U.S. govt adds lions to Endangered Species list to cut down on trophy hunting

December 21, 2015 by  
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The king of the jungle gets some much needed backup as the U.S. government adds African lions to the Endangered Species Act . Designed to put a damper on hunting practices overseas, the designation to be announced today by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) prohibits hunters from bringing lion trophies back to the States. This move was inspired in part by the controversial killing of Cecil earlier this year, the beloved lion lured out of his home at the Hwangwe National Park in Zimbabwe and killed by an American hunter. Read the rest of U.S. govt adds lions to Endangered Species list to cut down on trophy hunting

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Endangered killer whale population faces a noisy new threat

December 21, 2015 by  
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Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW) are already considered the rarest orca population in the world. Logging and fish farms threaten their food supply and organic pollutants contaminate the waters for this group, who are the only killer whales listed on the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s list of endangered species. Now researchers have found a new threat to the group: noise pollution . Everything from daily cargo ship traffic to intense naval operations inhibit the whales’ ability to communicate with one another through sound, which is how they find mates and sustain their lineage. While it may not seem that devastating, intense noise pollution can cause them to lose up to 97 percent of their communication abilities. Read the rest of Endangered killer whale population faces a noisy new threat

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Award-winning solar home in the UK costs $2 a month to run

December 21, 2015 by  
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U.S. dentist will not be prosecuted in Zimbabwe for killing Cecil the lion

October 13, 2015 by  
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A month after returning to work at his Minnesota dental practice, big game hunter Walter Palmer is likely breathing a sigh of relief as officials in Zimbabwe have decided not to prosecute him for killing Cecil, the beloved lion, earlier this summer. Others involved in the slaying have been charged – an indication that government authorities believe some wrong-doing did occur. Read the rest of U.S. dentist will not be prosecuted in Zimbabwe for killing Cecil the lion

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Zimbabwe charges game park owner for illegal hunt of Cecil the lion

August 19, 2015 by  
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In the wake of the illegal killing of Cecil —a 13-year-old black-maned lion and popular tourist attraction—in Zimbabwe, authorities have charged a nearby game park owner in association with the lion’s death. Honest Ndlovu, whose property sits adjacent to the Hwange National Park, has been charged by prosecutors for permitting “a person who is not ordinarily resident in Zimbabwe to hunt the said animal which was not on the hunting quota.” Read the rest of Zimbabwe charges game park owner for illegal hunt of Cecil the lion

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Four US airlines join the ban on hunting trophies after Cecil outcry

August 4, 2015 by  
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Four US-based airlines have joined the ban on transporting trophy kills as cargo in the midst of the public outcry against the killing of Cecil the Lion. On Monday, Delta announced that they would support the ban and Tuesday, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic followed, all confirming that they would no longer allow trophy kills as cargo. Foreign airlines Qantas, KLM, Air France, Iberia, IAG Cargo, and Singapore Airlines had all previously changed their policies. Read the rest of Four US airlines join the ban on hunting trophies after Cecil outcry

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Botswana confirms ban on trophy hunting in wake of Cecil the Lion’s death

August 4, 2015 by  
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The government of Botswana, neighbor to Zimbabwe and the Hwange National Park, from where famed and revered lion Cecil was lured and killed earlier this month, has confirmed a nationwide ban on trophy hunting . The news follows a wave of international outrage over Cecil’s slaughter at the hands of American hunter Walter James Palmer. Read the rest of Botswana confirms ban on trophy hunting in wake of Cecil the Lion’s death

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BREAKING: Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho killed by poachers

August 1, 2015 by  
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While the world is still mourning the loss of Cecil the lion, devastating news out of Zimbabwe reveals that his brother Jericho was killed today by poachers hunting illegally in the park. After Cecil was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer , experts feared that Cecil’s cubs would be killed by a rival lion looking to take over the pride, but Jericho had reportedly come to the rescue, protecting Cecil’s cubs . According to Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force , Jericho was slain Saturday at 4pm, but no further details were available. Read the rest of BREAKING: Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho killed by poachers

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Architects ‘Turn Around’ an Aging Victorian Home to Flood it With Natural Light

August 1, 2015 by  
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American public calls for extradition of lion poacher Walter Palmer

July 30, 2015 by  
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The American dentist who allegedly paid $55,000 to kill a beloved lion  in Zimbabwe has come under fire since his identity was disclosed to the public this week. Stories about Cecil the lion and the hunter who killed him, Walter Palmer of Minnesota, have soared to the top of trending lists on Facebook and Twitter, and numerous angry bloggers, editorialists, and TV hosts have attacked the dentist for his actions. Zimbabwe conservationists say Cecil was lured out of the Hwange National Park and slain on land that was not zoned for hunting lions. Local hunter Theo Bronkhorst was charged with failing to prevent an illegal hunt in court yesterday, according to NY Daily News , and now members of the American public are calling for Palmer’s extradition to Zimbabwe so he too can atone for his actions. Read the rest of American public calls for extradition of lion poacher Walter Palmer

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