Maltese Hunters Legally Massacre Egypt’s Protected Birds (Video)

Green Prophet

In the video below the jump, Maltese hunters are depicted shooting Eagles, Falcons, Vultures and other protected bird species. The Avian Influenza outbreak had at least one positive outcome in Egypt: it kept both local and migratory birds safe from hunters. After the government made bird hunting legal again, a host of tour companies have been offering “dream” duck hunting tours and other trips with “experienced hunters.”

What Is Megafauna: The Definition and Examples of Living and Extinct Species


Until recently, with the exception of a period following the sudden mass extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago, our earth and oceans have supported an abundance and rich variety of terrestrial mammals for hundreds of millions of years. Did humans drive megafauna to extinction?


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What Causes Animals to Become Extinct?


As a species appears and increases in population, it always contains some injurious element that will at some point, under some pressure, cause its demise and extinction. . As a general matter, we needn’t be surprised or alarmed by extinction and rarity of species. Anthropogenic causes can, from one vantage point, be considered a natural pressure causing the extinction of a species. Quick Navigation for Causes of Animal Extinction. CAUSES OF EXTINCTION.

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Peak passenger pigeon – looking at “Martha” after a century extinct

Green Prophet

Read more as we attempt to solve this extinction mystery. I moved from cetaceans to insects to endangered species and finally to extinct animals. Surely someone must know what caused them to go extinct. But for an extinction that happened after Charles Darwin published “Origin of the Species” and after the world’s first national parks were founded, we know remarkably little. A single hunter could take in 5000 birds in a day.

Rights of De-extinct Animals, Dark Money, Magic Mushrooms & More

Nature Conservancy - Science

What is the legal status of a de-extinct animal? People have often assumed that hunter-gatherers went hungry more often than agriculturists. Siberian wooly mammoth from The Ivory King. Image modified from Flickr user BioDivLibrary through a Creative Commons License. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller and Lisa Feldkamp of the TNC Science Communications team.

Kuwait fish market serves “extinct” shark

Green Prophet

A species of shark, a sand tiger shark, thought to be extinct for over a century has surfaced in a Kuwaiti fish market. Some suspected it might be extinct or not a valid species,” said Alec Moore, from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Shark Specialist Group’s Indian Ocean group, since scientists had never found others. Step aside, Team Zissou; looks like local fishmongers are joining the elite biological teams researching the world’s oceans.

Extinct Barbary Lions Used in Gladiator Rings Revived at Moroccan Zoo

Green Prophet

The larger cousin of southern Africa’s plains lions, Barbary lions were slaughtered en masse in fights with gladiators in order to demonstrate the superiority of humans over nature and finally the last wild individual was shot by a French hunter in 1922. However, Moroccan Sultan Mohammed V, grandfather to the current king, had a private collection of lions that were gifts of allegiance from nobles and peasant hunters.

Climate change could lead to dramatic decline in narwhals


Some were killed by Inuit hunters in Greenland and Canada. Eco Green a-and-northern a-better-time a-new-tab a-throne-chair a-wood-pedestal animals climate change endangered & extinct garden greenland kitchen norway russia space-or-lightClimate change is affecting everybody, even narwhals. These mysterious “unicorns of the sea” may decline by 25% by the end of this century, according to a new study.

Can we have too many trees?

Green (Living) Review

But people fearing the extinction of normality should go for a walk through Glen Feshie (rewilded by the Danish clothing billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen , who owns more than 200,000 acres of Scotland – more than the Queen) or visit Trees for Life, recreating native Caledonian forest in the Highlands. Hunting and mountaineering organisations say that plans to increase forest cover in Scotland will ruin the countryside. I disagree.

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10 Reasons Why Species Become Endangered


sums up the problem succinctly: The Congress finds and declares that (1) various species of fish, wildlife, and plants in the United States have been rendered extinct as a consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation [and] (2) other species of fish, wildlife, and plants have been so depleted in numbers that they are in danger of or threatened with extinction. And in 2011 black rhinos became extinct [6].

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Notes from the Deer Wars: Science & Values in the Eastern Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some predicted imminent extinction. There were lots of does and a small number of young bucks, since hunters targeted antlered deer. Hunters became accustomed to seeing 30 or more deer a day. Paradoxically, the biggest opponents of killing more deer were deer hunters. At Woodbourne, the Conservancy is working with deer hunters as partners. Eckley is also a hunter; he brought the deer steaks from a deer he harvested last year.

Biodiversity – Definition, Importance and Major Threats


Scientists are ringing the bell: if the destruction of natural habitats continues unchecked, we are ensuring our own extinction. Species extinction is forever and the situation is even more dire than the definition suggests.

Hunting Goes Green? Indeed It Has!

Eco Friendly Daily

First of all, I am not a hunter. If it was not for our skill in hunting, we would have gone extinct long ago. That being said, many hunters have evolved from hunting for food to hunting for sport, and hunting for sport is what I do not agree with. Now that all that is cleared up, let’s get to the topic today, which is hunters going green. ‘Environmentally-friendly hunters’ may seem like an oxymoron, but it is not.

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

A full moon rises over Nyukuwarta, a region used frequently by Martu hunters and highly valued for its cultural significance. In the last 200 years, Australia has a higher record of extinction of mammal species than anywhere else in the world. Fifty percent of the mammal species to go extinct during this time period are from Australia. For comparison, only one native land mammal, the sea mink, went extinct in continental North America following European settlement.

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Is Sport Hunting on its Way Out in Israel?

Green Prophet

Illegal poaching in the country has now reached levels that could soon result in some animal species becoming extinct or unable to naturally sustain themselves in the wild. Local Druze for instance are hunting porcupine to extinction. In addition to the habitats of these animals being diminished by agriculture and housing construction, illegal poaching by hunters (many of them licensed) is becoming a problem that Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority are struggling to cope with.

Beyond navigation: three great uses of maps

Low Impact

However, both native eagle species, the golden and white-tailed sea eagle were present throughout the high mountains of the southwest, including Hag’s Glen (until they were sadly persecuted into extinction).

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Are power hierarchies inevitable in human society?

Low Impact

Murray Bookchin, in The Ecology of Freedom , posits that in hunter-gatherer society there was / is no official hierarchy. The best hunters get respect, and are listened to, but they don’t have power to make other tribe members do what they want, apart from strength of character.

Shark Visits Red Sea Bathers in Eilat

Green Prophet

Is the Red Sea shark spotted at Eilat beach, Israel escaping illegal hunters in Egypt? While it’s rare to find sharks in the Mediterranean Sea (they are almost extinct) , they are not so uncommon in the Red Sea. Egypt is working to fight against shark hunters who advertise hunting expeditions for tourists, and who also sell their catch on tourist beaches for dinner.

10 fun and fascinating facts about sharks


Only some species of sharks are hunters that attack seals, dolphins and other large sea creatures. They’re resilient Not only did sharks survive the extinction event that brought an end to the dinosaurs, but they’ve also survived five total mass extinction events on planet Earth.

The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching


In Africa, poaching has led to the extinction of wild rhinoceros in Mozambique. This is pushing many already endangered species toward extinction [4]. These big game hunters feel that displaying an animal head, its pelt or even an entire animal, stuffed, is an emblem of their prowess. This psychological need is the incentive for big game hunters everywhere and they are willing to pay large sums of money for the opportunity. . Wildlife poaching has grave.

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Thai Migrant Workers Poach Wildlife for Food in Israel

Green Prophet

Illegal hunting of Israeli wildlife is contributing towards further reductions of both wild birds and mammals; and is even pushing species towards the “red line&# of being threatened with near extinction. This has resulted in so many animals like partridges and hares being killed and eaten by these workers that these animals (chucker partridges and hares) are no longer allowed as game for licensed hunters. And many that were made extinct have been re-introduced.&#.

Bontebok Can’t Jump: The Most Dramatic Conservation Success You’ve Never Heard About

Nature Conservancy - Science

It is arguably the first African animal saved from human-caused extinction. It was declared extinct in 1799, the first large African mammal to go extinct in modern times. The ability to jump would have been a leap into extinction. If you read through the writings of African explorers and safari hunters from the early 20 th century, you will notice that southern Africa is mentioned rarely if ever. Bontebok. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller.

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Conserving Nature’s Stage

Nature Conservancy - Science

Joined by leading researchers — including Paul Beier of Northern Arizona University and Malcolm Hunter of the University of Maine — they explore how this strategy can be applied to current conservation efforts in a recent special issue of Conservation Biology. million years produced many local extinctions, geodiversity minimized the number of global-scale extinctions. Sunset in the Rocky Mountains © Diana Robinson / Flickr. By Justine E.

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Mandrill on the Menu: What is the Value of a Wild Animal?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Quagga: Can an Extinct Animal be Bred Back into Existence? Behind Door B was an animal considered a food delicacy that also supported a hunter’s livelihood. And when demand is present, there’s strong incentive for hunters to sell. But focusing on mandrills helps ground our understanding about what it will truly take to make high-level policy visions a reality on-the-ground – especially for the hunter and his community that we met along the side of the road.

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Why Are Elephants Endangered Species?


However, while the elephant is admired everywhere for its intelligence and emotional complexity, it is under assault from all sides and is tragically facing extinction. Even though many initiatives have been implemented to reduce poaching for ivory and a couple of the south African species have not only recovered their populations but are growing, on the whole elephants remain at risk of extinction, with the Sumatran species of Asian elephants closest to the brink.

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Why Are Pangolins Endangered?


Lacking the charisma of the largest or fastest animals of the world, the fact that they are being poached to extinction has gone largely unnoticed by the world. What would happen if pangolins go extinct? And becoming harder to find since they are on the brink of extinction. Hunters began capitalizing on pangolin sales when Mao Tse Tung formally promoted Traditional Chinese Medicine in the 1950s. What would happen if pangolins go extinct?

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What is Your Water Footprint?

Green Home Blog

A measure of water is also required by critical habitats and protected wetlands, and its loss or withdrawal would cause even more species to go extinct. I have some hunter green towels I bought in 1999, for a small fortune (though they did let me keep my first born, drat it!) And compromise is the very thing we need to get the hang of before we make some ultimate and perhaps unforeseeable mistake that makes all carbon-based life forms extinct. What is Your Water Footprint?

Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

Shorebird hunters had their own calls, decoys, and hunting blinds. Many shorebird populations rebounded after hunting was banned, but some species (such as the Eskimo curlew, which is now extinct) never recovered. In 2011, after they were grounded by a tropical storm, 2,000 American Golden Plover were shot by sport hunters in Barbados. Hunters can bring important political support and funding for the conservation of the species they pursue.

Astonishing Facts About Wetlands


They are also home to many beautiful migratory birds and as such are visited both by birdwatchers and hunters. . Fishing, hunting and birdwatching are all popular in the US, adding approximately $157 million in 2016 alone, hunters of migratory birds spent over $81 million of this spent on hunting expeditions of migratory birds, exclusive of costs to lease land [12]. Leading cause of species extinction.

Top 10 Endangered Marine Mammals in the World


Their already low numbers are decreasing rapidly, and it is likely that by 2018 the species will go extinct [3]. After a new IUCN assessment in 2012, the sea lion was moved from the endangered category to nearly threatened because the probability of extinction is less than 10% in the next 100 years. Known for returning every year to the same estuary, Belugas are an easy prey for hunters. In Native American folklore, whales are depicted. as guardians of oceans.

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A Gift of Wolves

Cool Green Science

As a biologist, seeing a gray wolf — a species that has become virtually extinct in the Eastern Steppe — was exciting because it is living proof that the Conservancy’s work at Toson Hulstai is successfully supporting important predators, a sign of a healthy landscape. It was the end of a long day and we (myself and two rangers) were almost finished surveying marmots at Toson Hulstai Nature Reserve in Mongolia’s Eastern Steppe.

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Review: The Wild Duck Chase

Nature Conservancy - Science

If you don’t hunt ducks, you likely haven’t even heard of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest , a federal program that has conserved millions of acres and saved species once considered doomed for extinction. Instead, Darling conceived a program that vested duck hunters in wetland conservation. To hunt ducks or geese, any hunter over the age of sixteen would have to buy a federal stamp. Enjoy seeing ducks? You can thank the Federal Duck Stamp program. Matt Miller/TNC.

2016—Year of the Cat?

The Alien Next Door

The domestic cat has evolved from wild hunter to opportunist predator and as partner alongside humanity as companion and symbol. Although it went extinct in Asia, receding sea levels permitted the Pseudaelurus to migrate across what is now the Red Sea into Africa, where it gave rise to the caracal and the serval. Initially hunter-gatherers, the Natufians A Cat in Paris started growing crops such as wild cereals. “ Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself.

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Elk in the Neighborhood: On Conservation and Lost Hope

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hornaday ran the zoo, and was also a member of the Boone and Crockett Club , a group of influential big game hunters concerned about the rapid loss of wildlife across the continent. Just about any game species appeared to be headed towards extinction. It is why elk are not extinct, not relegated to museums. The wind whistled through the hills and my face felt numb with cold. Prudence suggested I call it a day. How about we check out one more spot?” I said to my son.

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Five Close Encounters of the Crocodilian Kind

Nature Conservancy - Science

By the 1960s, hunters had decimated American alligator populations, harvesting them for their skins. Conservationists feared extinction, but protection under the Endangered Species Act and effective conservation measures allowed the species to rebound magnificently. And while you may pride yourself in being above the Crocodile Hunter hyperbole, the moment you see that sign you will step away from the water.

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India’s Banjaar Tola: Bengal tiger-spotting in eco-luxury

Green Traveler Guides

That was before a century of poachers, big-game hunters and ill-conceived policies that preyed on many species to the brink of extinction. &Beyond has also led (and financed) a team of government officials, scientists and park rangers to visit Africa to prepare for an even more-ambitious initiative—the reintroduction of the once-abundant-but-now-extinct cheetah into the wild. | Kanha Roars Back |.

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The Fish Nerd’s Holiday Book List

Nature Conservancy - Science

I recently reviewed eight books for the naturalist on your holiday list , covering topics from de-extinction to domestication, from mussels to manatees. So often, we think of a hunter-gatherer as living in the wilderness, but in reality this lifestyle can be practiced fairly easily in saltwater environments, even near some of the most populated regions on earth.

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This Fur Seal is 4,000 Miles From Home. Here’s Why.

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Subantarctic fur seal faced extinction twice, in the early 1800s and again in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In both cases, hunters overharvested them for their pelts. This Subantarctic fur seal was caught (and released) more than 4,000 miles from home. Photo: © Ali Bwana. By Matt Miller. This fur seal was recently caught (and released) from a fisher’s net in Kenya – more than 4,000 miles from its home.

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EU To Take Action Against Swedish Wolf Hunts

Eco Friendly Daily

According to the World Wildlife Fund, wolves in Scandinavia are threatened by a low genetic variance which could lead to their extinction. Now Sweden has announced that they will allow hunters to once again hunt wolves, with a quota of twenty wolves. The conservation status of wolves in the United States has been an ongoing controversy. Seemingly weekly there is another battle ongoing as to whether wolves should or should not be protected in certain parts of the country.

Wild Turkey Restoration: The Greatest Conservation Success Story?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Consider this: many conservationists once thought turkeys would go extinct. These naïve creatures fell quickly to predators, hunters, disease and weather. The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. Photo: © Mark Godfrey. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. The restoration of the American wild turkey may be the greatest wildlife conservation success story.

Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Dilemma

Nature Conservancy - Science

Theodore Roosevelt hunted them in the Selkirks in 1888 , thirteen years before he became president (he tells the excellent story of that adventure in his book The Wilderness Hunter ). They were declared extinct but are now being reintroduced throughout their range. Woodland caribou cling to a precarious existence in the “lower 48″ U.S. states. Photo: D. Gordon E. Robertson under a Creative Commons license. Editor’s Note : This popular post originally ran last year.

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Of “Pizzlies” and Goose Dinners: The Latest Research on Polar Bears

Nature Conservancy - Science

But there have also been documented cases of the two bears breeding, including four “pizzlies” killed by hunters in recent years. In his forthcoming book Future Arctic (to be released by Island Press in January 2015), he notes that polar bears seemed destined for extinction in the 1960s , when unregulated hunting ruled the Arctic. Have polar bears become a “climate change cliche”? Photo: ©Robert M. Griffith. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

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SAVE – The Iberian Lynx

Eco Friendly Daily

The Iberian Lynx is the most endangered cat of all species on the earth today and is on the edge of extinction. This will be the first extinction of a feline in the world. Part of the challenge for the Lynx is that it is a solitary hunter and a nocturnal predator and many of their prey animals are gone. Although a lot of money has been spent all over the world and there have been many efforts to save them, only about 100 viable adults are left on the planet.

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