New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants

New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants

Tens of thousands of African elephants are under threat from plans for a massive new oilfield in one of the continent’s last great wildernesses, experts have warned. Campaigners and conservationists fear the proposed oilfield stretching across Namibia and Botswana would devastate regional ecosystems and wildlife as well as local communities. The plans are the latest […]

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32 pelicans mutilated in California: ‘Someone is intentionally breaking’ wings, group says

A Southern California wildlife organization is searching for answers after more than 30 pelicans have been attacked and mutilated alongside the state’s coast. The Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center, a nonprofit group that works with injured wildlife in Orange County, said on Monday that 32 brown pelicans have been significantly injured between the cities of […]

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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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