Endangered Species – 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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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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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 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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According to WWF, three Japanese ships killed more than 50 minke whales in part of the Ross Sea marine protection area (MPA) in January and February 2018 even as fishing is restricted in that area to protect marine life like blue, humpback, minke and killer whales, emperor penguins and Weddell seals. The disclosure comes on the opening […]

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