Global efforts to stop ivory traffickers still falling short

Sep 24, 2016

Global efforts to stop ivory traffickers still falling short

Poaching syndicates were able to move large shipments of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt government officials, conservationists said Saturday at an international wildlife meeting. The illegal ivory trade “has remained fairly ...

Global warming is key topic at Hawaii conservation congress

Sep 2, 2016

Global warming is key topic at Hawaii conservation congress

The international community came together Thursday in Hawaii for 10 days of talks by leading academics, conservation groups and government officials to address the impacts of global warming, wildlife trafficking and environmental conservation. Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced a major sustainability initiative to preserve ...

Aeon to sell catfish that tastes like eel

Jul 11, 2016

Aeon to sell catfish that tastes like eel

Retail giant Aeon Co. will start selling catfish that tastes like eel later this month, according to informed sources. The catfish, developed by Kinki University as a substitute for Japanese eel, will be sold after it has been grilled. The move will come ahead ...

Kagoshima isle neutering 3,000 cats in bid to protect rare rabbits

May 9, 2016

Kagoshima isle neutering 3,000 cats in bid to protect rare rabbits

Three municipalities on a remote island in Kagoshima Prefecture are midway through an unprecedented project to neuter all 3,000 resident felines in order to protect native rabbits. The rare bunnies are designated as a special national treasure. Only around 200 Amami rabbits are thought ...

May 3, 2016

Cambodia to protect a million hectares of forest

Cambodia’s prime minister has ordered that a million hectares of forest be included in protected zones as the country faces one of the world’s fastest deforestation rates. The move, which covers five new areas of forest, will bump Cambodia’s conservation zones up by a ...