In February, delegates from more than 140 countries met in Rome to respond for the first time to a draft 20-point agreement to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, including proposals to protect almost a third of the world’s oceans and land and reduce pollution from plastic waste and excess nutrients by 50%. … [Read more...] about Ban wildlife markets to avert pandemics, says UN biodiversity chief
Supply and demandProf Dirk Pfeiffer of City University of Hong Kong says the real issue is demand. "The people who are providing them, whether that's farmed wild animals or animals from the wild, that's an important source of income for them. Pushing it underground, that's not the solution, so it needs to be a phased process." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Putting the spotlight on the global wildlife trade
Years of neglect and abuse had left her with chronic osteoarthritis, uneven and cracked foot-pads and abscesses. She was put on a strict and nutrition rich diet of greens, fruits, multivitamins and nutrient supplements and received regular treatment by a team of expert veterinarians. She was also introduced to two newly rescued elephants Holly and Karma; the three have formed an inseparable bond. … [Read more...] about Kalpana, previously a begging elephant, is celebrating a year of freedom
Only one flytipper was taken to court this year by the Woodland Trust, in what is the only known instance of a flytipper being tracked down in the 44-year history of the charity. The culprit was ordered to pay £200 compensation for dumping a coffee table, mattress, bed frame and children’s playhouse at Little Wold Plantation, Yorkshire. … [Read more...] about Woodland Trust sees worst year for flytipping on record
What does it take to relocate a 195kg tiger in India? India alarm over rising tiger deaths Nepal busts chimp smugglers after BBC investigation Thirty-six forest guards go into the forest every day to check more than 100 camera traps that have so far turned up more than 300 images of T-1 and her cubs. At a dozen places in the jungle, horses and goats have been tied to trees as bait. Two horses have been already killed - presumably by the tigress - in October but a search of the areas proved to be futile. … [Read more...] about Can Calvin Klein scent catch a ‘killer’ tiger?