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Quokka escapes Rottnest Island on garbage barge, sparking fears for survival

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Authorities fear an escaped quokka will not survive an encounter with a car or large predator. Photograph: Taronga Zoo

Search under way after marsupial startles recycling centre worker who thought it was a large rat

January 12, 2017 — Authorities in Western Australia are searching for a quokka that apparently escaped Rottnest Island in a rubbish bin and reemerged on the mainland, startling a recycling centre Continue reading Quokka escapes Rottnest Island on garbage barge, sparking fears for survival

Push for ban on domestic ivory trade spurs feud at international summit

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Delegates from several countries opposed a proposed ban on domestic ivory trading. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

As coalition of countries, including the US, push for resolution to end ivory trade, Japan, Namibia, South Africa and Canada raise concerns at Hawaii meeting

September 10, 2016 — A resolution to end the domestic trade in ivory has descended into acrimony at a major conservation summit, with a handful of countries, including Japan and South Africa, objecting to the proposed ban.  Continue reading Push for ban on domestic ivory trade spurs feud at international summit