Wildlife – GBRI
 

The ever increasing human population and human induced climate change – these two factors are wreaking havoc on global ecosystems and are driving over 1,700 species to extinction, researchers have warned. Although most such warnings have been based on projections of economic growth, urban demand and climate change, U.S. researchers approached the challenge in a […]

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Residents of Belushya Guba, a Russian town that falls in the Arctic archipelago, have lately had some unexpected visitors – Polar bears! The area even declared a state of emergency after more than 50 polar bears were spotted roaming through buildings, peering into homes and exploring populated areas. Polar bears mostly live on sea ice, where they […]

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Soon, it would be illegal to abuse or kill sharks and rays in Hawaii waters as the state lawmakers have proposed a ban on the same. The law is being supported by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Humane Society, and of course, many environmental organizations. Violators of […]

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The Earth’s biodiversity is shrinking at an alarming pace – and now scientists have warned that if the phenomenon continues, it will turn into a catastrophe of epic proportions threatening our entire civilization. The World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Index details how human’s uncontrolled overconsumption of land, food and natural resources has eliminated a majority […]

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According to reports, Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling from next year – a move that has not gone down well with Australia and other anti-whaling countries. Kyodo news agency quoted unnamed government sources as saying Japan would abandon its controversial, and expensive, expeditions to the Southern Ocean and […]

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