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Irrawaddy dolphins functionally extinct in Laos

The population of critically endangered Mekong River Dolphins—also known as Irrawaddy Dolphins —  in the Cheuteal trans-boundary pool between southern Laos and northern Cambodia has shrunk by 50 per cent this year alone ...

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Bycatch is the biggest killer of whales

With hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins dying every year after being accidentally entangled in fishing gear, the world must take concrete steps during the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting starting ...

dateOct 20, 2016 in Ecology
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New report finds no slowdown in tiger trafficking

A new report from TRAFFIC and WWF finds no evidence of a decline in tiger trafficking across Asia, with parts equating to a minimum of 1755 tigers seized between 2000 and 2015 – an average of more than two animals per week.

dateSep 29, 2016 in Ecology
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Top brands failing on cotton sustainability

The majority of international companies using most cotton globally are failing to deliver on cotton sustainability according to new independent research published today by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) UK, Solidaridad and ...

dateJun 07, 2016 in Ecology
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