Showing posts with label Wildlife. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wildlife. Show all posts

Friday, May 18, 2018

China releases 85,000 sturgeons to restore rare species

China releases 85,000 sturgeons to restore rare species
China on Thursday released around 85,000 endangered sturgeon in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in a bid to help restore the wild population.

Monday, May 14, 2018

China's largest salt lake hits record size during dry season

Qinghai Lake
The area of Qinghai Lake, China's largest salt lake, reached 4,432.69 square km during the dry season, an expansion of 7.31 square km compared with last year.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Last male northern white rhino dies

Last male northern white rhino dies
The last male northern white rhino has died in Kenya at the age of 45, his keepers have announced, leaving only two females of his subspecies alive in the world.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Half of wildlife could disappear from key biodiverse regions due to climate change: report

Half of wildlife could disappear
About half of wildlife and 60 percent of plants in 35 of the world's most exceptional ecosystems and habitats are at risk of extinction due to climate change, said a report based on a study.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

World losing biodiversity at alarming rate: UN official

World losing biodiversity at alarming rate
Biodiversity is disappearing at a thousand times the natural rate, warned UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Friday.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

China investigates illegal fishing boat detained in Ecuador

Galapagos Islands
China said Tuesday it has looked into the case of a Chinese ship detained in Ecuador over charges of illegal fishing and that it does not tolerate any illegal trading of endangered wildlife.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Elephants continue to wreak havoc in northern Namibia

The Ministry Environment on Thursday said that it has deployed ministry officials to assist farmers in affected areas to avoid and minimize damages in northern Namibia, following a spate of incidents that involved elephants.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Chernobyl zone becomes biosphere reserve as wildlife flourishes

The Ukrainian government has recently declared the territory around Chernobyl nuclear power plant as a biosphere reserve because wildlife in the abandoned area is flourishing without human presence.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fresh whale stranding on notorious New Zealand beach

Whale rescuers in New Zealand have linked arms in neck-deep water to try and prevent about 200 pilot whales from stranding themselves again in a remote bay, where 300 of the animals died this week.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Interpol launches project to fight wildlife crime in Africa, Asia

International police (Interpol) on Friday launched a new project to identify and dismantle the organized crime networks making billions in illicit profits behind wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Madagascar Lemur’s Populations Crash by 95 Percent

Madagascar's beloved ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) were never considered a species in danger until recently. Their populations have rapidly decreased 20 fold since 2000, according to two different groups of scientists that conducted simultaneous but independent research, published in Primate Conservation and Folia Primatologica.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

To support photosynthesis, Serbian workers cut out holes in frozen lake

A team of public employees on Thursday undertook the laborious task of cutting holes in thick ice covering a lake in Serbia to help wildlife benefit from the sun's rays, as seen in images supplied by an epa photographer on site.

Bee placed on endangered species list for first time after US habitat loss

US officials for the first time have placed a bee found in the continental United States on the endangered species list.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ivory Trade in China to Be Fully Prohibited in Coming Year

Προσθήκη λεζάντας
China will introduce a nation-wide ban on the sale of ivory items and will prohibit ivory processing by the end of next year, the country’s State Council said.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

After Mass Bee Die Off Canada Considers Ban on Pesticides

Health Canada, a federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve health, released on Wednesday a draft risk-assessment for Imidacloprid for public comment.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Report: Wildlife Populations Down Nearly 60 Percent Since 1970

Wildlife populations across the globe have dropped nearly 60 percent since 1970 and human activity is to blame, according to a report released by conservation groups.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

10,000 Endangered Frogs Die In Peru at Lake Titicaca

Peru is investigating what killed some 10,000 Titicaca water frogs, a critically endangered species affectionately known as the "scrotum frog," in a river that is feared to be polluted, authorities said Monday.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Authorities expand buffer zone around anthrax spot in Russia's Yamal

The buffer zone created around the hotbed of the anthrax outbreak in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous area has been expanded to 11,000 square kilometers, the press office of the region’s governor has told TASS.

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