Monthly Archives: August 2010
(SEA) ATLANTIC OCEAN — The garbage patch may not be growing, but the plastic ends up somewhere. Plastic waste is either disintegrating and floating to the ocean floor or eaten by unsuspecting fish. Researchers explain why either scenario is hard to digest. – Global Animal
(TIGER) RUSSIA/CHINA — Russia and China celebrate the year of the Tiger by creating the first protected area Siberian (Amur) tigers. Read what this means for 20 of the world's remaining 450 Amur tigers and other endangered species. — Global Animal
SCOTLAND–After being hunted to extinction, the first beaver kits in more than 400 years were born in Scotland as part of a wildlife initiative.
(POLITICS) SCOTLAND — New hunting restrictions crack down on off-season hunting, but that's cold comfort to anyone who values life over blood 'sport.' The new rules entirely remove the need for a hunting license. Extra points for hitting both the cruel and stupid bullseye. — Global Animal
(ENDANGERED WHALES) CANADA — One of Canada's most endangered species is at the centre of a new lawsuit in the United States, where environmentalists are pressing federal agencies to increase protection of the North Atlantic right whale's feeding, breeding and calving areas south of its Nova Scotia summer range. — Global Animal