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Turtle dove flies towards extinction as numbers halve in UK

The turtle dove, Britain’s most endangered bird, continues to plummet towards extinction, its numbers having halved over five years, according to the latest data. The turtle dove’s 51% decline from 2013 to 2017 is the most drastic of a continuing slump for a quarter of farmland bird species. However, there are signs of recovery for […]

Win! Animals No Longer Necessary to Test Neurotoxins

The University of Queensland in Australia has found a way to remove animals from neurotoxin testing. A group of deadly neurotoxins used to require animal euthanasia during testing, the University of Queensland’s Venom Evolution Lab has found a new way. The new method uses optical probes to measure binding by looking at the light reflected […]

Australian raptors start fires to flush out prey

Australian Aboriginal lore is replete with references to birds carrying fire, and some traditional ceremonies even depict the behaviour. Now ornithologists have collected accounts from witnesses across the savannas of Australia’s far north, known as the Top End, suggesting three Australian birds of prey species use smouldering branches to spread fires and scare prey into […]

Elephants Found Distressed and Mistreated at Maesa Elephant Camp in Thailand

The tourism industry for animals like elephants is nothing but exploitative. There is nothing in it for the animals but a life of suffering. The spirit of elephants is crushed through a process called phajaan and they are constantly under the threat of a bullhook. They are taken from the wild and forced to live […]

Australia’s beloved native birds are disappearing – and the cause is clear

Across parts of Australia, vast areas of native vegetation have been cleared and replaced by our cities, farms and infrastructure. When native vegetation is removed, the habitat and resources that it provides for native wildlife are invariably lost. Our environmental laws and most conservation efforts tend to focus on what this loss means for species […]

Trump Bulldozes New Wall Through Wildlife Refuge, Jaguar Country

DOUGLAS, Arizona – New border-wall construction in southeastern Arizona is imperiling the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, and encroaching into an active jaguar movement corridor where the jaguar known as “Sombra”most likely crossed the border into the United States. The new 30-foot-high bollard wall will block the natural migration of wildlife, replacing existing waist-high vehicle […]

Zimbabwe Exports Over 30 Wild Caught Baby Elephants to Chinese Zoos

Two months ago, at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference, the export of wild elephants from Africa to zoos. It was a monumental decision expected to protect many elephants from suffering in captivity. Elephants don’t belong in zoos. They belong in the wild in their natural […]

‘Absolute tragedy’: hundreds of koalas feared dead after NSW bushfires

Bushfires sweeping through prime koala habitat in New South Wales may have killed as many as 350 of the iconic native marsupial, conservationists say. The blaze, near Port Macquarie in northern NSW, has burned through thousands of hectares including an important koala breeding ground. On Thursday wildlife researchers visited some of the area destroyed in […]

Petition: Protect Critically Endangered Hawksbill Turtles From Poaching!

Hawksbill turtles are one of the many sea turtles that are critically endangered. Their extinction would affect marine ecosystems as they are a fundamental link that help maintain the health of coral reefs and sea grass beds. Unfortunately, they are endangered by human activity and climate change. The rise of ocean levels leads to an […]