Wildlife

Agents Make Arrests, Rescue Smuggled Exotic Animals in ‘Operation Jungle Book’

Agents conducting the largest sweep of animal trafficking in Southern California found a sprawling "black market" that put exotic pets in peril, officials said. Among the startling discoveries: a Bengal tiger who was severely underweight, dozens of dead Asian songbirds and King Cobras smuggled …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Brutal Outlook for Healthy Wild Horses and Burros: BLM Calls for Shooting 90,000

On Thursday, the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recklessly voted to approve recommendations that call on the Bureau of Land Management …

Horses

Meet the Lion Named ‘Scarface’ and His Lethal Pride

Meet a living legend, Scarface.<p>His coalition, the Musketeers, protect the Paradise Pride …<p>the most lethal pride in the Mara.<p>Their specialty is picking off tired animals as they cross the Great Mara River.<p>A male lion coalition roams their territory, mating and protecting one or two prides.<p>Yet Scar …

Animals

Horn trimming rhinos in South Africa – in pictures

Rhino farmers in South Africa dehorn their rhinos to discourage poaching and protect the endangered species, but breeding and dehorning rhinos also creates a potential cash crop. It drives an debate about animal welfare and whether an ethical solution has been found for a controversial demand. …

Photography

Malaysia to roll out wildlife crossing awareness measures after spate of roadkill cases

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is planning to build more viaducts and roll out wildlife crossing awareness at driving schools after recording more than 2,000 …

Endangered Species

National Trust Trail Hunting: Anti-Hunt Activists Lose Historic Vote

Activists dismayed by result.<p>Anti-hunt activists have failed in their efforts to ban all hunting on National Trust land.<p>Campaigners argued before the …

Tiger Kept At Truck Stop For 17 Years Dies, But The Legal Battle Isn't Over

His owner in Louisiana vows to get another big cat.<p>The tiger at the center of a years-long legal battle between animal rights activists and a Louisiana truck stop owner has died, but the owner’s desire to get another tiger means the fight likely isn’t over.<p>Tony, better known as Tony the Truck Stop …

News (U.S.)

Iowa gets 'F' for animal trapping rules, Born Free says

CLOSE<p>In 2016, Governor Branstad signed into law a requirement that the Department of Natural Resources set a season and daily catch limit for …

Des Moines

Picture of de

The shocking image which shows a de-horned and deceased black rhino bull has won its photographer the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for …

Australian News

Vermont Fish & Wildlife holds bird-banding workshop

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is wrapping up a week of bird banding and demonstrations.<p>The department along with a local chapter of the …

Birds

'Antelope perfume' keeps flies away from cows

In Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. This leads to huge losses in milk, meat and manpower. The damage in Africa is …

Sleep Disorders

Epic moose-wolf battle captured on video - Ontario OUT of DOORS

When Sault Ste. Marie resident Dan Nystedt went to his camp 50 kilometres north of the city at the end of September, his plan was to do some hiking, …

Home on the range: annual bison roundup is a quiet affair

The big bull came into the small round pen with its tail sticking straight up in the air.<p>The bison had been through this before.<p>Only this time, there …

Business

Top 4 Full-Frame Cameras: Get to Know Your Choices

Rating: 0 based on 0 Ratings<p>October 20, 2017 By Michael Moodie<p>Top 4 Full-Frame Cameras: Get to Know Your Choices www.sleeklens.com<p>During my …

Cameras

Animals at Brookfield Zoo Enjoy Pumpkin Treat

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Migratory birds, rutting stags and leaping salmon are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Nature

16 charged in Southern California animal trafficking sweep

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — From a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities have seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of what they say is the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California.<p>Federal authorities call the sweep "Operation Jungle …

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Western Chimpanzees Have Declined By 80 Percent Over The Past 25 Years

Rebecca Kormos’ first experience seeing a wild chimpanzee changed her life. It was 1990, and the now-visiting wildlife biologist at the University of …

Ecology

Endangered Cheetahs Don’t Belong As Pets! Ban Private Ownership Today!

As children, we read about the world’s most magnificent animals from elephants, tigers, and bears but we never imagined a world without them. …

United Arab Emirates

Scientists Rescue First Vaquita Porpoise, Making Conservation History

<b>VaquitaCPR Demonstrating Success in Locating Endangered<br>Vaquita Porpoises as Field Operations Continue</b><p>SAN FELIPE, BAJA CALIFORNIA – Scientists with …

Biological Species

The lucky story behind this rare wildlife photo

<b>The image has just won a prize at the 2017 Golden Turtle International Photography Competition</b><p>This rare wildlife photo of an albino whale has won the …

Photography

Senate Republicans Block Measure To Protect Arctic Wildlife Refuge From Oil Drilling

“The notion that we, tonight, after 60-plus years, would give up what is a biologically important area ... for what? For oil we don’t need?”<p>Almost every Senate Republican voted Thursday to block an amendment that would have protected a swath of the Alaskan Arctic from oil exploration, flouting …

News (U.S.)

Tanzania: Remembering Country's 'Foremost Elephant Specialist'

Tanzanian Afred Kikoti attaches a satellite collar to a tranquillised elephant during his postdoctoral field research with the University of …

The Secrets to Photographing Rainforest Wildlife

Wildlife photography is taken to the extreme in the rainforest. All of the elements, insects, and other creatures seem to be fighting against you and …

Photography

Deer culling operation in Eastbourne to protect bush and gardens

It is not a good time to be a deer in Eastbourne.

New Zealand News

Encouraging insects back into arable land

In Sussex scientists have found that insecticide use has stabilised over the past two decades with an associated stabilisation of some insect groups, write Dr Julie Ewald and Prof John Holland of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Plus Judith Wright says we should let verges grow<p>It is with …

Environment

Sold for a song

The forest birds captured for their tuneful voices<p>By Victoria Gill<p>Lush green blankets of vegetation drape over Java's steep mountains.<p>But these dense rain forests - on Indonesia’s most crowded island - are rapidly falling silent.<p>Tuneful songbirds that used to give the mountains a unique melody are …

Birds

Singer Tulus continues campaign to help protect Sumatran elephants

Singer Tulus is collaborating with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia to create a new campaign titled #TemanGajah (Friends of Elephants) that aims …

Elephants

Why protecting the habitat of the Northern Spotted Owl sparks forest fires

<i>This article first appeared on the Hoover Institution site.</i><p>This past summer, wildfires scorched nearly eight million acres across Washington, Oregon, …

Endangered Species

Man who illegally imported turtles from Vietnam pleads guilty

A man from the Little Saigon area of Westminster pleaded guilty today to a felony charge for illegally importing more than a dozen federally protected turtles and fish species from Vietnam.<p>Kevin Duc Vu, who sold fish and turtles on the internet, faces up to 20 years behind bars when he is sentenced …

Crime