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 ...

Sep 23, 2016

Python hatchlings turn up for first time in Florida Keys

Burmese pythons that have decimated mammal populations in the Everglades are reproducing now in the Florida Keys, state wildlife officials said Thursday. Two hatchlings roughly 18 inches long were found in Key Largo in early August, and a third hatchling was found Aug. 23 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...