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Police across the globe have seized thousands of wild animals, including primates and big cats, and arrested nearly 600 suspects in a crackdown on illegal wildlife smuggling, Interpol has said. Covering 109 countries, the operation was carried out in coordination with the World Customs Organization (WCO), with investigators homing in on trafficking routes and crime
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Tufted Puffin. Photo: John Rollins/Audubon Photography Awards Yesterday, Congressman Don Young of Alaska introduced a bill that would roll back protections for marine fish that are important for seabirds, the marine ecosystem, and fishing communities. This bill, called “Strengthen Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act,” or H.R. 3697, weakens the science-based provisions
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Natural infrastructure helps protect coastal habitats for birds like the Piping Plover. Photo: Lorraine Minns/Audubon Photography Awards Shoreline and wetland habitats have continued to decline as sea levels rise, communities develop along coasts, and natural disasters increase, leaving many vulnerable birds species at risk. The eastern subspecies of Red Knots has seen its population decrease
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Parrots Can Understand What They Are Saying…But It Depends on You! Those with companion birds like to think that their birds can understand what both the owner and the birds themselves are saying, and often ask me if that is possible. My answer is that it is definitely “possible,” but that the answer depends on
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Critically endangered tigers, considered to be ‘functionally extinct’ in China, are now offered by several South African hunting businesses. Since tigers are primarily defined as an exotic species in South Africa, the captive breeding, trading and hunting of this CITES Appendix I species is unregulated, with an estimated 60 mostly unlicensed tiger breeders, including several
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Circus trainers abuse animals until they’re so terrified that they’ll perform ridiculous, demeaning, and often painful tricks. It was during a training session that four tigers snapped, killing circus trainer Ettore Weber during a rehearsal yesterday evening in Italy, just one hour before a Circo Orfei show was scheduled to start. Ettore Weber’s tigers turned
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Western Meadowlark. Photo: James Halsch/Audubon Photography Awards This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide.  Transcript: This is BirdNote! Birds are an inspiration for many musicians.  Bandleader Raymond Scott probably saw these birds at the Central Park Zoo
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