Iceland reprimanded by 35 countries over whaling

Iceland reprimanded by 35 countries over whaling

A formal diplomatic protest, known as a démarche, was today delivered to the Icelandic Government in Reykjavik. The top-level protest registered countries’ “strong opposition” to Iceland’s continued whaling, particularly of endangered fin whales. The démarche also objects to Iceland’s international trade in whale products, stating: “Fin whales and minke whales are listed under the Convention…
Will the vaquitas go extinct this month?

Will the vaquitas go extinct this month?

A new report about the situation of the world’s smallest porpoise raises concerns over the survival of the species. With fewer than 25 breeding females estimated to be left and the totoaba fishing season about to get underway this month could determine the future of the species. The report, produced with the help of the…
The killing fields of India – rangers under attack

The killing fields of India – rangers under attack

Badly paid, ill-equipped and under resourced the wildlife rangers of India are now operating in the most dangerous place on Earth to be a ranger. A new survey released today says that so far in 2014 there has been 24 deaths of rangers and in the last 3 years 72 forest rangers have been killed…
Animal Planet set to double your tiger donations

Animal Planet set to double your tiger donations

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation ( DSWF ) and its TigerTime Campaign are aiming to create a huge ROAR for wild tigers around the world this autumn as part of the US-based 2014 R.O.A.R. Matching Campaign. The four-week campaign, launched by Animal Planet’s non-profit initiative R.O.A.R (which stands for Reach Out. Act. Respond) is hosted by GlobalGiving and…
Warnings of extinctions on International Vulture Awareness Day

Warnings of extinctions on International Vulture Awareness Day

The world’s biggest conservation Partnership – BirdLife International – has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families of birds on the planet. In a bid to stop this important family of birds slipping towards extinction in Europe and Africa, they have launched a global campaign asking for public support to…