The Dugong Show: 24-hour webcast shows star Thai sea cows

Asia Pacific Jul 7, 2019

The Dugong Show: 24-hour webcast shows star Thai sea cows

A round-the-clock webcast starring two beloved baby dugongs in Thailand named Mariam and Jamil went live Sunday, allowing a more in-depth look at the celebrity sea cows. Mariam captured hearts in viral social media posts last month showing her playfully nuzzling up to rescuers in ...

Five endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to Rwanda

World / Science & Health Jun 25, 2019

Five endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to Rwanda

Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were transported to Rwanda's Akagera National Park on Monday. Two male and three female eastern black rhinoceroses were released into protective enclosures and will eventually be introduced into open plains to increase ...

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

Business Jun 20, 2019

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

Canada passed a new law banning the import and export of shark fins, which also includes a requirement to rebuild depleted fish populations. The new Fisheries Act, approved late on Tuesday, was hailed by environmental and conservation groups as a win for the preservation of ...

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

World / Science & Health Jun 1, 2019

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, from California to Alaska, many of them emaciated, officials said on Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...