Thomas Gray, science director with conservation group Wildlife Alliance, which operates in Cambodia, says that snares — simple traps made of wire and rope — have become the single biggest threat to ground-dwelling animals in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos over the last decade. But the tragic thing about snares, says Gray, is that “they take […]

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The Mekong River in Laos is undoubtedly beautiful, but beyond the gorgeous sunsets, happy pizza parlours and sedate stilt houses, lies the irreparable threat of extinction. I came to Don Det in the 4,000 islands after reading the blogs, seeing the photographs and pretty keen to see the dolphins and then go swing in a […]

via War, Gill Nets and Dams: The Devastating Plight of the Mekong River Dolphins — Land of Size

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate scientists have expressed their dismay that Aussie politicians are not treating this year’s awful bushfire season as a wakeup call for climate action. Leading scientists condemn political inaction on climate change as Australia ‘literally burns’ Climate experts ‘bewildered’ by government ‘burying their heads in the sand’, and say bushfires […]

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This 2011 video from Canada says about itself: Woodland caribou numbers are declining across Canada. Five key threats have been identified for populations found in the mountain national parks of Banff, Glacier, Jasper and Mount Revelstoke. Parks Canada is working hard to reduce these threats and keep woodland caribou on the mountain landscapes. From the […]


The La Times reports Joshua trees face the risk of extinction after decades of development, drought and more frequent wildfires due to climate change in their Mojave Desert stronghold, according to state wildlife authorities who are recommending that the trees be considered for listing as an endangered species. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife on […]

via Scientists say Joshua trees may warrant listing as a threatened species  — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Leaked Document: Scientists Ordered to Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines Despite Extinction Threat From Global Warming, Obama Administration Caves to Pressure From States, Overrules Federal Scientists WASHINGTON— According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been ordered to […]

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