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Climate change at ‘point of no return’ warns Jane Goodall

The world-renowned ethologist said: “Look around the world at what’s happening with climate change. It’s terrifying.” Dr Jane Goodall has warned that the ‘Earth’s climate is changing so quickly that humanity is running out of chances to fix it’.  The world-renowned ethologist, best known for her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees, made the comment on the …

Animal Rebellion protestors spray white paint across parliament wall as disruption to dairy processing and distribution sites continues

Animal Rebellion wants the new Prime Minister to step up and support farmers and fishing communities to move away from animal farming and help them forge a “plant-based future”. Yesterday, campaign group Animal Rebellion sprayed white paint- representing milk- on the gates and walls outside Parliament near Big Ben, while protestors emptied milk bottles of …

2,500 wild animals in Zimbabwe relocated after climate change threatens survival

According to officials, climate crisis is replacing poaching as the biggest threat to wildlife With a prolonged dry spell parching large swathes of Zimbabwe, the country has decided to relocate more than 2,500 wild animals from a southern reserve to one in the north to improve their chances of survival. Rewild Zambezi – one of …

Irish farmers face calls to reduce cow numbers by 1 million to meet climate targets

The emission targets for agriculture sparked protests from the farming community, while conservationists stressed ‘for a relentless focus’ on action. Farmers in Ireland are facing calls to reduce its number of cattle after the government laid down emission targets to tackle the climate crisis. Ireland’s 135,000 farms produce 37.5% of national emissions, the highest proportion …

England must eat at least 30% less meat to avoid climate breakdown, says food tsar

Currently 85% of agricultural land in England is used for animal husbandry or to grow food which is then fed to livestock. Henry Dimbleby – the key adviser to the UK Government on future food policies – has reckoned the need to reduce consumption of meat in England by 30% The Leon restaurant chain co-founder …

Climate change is killing 20 times more elephants in Kenya than poachers

The country has recorded 179 elephant deaths due to the ongoing drought in the last eight months alone. Climate change has become a bigger threat to elephant lives than poaching, according to Kenya’s Wildlife and Tourism ministry. Kenya’s droughts have been so devastating that Tsavo National Park – one of the largest parks in the …

Faroe Islands to limit controversial dolphin hunt after outcry

A review was ordered after a petition with around 1.3 million signatures urging a ban of the traditional hunt was submitted to the government. The Faroe Islands has agreed to limit its controversial annual dolphin hunt after last year’s cull sparked a huge outcry from animal rights activists. The North Atlantic island country said it …

Greggs launches first ‘eco-shop’ as part of new sustainability pledge

The bakery chain aims to have 250 of its shops featuring elements from this bespoke eco- format by the end of 2022. Greggs, the largest bakery chain in the UK, has opened its first eco-shop to trail the store’s future sustainability initiatives. The new shop in Northampton’s Great Billing, is a ‘brand new and bespoke …

200,000 properties in England could be underwater by 2050 due to rising sea levels

The country could face around 14 inches (35cm) of sea level rise compared to historic levels within 30 years and an almost certain level rise of 1m by the end of the century, researchers report. Rising sea levels around the English coast will wash away nearly 200000 homes and businesses by 2050, estimates a new …

New Zealand to tax burps of cows, sheep to tackle climate crisis

“Almost half the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, mainly methane.” New Zealand has proposed to put a price on sheep and cow burps to tackle one of the island nation’s biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. If the draft plan is passed, New Zealand will become the first country to levy a …

‘Landmark’ ivory ban comes into force today – but unscrupulous traders can still evade it, campaigners say

According to campaigners, ivory peddlers may continue to sell elephant tusks by passing their products as derivatives from unprotected mammals such as walruses, narwhals, and hippos. The UK has finally banned trade in elephant teeth and tusks in a bid to tackle poaching and help protect elephants but campaigners say the move doesn’t go far …

Bulgaria bans breeding and import of mink to protect biodiversity

The American mink, which is widespread throughout the EU has caused significant adverse impacts on native wildlife, after animals escaped from fur farms. Bulgaria has banned the breeding and importing of American Mink following concerns over animals escaping from fur farms and damaging native ecosystems. The decision will lead to the closure of Bulgaria’s last …