Wildlife – GBRI
 

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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Badger culling is practiced in England to control the spread of tuberculosis in cattle. This year’s annual cull resulted in the killing of more than 32,000 badgers. It should be noted that badgers fall under protected species and therefore, minimum and maximum cull targets are set. However, in all but one case, the initial targets were […]

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Like so many other species inching towards extinction due to climate change and global warming, scientists noticed that the Adélie penguin population in the Antarctic was also on the decline. However, they found out earlier this year that the penguins were well and thriving on a chain of ‘secret’ islands, off of the Antarctic Peninsula’s northern tip. […]

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With Governor Phil Murphy signing the “Nosey’s Law”, New Jersey became the first US state to ban the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses. The law is named after a 36-year-old African elephant Nosey, who was forced to travel across the country with crippling arthritis. “I am proud to sign ‘Nosey’s Law’ and ensure […]

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Over the last five decades, the number of hammerhead, white, tiger and whaler sharks have dropped drastically by up to 90% off the coast of Queensland, a new research has found. The researchers concluded that the most likely cause for the dramatic declines was commercial fishing. The data showed the number of hammerheads and white sharks had […]

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The Australian government recently allowed the export of hundreds of rare and endangered parrots worth tens of thousands of dollars each to a German organization – Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots (ACTP) – which is headed by a man who has multiple criminal convictions. The head of the ACTP, Martin Guth, has a five-year jail sentence for […]

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