Debate over Japan's extinct wolf grows

Environment Sep 13, 2019

Debate over Japan's extinct wolf grows

by Alex Martin

An unidentified animal howl recorded in the Okuchichibu mountains bears a strong resemblance to a wolf howl, according to an analysis of audio samples provided by Hiroshi Yagi, an independent researcher who has been working to prove the existence of the officially extinct Japanese ...

Scientists create embryos to save northern white rhinos

World Sep 11, 2019

Scientists create embryos to save northern white rhinos

Conservationists have successfully created two northern white rhino embryos in a key step towards pulling the species back from the brink of extinction, scientists in Italy said Wednesday. There are only two survivors in the world, and both are female and unable to carry calves. ...

CITES agrees on near-total ban on sending wild elephants to zoos

World Aug 27, 2019

CITES agrees on near-total ban on sending wild elephants to zoos

The regulator of global wildlife trade will impose a near-total ban on sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after a final vote on the issue on Tuesday. Following a heated debate at a meeting of parties to the Convention on International Trade ...

International giraffe trade to be regulated for the first time

World / Science & Health Aug 23, 2019

International giraffe trade to be regulated for the first time

Countries voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to regulate international trade in giraffes, an endangered species, and in their skins and other parts, overcoming objections by southern African states and drawing praise from conservationists. The provisional decision, taken in a key committee of the Convention on International ...