Conservation

Could Protecting Mammoths Save Elephant Populations?

Mammoths look likely to become the first long-extinct species to gain protection under wildlife and conservation trading laws later this month. The species which haven’t walked the Earth for some 4,000 years but could provide essential help in the battle…
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Conservation, Mammals, Rare Wildlife

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World’s Largest Marine Reserve Created Off Hawaii

President Barack Obama has announced the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument which will create the world’s largest marine reserve. In total 582,578 square miles (1.5 million square kilometers) will be protected after the Presidents decision to add 442,781 square miles to the…
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Climate Change Threatens Indigenous People Across The Planet

At the time of writing fires are burning across the Amazon Rainforest right for the Awá tribe. According to reports from Survival International, forest fires are destroying their territory in the Brazilian Amazon and could stand to wipe out the world’s…
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Ambitious New Manatee Reintroduction Underway

I blog a lot about zoos and animals in captivity, and I’m often asked why the larger more charismatic animals that we all go to see are rarely introduced despite zoos often claiming their sole purpose is to put all…
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Conservation, Reintroductions, Uncategorized

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Saiga Antelope Bounce Back

2015 was a bad year for the critically endangered Saiga Antelope in Kazakhstan. Over 200,000 individuals were estimated to have died suddenly and unexpectedly, causing panic amongst conservationists. We now believe it was a bacterial infection which caused the catastrophic…
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World Land Trust Reintroduce The Tapir To Atlantic Forest

Stretching from the northeastern quarter down to the southern regions of Brazil and across northern Argentina and southestern Paraguay, the Atlantic Forest is a mere relic of its former glory. More than 85% of it has been cleared as population…
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