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Written by: Kimberly White Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to ban shark fishing.  Hawaiian Governor David Ige signed the shark protection bill into law on June 8th, one of nine bills the governor signed on World Oceans Day in...
Written by: Rishika Pardikar Wildlife and open-canopy ecosystems like grasslands are rarely a part of discussions surrounding climate change mitigation. Now, a new review points to interactions between wild herbivores and vegetation to show how restoration efforts could be optimized by aligning...
Written by: Sheryl Lee Tian Tong Confining conservation efforts to only 30 percent of Earth’s land may render a fifth of mammals and a third of birds at high risk of extinction by 2030, according to a new study. If...
Written by: Kimberly White  Leopards have been introduced into Zinave National Park in an effort to rewild the region. The two leopards, a female and a male, were initially introduced into an 18,600 ha sanctuary located within Zinave but have...
Written by: Kimberly White Cheetahs are set to return to Mozambique’s Maputo Special Reserve for the first time in 60 years. Maputo Special Reserve was initially established in 1960 as the Special Elephant Reserve. Nearly a decade later, the reserve was...
Written by: Rebecca K. Runting, Leslie Roberson, and Sofía López-Cubillos Nature rarely recognises national borders. Many Australian birds, for example, are annual visitors, splitting their time between Southeast Asia, Russia, and Pacific Islands. Yet, most efforts to protect ecological processes and habitats are...
Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Angola has joined a global call to strengthen international environmental law to tackle wildlife crime.  Earlier this year, Gabon and Costa Rica advocated for preventing and combatting wildlife crime to be embedded into the...
Written by: David Obura A framework to help countries develop national strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of their natural resources is nearing completion. The so-called ‘post-2020’ global biodiversity framework will provide goals and targets to stem and reverse the decline...
Written by: Kimberly White  Hong Kong is cracking down on illegal wildlife trafficking. The Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo) passed a bill that incorporates wildlife crime offenses into the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance.  The amendment, proposed by lawmaker Elizabeth...
Written by: Kimberly White Re:wild and Shoal have set out to rediscover elusive fish species around the globe. The wildlife conservation organizations have launched a Search for Lost Fishes in an effort to find species that have not had any recorded...
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