Native animals that survived Bayindeen bushfire face increased threat from predators six weeks on

In short: About 22,000 hectares of forest at Mount Cole and Mount Buangor burned in February during weeks-long bushfires. Six weeks later, wildlife carers and rescuers say they are beginning to see the impact of the bushfire on local wildlife. What’s next? An ecologists says introduced predators will have greater access to the area after the fire and are likely […]

Breaking: US Fish and Wildlife Service issues stronger protections for African elephants

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized critical trade protections for African elephants. Serious threats such as poaching, habitat encroachment and climate change continue to imperil this endangered species; African elephants have suffered a severe population decline over the last 100 years. The new rule under the Endangered […]

This baby animal from India is the cutest in the world

Baby animals could have you saying ‘d’awww’ all day long. Now, a new study ranks the infant animals that humans love the most. Wildlife tour operators Explore Worldwide used eye-tracking technology to track which of the world’s baby animals caught the attention of the human eye the most. How does it work? The study analysed […]

Wildlife ACT Highlights 2023 – Wildlife ACT

Wildlife Monitoring Project Highlights In 2023, Wildlife ACT continued to provide intensive daily wildlife monitoring support to six KwaZulu-Natal Protected Areas. This included a combination of government, private, and community-owned Protected Areas, thereby providing a holistic approach to endangered species monitoring in the region. Our focus on endangered and priority species continued to include African […]

Breaking: US Fish and Wildlife Service fails to protect wolves from state-sanctioned slaughter

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its reckless decision that wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains do not warrant federal relisting under the Endangered Species Act, despite ongoing and brutal carnage in the region. Wolves in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming have faced relentless persecution from trophy hunters, […]

Breaking: U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposes to protect native carnivores on national wildlife refuges

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it will be proposing a rule that would ban predator control on the National Wildlife Refuge System. When finalized, this rule will be a huge victory for countless wildlife living on refuges. The National Wildlife Refuge System is home to thousands […]

New York Ends Wildlife Killing Contests

On December 22, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law critical legislation, A.2917/S.4099, to end wildlife killing contests for coyotes, foxes, bobcats, squirrels, raccoons, crows, and other species statewide. Championed by Assemblymember Deborah Glick (D-66) and Sen. Timothy Kennedy (D-63), this law prohibits events during which contestants compete to kill the most, the […]

From romps to smacks: The funniest animal group names and where they came from

Test your knowledge with 13 of the most weird and wonderful names in the animal kingdom. ADVERTISEMENT If you’ve ever stumbled across a ‘charm of goldfinches’ or a ‘crash of rhinos’, you’ll know that the names we give groups of animals can be particularly poetic in the English language. Some of them are self-explanatory – […]

Animals Believed to Be Extinct Were Found All Over the World This Year

The past year brought a glimmer of positive conservation news as several animal species thought to be extinct were rediscovered. Species have gone extinct at a much higher rate than is expected with evolution, and the blame has largely been placed on humans and their detrimental impact on certain species’ environments. Experts believe that the […]

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