Jaw Traps and Snares: The Terrible Threat to India’s Wildlife

Jaw Traps and Snares: The Terrible Threat to India’s Wildlife

Today, the wild animals of the world face myriad threats that are steadily wiping out populations across the planet. As a wildlife conservation charity, Wildlife SOS comes across many animals that find themselves in inconceivable situations, oftentimes due to human interference. One of the most dangerous threats that we have rescued many animals from, is […]

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Petition: Portugal Furious After Spanish Hunters Kill Over 500 Animals

Petition: Portugal Furious After Spanish Hunters Kill Over 500 Animals

Portugal expressed outrage after hunters killed over 500 deer and wild boar in the center of the country at the end of December, as reported by the BBC. Officials were furious at the 16 Spanish hunters that led the massacre, calling it “vile,” and “an environmental crime.” Photos show hunters proudly displaying their catch after […]

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British woman turns dream home into wild boar shelter to save them from hunters

British woman turns dream home into wild boar shelter to save them from hunters

A British expat has turned her dream retirement home in Spain into a makeshift wildlife sanctuary after taking pity on boar which have been injured or orphaned by hunters. Victoria Korpics, 52, says far from their ferocious, snarling image, they animals are friendly, intelligent creatures who have dragged themselves back to her home still bloodied […]

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Heartbreak as brown bears are shot dead by hunters in Spain

Heartbreak as brown bears are shot dead by hunters in Spain

Two protected brown bears have been shot dead on what has been dubbed a ‘dark day’ for efforts to preserve the species. The adult females were killed on the same day by wild boar hunters in Spain, despite conservation groups working to grow the population from near-extinction. One of the dead bears, named Sarousse, had […]

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British expat, 25, shot dead outside his home by French hunter, 33, who mistook him for a boar – as ‘mortified’ gunman is arrested for manslaughter

British expat, 25, shot dead outside his home by French hunter, 33, who mistook him for a boar – as ‘mortified’ gunman is arrested for manslaughter

A 25-year-old British expat who was shot and killed by a hunter who mistook him for a boar close to his home in south-western France has been named. Morgan Keane is thought to have died instantly when a bullet fired by a hunter hit him in the isolated hamlet of La Garrigue, north of Toulouse. A […]

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Landscape of fear: why we need the wolf – The Long Read

Landscape of fear: why we need the wolf – The Long Read

There’s a monument near Brora, 60 miles short of John o’Groats, that claims to mark the spot where the last wolf in Sutherland was killed. I pass it often in the car. The wolf, it says, was killed by the hunter Polson in or about the year 1700. I know this story. Polson, so it […]

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Last chance for the Persian leopard: the fight to save Iraqi Kurdistan’s forests

Last chance for the Persian leopard: the fight to save Iraqi Kurdistan’s forests

In the spring, the Pirmagrun mountain, one of the world’s last refuges for the endangered Persian leopard, towers over the surrounding countryside in Iraqi Kurdistan, its rocky snow-capped peaks fading into an ancient oak forest that starts out sparsely before running into narrow, densely-wooded valleys. As recently as the 1980s, the forest covered the slopes […]

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Wild boar ‘carnage’ in eastern France was ‘intolerable’ – hunting president

Wild boar ‘carnage’ in eastern France was ‘intolerable’ – hunting president

The killing of 158 wild boar in a single day’s hunting in eastern France has sparked anger in the region and accusations of “carnage”, even if the hunters were within their allowed quotas. The boar were killed in a “battue” in which beaters drove the game towards the 82 hunters last Wednesday in the eastern […]

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