Animal Conservation – 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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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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Soon, it would be illegal to abuse or kill sharks and rays in Hawaii waters as the state lawmakers have proposed a ban on the same. The law is being supported by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Humane Society, and of course, many environmental organizations. Violators of […]

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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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