Does Tajikistan’s population of snow leopards really depend on trophy hunting for its survival?

Does Tajikistan’s population of snow leopards really depend on trophy hunting for its survival?

The rare and secretive snow leopard is one of the few beasts that has captured human imagination. Fewer than 7,000 Panthera uncia are expected to persist over Asia’s high mountains, according to the red list of threatened species. A fifth of them dwell in Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains, the world’s third-highest environment after the Himalayan and […]

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Almost 450 deer and wild boar were slaughtered in a single day in Spain, provoking environmentalists to condemn the ‘orgy of blood and death.’

Almost 450 deer and wild boar were slaughtered in a single day in Spain, provoking environmentalists to condemn the ‘orgy of blood and death.’

The massacre occurred during a commercial hunt in the Los Posteruelos private estate in Villaviciosa de Córdoba, near the Andalusian hills. The 447 animals were confined by fencing, unable to flee the 70 hunters that took part in the hunt. Each participant was charged €1,000 for the shoot, which is permitted in Spain. However, animal […]

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