water Rule Endangers Millions of Birds and America’s Water Supply

WASHINGTON (January 23, 2020) – “The Trump Administration’s new water rule makes it a lot easier to pave America’s critical wetlands and put up parking lots,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO, National Audubon Society (@david_yarnold) after the Administration announced the finalization of its rollbacks to the Clean Water Act. “Wetlands are not only important […]

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