How Wild Is This
Jan
15

Sea Shepherd Catches Japanese Poaching Fleet with Dead Whale in Australian Sanctuary

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Photographer: Sea Shepherd Global / Glenn Lockitch Sea Shepherd Catches Japanese Poaching Fleet with Dead Whale in Australian Sanctuary After five weeks of patrolling the Southern Ocean, Sea Shepherd has located the Japanese whale poachers’ factory whaling vessel in the Australian Whale Sanctuary…

Dec
30

China Promises to Ban Ivory Trade by December 31, 2017

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Announcement is a “Game Changer” in Race to Save African Elephants BEIJING — In the most important step yet to ending the global ivory trade, the Chinese government today announced a one-year timeline for its promised ivory ban. According to the notice, China will begin…

Dec
28

What Satellites Can Tell Us About How Animals Will Fare in a Changing Climate

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A young polar bear sitting on the shore in southern Beaufort Sea, Alaska. In some parts of the Arctic, sea ice loss is causing polar bears to spend longer periods on shore each summer. Credits: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Eric Regehr From the…

Dec
8

New bird species and giraffe under threat – IUCN Red List

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Today’s IUCN Red List update also includes the first assessments of wild oats, barley, mango and other crop wild relative plants. These species are increasingly critical to food security, as their genetic diversity can help improve crop resistance to disease, drought and salinity.…

Nov
26

Giant Panda Cub Bei Bei Recovering from Successful Bowel Surgery

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Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s giant panda cub Bei Bei is stable and recovering following an emergency bowel obstruction surgery to remove a dense, masticated lemon-sized mass of bamboo. “I’m extremely proud and thankful for our team of keepers, veterinarians, animal care staff, volunteer medical…

Nov
24

MEPs call for ivory trade ban, penalties against wildlife trafficking

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Elephants and rhinoceroses top of the list of species being killed by poachers MEPs advocate a full and immediate EU-wide ban on ivory and rhinoceros horn trade, and call for common sanctions at EU level against wildlife trafficking, in a resolution voted on…

Nov
23

New study reveals alarming decline of Patagonian geese

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In the early 20th century, tens of thousands of Ruddy-headed Geese crowded the deserts of Patagonia. Today, they have become a rare sight. However, they still inhabit the Malvinas/Falkland Islands in large numbers and some argue that these island-dwellers could be the key…

Nov
22

Signs of recovery for western ground parrot

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Scientists hear young western ground parrots in the wild Western Shield feral cat baiting helping western ground parrots survive A recent survey of Cape Arid National Park, east of Esperance, has revealed positive results for the threatened western ground parrot with scientists hearing…

Nov
21

WWF welcomes new recovery plan for the Mediterranean swordfish, but concerns remain

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As the 20th Special Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) closed today in Vilamoura, Portugal, WWF welcomes the efforts made by contracting parties to agree on a recovery plan to improve the state of the Mediterranean swordfish…

Nov
20

New vital bird habitat identified in India

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To date, more than 12,000 Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) have been identified by BirdLife – making it the largest list of globally-important biodiverse sites in the world. And as we continue to perform vital research in remote, rugged areas, the number…