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Major Threats to New Zealand’s Environment Highlighted in Government Report

New Zealand’s pristine image as a haven of untouched forests and landscapes was tarnished this week by a brand new government report. The Environment Aotearoa 2019 painted a bleak image of the island nation’s environment and its future prospects. The report, which was put out by the Ministry for the …

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Wolves ‘Established’ in Netherlands for First Time in 140 Years

For the first time in 140 years, wolves have an official home in the Netherlands. Ecologists told BBC Radio 4 that a female wolf they had been tracking had stayed in the country for six months and could therefore be called “established,” BBC News reported Tuesday. The ecologists had been …

Let Nature Heal Climate and Biodiversity Crises, Say Campaigners

The restoration of natural forests and coasts can simultaneously tackle climate change and the annihilation of wildlife but is being worryingly overlooked, an international group of campaigners have said. Animal populations have fallen by 60% since 1970, suggesting a sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is under way, and …

Koalas Should Be Given Endangered Listing, Environment Groups Say

Koala populations on the Australian east coast have diminished to the extent the species should now be considered “endangered”, environment groups have said, amid concern that existing protection measures have failed to halt the creeping loss of critical habitat. In south-east Queensland, once a stronghold for koala populations, habitat continues …

Hong Kong Is at the Heart of Global Wildlife Trafficking

Hong Kong is a small autonomous territory with fewer than 7.5 million residents. Yet this bustling urban center in southeastern China is at the very center of the global wildlife trafficking trade, according to local experts. “Hong Kong’s illegal wildlife trade is contributing to a global extinction crisis,” The University …

New Humane Society Report Shows Animal Testing Labs Kill Thousands of Dogs Annually

The Humane Society of the United States just released a report on their investigation into widespread animal testing. The inquiry lasted a little over three months and discovered that tens of thousands of dogs are being killed annually in the name of product testing. The study uncovered laboratories across the …