Tag: wildlife conservation

biodiversity and endangered species

Habitat Loss Gaining Momentum The forces of climate change are redefining what it means for a species to be endangered, according to a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE. The wide-ranging study from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) found as many as 83 percent of birds, 66 percent of amphibians […]

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biodiversity

Wildlife Trader Untouchable On an obscure and bumpy dirt road not far from the banks of the Mekong River, the compound of Vixay Keosavang stands out for its iron gates and cinder-block walls topped with barbed wire, a contrast to the rickety wooden stilt houses nearby in the shade of rubber trees. A security guard […]

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biodiversity

Poachers Targeted By Drones In 2012, 688 rhinos were killed illegally across Africa just for their horns. Meanwhile, thousands of elephants were killed by poachers just for their tusks. And rangers trying to defend this land and these creatures also have been murdered. How do you protect some of the world’s rarest large mammals from […]

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health and sustainability

Rainforests Destroyed Palm oil is derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree, it contributes to the economic development of the producing countries and to the deadly diets of millions of people around the world. In fact palm oil can be found in a huge percentage of everyday supermarket products. Oil palms are highly efficient […]

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