Tag Archives: wildlife protection

‘Looting’ spree threatens wildlife and forests across eastern Europe

up to 36 million birds are being are stolen or killed annually, according to the unep report
Up to 36 million birds are being are stolen or killed annually, according to the UNEP report. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/AP

UN report warns crimes such as logging and poaching are putting ‘high pressure’ on ecosystems in 15 countries in the Danube-Carpathian region

November 22, 2017 — An environmental “looting” spree is threatening biodiversity and pristine forests across 15 countries in central and eastern Europe, the UN has warned. Continue reading ‘Looting’ spree threatens wildlife and forests across eastern Europe

Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

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ADDED PROTECTION. Whale sharks are among the animals that received added protection at the Conservation of Migratory Species conference held in Manila. File photo by Gonzalo Araujo

Host country the Philippines lobbies for the inclusion of the whale shark, which has become a major tourist attraction

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 29, 2017) — Lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organizers said on Saturday, October 28. Continue reading Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

More than 1,000 people killed in India as human and wildlife habitats collide

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Villagers watch as a herd of wild elephants walks towards them looking for food in Kurkuria, about 45km east of Gauhati, India. Photograph: Anupam Nath/AP

Elephant and tiger territories are shrinking as India’s growing population encroaches on wild spaces causing an increase in fatalities

August 1, 2017 — A deadly conflict is under way between India’s growing population and its wildlife confined to ever-shrinking forests and grasslands. Data shows that about one person has been killed on average every day for the past three years by roaming tigers or rampaging elephants. Continue reading More than 1,000 people killed in India as human and wildlife habitats collide