Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Giraffes Subject to Devastating Wildlife Killings

Pressure placed on protected areas and grazing grounds is attributing to a massive decline in the giraffe population.A new report published in Science explains...

There Are Only 3 of These Turtles In the World

While most marine turtle species are endangered, the Yangtze giant softshell turtle is the most endangered of them all — with only three known individuals...

Another Captive Rhino was Killed by Poachers

The rhino poaching crisis has escalated to a new level — another captive rhino has been slaughtered for its horn. It hasn't been that long...

Rare Balkan Lynx Cub Caught on Camera After a Decade

The Balkan lynx is one of the most critically endangered species in the world — but a recent photograph of...

Elephants Are Being Killed for Their Skin and Teeth

Poachers are horrifically skinning elephants to sell their hides for medicinal purposes — primarily mothers and calves. The escalating situation in Myanmar has conservation groups scrambling...

Drones to Deliver Peanut Butter Pellets to Save Ferrets

Wildlife officials hatched a delicious plan to save the 300 endangered black-footed ferrets in Montana: peanut butter vaccine pellets to fight the sylvatic plague....

Trophy Hunter Dies After Being Crushed by Elephant in Zimbabwe

Image: Wikimedia CommonsA 51-year-old big-game hunter from South Africa died in Zimbabwe after he was crushed by a dying elephant that had been shot...

Extreme Poachers Are Now Attacking Zoos for Rhino Horns

Image: Wikimedia CommonsPoachers are no longer just targeting rhinos and elephants in the wild. Now, some have turned on their sights on sanctuaries, zoos...

More Than Half of The Great Barrier Reef Is Dead

Image: Wikimedia CommonsStretching more than 1,400 miles, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure in the world. Visible even from outer space,...

Invasive ‘Alien’ Species are Taking Over, Decimating Ecosystems

A new study reveals how invasive species are growing in numbers around the globe — and decimating ecosystems.More than one-third of these invasive species have...

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