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'Racist' Bird Names Banned By Sweden
Society & Culture  (tags: bird, name, changes, sweden, racism )

- 13 days ago -
Sweden's Ornithological Society has banned several names for birds following concerns that they sound racist, after completing the first official guide to bird names in Swedish.
Siberian Big Cats Making a Comeback
Animals  (tags: russia, siberia, tiger, leopard, comeback, increasing, census, endangered )

- 16 days ago -
A census of big cats in Russia's Far East which began on January 31 has found that the numbers of Siberian leopards and tigers, once on the brink of extinction, are increasing, but more work is needed to secure their future.
We Dump 8 Million Tons of Plastic Into the Ocean Each Year. Where Does It All Go?
Environment  (tags: oceans, plastic, waste, pollution )

- 20 days ago -
A new study in Science calculates that between 5 and 13 million metric tons of plastic waste made it into the ocean in 2010 alone. What's more, the authors estimate this amount could more than quadruple by 2025 without better waste management.
Ban Fur Farming in Ireland
Animals  (tags: protection, killing, suffering, wildanimals, ethics, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, abuse )

- 22 days ago -
Fur farming is a shameful industry based on cruelly caging animals, gassing them to death and ripping the fur from their bodies. The Republic of Ireland must follow the example of Northern Ireland (and countries around the world) and ban fur farming now.
Australian Mammals Face 'Extinction Calamity'
Animals  (tags: australia, extinction, marsupials )

- 22 days ago -
Australia has lost one in 10 of its native mammals over the last 200 years, mainly due to predation by the feral cat and red fox that were introduced from Europe. Large-scale fires to manage land are also having an impact.
Swedish Bear and Lynx Populations Are Shrinking
Animals  (tags: sweden, predators, carnivores, populations, shrinking, bear, wolf, lynx, wolverine )

- 38 days ago -
The number of bears, wolverines and lynx has fallen in Sweden, reversing a previous trend. Sweden used to have strong populations of such large predators, relative to other European countries, but the falling numbers threaten that leading position.
This Year's Swedish Wolf Hunt Underway
Animals  (tags: wolf, hunt, sweden, 2015 )

- 41 days ago -
A total of 24 wolves are allowed to be culled in Varmland, and 12 in Orebro. However, the EU has opposed the hunts, saying that wolves are an endangered species.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Plans to Develop the Grand Canyon.
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, conservation, ecosystems, protection, habitatdestruction, habitat, wildlife )

- 72 days ago -
The vast 27,000 square-mile Navajo reservation abuts Grand Canyon National Park, and tribal leaders say they're losing out on tourist dollars and jobs for their people by leaving the land undeveloped
Swedish Wolf Hunt Put on Hold After Protests
Animals  (tags: wolf, hunt, sweden, stopped, protests )

- 71 days ago -
The plan to cull eight wolves in the county of Dalarna in central Sweden has been halted following legal challenges from animal conservation groups.
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