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China Has Made Eating Wild Animals Illegal After the Coronavirus Outbreak. But Ending the Trade Won’t Be Easy

Hong Kong (CNN) A strict ban on the consumption and farming of wild animals is being rolled out across China in the wake of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, which is believed to have started at a wildlife market in Wuhan. Although … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Will Officially Be Home to North America’s First Whale Sanctuary

The whales will move into their new home before the end of 2021. The enthusiasm couldn’t have been stronger as whale expert Charles Vinnick announced Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia will be the official home base to the first whale sanctuary in North … Continue reading

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Saint John’s ‘Beloved’ Snow Leopard Dies Unexpectedly At Zoo

More than 100 comments have been left on a Facebook post announcing the sudden death of the “city’s beloved” snow leopard, Lexie. “My condolences…Lexie was my favourite ever since she stalked my wife and I on one of first dates. It was … Continue reading

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Kenya Bans Commercial Slaughter of Donkeys

The East African nation legalised trade in donkey meat and hide in 2012 to meet growing demand in China. Minister Peter Munya said the decision had been a mistake as it had caused the donkey population to fall. Many people … Continue reading

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Earthquakes Disrupt Sperm Whales’ Ability to Find Food

The University of Otago-led research is the first to examine the impact of a large earthquake on a population of marine mammals and offers new insight into how top predators such as sperm whales react and adapt to a large-scale … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis: One-Third of All Plant and Animal Species Could be Extinct in 50 Years, Study Suggests

In just 50 years’ time, a third of all plant and animal species on our planet could be wiped out due to man-made climate change, US scientists have warned. The damning new study of humanity’s impact on ecosystems around the world … Continue reading

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Disappearing Snakes and the Biodiversity Crisis

The loss of any species is devastating. However, the decline or extinction of one species can trigger an avalanche within an ecosystem, wiping out many species in the process. When biodiversity losses cause cascading effects within a region, they can … Continue reading

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