News tagged with wildlife

Helping rhinos from space

Official figures suggest this year will be the deadliest yet for rhinos, breaking the 2013 record of 1004 deaths from poaching. A new idea using space telescope technology could help rangers in their difficult ...

Jan 08, 2015
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Plan to protect weasel-like fisher cites pot risk

Citing the threat from rat poisons spread around illegal marijuana plantations, federal biologists are proposing Endangered Species Act protection for West Coast populations of the fisher, a larger cousin of the weasel.

Oct 06, 2014
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WCS radio collars iconic South American mammal

Guanacos are back - and getting into trouble - says a team of scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) tracking these iconic hoofed mammals across a variety of landscapes on the Chilean side of ...

Jan 13, 2015
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22 elephants poached in Mozambique in two weeks

Poachers slaughtered 22 elephants in Mozambique in the first two weeks of September, environmentalists said Monday, warning that killing for ivory by organised syndicates was being carried out on an "industrialised" ...

Sep 22, 2014
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Rats no longer rule

The University of Auckland is holding a celebration to mark 50 years since the first confirmed island rodent eradication in 1964, an effort that helped inspire a whole new generation of scientists and conservationists.

Sep 10, 2014
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Mozambique cracks ivory poaching ring

Wildlife campaigners in Mozambique say police have cracked an ivory poaching ring believed to be responsible for the deaths of at least 39 elephants.

Sep 10, 2014
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