Environment

Notorious poacher who killed dozens of tigers caught after 20-year hunt

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A notorious poacher thought to have killed a minimum of 70 endangered Bengal tigers has been caught in Bangladesh after a manhunt that went on for 20 years. Habib Talukder, referred...

New bill seeks to end Hong Kong’s days as an illegal wildlife trade hub

Elizabeth Claire Alberts - MongaBay - Creative Commons (MongaBay) - In 2019, Hong Kong customs authorities inspected a cargo ship bound for Vietnam. Hidden beneath slabs of frozen meat were 8.3 metric tons of illegal...

Indonesian omnibus law’s ‘whitewash’ of illegal palm oil shocks its architects

Hans Nicholas Jong - MongaBay - Creative Commons Indonesian lawmakers appear outraged at a scheme from a law they already passed that grants amnesty to oil palm plantations operating illegally inside forest areas. The...

Genetically modified mosquitoes are being released in Florida

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Thousands of mosquitos that have been genetically modified are starting to be released into Florida as of this week in a coordinated effort to battle disease-spreading types of the flying...

Rhino Poacher trampled to death by Elephants in South Africa

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A presumed rhinoceros poacher was stomped to death by a herd of elephants during mating season as he ran away from authorities together with 2 accused accomplices in South Africa's...

Drinking coffee in the U.S.? Worry about forests in Vietnam, study says

malavikavyawahare - MongaBay - Creative Commons (MongaBay) - The U.S.’s thirst for coffee drives forest loss in central Vietnam, while Germany’s craving for cocoa is doing the same in West Africa, a landmark study that...

The nine boundaries humanity must respect to keep the planet habitable

(MongaBay) - Glenn Scherer - MongaBay - Creative Commons  All life on Earth, and human civilization, are sustained by vital biogeochemical systems, which are in delicate balance. However, our species — due largely to rapid population...

Barn fire kills giraffes in suburban D.C. zoo

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A couple of giraffes died Monday due to a barn fire at a suburban zoo in Washington, D.C. Roer's Zoofari in Vienna, Virginia, grieved the fatality of a giraffe called Waffles...
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