A genetic map hopes to trace rescued chimps back to their homes

A genetic map hopes to trace rescued chimps back to their homes

Experts estimate that nearly 2,000 chimpanzees may be lost to the wildlife trade each year. Chimpanzees are currently listed as endangered by the IUCN (the western chimpanzee, one of four subspecies, is listed as critically endangered), and their numbers are still declining. While chimpanzee conservation has many components, researchers say genetic studies are an increasingly […]

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As wild areas become farmland, species that carry diseases flourish

As wild areas become farmland, species that carry zoonotic diseases flourish

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world, much of the blame for the human and economic devastation caused by the virus has been directed toward China. In particular, the country’s “wet markets” have come under fire for endangering public health, despite the fact that few offer the species of wildlife hypothesized […]

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FOUR PAWS Rescues Two Asiatic Black Bear Cubs From The Illegal Wildlife Trade In Vietnam After Smuggler Tried To Sell Them Online

FOUR PAWS Rescues Two Asiatic Black Bear Cubs From The Illegal Wildlife Trade In Vietnam After Smuggler Tried To Sell Them Online

Global animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS has just rescued two Asiatic black bear cubs that were confiscated by the environmental police in Lai Chau Province at the Vietnam border to China on July 21, 2020. The cubs, a male and a female, are only a few months old. The accused wildlife smuggler was being closely […]

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Born Free USA Launches New Campaign Revealing The Brutal Facts About The Deceptive Trophy Hunting Industry

Born Free USA Launches New Campaign Revealing The Brutal Facts About The Deceptive Trophy Hunting Industry

Born Free USA, an internationally recognized leader in animal welfare and compassionate conservation, has launched a six week-long campaign that began this month and is running through August. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the global impact of trophy hunting by revealing the brutal facts behind common myths supporting the continuation of this cruel […]

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Trafficking of thousands of songbirds highlights rampant trade in Indonesia

Trafficking of thousands of songbirds highlights rampant trade in Indonesia

MEDAN, Indonesia — Smugglers managed to ship more than 7,000 birds, including wild-caught songbirds, by air from Sumatra to Java in Indonesia, highlighting the country’s weak enforcement against the deeply entrenched bird trade. Indonesian authorities said the birds were transported in several batches on flights on June 11 and 12 from Medan in North Sumatra […]

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