A vast fishing armada off Ecuador’s biodiverse Pacific islands has stirred alarm over ‘indiscriminate’ fishing practices Jonathan Green had been tracking a whale shark named Hope across the eastern Pacific for 280 days when the satellite transmissions from a GPS tag on her dorsal fin abruptly stopped. It was not unusual for the GPS signal […]Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life.. — CHINA EXPOSED
The critically endangered Hainan Gibbon is not on the brink, but not far from it. A population growth of 20 in 50 years, up from 10 in 1970, is cautiously encouraging, thanks to efforts by Hong Kong and British environmental activists.
A traditionally low birth rate keeps this species in a very vulnerable state.
An increase of only 20 in 50 years can be partly accounted for by this species very low birthrates. The remaining small population is native to China.
Customs Authorities in Hong Kong have seized the world’s largest ever haul of contraband shark fins.
Herders lead camels as they stroll in the Badain Jaran desert.
Banner Image: Wild-caught young elephants are held captive in a fenced boma by Zimbabwe authorities awaiting shipment to China in October 2019 © Oscar Nkalain / Humane Society International/Africa – “Opinion: Zimbabwe’s shameful export of baby elephants under the guise of ‘sustainable use’,” Africa Geographic, 18 November 2019 Posted at EMS Foundation, 11 December 2019 Dated […]
The New York Times The coronavirus epidemic prompted China to permanently ban trade of wild animals as food, but not for medicinal use. China this week announced a permanent ban on wildlife trade and consumption that international conservationists greeted as a major step, but one with troublesome loopholes for trade in wild animals for medicinal […]
Peacocks, porcupines and pangolins among species bred on 20,000 farms closed in wake of virus Freshly-slaughtered meat from wildlife and farm animals is preferred over meat that has been slaughtered before being shipped. Photograph: Visual China Group/Getty Nearly 20,000 wildlife farmsraising species including peacocks, civet cats, porcupines, ostriches, wild geese and boar have been shut […]
WE WON!! (???) Thanks to over 80,000 of you Care2 activists signing the petition! After finding that the deadly coronavirus most likely made the leap from animal to human in the illegal wildlife market of Wuhan, China, the country has declared a total ban on the trafficking and consumption of wild animals, effective […]
From the Nature Conservancy (Linda Krueger): In October 2020, representatives of the 196 countries that are party to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will gather in Kunming, China, to finalize a new Global Biodiversity Framework. Like the 2015 Paris climate accord, this new agreement could mark a turning point in how we […]