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 […]
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 […]
Customs Authorities in Hong Kong have seized the world’s largest ever haul of contraband shark fins.
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 […]
In Anguilla, The Daily Herald reports that, although fishing is not allowed to take place at this time, fisherfolk who have pots or other fishing equipment at sea will be given an opportunity to recover their belongings. The recovery took place today, April 21, 2020. A release from the Royal Anguilla Police Force (RAPF) states […]
A report by Coraly Cruz Mejía for The Global Press Journal. Abdiel Vélez stands with perfect balance as his boat dips and sways with the sea. Such scenes are disappearing along with artisanal fishers like Vélez, who fear the erosion of a craft passed down for generations. As a changing climate increases ocean surface temperatures around […]
GLOBUS Correspondent Silia Tsigka examines Japan’s contentious relationship with whaling – and its potentially global consequences.
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 […]
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 […]