Endangered Species – GBRI
 

Despite their repeated claims to stop using ‘conflict palm oil’ sourced from Indonesian forests, the lawful habitat of endangered animals like orangutans, rhinos and clouded leopards, Nestlé, Hershey and Mars have been found guilty of using it for their Halloween confectionery. The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) says consumers have been “deceived” by promises from the […]

Read More

Although recently the snow leopard’s threatened status on the IUCN Red List has been downgraded from ‘endangered’ to ‘vulnerable’, these magnificent creatures continue to get poached across Asia by organized criminal networks. Their skins are used for luxury home décor, as rugs, seat covers and taxidermy specimens. Bones are used in traditional Chinese medicine products, including well-known Chinese […]

Read More

An extremely rare white humpback whale was spotted recently off a coast near Sydney in Australia. The spectacular animal has been named Migaloo, after the Aboriginal word for “white man” and has been seen a few times before in recent years. Estimated to be around 31 years old, the wan whale is either leucistic- like the […]

Read More

The governments of China, U.S. and Mexico have just concluded their first trilateral meeting to investigate organized wildlife crime networks and stop illegal totoaba trade that has resulted in near extinction of the vaquitas. Vaquita porpoise is the world’s most endangered marine mammal that is facing extinction as individuals are trapped as bycatch in gillnets cast […]

Read More

A new research has revealed that reckless pesticide use is not only harming humans but animals too. A team of scientists working for the Great Ape Conservation Project at Kibale National Park in Uganda noticed baboons and chimpanzees with peculiar facial deformities. These apes were living near an agricultural area where eight pesticides had been used. […]

Read More

In a move that is being celebrated by environmentalists and conservationists, the Chilean government has halted a $2.5 billion controversial mining project that would have wreaked havoc on the natural habitat of Humboldt Penguins. The Dominga Project is a proposed $2.5 billion copper and iron ore open mining project that the Chilean mining company Andes […]

Read More