Endangered Species – Page 3 – GBRI
 

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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Two men, Andrew Renner, 41, and Owen Renner, 18, were charged with several crimes after allegedly shooting and killing a female black bear and her two ‘shrieking’ cubs inside a den in Alaska. The gruesome act was captured on a motion-activated video camera as the bears were part of a 3-year study by the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Department […]

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According to a leading conservation group, the ring-tailed lemurs, found only in Madagascar, are fighting for survival as 95% of the primates are on the brink of being wiped off the face of this planet. They are currently the most endangered primates on Earth. Increasing level of hunting, rainforest destruction, unregulated agriculture, logging and mining are said […]

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British holiday giant Thomas Cook just announced that it would remove all those animal attractions from its website and brochures where killer whales are kept in captivity.This means that the company will sever ties with SeaWorld, Florida and Loro Parque, Tenerife, among other attractions. The travel provider’s decision was prompted by customer feedback, with more than […]

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According to documents obtained by conservation group Friends of Animals through a Freedom of Information Act request, the US Fish and Wildlife Service issued more than three dozen permits to hunters, allowing them to import lion trophies from two African nations since 2016. The news comes just months after the Trump administration quietly began allowing more trophy […]

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A new investigation undertaken by researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw) found thousands of adverts on at least 100 online marketplaces in Europe offering to sell endangered and wildlife ranging from live cheetahs, orangutans and bears to ivory, polar bear skins. All the specimens were species in which trade is restricted or banned by […]

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Almost 50 years after being completely wiped off due to reckless poaching, six black rhinos finally returned to the Central African nation of Chad. Two male and four female rhinos were airlifted on Thursday from South Africa to Zakouma National Park in Chad. According to the WWF, black rhino numbers dramatically dropped 98 percent between 1960-1995 mainly […]

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