Wildlife – GBRI
 

The Australian Koala Foundation has reported that koala bears – an iconic symbol of Australia, the only place in the world where they are found – have become ‘functionally extinct’. There are just 80,000 koalas left in the wild and experts fear there aren’t enough breeding adults left to support another generation of the pouched mammals. […]

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Researchers at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts, recently spotted three mom and calf pairs of an extremely endangered species of whale in Cape Cod Bay. The North Atlantic right whale is one of the rarest species of whale on the planet, numbering just 411. That’s big news because the whale’s population has been falling, and […]

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A research conducted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology has found that American skyscrapers kill almost 600 million migratory birds annually. Tall buildings in three American cities – Chicago, Houston and Dallas – particularly prove to be deadly for the birds. The researchers cite artificial light at night as a contributing factor to heightened mortality numbers […]

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Animal Welfare Group Four Paws International evacuated over 40 animals including lions, monkeys, peacocks and porcupines from Rafah Zoo in southern Gaza. The rescued animals were living in terrible conditions at the ramshackle Gaza zoo. Fathy Jomaa, owner of the zoo, blamed a decade of Israeli-led blockades on the narrow coastal enclave for leaving him unable […]

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The beaches on France’s Atlantic coast have witnessed many gruesome sights in 2019 with as many as 1,100 dead dolphins washing ashore, many of them in mutilated conditions. The huge numbers of the dead animals along with the sheer brutality of their deaths has alarmed marine life conservationists. Although environmental campaigners say 1,100 mutilated dolphins […]

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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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