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Scottish wildlife at risk after £100m funding cut, say charities

Public funding for environment bodies in Scotland has plummeted by 40% in a decade, placing already declining wildlife at risk, according to analysis of government budgets. Scottish Environment Link, a coalition of more than 35 wildlife, environment and countryside charities, including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, WWF and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, […]

Atlantic fisheries managers move to protect the little fish seabirds rely on.

Seabirds are often the first thing we see—and hear—on the coast. Flying above the waves, they make up the soundtrack of life on the water. These majestic creatures rely on tiny fish called forage fish for their survival, but they face stiff competition with the large, industrial fishing operators that also harvest these fish. Two […]

New Projects Will Restore Much-Needed Bird Habitat on the Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 9, 2019)–The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced a new $158 million investment to restore the Gulf Coast as part of the recovery effort nearly 10 years after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. A $130 million project in Louisiana will restore 45,000 acres of wetlands and swamps around Lake Maurepas, […]

Three pangolin species closer to extinction: IUCN

The pangolin’s future looks gloomy, according to the latest update by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which assesses the conservation status of species. Of the eight known species of the pangolin, one of the world’s most trafficked mammals, two African species, the while-bellied (Phataginus tricuspis) and the giant ground pangolin (Smutsia gigantea), […]

Petition: Support the Proposal for a Refuge to Save Koalas From Extinction!

Koalas are severely affected by deforestation in Australia. It’s been putting the species’ population at risk of extinction, and then the bushfires this year have only compounded the threats that koalas face. A new proposal, for a refuge however, could help save koalas from extinction and allow the species to recover. Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne […]

Bears in Ukraine aren’t hibernating because it’s too warm, have started suffering from ‘Insomnia’

Abnormally warm weather is affecting the hibernation activity of Ukraine’s brown bears, conservationists have said. In a Facebook post, Synevyr National Nature Park in southwest Ukraine said winter is a period when all bears should be dormant. However, in its rehabilitation center, just three are currently hibernating. This “bearish insomnia” is affecting 29 of the […]

Fighting to save an endangered ape, Indonesian activists fear for their lives

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis), has proven to be a precarious place for the ape. Just 800 individuals survive in a rapidly shrinking habitat, and the orangutans, which were only described as a new species in 2017, are already listed as a critically endangered […]

Petition: Shut Down Ohio Safari Attraction After Fire in Dangerously Heated Barns

At the end of November, a devastating fire broke out at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Ohio. Ten animals were burned alive. While the staff members said they were devastated by the loss and grieved the animals, the problem at the core of this is that wild African animals don’t belong in captivity, especially […]

Injuries of orca tangled in crayfish line likely to be incredibly painful

The young adult male dolphin became wrapped in a crayfish line with a buoy attached off Tutukaka on Monday morning. Dr Ingrid Visser from the Orca Research Trust followed him on a boat today with a team and twice unsuccessfully tried to untangle him. “Eventually he went into shallow enough water… We managed to hook […]

Vervet monkeys thrive despite habitat loss in South Africa

As countries around the world experience rapid urbanization, many animal species have been forced to adapt to the encroachment of humans into their habitats. For species like the vervet monkey, this adaptation sometimes leads to conflict with humans. Vervets (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)are small, gray-haired monkeys with black faces native to Africa. Their population is considered stable, […]