Pets abandoned by owners in Egypt due to coronavirus transmission fears

Some Egyptians are abandoning their pets based on rumours that the animals could transmit COVID-19 to their owners, Egyptian animal care workers say. An animal welfare organisation says the number of rescued pets from the streets is large, about two to three a day. “We always follow the scientific opinion of the WHO (World Health … Read more Pets abandoned by owners in Egypt due to coronavirus transmission fears

Why Captive Tigers Can’t Be Reintroduced to the Wild | WIRED

Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” has opened up the world’s eyes to big cat ownership in America. Outside all the headlines-generating drama, the documentary casts some light onto the big cat black market. In the US, Tigers are illegally being sold, bred and kept as pets. Dr. John Goodrich, Chief Scientist and Tiger … Read more Why Captive Tigers Can’t Be Reintroduced to the Wild | WIRED

Bright Minded: Live with Miley Cyrus – Max LaManna, Lauren Singer, Lili Reinhart, Cody Simpson

#stayhome #withme #mileycyrus Today, Miley opened BRIGHT MINDED: Live With Miley with a huge announcement on behalf of MAC Cosmetics. As a former MAC Viva Glam ambassador, Miley was honored to share that The MAC Viva Glam Fund will be donating $10 million toward 250 COVID-19 emergency relief organizations. This support will supply MAC’s existing … Read more Bright Minded: Live with Miley Cyrus – Max LaManna, Lauren Singer, Lili Reinhart, Cody Simpson

Xi inspects wetland conservation, urban management in Hangzhou

Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping inspected wetland conservation and technology-based urban management on Tuesday in the city of Hangzhou, of east China’s Zhejiang Province. #ZeroPoverty2020 Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play … Read more Xi inspects wetland conservation, urban management in Hangzhou

African black rhino population shows ‘modest’ increase

Conservation efforts to save the African rhino appear to be working. Over the past six years, there has been a slight uptick in the population but challenges remain to protect them from extinction. Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: … Read more African black rhino population shows ‘modest’ increase

Blockbuster Raphael show opens in Rome amid coronavirus angst, conservation row

An exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death opens in Rome this week, with experts hailing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to admire the Renaissance artist’s greatest works in a single show. But the event’s opening has been marred by the coronavirus outbreak sweeping Italy and a row over a treasured portrait some feared was too … Read more Blockbuster Raphael show opens in Rome amid coronavirus angst, conservation row

Women Make Science: Greece’s Dolphin Sanctuary | Featured Documentary

Anastasia Miliou knows just about everything there is to know about dolphins. She is a hydrobiologist and scientific director of the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation. It is the largest NGO of its kind and has monitored marine life in the Aegean Sea for the past 20 years. It is also halfway through a project … Read more Women Make Science: Greece’s Dolphin Sanctuary | Featured Documentary

Two Cheetah Cubs Born Via IVF in ‘Groundbreaking Procedure’ for First Time

Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and the Columbus Zoo have successfully transferred cheetah embryos produced by in vitro fertilization (IVF) to a surrogate cheetah mom for the first time. Two cubs were born Feb. 19 to 3-year-old mom Izzy, though the cubs’ biological mom is 6 1/2-year-old, Kibibi. Cheetahs naturally have low … Read more Two Cheetah Cubs Born Via IVF in ‘Groundbreaking Procedure’ for First Time

Australia’s Wildlife Emergency | 101 East

For more than six months, Australia has been on fire. Millions of hectares have burned, dozens of lives have been lost, thousands of homes destroyed – and now a wildlife emergency is unfolding. It is estimated that as many as one billion animals have been killed. With bushland scorched, more animals are continuing to succumb … Read more Australia’s Wildlife Emergency | 101 East

Women Make Science: Ecuador’s Hidden Treasure | Featured Documentary

In a male-dominated field of work, Primatologist Citlalli Morelos-Juarez is leading a conservation project in the Ecuadorian region of the Choco rainforest, one of the last coastal rainforests in the world. Key to her success has been setting up a parabiologist programme that empowers local women to learn about sustainability for the benefit of their … Read more Women Make Science: Ecuador’s Hidden Treasure | Featured Documentary

Koalas ‘could disappear from New South Wales within 30 years’

Koalas could disappear from New South Wales within 30 years as a result of drought and fires, a conservation scientist warned Australian authorities on Tuesday. Prior to the fire crisis, koalas were not listed as an endangered species. Now, Dr Stuart Blanch of the World Wildlife Fund says the marsupial must be listed as officially … Read more Koalas ‘could disappear from New South Wales within 30 years’

Sri Lankan elephants’ struggle to survive

Conservationists have criticised the Sri Lankan minister of wildlife for distributing shotguns to Civil Security personnel to protect farmers and their crops from elephants. Shrinking habitats and growing human populations are bringing people and elephants into an escalating confrontation while promised conservation efforts have yet to materialise. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Eruwea, Sri … Read more Sri Lankan elephants’ struggle to survive

Insectageddon | People & Power

Where are all the insects going? To anyone suffering from the over-enthusiastic attention of a cloud of mosquitoes or lamenting the effects of leaf-munching creepy crawlies in their back garden, it might seem like a ridiculous question, but it’s one that many scientists have been asking for some time now. Since the 1970s, according to … Read more Insectageddon | People & Power

How Drones Catch Whale Snot for Biology Research | WIRED

Whale research is difficult, but a conservation organization is trying to make it a bit easier with drones. WIRED’s Matt Simon talks with Ocean Alliance CEO Iain Kerr about the benefits of flying the “SnotBot” into a whale’s blow spout. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 Get more incredible stories on science … Read more How Drones Catch Whale Snot for Biology Research | WIRED

The Songbird’s Silence, an original children’s story | FT

This Christmas the FT commissioned Booker Prize winner Ben Okri to write a children’s short story. The Songbird’s Silence is based on the very real issue of deforestation and endangered species, and the animated film is part of the FT Appeal for conservation charity the Zoological Society of London. Read more here: https://www.ft.com/ft-seasonal-appeal-2019. Take our … Read more The Songbird’s Silence, an original children’s story | FT