Wildlife – GBRI
 

As the oceans across the globe are warming up at an alarming rate, it is not just the coral reefs that are at risk. A new research has revealed that warmer waters are particularly proving to be fatal for baby fur seals. Actually, when the oceans warm up, fur seal pups are put at a […]

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The annual Dall’s porpoise hunts in northern Japan that have already claimed the lives of thousands of endangered porpoises resumed yesterday.  The Dall’s porpoise hunts, along with dolphin hunts at the notorious cove in Taiji, continue to slaughter these beautiful animals at an alarming rate while supplying cetacean meat to Japanese consumers that is loaded with […]

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Much to the alarm of animal conservationists, China reversed a 25-year old ban on the use of rhinoceros horns and tiger bones in medicine on Monday. It should be noted that both the animals fall in the list of endangered species and already face the threat of extinction. China’s State Council said the ban, enacted in […]

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A new study undertaken by Japanese scientists has found that male humpback whales, well-known for the melodies they churn out to communicate or catch the attention of females, are increasingly falling silent, thanks to human-generated noise pollution. Researchers from Ogasawara Whale Watching Association and Hokkaido University in Japan used underwater recorders to examine how the […]

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In a move that is being celebrated by animal welfare activists, California just passed a legislation with a vote of 80 to 0 in the state Assembly that prohibits cosmetic manufacturers to sell products tested on animals after January 1, 2020. Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, was endorsed by over 100 cosmetic companies, […]

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A 2015 study involving seabirds and marine plastic debris, undertaken by a team of scientists from Australia and Britain, found that almost 90% of the seabirds alive had pieces of plastic in their guts. Now if our plastic consumption continues at the present rate, 99% of seabirds will carry plastic in their guts by 2050. And […]

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A study undertaken by an international research team has found that almost half of the world’s killer whales are under threat of extinction due to high levels of toxic pollutants in the oceans, especially poisonous chemicals like PCBs. Although PCBs have been banned around the world for decades, they are still leaking into the seas. They become concentrated […]

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Maxim’s, Hong Kong’s largest restaurant chain, has been the target of several animal conservation groups for years over serving shark fin dishes to customers. Despite the chain’s claims to remove shark fin from all à la carte menus by 2017, an investigation revealed that its restaurants continued to serve shark fin in under-the-counter menus. Now, however, the […]

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