Animal Conservation

native mammals are disappearing in northern Australia, but few people are watching

When Australia was settled by Europeans, about 180 species of mammals lived in the northern savannahs of the continent. The landscape teemed with animals, from microbats to rock-wallabies and northern quolls. Many of these mammals have not been found anywhere else on Earth. An unidentified account from the Normanton district in northwest Queensland, dating from […]

Animal Conservation

Mountain. the governor comes under fire with a cougar

Republican Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is once again drawing fire in some circles for a hunting trip, this time involving a perfectly legal outing that resulted in the death of a collared cougar outside Yellowstone National Park . Quoting in part from anonymous sources, The Washington Post first reported that Gianforte shot and killed the […]

Lions And Zoos

Will the US Congress act to regulate big cats kept in captivity? (remark)

Americans may think the illegal trade in tiger parts is halfway around the world, but in reality, the United States is a big part of this lucrative global market. Recent research has indicated that the amount of tiger parts entering the United States is likely much greater than previously reported, and raises questions about the […]

Animal Conservation

Federal government pledges $50 million for koala conservation, but experts say more action on climate change is needed

The federal government announced new funding for koala conservation, but environmental experts say more action on climate change and deforestation to help native species. Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced $50 million in funding to boost long-term protection and recovery efforts for Australia’s koalas. Conservation bodies have welcomed the funding for the beloved animals, but […]

Animal Conservation

Using genetics to conserve wildlife

What if we could help endangered wildlife species better adapt to the intractable threats that many species face due to challenges such as climate change and disease? The United Nations has warned that approximately one million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. In response, conservation breeding programs are intensifying to stimulate and protect […]

Animal Conservation

Wolf roaming the Washington Cascades, other topics discussed at wolf recovery meeting

For the first time, a wolf wearing a radio collar crossed southern Interstate 90 into southern Washington Cascades, Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists said at a meeting of the Wolf Advisory Group. At Thursday’s meeting, biologists described the stray wolf’s route. Wolves previously crossed south of I-90. However, this is the first time that […]

Lions And Zoos

Detroit Zoo vultures travel to South Africa to boost conservation agenda

The scavenging vultures Mrs. Nasty and Nelly hang out at the Detroit Zoo. The couple, along with three other vultures from the Detroit Zoo, made their permanent home in South Africa to support a vulture conservation program in November. Advertising ROYAL OAK – In November, five vultures that previously inhabited the Detroit Zoo traveled around […]

Animal Conservation

Mexican gray wolf straying in New Mexico blocked by border wall

CITY OF SILVER, NM– In the first documented case of the US-Mexico border wall separating two endangered wolf populations, a Mexican gray wolf – likely in search of a new home and mate – has been stranded at the border in New -Mexico last month. The wolf’s GPS collar periodically reported its positions to the […]

Animal Conservation

TC report can play a key role in migratory bird conservation / Public information service

GREENWICH, Connecticut – North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and a new report shows how Connecticut, a major stopover for migrating birds, may play a role in reversing the trend. The Connecticut Audubon Society’s annual State of the Birds of Connecticut report features 37 species of birds in the state with rapidly […]

Animal Conservation

Dormouse bridge over the railway could save endangered species | Wildlife

Measuring 12 meters long and only 30 cm wide, it is a bridge of miniature proportions. But it is hoped that the square metal tube – which will become the first ‘dormouse bridge’ across a British railway – could help save Britain’s endangered wild dormouse population from extinction. The new bridge, which hopes to connect […]

Animal Conservation

Ivermectin could help save endangered Australian sea lion

Ivermectin is an effective treatment for hookworm in the endangered Australian sea lion, according to research from the University of Sydney. Hookworm infection contributes up to 40 percent of puppy deaths. In December of last year, the species was reclassified as “endangered” due to a 64% reduction in offspring over three generations. With less than […]

Lions And Zoos

Madeline Steiner: Joe Exotic Channels Minds of 19th Century American Tiger Kings | Chroniclers

Despite Baker’s continued demands, Bailey didn’t budge, and in the last letter of their exchange, an exasperated Baker bowed – but not before writing in a delightfully passive-aggressive, 19th-century way that “I agree to accept the exchange of lions despite the fact that you have tried to force it on me without my consent. Education, […]

Animal Conservation

CDFW News | Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects

Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects Photo of the Attiyeh Ranch Nacimiento River and rock outcrops by Kaila Dettman. At its quarterly meeting on November 18, 2021, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $ 25 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat across California. Some of […]

Animal Conservation

Romania’s famous black goats are under threat. Environmentalists say the state is partly to blame.

BUCHAREST – On October 12, a hunter from Moieciu, in the central district of Brasov in Romania, fell into a ravine, before being finally rescued by the country’s mountain rescue services. The Czech, who was accompanied by two Slovak hunters, had encountered difficulties in tracking down Romania’s famous black goat, an agile beast whose ability […]

Animal Conservation

And you, Tegu? Florida Scientists, FWC Fight Alarming Rise In Invasive Lizard

A large lizard that’s sometimes kept as a pet is wreaking havoc on native Florida wildlife, and scientists at the University of Florida are working on a solution. Argentinian black and white tegus have spread and established populations in and around Florida at a rapid and increasing rate and this could have critical implications for […]

Animal Conservation

One of the last two northern white rhinos in the world withdrawn from the breeding program

Scientists have decided to remove one of the world’s last two northern white rhinos from their assisted reproduction program, which is working to save the subspecies from extinction. BioRescue will no longer harvest eggs from 32-year-old Najin, making her daughter, Fatu, the sole supplier of reproductive material for the assisted reproduction program; the program has […]

Lions And Zoos

Excitement galore as Werribee Open Range Zoo reopens to visitors

The doors of the Werribee Open Range Zoo have reopened to the public, with many new animals and spaces to explore. The zoo’s improved hippo viewing platform now allows even better access to panoramic and up-close views of the endangered species’ expansive habitat. Children can also participate in nearby water play activities at Hippo Beach […]

Animal Conservation

Kirtland’s Warbler bird population increases in the Upper Peninsula

State and federal agencies and masses of volunteers have teamed up to count the Kirtland, Michigan population of warblers. The agencies recently announced that surveys conducted in June show that small songbirds have continued to thrive since their October 2019 removal from the federal endangered species list. The Power of Partnership continues to deliver great […]

Lions And Zoos

Zoo Lights returns with ride and drive-thru experiences

PHOENIX – Zoo Lights, the Phoenix Zoo’s annual holiday lights exhibition and event, will have both its traditional sightseeing and drive-thru experience this year, as well as a “sensory” night. During Zoo Lights, which runs from November 24, 2021 to January 15, 2022, millions of lights and dozens of illuminated animal displays are scattered throughout […]

Animal Conservation

Criminals steal giant clams and carve them like ivory. Here’s why.

The recent wave of busts renews questions about how China’s elephant ivory ban, which took effect in 2017, affects demand for materials that look like ivory and perform a similar cultural function. The giant clam shells may be “used as a blanket to bleach elephant ivory products in China,” or “market preference may shift” to […]

Animal Conservation

As biodiversity loss and climate change deplete WDFW’s resources, Commission examines what conservation means

In mid-September, a subset of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission addressed a deceptive and existential question: What does conservation mean? “We use the word conservation in our strategic plan,” said Barbara Baker, vice-chair of the commission at the Big Tent committee meeting. “But the term is never defined. As we all know, […]

Animal Conservation

The public is invited to comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement of the Thurston County Habitat Conservation Plan

Submitted by County of Thurston TThe hurston county government’s plan to locally manage three federally protected Mazama waffle subspecies and other federally protected species is nearing finalization. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and Thurston County have completed an environmental report on the Thurston County Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The publication of this draft […]

Animal Conservation

Meet the young woman who takes on the illegal wildlife trade

Trang Nguyen, the 31-year-old Vietnamese founder and executive director of WildAct, travels the world as wildlife conservation scientist. Vietnam has emerged as one of the world’s hotspots for the illegal wildlife trade, with some of the world’s most endangered species, such as the pangolin, tiger, and elephant, being targeted. Vietnam has been at the center […]

African Reserves

Global partners to join Huawei’s TECH4ALL digital inclusion initiative

[Shenzhen, China, September 27, 2021] At the Huawei TECH4ALL summit, Huawei called on global partners to join the TECH4ALL digital inclusion initiative, which aims to build a more inclusive and intelligent world that leaves no one behind. Huawei’s TECH4ALL initiative focuses on four areas: fostering equity and quality in education, preserving nature through technology, fostering […]

Animal Conservation

Marines and Wildlife Service work to save Gnatcatcher

CAMP PENDLETON – The US Fish and Wildlife Service and United States Marine Corps facilities west of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton have developed a Recovery Credit System (RCS) for the Gnatcatcher. California (Polioptila californica californica) threatened by the federal government on non-federal lands in southern California. The Service classified the Gnatcatcher as Threatened in […]

African Reserves

Colombia and Nicaragua present cases in lengthy maritime dispute

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – Colombia and Nicaragua appeared before the International Court of Justice on Monday to present their arguments in a long-standing dispute over what the Nicaraguan government alleges are violations of its sovereignty in the Western Caribbean. The case was initiated by Nicaragua in 2013 and is now reaching its public hearing phase, […]

Animal Conservation

Sikkim declares ‘Copper Mahseer’ its state fish in hopes of tackling illegal fishing practices | The Weather Channel – Articles de The Weather Channel

Representation image. (IANS) Sikkim government declared endangered Neolissochilus hexagonolepis, commonly known as Chocolate or Copper Mahseer and locally referred to as Katley, as the “State Fish”. The name Chocolate Mahseer was given due to the morphological color of the body of this fish. The ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBGR), Lucknow, had classified Katley […]

African Reserves

More than 60 African penguins found dead in South Africa, experts suspect bee attack as the cause of death

Researchers “rediscovered” a bee lost for years In an unfortunate blow to the endangered African penguins (Spheniscus demersus), 63 birds of the species were reportedly killed by a swarm of bees on a beach outside the South African capital of Cape Town. The announcement was made on Sunday by the Coastal Bird Conservation Foundation of […]

Animal Conservation

Column: Why This Former SeaWorld Ambassador Is Working To Save Animals You’ve Never Heard Of

During her many years as Director of Animal Ambassador Programs for SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, Julie Scardina was the favorite guest on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and “Today”. Thanks to her high notoriety on television, the energetic animal lover has brought adorable baby penguins, a baby gibbon wrapped in a blanket and a […]

Animal Conservation

The project works with farmers to restore Brazil’s pine forests

A project in southern Brazil aims to restore 335 hectares (827 acres) of Araucaria rainforests and plant 250,000 seedlings of native species within conservation units and permanent conservation areas in small firm. The Araucaria tree is the symbol of the Brazilian state of Paraná, but only 0.8% of its natural forests remain in a good […]

Animal Conservation

Q&A: birdO talks about street art and wildlife conservation

World-renowned street artist birdO Over the past decade, he has brought nature to the city with breathtaking murals found across Canada and around the world. He is currently working with WWF-Canada to protect his beloved nature. WWF-Canada’s Wildest Ride Contest. The grand prize winner will drive a unique electric vehicle by painting custom wildlife-inspired artwork […]

Animal Conservation

Conserving wildlife in Africa … a conservation success impossible without international hunting

Emmanuel Koro Why should rural African communities coexisting with wildlife and receiving no benefit from it care about the conservation of wildlife that damages their crops, kills their livestock, their loved ones and destroys their property? This is the key wildlife conservation question that all African states had to answer when they took over from […]

Animal Conservation

Crunchy’s birthday occasion to celebrate conservation – Bundaberg Now

Bite into the quoll at Alexandra Park Zoo Crunchy the spotted-tailed quoll celebrated its third birthday at the Alexandra Park Zoo this week, with the unique opportunity to see the native animal providing even more reason to celebrate. The status of the quoll species in Queensland changed from Vulnerable to Endangered under the Nature Conservation […]

Animal Conservation

What it means to be wild

In 1985, biologist Michael Soulé introduced the burgeoning field of conservation biology, a scientific response to the planet’s many ecological disturbances. Its purpose, he writes, was to support efforts to “conserve biological diversity”. He also stated several core values ​​to guide the emerging discipline; chief among them: Biodiversity has intrinsic value. Soulé also stressed that […]

Lions And Zoos

LaCONES-CCMB issues guidelines for COVID-19 testing in zoo animals

(Representative image) | Photo credit: iStock images Hyderabad: COVID-19 was reported in zoo animals in India last month. The Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) at CSIR-Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad is one of four centers designated to test animal samples for possible coronavirus infection. With support from the Central […]

Animal Conservation

Contentious EBRPD policy on feral cats can be mitigated by actions of animal shelters | New

Park district staff slaughtered at least 18 cats last year without giving rescuers, colony keepers or shelters a chance to get the cats, In Defense of Animals said. The group has collected more than 26,000 signatures from people opposed to the killings. People have offered their signatures demanding an end to the killings and the […]

Animal Conservation

Michigan Senate Passes Bill to Create Yoopers-Only Wolf Council

Related: McBroom argues the bill would rightly give the Yoopers more leverage over the wolves, as residents of the Lower Peninsula don’t have to live alongside them. Just under 700 wolves roamed Michigan at last count, all on the Upper Peninsula. “It shouldn’t be that controversial,” McBroom said, noting that the council is only an […]

Lions And Zoos

Following COVID outbreaks in zoos, Center orders states to close all tiger reserves

The latest in a series of COVID-19 outbreaks in zoos across India, the Indian government has ordered the temporary closure of all tiger reserves to visitors. Following the death of a COVID-positive lioness a few days earlier, the National Tiger Conservation Authority, part of the government’s Environment Department, issued its order on Monday, June 7. […]

Lions And Zoos

Itanagar Zoo has closed following reports of the spread of COVID-19 among wildlife

The authorities of the Biological Park (Itanagar Zoo) have decided to close the animal park until further notice, following reports of animals infected with COVID-19 recently at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai. The COVID-19 outbreak has been reported among Asian lions at Arignar Anna Zoological Park, popularly known as Vandalur Zoo recently, while […]

Animal Conservation

Endangered Turtle Agatha does her part for conservation – 2 eggs at a time

Agatha, a radiated turtle at Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn, with her two eggs. Just days after turning 80, a rare turtle laid two eggs. The radiated turtle celebrated its birthday last week at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn. Eggs are part of conservation efforts to save critically endangered species. Just two days after […]

Animal Conservation

EcoGuardians: Vivek Menon on the establishment of the Wildlife Trust of India, the current state of India’s wildlife and more | The Weather Channel – Articles de The Weather Channel

In 1998, a three-member group led the initiative to protect and conserve India’s rapidly declining wildlife. This renowned organization became known as the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and reached great heights in the field of wildlife conservation under the leadership of Vivek Menon. Over the course of its more than 30-year journey, Vivek has […]

African Reserves

Adopting cryptocurrency to protect South Africa’s endangered animals

In South Africa, the government and private conservation entities have grappled with the unprecedented rate of animal poaching, which has led to the classification of some of them as endangered species. Of the approximately 29,000 rhinos in the world, 80% are found in South Africa, making it a key country in rhino conservation efforts. But […]

Lions And Zoos

Big Cats Seized From ‘Tiger King’ Zoo Coming To Minnesota | The powerful 790 KFGO

A tiger arrives at the Wildcat Sanctuary, featured in the Netflix documentary series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. SANDSTONE, Minnesota – The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone is home to several big cats that were seized by federal officials and removed from the Oklahoma private zoo that had been the center of the Netflix documentary […]

Animal Conservation

Hope for wallabies so endangered we thought they were extinct

An endangered species of native wallabies has been pulled from the brink of extinction and rescued from the jaws of feral cats, thanks to a groundbreaking trial in central Queensland. Key points: Conservation scientists say they have seen the largest recorded increase in the population of an endangered wallaby. Slanted nail-tailed wallabies are regularly preyed […]

Lions And Zoos

Last cat out of Tiger King Park’s bag after the seizure is complete | national news

THACKERVILLE, Oklahoma (AP) – Federal authorities have removed the last of 68 big cats from the Oklahoma private zoo that had been the center of the “Tiger King” saga. A jaguar was among the last cats removed from Tiger King Park in Thackerville, a few miles north of Oklahoma’s border with Texas, The Oklahoman reported […]

Lions And Zoos

Federal authorities seize 68 big cats from Jeff Lowe’s ‘Tiger King Park’

THACKERVILLE, Oklahoma (KFOR) – US law enforcement officers, led by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, seized nearly 70 animals from Jeff Lowe and his menagerie in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Monday. The United States seized 68 protected lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids and a jaguar from Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe’s Tiger King Park. “There are no […]

Animal Conservation

Endangered species is the theme of a new podcast – NBC Los Angeles

What there is to know “Endangered: Short Stories for the Nearly Forgotten” launches on National Endangered Species Day, May 21 LA Zoo partners with Mongabay and the University of Montana for this adventure, as well as “award-winning actors” “Each ten minute episode,” created for kids, “features a different endangered species” Staying aware, focused, and engaged […]

Animal Conservation

Mastercard partners with Conservation International to protect and restore wildlife habitats with new range of wildlife impact cards

PURCHASE, NY – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Mastercard and Conservation International today announced the introduction of the Wildlife Impact Card program, which allows consumers to help protect wildlife habitats, including those that are home to many critically endangered species. Around the world, habitat loss poses the greatest threat to wildlife, with 1 million animal and plant […]

Lions And Zoos

US seizes dozens of ‘Tiger King’ Jeff Lowe’s big cats for endangered species law violations

THACKERVILLE, Oklahoma – The US Department of Justice has seized nearly 70 big cats from the zoo owned by Jeff Lowe, famous for the “Tiger King,” after an investigation reportedly revealed abuses and violations. According to Department of Justice officials, a search and seizure warrant has been issued for continuing violations of the endangered species […]

Animal Conservation

Cambridge researchers warn offshoring species could spread pathogens

What can we learn from the history of the gonad-eating parasitic worm? More than you might think, according to Dr David Aldridge of the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. Dr David Aldridge, scholar in zoology and senior lecturer in aquatic ecology at the University of Cambridge. Image: Keith Heppell Dr Aldridge, who […]

Animal Conservation

David Suzuki: Are we being too hard on the newly arrived plants and animals?

NOW MagazineNewDavid Suzuki: Are we being too hard on the newly arrived plants and animals? Thanks to global warming and habitat destruction, narratives about ‘invasive species’ have started to change JMrocek / iStock / Getty Images Plus Wild pigs are considered an invasive species in Ontario. As human activity continues to heat the planet and […]

Animal Conservation

Environmental DNA – How a tool used to detect endangered wildlife ended up helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic

Imagine discovering that an animal species that you thought was extinct was still alive – without looking at it. This was the case with the Brazilian frog species. Megaelosia bocainensis, whose complete disappearance in 1968 led scientists to believe it was extinct. But thanks to a new genetic detection technique, it was rediscovered in 2020. […]

Animal Conservation

Open Farm commits to achieving ambitious science-based decarbonization goals to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030

With sustainability and transparency at its core, Open Farm is embarking on a progressive journey to dramatically reduce the brand’s carbon footprint by 2030. Starting with a commitment to offset emissions from direct operations and manufacturing company, Open Farm will launch and work towards an ambitious science of targets based on the reduction of their […]

Animal Conservation

Conservation group launches authorized combat to guard Australia’s unburned landscapes

WWF is preventing to guard six key landscapes that present refuge for endangered plant and animal species following the catastrophic bushfires of 2019-2020 A authorized fund to assist communities shield pockets of unburned land from improvement tasks will set a robust precedent for conserving fragile environments sooner or later, conservationists say. World Wildlife Fund Australia […]