Endangered Species – Page 3 – GBRI
 

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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The critically endangered totoaba bass is poached regularly in the Gulf of California, to be sold in Asian markets. Just like shark fins and rhino horns, their swim bladders are used for medicinal purposes in Asia. A Sea Shepherd vessel M/V SHARPIE recently came across one such illegal fishing gear where the crew noticed live […]

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The fake ad on Craiglist read: “Free exotic animals. We’re a sanctuary going out of business. Go around back and help yourself.” Now someone did just that and stole a total of 36 exotic animals from the We Care Wildlife Sanctuary in Miami, Florida. Seven ring-tailed lemurs, five marmosets, four monkeys, seven birds, and 13 tortoises worth […]

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Animal conservationists are worried that growing demand for animal parts in China is fueling the hunting of endangered species like jaguars and tigers in many parts of the world. They have recently uncovered a flourishing illegal trade in large cats’ body parts in South America. Experts claim that Chinese construction workers are interested in purchasing […]

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