Environment

Poacher stomped to death by elephant in South African national park

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Apparently, a presumed poacher got stomped to death by an elephant following the male suspect's crushed body being discovered in South Africa's Kruger National Park, a park representative pointed out...

FOREST Act bill would hold global suppliers accountable for illegal deforestation

by Maxwell Radwin - MongaBay - Creative Commons A new bill in the U.S. congress would create legislation to prohibit agricultural commodities like palm oil, cattle, soybeans, rubber, pulp and cocoa from import if they...

Major Southern California Oil Spill Defiles Beaches, Wreaks Havoc on Wildlife

(The AEGIS Alliance) - One of recent Southern California history's most extensive oil spills that have defiled prominent coastlines and killed wildlife while workers scurried on Sunday to contain the fossil fuels prior to...

Malawi court sentences Chinese wildlife trafficking kingpin to 14 years in jail

by Charles Mpaka - MongaBay - Creative Commons A court in Malawi has sentenced a Chinese national to 14 years in jail for masterminding an illegal wildlife trafficking cartel that operated across Southern Africa. Yunhua...

Fires in the Amazon have already impacted 90% of plant and animal species

by Suzana Camargo - MongaBay - Creative Commons New study addresses the effects of fires on biodiversity loss in the world’s largest forest during the last two decades. Researchers measured the impacts on the habitats...

Nigeria seizes scales from 15,000 dead pangolins

by Mongabay.com - MongaBay - Creative Commons Authorities at the Nigeria Customs Service have announced the seizure of 7.1 tons of pangolin scales that smugglers were attempting to ship out of the country. According to...

More than 250 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, despite Brazil’s ban

Liz Kimbrough - MongaBay - Creative Commons There have been 267 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, burning more than 105,000 hectares (260,000 acres) — an area roughly the size of Los Angeles,...

333 people rescued from slavery in Brazil mines since 2008, exclusive report shows

Maurício Angelo - MongaBay - Creative Commons A breakthrough report has mapped out all the raids carried out to rescue people working in slave-labor conditions in mines across Brazil since 2008. A total of...
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