CITES Part 2: Protected?

It is estimated that there are 8 million animal and plant species worldwide. Of these, about 1 million are threatened with extinction – this affects, for example, a quarter of all mammals and every 8th bird species. There are many interrelated and mutually reinforcing drivers: habitat loss, pollution, climate change, the spread of invasive alien […]

CITES Part 1: Extinct.

In the history of our earth there have been 5 great species extinctions. The most well-known is the most recent one: the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. These mass extinctions were largely caused by natural disasters. In the case of dinosaurs, most likely wiped out by the impact of an enormous asteroid. […]

Chennai – a heaven for exotic animal trafficking

Chennai airport is ranked among the top airports in Asia where smuggling goes on due to its long trading history and firmly established routes with South East Asian countries. TRAFFIC’s India state that a USAID, having analysed trafficking trends reported that Chennai airport is a key destination and serves as an origin point for traffickers. […]

Tracing 2,100 missing species before they go extinct

The first-of-its-kind style search that is being carried out by the scientists even track animal species that don’t attract much attention. Source: Vox Image Credit: Pexels

Shout out to all tiger ranged countries and stakeholders to lead tiger conservation sans politics

Contrary to the primary goals set for tiger conservation, the intervention of politics has dissuaded tiger ranged countries from achieving significant goals. However, the planned Global Tiger Summit in September is set to address mistakes made, analyze new projects, funding, and management plans. Source: Mongabay Image Credit:

How will Climate Change affect Nepal’s rhinos?

“Ganesh Pant worries about the future. While he delights in the stunning conservation accomplishment that has seen the numbers of greater one-horned rhinos in Nepal jump from 100 in 1965 to 752 in 2021, he wants to be sure that success will continue.” Source: The Guardian Image Credit: TBD

100s of Asiatic lions die within two years

“Gandhinagar: As many as 283 Asiatic lions have died over the last two years, the Gujarat government has told the state assembly. In response to questions in the House on Monday, forest and environment minister Kiritsinh Rana said 159 deaths were reported in 2020 and 124 in 2021.” Source: Hindustan Times Image Credit: TBD

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