Prince Harry wildlife NGO under fire after elephants kill three

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Two wildlife organisations, including one headed by Prince Harry, have been accused of caring about animals more than people after three men died following an elephant translocation in Malawi.In July, more than 250 elephants were moved from Liwonde national park in southern Malawi to the country’s second-largest protected area, Kasungu, in a three-way operation between…

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Cop15 is an opportunity to save nature

Saying you’re a biodiversity reporter doesn’t mean much to a lot of people. “What do you actually write about?” they ask. And this is exactly why there should be more journalists on this beat. The nature crisis continues to fly under the radar.In 1992, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, there was…

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It’s the Moment of Truth for Saving the Northern Spotted

Night hangs over the Hoopa Valley Reservation. Stars spill toward the evergreen horizon as Mark Higley, a wildlife biologist for the Hoopa Valley Tribe, places a speaker on an unpaved road. Soon a recorded bird call—Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?—tumbles down the Northern California valley. A few minutes later, the faintest…

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Emergency plan to save the capercaillie bird launched as numbers

An emergency plan is being drawn up to save the capercaillie, one of the UK’s most elusive and threatened woodland birds, after its numbers plunged.The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said the latest population survey found its estimated population had fallen from roughly 1,114 in 2015/16 to about 542 birds last winter, putting…

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‘Brexit freedoms bill’ could abolish all pesticide protections, campaigners say

The government’s “Brexit freedoms bill” could see all legal protections from pesticides abolished, wildlife campaigners have warned, putting insects, wildlife and human health in danger.The bill, published a week ago by prime minister Liz Truss’s new administration, would result in all EU-derived laws being removed at the end of 2023, including 570 environmental regulations. The…

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Scientists Clone First Ever Wild Arctic Wolf and Name Her

For the first time in history, scientists successfully cloned a wild arctic wolf. Sinogene Biotechnology, the Beijing-based gene firm, has released a video of Maya 100 days after her birth in the lab. Maya’s donor cell came from a skin sample of a wild female arctic wolf. The oocyte was from a female dog, and…

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Tiny Solar Backpacks Could Help Save One of Australia’s Most

The plains-wanderer is a small, critically-endangered bird with a tawny marking on its chest that can only be found in south-eastern Australia’s arid grasslands. It is estimated that only 250 to 1,000 of these speckled birds are left in the wild, according to Bush Heritage Australia. The plains-wanderer is at risk of impending extinction and…

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Half of world’s bird species in decline as destruction of

Nearly half of the planet’s bird species are in decline, according to a definitive report that paints the grimmest picture yet of the destruction of avian life.The State of the World’s Birds report, which is released every four years by BirdLife International, shows that the expansion and intensification of agriculture is putting pressure on 73%…

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Earth is under threat, yet you would scarcely know it

What is salient is not important. What is important is not salient. Most of the time, most of the media obsess over issues of mind-numbing triviality. Much of the world’s political journalism is little more than court gossip: who’s in, who’s out, who said what to whom. At the same time, issues of immense, even…

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The California Condor Has A Lead Problem, And Here’s How

The California condor is one of the largest flying birds in North America, with a wingspan that stretches nearly 10 feet, helping it reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. This majestic bird once ruled the skies of the Pacific coast, long before European settlers arrived. Since then, indiscriminate poaching, habitat destruction, lead…