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World Sep 25, 2018

Scientists voice opposition to weakening of U.S. Endangered Species Act

Thousands of scientists joined Monday to accuse the Trump administration of trying to erode the Endangered Species Act in favor of commercial interests with a plan to revamp regulations that have formed a bedrock of U.S. wildlife protection for over 40 years. The extraordinary critique ...

Malaysia seizes rhino horns worth $12 million in largest such haul

Asia Pacific Aug 20, 2018

Malaysia seizes rhino horns worth $12 million in largest such haul

Malaysia has seized rhinoceros horns worth nearly $12 million bound for Vietnam, the Southeast Asian nation's largest haul of such contraband, officials said on Monday. Wildlife experts say Malaysia is a major transit point for the illegal trafficking of endangered species to other Asian countries. Officials ...

World Jan 9, 2018

Bats' brains boil in Australia heatwave

Hundreds of bats have died in sweltering conditions in Australia, with many dropping from their perches as the scorching temperatures "fried their brains," wildlife officials said Tuesday. A record-breaking heatwave saw the mercury rise to 45 Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) in Sydney's western suburb of Campbelltown ...

Nepal's last known 'dancing bears' are rescued

Environment Dec 25, 2017

Nepal's last known 'dancing bears' are rescued

Nepalese authorities have rescued the country's last known "dancing bears," officials said Sunday, ending the medieval tradition of abuse of the beasts for entertainment. The Himalayan nation banned performing bears back in 1973 but the illegal practice — a traditional occupation for some street performer ...

Goshawks taken off scarce species list as population recovers

National Aug 23, 2017

Goshawks taken off scarce species list as population recovers

Japan is set to remove goshawks from its scarce species list after a government subcommittee approved the move Wednesday following an increase in their population. Goshawks, whose numbers were estimated at 9,000 in a survey conducted by the Environment Ministry at the turn of the ...

Wildlife conservationists, lawmaker sue over proposed border wall

World Apr 13, 2017

Wildlife conservationists, lawmaker sue over proposed border wall

A conservation group and an Arizona congressman have filed what they say is the first federal lawsuit against the proposed border wall. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Tucson by the Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a southern Arizona Democrat. Wildlife conservationists ...

Colorado mine spill no threat to wildlife, EPA says

World Aug 10, 2015

Colorado mine spill no threat to wildlife, EPA says

An Environmental Protection Agency official says she doesn't believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the large volume of wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado. The EPA also said Sunday the amount of wastewater that spilled from Colorado's Gold King ...