Wildlife – GBRI
 

In a development that has sent ripples of concern among animal conservationists, South Africa recently managed to get permission to double the black rhino trophy hunting. Ironically, the country said that the money raised therefrom will go towards supporting conservation of the critically endangered species. The decision was made at the Convention on International Trade in […]

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Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that the number of snakebite cases have reached record levels in North Carolina, Georgia and Texas – places where copperhead rattlesnakes are found in abundance. Around 2,118 snakebite cases were recorded in the area, an increase of 83 over the previous year. In Florida, where the eastern coral snake and the cottonmouth […]

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As a child, almost all of us have stared in awe as fireflies lit the summer nights with their enchanting glow. However, it is very much possible that our future generations will not be lucky enough to experience the same magical feeling. That is because fireflies are on the verge of extinction, just like millions […]

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Despite criticism from environmentalists and animal conservationists across the globe, Japan will resume commercial whaling after more than 30 years. The fisheries ministry said it would start issuing permits for hunts on July 1. “But the starting date is subject to decisions of the whalers, weather and other conditions.” Although Japan claims its last commercial hunt […]

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The bird populations around the world are falling drastically due to human activities. Rampant use of toxic pesticides, intensive farming, shooting, loss of natural habitat – all these contribute to falling bird numbers. Now a new study has found that human activities could be preventing birds from reproducing and even developing normal social behavior and […]

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Almost 60% of the world’s primate population is on the verge of going extinct, and you and I are responsible for it. How? Let me explain. Every time we buy products containing palm oil or say beef from South America or soy, we are contributing to activities that result in large scale destruction of the […]

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