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US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

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Campaigners fear move by Trump administration will damage global efforts to end the ivory trade Donald Trumps administration plans to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe into the US a move campaigners fear could damage global momentum on ending the ivory trade. In 2014, US big game hunters killing elephants in Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to reverse the ban, which will also apply to trophies from Zambia, follows moves in favour of the US hunting sector that are worrying some observers. Last week US interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, International Wildlife Conservation Council It has a clear focus, the […]

Keep these narwhal skewers handy for your next BBQ

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You can’t walk outside nowadays without encountering a product inspired by unicorns, be it a latte, lipstick, soap, or even a sex toy. At this point, the horned horses trend has pretty much worn itself out. But horned whales? Totally fair game. SEE ALSO: This unicorn tape dispenser basically poops rainbows Introducing: the Narwhal BBQ Skewer Set, a pair of two stainless steel “unicorns of the sea” that will add a touch of whimsy to your grilling sessions. Spear your favorite meats or veggies […]

Kenya to burn biggest ever stockpile of ivory

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Tusks from over 6,000 illegally killed elephants will be set alight in Nairobi national park to highlight the poaching crisis Tusks from more than 6,000 illegally killed elephants will be burned in Kenya on Saturday, the biggest ever destruction of an ivory stockpile and the most striking symbol yet of the plight of one of natures last great beasts. The ceremonial burning in Nairobi national park at noon will be attended by Kenyas president, Uhuru Kenyatta, heads of state including Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, high-ranking United Nations and US officials, and charities. A wide […]

Giraffes must be listed as endangered, conservationists formally tell US

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Five environmental groups point to trophy hunting largely by Americans who travel to Africa among key threats to animals Conservationists have lodged a formal request for the US government to list giraffes as endangered in a bid to prevent what they call the silent extinction of the worlds tallest land animal. A legal petition filed by five environmental groups has demanded that the US Fish and Wildlife Service provide endangered species protections to the giraffe, which has suffered a precipitous decline in numbers in recent years. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, slaughter of Cecil the […]

Pet dogs are the new must-have accessory at the smarter office

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Companies are using animal magnetism to reduce stress in the workplace and hang on to staff After a half-hour walk to work each morning, Joy likes to grab a drink and head to her desk where she promptly curls up underneath it and has a nap. Joy is an eight-month-old golden retriever and she goes to the office with her owner, Carol DuPuis. These days, especially at tech companies, youre as likely to find a dog in the office as you are a pot plant or watercooler. For startups particularly, allowing dogs is an easy, cheap way of attracting and […]

US plans to extend endangered species status to lions in Africa

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US Fish and Wildlife Services new restrictions will make importing lion trophies more difficult, five months after US dentist killed famous Zimbabwean lion, Cecil The US plans to extend its endangered species protection to lions in Africa, five months after an American dentist caused an international furore by killing US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will classify lions in southern and eastern Africa as threatened, with those in the central and western regions covered by full endangered status. The move will place tighter restrictions on the import of lion trophies, such as paws or heads. While the US cannot regulate […]

Great News, Everyone: Cecil The Lion Is Alive!

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If youre mourning the loss of Cecil the lion like everyone else, we have some good news for you. After a heartbreaking week in which the world mourned the senseless killing of Africas most famous feline, we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief, because it turns out that Cecil is actually still alive and well! Thats right: Cecils back in action, and hes looking more majestic than ever before. We couldnt believe it at first, but once we saw these videos, there was no denying that the lion we all know and love is still with us. Heres […]

You’re probably already a manatee fan. If not, here are 22 reasons to become one.

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Manatees are awesome. Roly-poly pacifists, tropical underwater munch-machines, they look like something a kid would make out of Play-Doh. But there’s a lot of cool stuff about them you might not know. In the name of sea cows everywhere, here are 22 interesting facts about manatees. 1. There are three different species of manatee (and one dugong). Image from psyberartist/Flickr. There’s the Amazonian manatee, the West Indian manatee, and the West African manatee. No points for guessing where each of them lives. They also have a single cousin, the dugong, which lives in the Indian and western Pacific oceans. 2. […]

Son of Cecil the lion killed by trophy hunter

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Six-year-old Xanda was shot and killed by hunters when he roamed outside the protected area of the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe A son of Cecil the lion has been killed by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe, meeting the same fate as his father whose death in 2015 killed tripling to 1,500 a year in the last decade. Lions have lost 90% of their overall population in the last century and only about 20,000 remain. Philip Mansbridge, UK director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said: IFAW opposes the cruel and needless killing of wild animals for recreation and encourages […]
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