Thursday, April 22, 2021

wildlife

WHO seeks ban on sale of live wild mammals in food markets

It says wild animals pose a particular risk for the emergence of new diseases.

Illegal wildlife trade could trigger another pandemic, activists warn

With over 800,000 undiscovered viruses in animals and birds which could infect humans through close contact, they are calling for an immediate end to the illegal wildlife trade and deforestation.

Kenyan trafficker extradited to US after endangered animal poaching sting

He was arrested in Kenya after police intercepted two rhinoceros horns sold to an American cop posing as a buyer from New York.

Australia to kill American pigeon who successfully crossed Pacific Ocean

Stop that pigeon: officials are now hunting fugitive flyer Joe, who has disappeared once again

Rangers protecting gorillas and tourists killed in Congo national park

Virunga, home to endangered mountain gorillas, is one of the most dangerous national parks in Africa.

Malaysians happily cough up for ‘exotic’ foreign zoo animals but ignore ‘humdrum’ local ones

People wrongly think local animals are safe and secure and don’t need their help, say naturalists.

The Malayan tiger, from national icon to national shame?

With fewer than 200 remaining in the wild, the Malayan tiger is rapidly drawing close to extinction.

Smuggled parrots signal ever-growing conflict between wildlife and humans

Conservation experts say the coronavirus pandemic is a watershed moment for curbing the global wildlife trade, which can spread disease and lead to extinction.

Marauding monkeys bring fear to historic Indian tourist haven

Many homes now have metal cages over their terraces and windows to keep out the invaders, who have even been known to steal from refrigerators.

Lost humpback whales swim up crocodile-infested river

Australian authorities are trying to guide a humpback whale out of a crocodile-infested river in the Northern Territory after it got lost and ended...

It’s now or never for the world’s vanishing wildlife

A million species were found to be threatened with extinction in 2019.

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