For MIREN, we are working on an awesome new blog series summarizing our scientific findings from the last 15 years for conservation, policy makers and the global public. This is chapter 2 in the series, follow the whole story on http://www.mountaininvasions.org. Non-native species are species living outside their natural area, arriving there by following humans in […]
The Mulu Land Grab: New report details multiple legal breaches with oil palm development in Malaysian Borneo Extract from the link . . . A fact-finding mission has shown that, between December 2018 and March 2019, Radiant Lagoon felled an estimated 30,000 cubic meters of timber worth over USD 10 million without a timber extraction […]
Luwi James | Post Courier | 18 October 2019 It is confirmed that sea waters in Madang is contaminated and poisoned by highly toxic slurry spill from the Basamuk refinery in Raicoast few months ago. The independent Swiss specialist Dr Mojon who was engaged by the Madang provincial administration has confirmed this in his findings. […]
Over half of the 147 tigers confiscated from the Tiger Temple – a tourist attraction where visitors could take selfies with the big cats – have died in captivity within the last three years, local media reported. The Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua or Tiger Temple, located west of Bangkok, promoted itself as a wildlife sanctuary that charged visitors […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a U.S.-based environmental group. A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigation showed Asia-based palm oil traders […]
Ecuador is mentioned in the title but is not the only country where deforestation is putting at risk the survival of one of the big predator species in the hemisphere. Thanks to Kimberley Brown, writing in the Guardian, for her reporting from our neighborhood to the south on one of the animals we have featured […]
THIS IS THE COUNTRY THAT ADMINISTERS GALAPAGOS, ALSO.
As many as 100 puffins — an endangered species — are slaughtered in each deadly trip British trophy hunters make to Iceland. The merciless hunters are paying as much as £3,000 ($3,650) per tour to shoot the birds — which are protected in the UK, but not in Iceland — and take their dead bodies […]