Tag Archive: China

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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Kenya Stages Largest Ivory Burn Ever – But Will It Work?

As elephants and rhinos find themselves further embedded as the innocent victims of a phenomenal poaching crisis, Kenya has stepped forward to give out a strong message to anyone involved in the ivory trade (illegal or legal). Over 100 tonnes…
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Record Number of Spoon-Billed Sandpipers Wintering in China

Conservationists working with the¬†Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS) have found a record breaking number of spoon-billed sandpipers wintering in China. The Critically Endangered shorebird has a population of less than 400¬†adult birds so this is a huge boost for…
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New Family Group Found For World’s Rarest Ape

The Hainan Gibbon has the unfortunate titles of the worlds rarest ape, rarest primate and possibly the worlds rarest mammal. It never seemed to have a very large population, numbering around 2,000 in the 1950’s but half a century of…
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