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Category archives for: Wildlife

Science v poachers: how tech is transforming wildlife conservation

It is dry season in a Kenyan national park. A small group of poachers walks along a dried-up riverbed, aiming to kill a black rhino and remove its horns, which could fetch as much as $100,000 on the Asian black market.  The men are concealed by undergrowth on the riverbanks but seen by a poaching […]

Noise pollution rules should be tightened to protect wildlife, say scientists

Noise produced by human activities should be better regulated to protect wildlife, say the authors of a study exposing how sound pollution affects myriad creatures from fish to birds. Road traffic, aircraft, ships, factories and oil drilling are all human activities that produce noise, most – but not all – of which is typically below 4kHz. […]

The Best Photos From This Year’s Comedy Wildlife Awards

The competition's results will be revealed on November 13, with the winner getting a one-week safari in Kenya's Masai Mara. The contest, aimed at highlighting the importance of conservation, is run in conjunction with global wildlife charity Born Free Foundation. The world has seen an astonishing 60 percent decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, […]

World’s nations gather to tackle wildlife extinction crisis

From giraffes to sharks, the world’s endangered species could gain better protection at an international wildlife conference. The triennial summit of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), that began on Saturday, will tackle disputes over the conservation of great beasts such as elephants and rhinos, as well as cracking down on the exploitation of unheralded […]

The rise of ‘ungardening’: how to turn a backyard into a wildlife haven

Manicured privets and immaculate lawns are a thing of the past. Nowadays, it’s all about “ungardening”: eschewing toxic pesticides or sterile patio decking to create gardens that will encourage native wildlife to live and flourish. Rewilding, as it’s more commonly known, has been growing in popularity across Europe and the US, as green-fingered activists use their […]

Campaign to save Kenya’s wild animals – archive, 1961

Nairobi, July 18 One of the little jokes of the last Kenya Parliament was the way Mervyn Cowie, a nominated member, was often referred to as “the Member for Wild Animals.” In this Parliament there is no place for the director of Kenya’s National Parks. Yet the plight of his wild animals is worse today than […]

Legislation aims at fish, wildlife conservation

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission see the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the U.S. House of Representatives as landmark legislation. It could provide more care for Pennsylvania’s and the nation’s growing list of fish and wildlife with the greatest conservation needs. The bipartisan legislation introduced […]

Belize to protect critical wildlife corridor that’s home to jaguars and more

In a boost to jaguars and other iconic wildlife of Central America, the government of Belize has approved a proposal to protect the Maya Forest Corridor, a key stretch of jungle that could help create the largest contiguous block of forest in Central America. About 20 kilometers (12 miles) long and 7 kilometers (4 miles) wide, the […]

WHO’s recognition of Chinese medicines threatens Indian wildlife

While fans and satisfied patients cheered last month when traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) won World Health Organization approval for treatment of 400 illnesses, the move could pose a significant threat to endangered species globally. Environmentalists and conservationists have decried the action as they believe that several wildlife species are particularly at risk in India. TCM includes […]

Money laundering and the illegal wildlife trade

While it has all the hallmarks of transnational organised crime, the illegal wildlife trade continues to be viewed as being outside ‘mainstream crime’. Frequently linked to other forms of serious crime such as fraud, corruption and money laundering, the illegal wildlife trade generates an estimated US$20 billion annually and is the fourth most profitable criminal trafficking enterprise […]

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