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

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

China investigates illegal fishing boat detained in Ecuador

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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

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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.

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.

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