Animals – GBRI
 

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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In a move that has alarmed animal activists and  conservationists around the world, Botswana just announced that it is lifting the ban on elephant hunting. The country is home to one third of Africa’s elephants. Former President Ian Khama had banned elephant hunting in 2014 and had also introduced a shoot-to-kill policy against poachers. His successor, President Mokgweetsi […]

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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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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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