For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favor with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning, part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.
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Crocodiles are subjected to abhorrent treatment by mobs, whose only intention is to annihilate the creatures out of severe hatred. This appalling and immoral behavior is nothing but a violent slaughter, motivated by the pursuit of glory and revenge.
Someday in the future, a population of rabbits on a distant archipelago might be something people would marvel at. The focus of conservation should be on promoting environmental stability rather than attempting to reintroduce or eliminate particular species.
New York City Mayor De Blasio announces Staten Island’s deer population has dropped 8 percent, pointing to early success for the city’s sterilization study. After two years, birth rates have also fallen by half, and reductions are expected to continue.
Find out why the U.K. Parliament is considering a ban on fur sales, why Yellowstone National Park is slaughtering endangered bison, what a landmark court case in Indonesia means for wildlife trafficking, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!
Elephants in Borneo may soon disappear because of habitat destruction and fragmentation, driven by plantation agencies, palm oil developers and logging industries.
It’s clear that to protect dogs on the streets of India, Animal Birth Control alone is not enough. We must also start investing in other equally important and more immediately effective measures to end conflict between humans and dogs.
While it was the good intention of the rescue team to free a giant crocodile trapped in a dam, its death brings to mind a very important unanswered question: Are our rescue teams well equipped to deal with the capture of massive wildlife?
While snakes may be large and robust, they can bruise easily and suffer injury when subjected to inappropriate handling and stressful picture taking.
Efforts to control wildlife should begin wherever possible by altering the human practices that cause human–wildlife conflict and by developing a culture of coexistence.
That they are dangerous is clear, but like many things in nature, crocodiles do not set out to hunt humans. Crocodiles and humans may never coexist in peace, but knowing and understanding how to avoid becoming a croc’s dinner is an important first step.
New York City’s revamped citywide campaign aims to educate residents in all five boroughs about the red-tailed hawks, piping plovers, raccoons, coyotes and deer they coexist with.