Shopping habits hurt endangered species

Jan 21, 2017

Shopping habits hurt endangered species

The hidden danger to wildlife posed by imported consumer goods — an espresso coffee in Beijing, a tofu salad in Chicago — can now be pinpointed and measured, researchers have announced.Crunching huge amounts of data, they unveiled a global “threat map” detailing the impact ...

How Japanese media have failed endangered species

/ | Dec 3, 2016

How Japanese media have failed endangered species

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In October, a new documentary produced by Leonardo DiCaprio premiered on Netflix. “The Ivory Game” is a dramatic study of the illegal trade in elephant tusks that includes conservationists battling poachers, investigative journalists following the money trail and black market merchants in China.Experts say ...

Jul 20, 2016

Japan's eel imports peak ahead of Day of Ox

Japan’s imports of eels are peaking ahead of the July 30 Day of the Ox, when many people in the country enjoy grilled eel in the belief the dish helps them cope with the summer heat.According to a Narita, Chiba Prefecture-based eel trading company, ...

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 of ...

Environment Ministry plans to support zoos breeding rare species

Jul 7, 2016

Environment Ministry plans to support zoos breeding rare species

The Environment Ministry is set to start a program to support zoos and botanical gardens making efforts to breed and preserve endangered species, informed sources said Thursday.Few of the zoological and botanical gardens set up by municipalities can cover their costs with admission revenues ...