Endangered Species – Page 6 – GBRI
 

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 […]

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The lush rainforests of Indonesia are famous for their rich biodiversity. Their clear rivers provide drinking water for millions of people and they are literally the last place on Earth where Sumatran elephants, orangutans, tigers, rhinos and sunbears still coexist in the wild. Yet, this pristine rainforest’s ecosystem is being recklessly destroyed for palm oil. An […]

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An anonymous official has confirmed that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is quietly planning to build an 18-foot tall border wall in the Santa Ana National Refuge in southern Texas. The area is home to 400 bird species and hundreds of animals, including the endangered ocelot. If Trump goes on with the plan of […]

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Since 1993, it is illegal to buy and sell rhinoceros horn in China, but despite that, illegal rhino horn trade is flourishing in the country. In fact, it is the largest illegal market for rhino horns which are illegally trafficked from Africa to Vietnam and then into China. A new report states that the black market […]

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Scientists have warned that the Earth is undergoing a sixth event of mass extinction of wildlife and the scenario is way more serious than previously believed. Researchers revealed the information after analyzing both common and rare species and found billions of regional or local populations have already been lost. They blame human overpopulation and over-consumption for […]

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