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Quantifying the ecological impacts of the 20th century trade in Amazonian furs
(October 25, 2016, 5:31 pm) New research shows that, because our understanding of the resilience of Amazonian ecosystems to hunting has largely been based on studies that are temporally or spatially restricted and focused mostly on terrestrial species, it appears we might have failed to properly account for the far more drastic effects hunting has had on populations of aquatic and semi-aquatic species.
Over 200 snow leopards killed every year: new report
(October 25, 2016, 11:07 am) Between 220 to 450 snow leopards have been illegally killed every year since 2008, mostly in retaliation for livestock depredation or for illegal trade, according to a new report.
Irregular Arctic climate reduces sea ice to another record low
(October 24, 2016, 6:37 pm) As temperatures in higher latitudes consistently ranging from three to five degrees Celsius above normal fall averages combine with warmer ocean temperatures, Arctic sea ice has begun displaying irregular, unexpected patterns of melting and freezing. The views expressed are those of the author.
TripAdvisor bans ticket sales to wild animal attractions
(October 21, 2016, 12:45 pm) Travel website TripAdvisor announced last week that it will no longer sell tickets to tourism experiences that allow physical contact with captive, wild animals or endangered species, such as elephant rides, petting tigers, and swim-with-dolphin attractions.