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Swedish Wolf Hunt Put on Hold After Protests
Animals  (tags: wolf, hunt, sweden, stopped, protests )

Johan
- 36 days ago - thelocal.se
The plan to cull eight wolves in the county of Dalarna in central Sweden has been halted following legal challenges from animal conservation groups.
Earth Faces Sixth 'Great Extinction' With 41% of Amphibians Set to Go the Way of the Dodo
Animals  (tags: sixth, great, extinction, human, caused, species, vanishing, threatened )

Johan
- 45 days ago - theguardian.com
Human activity, from overfishing to agriculture, is forcing a vast number of species to vanish from the wild. A staggering 41% of all amphibians on the planet now face extinction while 26% of mammal species and 13% of birds are similarly threatened.
Tigers Are Dying in Record Numbers in India
Animals  (tags: tiger, death, record, india, poaching, census )

Johan
- 57 days ago - time.com
A record number of tigers died in India over the most recent census period, a total of 274 deceased in the last four years. More than 70 per cent of tiger deaths were due to poaching or for undetermined reasons.
Europe Has 421 Million Fewer Birds Than 30 Years Ago
Animals  (tags: birds, decline, europe, habitat loss, partridge, skylark, sparrows, starlings )

Johan
- 85 days ago - france24.com
The population crash is related to modern farming methods and the loss and damage of habitats, according to the study published in science journal Ecology Letters.
Marius Is Healthy - Yet He Will Be Killed: Copenhagen Zoo Invites the Public to Autopsy of "Surplus Giraffe"
Animals  (tags: animals, zoo, killing, shot, giraffe, marius, copenhagen, denmark, public, autopsy )

Johan
- 353 days ago - translate.google.com
Marius is a healthy half year old giraffe. Yet he will be killed with a bolt gun in Copenhagen Zoo on Sunday. Copenhagen Zoo each year kills between 20 and 30 so-called "surplus animals", including lions, tigers, bears and zebras.
Planet's Oldest Fossils Found in Australia
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, life, origin, fossils, oldest, australia )

Johan
- 756 days ago - smh.com.au
Scientists analysing Australian rocks have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49 billion years ago, a mere billion years after Earth formed.
Faced With Brutal Elephant Poachers, Cameroon Calls in the Army
Animals  (tags: elephant, cameroon, poaching, army, protection )

Johan
- 762 days ago - reuters.com
Faced with the threat of horse-mounted Sudanese elephant poachers armed with machine guns, the central African nation has deployed military helicopters and 600 soldiers to try to protect the park and its animals.
"Body Slamming Piglets to Death Humane," Pork Experts Say (Warning! Contains Graphic Video)
Animals  (tags: pigs, piglet, slaughter, violence, death, slaughter, slaughterhouse, video )

Johan
- 773 days ago - vancouversun.com
Scenes show workers euthanizing a piglet by swinging it into a metal post and kicking and slapping a pig that is having trouble getting up. Pork industry experts say most of what is seen in the hidden camera investigation is widely accepted practice.
Researchers Find Clues to the Baltic Crusades in Animal Bones, Horses and the Extinct Aurochs
Science & Tech  (tags: history, europe, baltic, crusades, nights, medieval, christendom, paganism, teutonic )

Johan
- 777 days ago - phys.org
A multidisciplinary project seeks to understand the Eastern Baltic Crusades through the lens of ecology. Horses, for example, aided the Christians in battle, while the castles the Crusaders built decimated forests.
Argentine Experts Find Giant Penguin Fossils in Antarctica
Science & Tech  (tags: penguin, giant, ancient, antarctica, fossil, discovery, paleontology )

Johan
- 796 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
Argentine experts have discovered the fossils of a two-metre-tall penguin that lived in Antarctica 34 million years ago.
 
 
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