Birdlife  reports A new study shows just how effectively conservation action slows extinction rates, calculating that at least 28 bird and mammal species would have been lost since 1993 without intervention. The message is clear – with enough support, we can halt the extinction crisis. Read article at  Conservation action has prevented at least 28 extinctions […]

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NPR reports More diseases that pass from animals to humans, such as COVID-19, are likely to emerge as animals lose their habitats, says a new United Nations report. But don’t stress about whether or not to give your dog the belly rub she has been asking for all day. The animals most likely to harbor […]

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Center For Biological Diversity News Release In Yet Another Blow to Keystone XL, Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Revive Key Water-crossing Permit WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a request from TC Energy and the Trump administration to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed under Nationwide Permit 12, a key water-crossing permit for […]

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Press Release from Wildlife Conservation Society WCS scientists confirm Africa’s largest elephant population cut by at least half in ten years Gabon’s Minkebe National Park has been decimated by poachers for ivory trade LIBREVILLE, GABON (February 6, 2013): The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that a national park, once home to Africa’s largest forest […]

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