Greenpeace Acts On Five Tuna Species Dwindling Population Due To Overfishing

Five tuna species are classed as ‘threatened’ or ‘near threatened’ with extinction due to overfishing, according to the Red List of Threatened Species, prompting Greenpeace to appeal for fewer industrial-scale boats.

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Koala Is Now A ‘Threatened Species’ In Australia, Population Has Dwindled Over The Years

There is a drop in the koala population in most parts of Australia due to habitat loss, urban expansion, vehicle strikes, dog attacks and disease have contributed to their dwindling numbers.

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Madagascan Pochard, The World’s Endangered Duck Hatches In A Captive Breeding Center

Madagascan Pochard were thought to have become extinct in the late 1990s, but were rediscovered in 2006, when conservationists on an expedition spotted just 22 birds at a single site, Lake Matsaborimena (or Red Lake), in northern Madagascar.

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Orangutans In Indonesia Risk To Be Extinct If Clearing Of Their Habitat Is Not Stopped

Experts believe there are about 50,000 to 60,000 of the two species of orangutans left in the wild, 80 percent of them in Indonesia and the rest in Malaysia.

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EU Endorses Tighter Shark Fishing Rules To Ensure Fishermen Respect A Ban On Slicing Off The Fins

European Union (EU) fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels endorsed an European Commission proposal that would force fishermen to bring sharks to port intact.

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Sharp Increase In Poaching Could Make Rhinos Disappear From The Wild Within The Next Four Years

In a career spanning almost two decades, 50-year-old veterinary nurse Karen Trendler has raised 200 baby rhino orphans at a wildlife sanctuary in Pretoria, earning the nickname “Mama Rhino.”

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Croatia’s Plan To Channel Stretch of Danube River Endanger Its Pristine Habitat

The plan to channel 53 kilometers (33 miles) stretch of the Danube near the Serbian border would destroy natural banks and turn the river into ‘a lifeless channel’ threatening fish and bird populations, according to World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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Critically Endangered Sea Creatures Face Extinction Unless Conservation Zones Are Made Mobile

Satellite tracking devices are now small and affordable enough that they can monitor the precise location, including the depth, of large numbers of sea creatures.

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