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Op-Ed: Climate change in Central America — Wildlife struggles to survive

Climate change in Central America is affecting wildlife in profound ways, but few places have been as seriously affected as Guatemala's Laguna Del Tigre National Park which suffered a devastating wildfire as the result of an El Niño in 1998.

More than two million migratory birds killed in Cyprus

Nicosia - More than two million migratory birds were killed in Cyprus last autumn to feed an illicit taste for the delicacy on the Mediterranean island, a conservationist group said Monday.

British badger cull misses target

London - Fewer than half the required number of badgers have been killed in this year's controversial cull in, according to the British Government.

Great Horned Owl caught doing breast stroke

After narrowly escaping the attack of two falcons, a Great Horned Owl is caught swimming to safety in style. How you ask? By doing the breast stroke of course.

China media blame 'Putin's tiger' for goat slaughter spree

Bejing - An endangered tiger set free in Russia has killed 18 Chinese goats after crossing the frontier, with Beijing's state media saying on Wednesday that the feline felon had been freed by President Vladimir Putin.

Vietnam seizes over 1,000 dead endangered sea turtles

Hanoi - Vietnam's environmental police have seized a record haul of over 1,000 endangered sea turtles which were being prepared for illegal export to China, an official said Tuesday.

'Horrific' record 1,020 rhino killed in South Africa

Johanesburg - A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Thursday, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

Wildlife devastated in South Sudan war: conservationists

Nairobi - Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of Africa's largest migrations, conservationists warned Wednesday.

Uganda suspends officials after ton of ivory stolen from vault

Kampala - Uganda's wildlife authority has suspended five top officials after a ton of seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, its chief said Tuesday.

Tiny fraction of military budget could save planet's biodiversity

Sydney - A new study claims just 2.5 percent of what the world drops on military spending could protect enough of the planet's natural areas to reverse biodiversity loss.

Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection

Johannesburg - Thousands marched in Africa and around the world to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching industry that many fear is driving rhinos and elephants to the brink of extinction.

Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016

Dhaka - Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations agreed Tuesday to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and improve policies to protect them.

Huge, venomous new jellyfish found off of Australian coast

With huge spiders and deadly snakes nature in Australia is already a bit unforgiving. Keesingia gigas is the name of a new type of jellyfish which is adding to the danger with venomous stings.

Wastewater turned into tap water thanks to man-made wetlands

Technology keeps healthy water continuously flowing between Dallas and Houston in Texas with the help of nature and human ingenuity.

Indians celebrate Nag Panchami the snake festival

Nag Panchami, a festival of the worship of snakes in India, is being celebrated on August 1. Devotees traditionally offer prayers to idols of snakes and in many cases live snakes as well.

Goat brigade released to fight poison ivy in Boston

Boston - City officials brought in goats to clean up large patches of poison ivy scattered about Hyde Park. According to reports the animals are fast, clean and efficient in removing these and are not hurt by the ivy at all.

Iraq War Veteran receives government citation for therapy ducks

West Lafayette - Veterans deal with post-war integration in many ways. Veteran Darin Welker handled it by taking care of 14 ducks which he used for therapeutic purposes. After a citation he worries his animals will be taken away.

Ugandan officer takes down 'aggressive' tortoise with gunshot

Reports of a police officer shooting a tortoise are circulating on environmental sites. This may herald an unexpected wave of focus on Ugandan animal abuses.

Bear killed after returning for 2nd break-in

Vancouver - Two bears broke in to a West Vancouver home on Tuesday morning searching for food. Police were called to the home and shooed the bears away. One of the bears returned later that day and was shot and killed.

Woman banned from zoo after trying to feed cookies to lions

Memphis - A woman was recently banned from the Memphis zoo after exhibiting some strange behavior. Fortunately she was caught before she could endanger herself or the lions.

Video: Drunken handler releases furious bull into crowd

One thing everyone likes to do during a bullfight is drink. However the man keeping the crowd safe apparently had too much when he set the bull loose on a crowd of men, women and children.

Study: The Manitoban treasure trove

Winnipeg - Around $117 billion in carbon offsets is no small amount of money for just about anyone. The forest regions of Manitoba may just be worth that to those who can acquire the rights.

Poachers kill famed giant Kenyan elephant

Nairobi - One of Africa's largest elephants has died after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows in Kenya, wildlife officials revealed as they mourned on Saturday the loss of an "old friend.

Video: Unknown sea creature devours massive shark

Scientists had tracked a healthy and massive shark in the waters around Australia. They were terribly shocked when their tracking device showed up on an Australian shoreline.

World Cup raises poaching concerns

According to some recent reports locals around the World Cup are raising extra money from tourists. Unfortunately they are doing so by capturing animals and exhibiting them in their homes.

Highly toxic rodent poisons to be pulled from U.S. market

A group of highly toxic rodent poisons linked to the death of wildlife will be removed from U.S. stores, the manufacturer said.

Poaching could wipe out Tanzanian elephants in 7 years: group

Dar Es Salaam - Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday.

The Neptune Memorial Reef: a reef where you can stay forever

America's Neptune Society is known as a reputable cremation provider for when those dear to us pass away. Since 2007, however, customers have also had the option of having their ashes scattered on the seabed — on an artificial reef.

Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve

Goma - Unidentified armed men on Tuesday critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said.

Photo Essay: Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area Special

Creston - One of the biggest secrets of British Columbia's interior is a plethora of walking trails to see close-up the natural wildlife in a setting that stresses conservation.
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