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Jumbo task as Malawi moves 263 elephants to restock a degraded national park

By Charles Mpaka Over the last month, 263 elephants were relocated from Liwonde National Park to Kasungu National Park, both in Malawi. Liwonde, managed by African Parks, an NGO, hosts some 600 elephants, more than its ecosystem can support. Kasungu’s elephant population was previously decimated by poaching, but officials say the park is ready to host … Continue reading Jumbo task as Malawi moves 263 elephants to restock a degraded national park

Hundreds of iconic Barbary macaques feared dead in Morocco forest fire

By Anna Majavu A wildfire has burned through half of the Bouhachem Forest Reserve in northern Morocco, one of the few remaining refuges of the Barbary macaque. The fire forced the evacuation of more than 900 families from 15 villages in this region of the Rif mountains, destroying homes and crops and killing livestock. In recent … Continue reading Hundreds of iconic Barbary macaques feared dead in Morocco forest fire

Mongabay’s What-To-Watch list for August 2022

By Mongabay.com  Mongabay’s July videos show how Indigenous communities in Brazil are recovering native crops, why a coastal developmental project in India is facing protests, how the weather can be used to control forest fires in the Amazon, and other issues globally. Two Mongabay YouTube series — Chasing Deforestation and Mongabay Webinars — released new episodes, … Continue reading Mongabay’s What-To-Watch list for August 2022

In Japanese waters, a newly described anemone lives on the back of a hermit crab

By Liz Kimbrough A newly described anemone species has been found off the coast of Japan and appears to live exclusively on the shells of one hermit crab species. First-of-its-kind video recordings of the hermit crab and anemone duo show the hermit crab moving to a new shell and spending more than 40 hours poking, peeling … Continue reading In Japanese waters, a newly described anemone lives on the back of a hermit crab

As roads and railways threaten primates, Brazil is a global hotspot

By Dimas Marques/Fauna News  A study mapping out the regions of the world where primates face the greatest risk from infrastructure such as roads, railways, power lines and pipelines has identified Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia and China atop the list. Of the 512 known primate species, 92, or 18%, are directly affected by roads and railways; threats … Continue reading As roads and railways threaten primates, Brazil is a global hotspot

Mozambique busts notorious rhino poacher

By Estacio Valoi  A sting operation led by Mozambique’s National Criminal Investigation Service has netted notorious alleged poacher Simon Ernesto Valoi and an associate in possession of eight rhino horns. Conservationists say Valoi and other poaching kingpins have operated freely from Massingir district to poach thousands of rhinos just across the border in South Africa’s Kruger … Continue reading Mozambique busts notorious rhino poacher

Nepal was supposed to double its tiger population since 2010. It tripled it

By Abhaya Raj Joshi here are officially 355 wild tigers in Nepal, according to the latest census, nearly triple the figure of 121 from 2010. Nepal is one of 13 tiger range countries that pledged in 2010, the last Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac, to double the global tiger population by 2022, the … Continue reading Nepal was supposed to double its tiger population since 2010. It tripled it

Ships must slow down to save endangered whales, US gov’t says

Published On 29 Jul 202229 Jul 2022 Vessels off the East Coast of the United States must slow down more often to help save a vanishing species of whale from extinction, the federal government has said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made the announcement on Friday via new proposed rules designed to prevent ships colliding … Continue reading Ships must slow down to save endangered whales, US gov’t says

Tigers may avoid extinction, but we must aim higher (commentary)

By John Goodrich “I was extremely skeptical that the world could achieve the grandly ambitious goal set at the 2010 Global Tiger Summit of doubling tiger numbers, or reaching 6,000 individuals, by 2022,” the author of a new op-ed states. But because of the overly ambitious goal set in 2010, the world is cautiously celebrating a … Continue reading Tigers may avoid extinction, but we must aim higher (commentary)

Monarch butterflies are officially endangered

By Liz Kimbrough The iconic monarch butterfly has been listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, meaning the species is likely to go extinct without significant intervention. The number of migratory monarch butterflies has dropped more than 95% since the 1980s, according to counts at overwintering sites in California and Mexico. Renowned … Continue reading Monarch butterflies are officially endangered

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