Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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...

Beloved White Wolf Shot to Death in Yellowstone National Park

In mid-April, a renowned white wolf was killed in Yellowstone National Park, determined to be the result of illegal hunting activity.Hikers came across the dying wolf...

Rare Tree-Climbing Lions Running out of Food

One of only two groups of rare lions that climb trees on a daily basis is being forced outside its normal range to hunt for...

Hong Kong ‘Legal’ Ivory Trade is Corrupt

A team of undercover buyers recently uncovered the magnitude of corruption within the 'legal' ivory trade in Hong Kong.While selling ivory obtained before 1990 is...

Scientists Have Located the Rare Venomous Albany Adder

This extremely rare snake was thought to be extinct — until a recent expedition revealed four living individuals. The Albany adder, also known as the 'eastern...

Hope for Rhinos Exists in Jaldapara National Park

Jaldapara National Park is home to the largest population of Indian one-horned rhinos in the state, and despite poaching initiatives — they are thriving.The park is situated...

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