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Archive for the Category ‘Animals’

Some scientists think receding sea ice could lead to species mingling

Some scientists think receding sea ice could lead to species mingling

As long-term climate models predict declining amounts of sea ice in the Arctic, a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher believes the change could bring an unexpected result — more inter-species breeding among mammals that live in the far north. Brendan Kelly, a marine biology professor at UAF’s International Arctic Research Center, said the presence of […]

New whaling plan draws fire from all sides

New whaling plan draws fire from all sides

A “peace plan” by the International Whaling Commission to legitimise but reduce whaling drew fire Friday as Japan demanded higher quotas and environmentalists warned of serious harm to the ocean giants. The chairman of the 88-nation commission, seeking to end decades of bitter conflict between its pro- and anti-whaling members, unveiled Thursday the compromise proposal […]

The slaughter of Calderon Whale in Denmark

The slaughter of Calderon Whale in Denmark

Whales are sensitive, social animals with highly developed nervous systems. They have a profound capacity to suffer distress, terror and pain. Each year, the Faroese kill pilot whales and other small cetaceans. Islanders in motorboats first drive the whales into a bay. The chase may be lengthy. The exhausted, terrified and confused whales are eventually […]

Orangutans struggle to survive as palm oil booms

Orangutans struggle to survive as palm oil booms

Cinta, a baby orangutan found lost and alone in a vast Borneo palm oil plantation, now clings to a tree at a sanctuary for the great apes, staring intently at dozens of tourists. She is one of the casualties of the boom in palm oil — used extensively for biofuel and processed food like margarine […]

Tiger skin trade in China exposed

Tiger skin trade in China exposed

An undercover investigation has revealed the continued trade in tiger skins in China. Covert filming by the Environment Investigation Agency shows traders selling skins of tigers and other rare animals such as snow leopards. The skins are sold as luxury items and are used for clothes and home decor. The campaigning group has published its […]

Climate change wiping out walruses

Climate change wiping out walruses

Walruses are the latest wildlife victims of a changing climate, according to conservationists who warn the loss of the animal’s sea ice habitat is forcing them on to land where they are at risk of dying in mass stampedes. Conservation charity WWF said it had obtained footage more than 100 walrus carcasses spotted by US […]

Ten Percent Of World’s Major Species ‘At Threat’

Ten Percent Of World’s Major Species ‘At Threat’

SYDNEY (AFP) – The “Number of Living Species in Australia and the World” study found 0.9 percent of the world’s 1.9 million classified species were at threat, including 9.2 percent of major vertebrate species. Australia’s government-funded Biological Resources Study, the world’s only census of animal and plant life, found 20.8 percent of mammals were endangered, […]

Dozens of Aussie Mammals ‘Under Threat’

Dozens of Aussie Mammals ‘Under Threat’

One in five species of Australian mammals are at risk of extinction, a new report says. Of the 388 species of mammals found naturally in Australia, 78 are listed as vulnerable, endangered or extinct in the wild. In addition, nearly 14 per cent of amphibians, five per cent of reptiles and six per cent of […]

New Species Discovered In The Greater Mekong At Risk Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

New Species Discovered In The Greater Mekong At Risk Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

Leopard gecko. A bird eating fanged frog, a gecko that looks like it’s from another planet and a bird which would rather walk than fly, are among the 163 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region last year that are now at risk of extinction due to climate change, (Credit: Copyright Ralph Hendrix / […]

One In Six Mediterranean Mammals Face Extinction

One In Six Mediterranean Mammals Face Extinction

MADRID, SPAIN – One in six Mediterranean mammals is threatened with extinction at the regional level, mainly due to the destruction of their habitat from urbanization, agriculture and climate change, nature body IUCN said Tuesday in a new study. Of the 320 mammal species assessed by the Geneva-based International Union for the Conservation of Nature, […]

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