Animals – GBRI
 

WWF Australia has raised concerns over the dwindling koala populations in areas of Queensland and New South Wales as a result of disappearing koala habitats. It urged state governments to look into the rapid destruction of their natural bush habitats and put in strong protections for the animal. Dr Martin Taylor, protected areas and conservation […]

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The critically endangered totoaba bass is poached regularly in the Gulf of California, to be sold in Asian markets. Just like shark fins and rhino horns, their swim bladders are used for medicinal purposes in Asia. A Sea Shepherd vessel M/V SHARPIE recently came across one such illegal fishing gear where the crew noticed live […]

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Sudan, world’s last male northern rhino, who lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, was put down on Monday after age-related illness worsened his already frail condition. He was 45 years old. Sudan’s death leaves only two females – his daughter and granddaughter – of the subspecies alive in the world. “His death is a cruel symbol […]

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service devised a plan to artificially increase the mule deer population in the Piceance Basin and Upper Arkansas River areas of Colorado – kill the mountain lions and black bears who prey on them. Needless to say, this plan faced vehement opposition from general public as well as environmentalists. Yet, the plans got […]

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A recent study undertaken by British scientists has discovered that there have been dramatic change in some bird populations across Britain, probably due to birds catching illnesses from unhygienic garden bird feeders. Scientists have warned that previously rare illnesses are becoming epidemics in some species, which is a cause of concern. Poor garden feeder hygiene, […]

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The fake ad on Craiglist read: “Free exotic animals. We’re a sanctuary going out of business. Go around back and help yourself.” Now someone did just that and stole a total of 36 exotic animals from the We Care Wildlife Sanctuary in Miami, Florida. Seven ring-tailed lemurs, five marmosets, four monkeys, seven birds, and 13 tortoises worth […]

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