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Zimbabwe Has Sold 97 Baby Elephants To China And Dubai For $2.7m

Zimbabwe has sold and exported 97 baby elephants to China and Dubai for $2.7m. The Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Priscah Mupfumira announced the sale, explaining the money will be used for conservation efforts. Young elephants fetched from $13,500 to $41,500 in sales which date back to 2012. Selling animals and animals parts for …

Koalas declared ‘Functionally Extinct’ after numbers fall below a sustainable level

Koalas have been declared ‘functionally extinct’ and therefore an unsustainable species after numbers in the wild have plummeted to just 80,000, activists have warned. The Australian Koala Foundation said that numbers of koalas have fallen so dramatically that they will not be able to sustain the next generation or play a significant role in the …

Labour and Tories told to act on climate promises by going vegan

Major political parties in the UK are being urged to honour their promises to tackle the climate emergency by including veganism and plant-based eating in their official policies.   Last week the UK became the first country to declare a national climate emergency, and The Vegan Society is telling politicians to ‘translate this announcement into …

UN report reveals 1 Million animals face extinction because of humans

The most detailed assessment of the threat to nature ever undertaken has warned that one million of the world’s species faces extinction because of humans. The report released by the UN, written by 145 experts from 50 countries, warned that species extinction is ‘already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on …

One in six Americans believe global warming is a ‘hoax invented to deceive people’

More than one in six US citizens do not believe humans are damaging the climate, and many do not believe climate change is happening at all. The YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project compared answers to environmental questions from participants in 23 countries. The results revealed that 13% of Americans believe ‘human activity is not responsible at all’ …

‘Chicken, beef or nothing’: campaigners fight for in-flight vegan meals to be introduced as standard

Travelling by plane as a vegan can involve a familiar disappointment when the food options arrive, particularly if you don’t warn the airline in advance. But a new campaign is fighting to improve the standard of vegan food beyond the usual ‘chicken or beef’ options. To hold airlines to account, the FlyVe website has been …

Orangutans face extinction within a decade if no action is taken

Orangutans will completely extinct within ten years if current trends continue, conservationists have warned. The International Animal Rescue (IAR) has given a frightening report into the risks posed to the orangutan population, and said they’ll disappear altogether if no action is taken. Last month the Bornean oranutan joined the Sumatran orangutran on the critically endangered …

UK becomes first country to declare ‘environment and climate change emergency’

The UK Government has become the first in the world to declare an official ‘environment and climate emergency’. MPs passed the landmark motion today (May 2) which environmentalists hope will force through legislation to tackle climate change and encourage other governments to follow suit. There is no specific definition of what an ‘emergency’ entails and …

Shrimp tested in UK rivers contained cocaine, ketamine and pesticides

Cocaine, ketamine and pesticides were among 56 different substances found in shrimp taken from UK rivers. Scientists studied 15 locations in Suffolk and found the crustaceans contained cocaine in every single area. The study, published in Environment International, aimed to discover which chemicals are making their way into our water. King’s College London conducted the …

‘Biodegradable’ Plastic bags can still hold shopping after spending three years in the ocean

The term ‘biodegradable’ has become more common in recent years as consumers become aware of the impact plastic has on the ocean. Anyone buying a so-called eco-friendly bag might expect it to swiftly disintegrate into the sea as it reaches the coast – but latest research has blown these perceptions out of the water. A …

Giraffes Set To Be Listed As An Endangered Species After Numbers Drop By 40 Percent

The giraffe looks set to be officially listed as an endangered species after conservationists piled on evidence to prove the animal’s frightening decline in numbers. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has recognised ‘substantial evidence’ that giraffes are critically endangered, finally reacting to pressure from activists to protect the animal. Wildlife preservation groups have …

A water supplier has faced a furious backlash for urging people to go meat-free for one day

Outraged Welsh farmers and meat-eaters have forced a water supplier to cancel an advertising campaign which encouraged people to go meat-free for one day. Non-profit water services company Welsh Water launched the Facebook advert urging people to ditch meat to reduce their water consumption, besides the caption #watersavingweek. Dwr Cymru Welsh Water posted a picture …