Northern Ireland By Tessa Fleming BBC NI 25 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48397241 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Growing up, I spent most of my time outside. I loved the rain, the way it made the mud squelch … [Read more...] about The warming of the wild north
The importance of protecting endangered species
Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 5:42 PM EDT Apr 25, 2019 For the first time, giraffes could soon be protected under the Endangered Species Act. On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, under pressure from several wildlife groups, announced that giraffes may qualify as either threatened or endangered under the act. This would be the first time the iconic animals would be listed for protection by the U.S., according to Elly Pepper of the Natural Resources Defense Council. The council was one of the groups that petitioned the wildlife service in a lawsuit to protect giraffes. While there are no wild giraffes in the U.S., Pepper said declaring the giraffes as an endangered species would sharply curtail the the international trade in bone carvings, skins, and trophies. “The U.S. on average imports more than one giraffe trophy a day, and thousands of giraffe parts are sold domestically each year,” said Anna Frostic, attorney for the Humane … [Read more...] about Giraffes close in on Endangered Species Act protection
IT'S the planet we live on and is home to more than six billion humans and countless other animals and plants. But with climate change and pollution endangering planet Earth, people are being implored to help protect the fragile environment - and one way to help is by taking action, Earth Day 2019. When is Earth Day 2019? Earth Day is held every year on April 22 and in 2019 this is no different. Organisers settled on this date as it is in the spring but does not conflict with the religious holidays of Easter and Passover. It is also said that one of the organisers, Julian Koenig came up with the idea of holding it on April 22 as it was his birthday and the word 'birthday' rhymes with Earth Day. What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event marked across the world to show support for environmental protection. The aim is to encourage people to do things that will benefit the Earth, such as recycling more, using solar power or plant trees. The event takes place around the world and it … [Read more...] about World Earth Day 2019 – What is this year’s theme how can you get involved to protect our species?
By Laman Ismayilova Presentation of the documentary "Shahdagh. The Shah of Mountains" of IDEA Public Association was held at the Baku Convention Center. The film was produced in the framework of a special project comprised of documentaries about national parks. Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and head of IDEA Public Association Leyla Aliyeva attended the event. Before the presentation of the film, the attendees viewed an exhibition containing photos taken by Igor Byshnyov, the documentary director, during the film shooting. Then, shots from a new film about the newly created Gizilaghaj National Park - of which shooting is still going on - were shown. Speaking at the event, Igor Byshnyov thanked the initiator of the "Shahdagh. The Shah of Mountains" project Leyla Aliyeva, sharing his impressions of the shooting process, which has continued for six years. Igor Byshnyov stressed the advantageous potential for the advancement of tourism in Azerbaijan. The film … [Read more...] about Shahdagh. The Shah of Mountains film presented in Baku [PHOTO]
(CNN)The second major seizure of pangolin scales in Singapore in under a week has highlighted the plight of one of the world's most trafficked animals, a shy and secretive beast whose meat, blood and scales are highly sought after in parts of Asia. On Monday the Singapore Customs and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority seized 12.7 tonnes of pangolin scales packed into 474 bags in a container en route to Vietnam from Nigeria. It was marked as holding "cassia seeds," according to the agency. "The pangolin scales that were seized came from two species and are equivalent to around 21,000 pangolins," a press release says. The haul was worth about US$38.1 million, the Singaporean agency estimates. It was the second interception of smuggled pangolin scales in five days, with the two seizures totaling a record 25.6 tonnes. The earlier haul, which also originated in Nigeria, also contained 180 kilograms (around 400 lbs) of elephant ivory which had been cut up and carved. Pangolin … [Read more...] about Record haul of pangolin scales highlights Chinese and Vietnamese demand for endangered species