China’s appetite for ‘stinky’ durian fruit threatening endangered tigers
The Guardian view on vanishing insects: a silent threat
A healthy population of grizzlies in and around Glacier National Park means the bear may soon come off the endangered species list. But more bears mean more confrontations with humans.(Image credit: Montana Fish and Wildlife and Parks, via AP)
Disgusting, short-sighted, and representing everything corrupt and utterly contemptible about this administration.
US wildlife refuges end ban on neonics and GM crops – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45068650
“To weaken protections for our unique animals in favor of industry is short-term thinking at its very worst.
The Trump administration and its conservative allies in Congress have consistently touted their efforts to “free” the American economy by rolling back regulations. The vice-president, Mike Pence, has said that the administration will deregulate so aggressively that we should all “buckle up”. Pence must have forgotten that seatbelts were instituted as a safety regulation that has saved countless people from injury and death.”
Read the full article from The Guardian here.
These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry
A whopping 7,000 people vied for the chance to hunt Wyoming grizzly bears for the first time in 44 years. Many entrants in the permit lottery said if they won, they would sit out the hunt.(Image credit: Bryant Aardema/Getty Images)
Introduction The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) is in dire straits. There may be as few as 50 individuals left, placing this Critically Endangered subspecies on the brink of extinction. Accompanying the Asiatic cheetah’s decline has been a dramatic range reduction. While it once inhabited lands from Sinai to India, the Asiatic cheetah is now […]
One in five British mammals at risk of extinction – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44461150