Demand for two products is destroying natural forest inhabited by endangered species
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Rubber and palm oil

The world’s two most damaging natural products with respect to forests are: palm oil and natural rubber. The once vast, natural and ancient forests of Asia and Africa are inhabited by many precious wild species including notable wild cat species … please continue reading

European Union failing to support developing countries to stop wildlife trafficking
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It is shocking to be told that thousands of products made from tigers, elephants, rhinos and other endangered species are being traded in Britain and throughout the European Union. ┬áThe reason is poor and disjointed controls at ports and airports. … please continue reading

The Iberian lynx faces extinction in Spain. Relocate some to the UK.
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Anne-Marie Hodge writing for the Ecology Global Network paints a bleak picture of the survival of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), the rarest of all wild cat species. She says that climate change is an added factor in the demise … please continue reading

Both Rich and Poor Nations Responsible for Decline in Wildlife
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In different ways both rich and poor countries share the blame for a halving in wildlife populations since 1970. Over this time the world’s human population has neatly doubled. Africa has the sharpest increase as I recall. Most of the … please continue reading

Tranquillizer Darts Killing Mountain Lions
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In the news media today there are two cases of captured mountain lions dying. They were not so much captured as killed and what killed them was tranquillizer darts. Are tranquillizer guns being used properly in the capture of mountain … please continue reading

China-Eating Wildlife-Tightening Up and Enforcement of Existing Law
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There has been some unclear reporting on a tightening up of existing legislation in China. Despite the existence of the 1998 (1997?) Law On the Protection of Wildlife in China, there has been widespread eating of the body parts of … please continue reading