News tagged with wildlife

Appeals court upholds designation of polar bear habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service followed the law when it designated more than 187,000 square miles—an area larger than California—as critical habitat for threatened polar bears in Alaska marine waters and its northern ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Ecology
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Is rare wildlife traded on the darknet?

Unlike illicit trade in drugs, guns or pornography, illicit trade in rare wildlife doesn't have to hide on the 'darknet' because people can find whatever rare species they want in the open marketplace.

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Ecology
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In South Africa, drones used to battle rhino poaching

In hills where Zulu royalty once hunted wildlife, South African conservationists now scan live video from a thermal-imaging camera attached to a drone, looking for heat signatures of poachers stalking through the bush to ...

dateFeb 23, 2016 in Ecology
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