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Leaders told to take concrete action to save the snow leopard

snow leopard

As leaders from the 12 snow leopard range countries prepare to meet this month to further deliberate on the future of the endangered cat, conservationists have called on them to take the next step and pledge concrete action to ensure the animal’s survival. The snow leopard lives in the Himalayas, the mountains of Central Asia and the Mountains of Southwest China as ...

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Farm practices must change to protect endangered species, habitats

Scott Vaughan

Sustainable agriculture practices must be widely implemented in order to stem an alarming loss of biodiversity and to protect endangered species. This is according to the “Standards and Biodiversity” report released recently by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Agricultural production currently accounts for 40 per cent of global land surface and is responsible for 70 per cent of projected losses ...

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225 smuggled pangolins tracked down in Indonesia

pangolins

Indonesian authorities have seized a haul of hundreds of critically endangered pangolins and scales worth $190,000, officials said on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The authorities say they arrested two suspected wildlife smugglers after a raid on a port warehouse in Sumatra uncovered more than 200 pangolins, many of them dead from stress and dehydration. Ministry of Environment and Forestry official ...

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Orangutans threatened by forest fire, deforestation in Borneo

Orangutans

On a typical day, veterinarians of International Animal Rescue (IAR) make their way through choking smoke, weighed down with medical supplies, a safety net, animal carrier and face masks. They are called out almost daily to rescue orangutans and other animals trapped by forest fires and attend to their medical needs. The forest had been burning for five days and ...

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Campaign on endangered species’ awareness launched

John E. Scanlon, the Secretary-General of CITES

In support of an ongoing commitment to save the world’s most endangered species, Discovery Communications and the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced on Wednesday in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) summit a multiplatform campaign to raise awareness and reduce demand for illegally sold ...

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IUCN attributes vilest African elephant losses to poaching

elephant-poaching

Africa’s overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past 10 years – according to IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report launched on Sunday at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report is said to be an authoritative source of knowledge ...

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Pangolins, vaquita upkeep rife as IUCN sets priorities

pangolins

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) may ban gillnet fishing in the bid to save the vaquita from extinction. Similarly, restrictions may be placed on trading pangolins. A species of porpoise only found in the Gulf of California in Mexico, the vaquita, according to scientists, may become extinct by 2022 if harmful fishing practices ...

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Gorilla, Zebra, Hawaiian plants critically endangered, says IUCN

Gorilla

The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to illegal hunting, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released on Sunday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Hawaiʻi. Four out of six great ape species are now Critically Endangered – only one step ...

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IUCN: Endangered gray whale recovering, but…

Gray whale

The critically endangered western gray whale population that feeds in Russia’s Far East waters is slowly showing signs of recovery, but their numbers and range are still at risk from industry activity in the region, according to a new report released on Saturday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The joint report by IUCN-International Union for Conservation ...

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Nigeria ready to tackle illicit wildlife trade – Mohammed

Amina Mohammed

The Federal Ministry of Environment with the collaboration of sister agencies has spread its tentacles across the nation’s borders to check the illegal trading in wildlife. Minister of the Environment, Amina J. Mohammed, who announced this in a message to commemorate the World Environment Day celebration in Lagos, also enjoined all Nigerians to join in the war against the illegal ...

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