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

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Countries to meet in Egypt to end killing of migrating birds

A taskforce of over 20 countries in the Middle East and Europe will meet for the first time in Egypt Tuesday to discuss methods of curbing illegal practices that kill more than 20 million migrating songbirds each year.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Save remaining elephants in Tanzania's largest game reserve: WWF

The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), the leading global conservation organization, on Monday appealed to the government of Tanzania and international community to take urgent measures to protect the remaining elephants in Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve from poaching.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Severe drought forces Zimbabwe to offer its wild animals for sale

Drought-hit Zimbabwe has invited local farmers and private game rangers to buy wild animals as it destocks national game reserves to save fauna from starvation, the wildlife authority said Wednesday.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Kenya declares war on poachers

Kenya declared war on poachers Saturday with the burning of 105 tons of ivory and 1.35 tons of rhinoceros horns gathered by illegal hunting, which puts at risk the survival of elephants in Africa.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

China doubles water release to help Vietnam

At the request of Vietnam, China has doubled the amount of water being discharged from the Jinghong Hydropower Station, which is in Southwest China's Yunnan province, to help alleviate the drought. The station is on the upper reaches of the river, which is known in China as the Lancang River.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Chinese Dams Blamed for Exacerbating Southeast Asian Drought

As China opened one of its six dams on the upper Mekong River last month to help parched Southeast Asian countries down river cope with a record drought, it was hailed as benevolent water diplomacy.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Wild elephants kill 4 in India

At least four people were killed and several others injured Sunday after wild elephants attacked them in India's eastern state of West Bengal, officials said.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

China releasing water to Mekong River countries

China will discharge water from a dam to the lower reaches of the Mekong River to alleviate drought in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Vietnam's Mekong Delta hit hard by severe drought

The ongoing serious drought is damaging some 160,000 hectares of paddy rice in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, causing losses of some 5,000 billion Vietnamese dong (222.2 million U.S. dollars), and affecting about 290,000 hectares of fruit trees, local media reported Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Acidic oceans stifling coral growth - Study

 Scientists unveiled the first smoking-gun evidence Wednesday that growing ocean acidity caused by global warming is already stifling growth of vital coral reefs.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Mekong Delta faces worst drought, saltwater intrusion in century

Parts of Mekong Delta in Vietnam have been experiencing the most serious drought and saltwater encroachment in the past nearly 100 years, local media reported Friday.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Armed protesters occupy Oregon wildlife refuge building over jailed ranchers

Armed protesters occupied a building of a federal wildlife refuge in the US state of Oregon in support of two return-to-jail ranchers punished by the court, according to the BBC on January 3. 

Friday, January 01, 2016

Zimbabwe to relocate more elephants to China

More African elephants and other animals from Zimbabwe will be sent to China in the near future to provide them better and safer environment, according to a high-ranking official of Zimbabwe. "We are happy that young African animals have been well accommodated here in China.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Sino-Africa collaboration in wildlife protection crucial

There is need to strengthen Sino-Africa collaboration in wildlife conservation to help preserve a resource that underpins livelihoods in the world's second largest continent, campaigners said late Thursday in Johannesburg.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Swelling lake threatens endangered wildlife, infrastructure

A major salt lake on northwest China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has more than tripled in size for years due to climate change, posing a threat to local infrastructure and animals living nearby.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Wild animals have returned to Chernobyl despite radiation

Nearly 30 years after the world's largest nuclear accident, the Chernobyl site now looks less like a disaster zone and more like a nature preserve, teeming with elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, and wolves, researchers said Monday.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Hundreds of New Species Found in Eastern Himalayas

A new report on wildlife in the Eastern Himalayas says researchers in the area have discovered more than 200 new species, including "walking" fish and a  “sneezing monkey" in the last 6 years.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Arctic sea ice reaches 4th lowest extent on record

Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its annual minimum, measuring at 4.41 million square kilometers, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said yesterday.

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