Bird Flu Detected In Cetaceans For First Time As Dolphin And Porpoise Test Positive


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The sick mammals were found in Florida and Sweden and are both thought to have died from the disease.


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The porpoise (not pictured) was alive when it was found but later died. Image credit: Matauw /

For the first time ever, wild cetaceans have tested positive foravian flu, also known asbird flu. The contagious disease typically infects wild aquatic birds and domestic poultry, but a recent and particularly virulent strain has been popping up in a widerange of species, including a dolphin in Florida and a porpoise in Sweden.Top ArticlesThe People Who Claim That They Found Noah's ArkREAD MOREWhat's Up With This "Underwater Waterfall" In Mauritius?READ MORE“Velociraptors Of The Sea” Show Off Synchronized Hunting Techniques In Incredible VideoBizarre "Blue Goo" Found Lurking In The Ocean Has Marine Scientists StumpedAlternative To COVID-19 Vaccines Neutralizes All Known Strains, Including OmicronThe Royal Bees Have Been Informed Of The Queen's Death. Really.What’s Up With This “Underwater Waterfall”In Mauritius?

The world’s first case of bird flu in a porpoise was detected after a male stranded on a beach in Sweden back in June. It…

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Trophy hunters offer chance to kill lion for £73,000 on sick safari trip


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The annual Safari Club International Convention, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, boasts being the world’s biggest trade for trophy killers committed to conservation

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The Safari Club International Convention has run for 50 years(Image: Rowan Griffiths / Daily Mirror)

ByChristopher BucktinUnited States Editor

  • 16:52, 21 Jan 2022
  • UPDATED19:53, 21 Jan 2022

Sat as thousands of bloodthirsty big game hunters stroll by, the Mirror is offered the chance “to follow in the footsteps” of dentist Walter Palmer to kill alion.

Despite mounting global outrage over the pay-to-slay industry that sees thousands ofanimalsslaughtered each year, for £73,000 we could take one of the kings of the jungle’s lives.

We were made sickening offers this week at the annual Safari Club International (SCI) Convention – which boasts being the world’s biggest trade for trophy killers committed to conservation.

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Wolf Harvest Update as of December 31, 2021


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Congratulations to Montana wolf hunters and trappers.  The total number of wolves harvested for the 2021 – 2022 season is at 138!  A great number to close out 2021, and we look forward to seeing what the rest of the season brings.  Thank you to all the sportsmen out there helping to manage wolves!

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Wolf Harvest:4 |Status:OPEN

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Wolf Harvest:22 |Status:OPEN

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Wolf Harvest:0 |Status:OPEN

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Wolf Harvest:5 |Status:OPEN

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Wolf Harvest:5 |Status:OPEN

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Wolf Harvest:2 |Status:OPEN

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Wolf Harvest:6 |Status:OPEN

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Wolf Harvest:5 |Status:OPEN

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Wolf Harvest:5 |Status:OPEN

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The five biggest threats to our natural world … and how we can stop them


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The biggest threats to our natural worldIllustration: Charlotte Ager/The Guardian

From destructive land use to invasive species, scientists have identified the main drivers of biodiversity loss – so that countries can collectively act to tackle them

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The world’s wildlife populations haveplummeted by more than two-thirds since 1970– and there are no signs that this downward trend is slowing. The first phase of Cop15 talks in Kunming this week will lay the groundwork for governments to draw up a global agreement next year to halt the loss of nature. If they are to succeed, they will need to tackle what the IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and…

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Antarctica’s last 6 months were the coldest on record


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ByAllison Chinchar, CNN Meteorologist

Updated 12:30 PM ET, Sat October 9, 2021

(CNN)In a year of extreme heat, Antarctica’s last six months were the coldest on record.”For the polar darkness period, from April through September, the average temperature was -60.9 degrees Celsius (-77.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a record for those months,” the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said.The last six months is also the darkest period at the South Pole, which is where the name polar darkness (alsocalled polar night)comes from. Here, the sun sets for the last time around the spring equinox, and does not rise again until near the autumn equinox six months later.

    For the entire Antarctic continent, the winter of 2021 was the second-coldest on record, with the “temperature for June, July, and August 3.4 degrees Celsius (6.1 degrees Fahrenheit) lower than the 1981 to 2010 average at -62.9 degrees…

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    Urgent: Wisconsin Greenlights 300 Wolf Killings


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    AUG 24, 2021 —

    A new hunt was just approved in Wisconsin allowing the killing of 300 wolves.

    We’re fighting to stop it, and you can help.Please give to theWolf Defense Fundtoday.

    When a similar hunt was allowed there earlier this year, trophy hunters gunned down 218 wolves in just 72 hours. Now the war on wolves is escalating even further.

    Wisconsin is becoming Exhibit A for why wolves need their federal Endangered Species Act protection restored. The state even has a law thatrequiresa wolf hunt each year.

    The newly announced 300-wolf quota is more than double the number recommended by a state wildlife agency. Last winter’s slaughter annihilated at least 20% of the state’s wolf population.

    Wisconsin allows hunters to use despicable techniques to kill wolves, including using dogs to hunt them down. More tags are sold to kill wolves…

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    Hunter education for young ladies teaches life long lessons


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      “The intention is to create an environment where girls feel a little more confident speaking up, less self conscious about some of the questions they have,” says Service Coordinator for the Fish and Game office in Pocatello.

      They started classes Monday for girls and ladies.

      It’s a setting Atwood says is a bit more easy going than the mixed classes.

      “Typically in a mixed class, boys end up dominating our conversations,” says Atwood.

      But Wednesday’s focus has been about what to do when you’re out in the field.

      Some participants have hunting backgrounds and still wanted to learn more.

      “When I was first coming here I was like ‘Oh this is going to be easy. I know all this stuff, I go hunting a lot,” saidShyann Schilhabel, a course participant, “But no I actually learned a lot more than…

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      Wildfire wipes out ’90 percent’ of Canadian village


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      ByMary Gilbert,AccuWeather meteorologist

      Updated Jul. 2, 2021 1:32 PM PDTCopied of 00:31Volume 0%

      Residents of Lytton, British Columbia, raced to flee the town as a wildfire quickly approached the community, forcing a full evacuation order to be issued.

      Following almosta full week of record-breaking, deadly heat, a community at the epicenter of the worst conditions now has a new tragedy to overcome.

      The village of Lytton, located in southern British Columbia, Canada, was the hottest spot in the entire country for three consecutive days. From Sunday, June 27, to Tuesday, June 29, Lytton broke the all-time Canadian high-temperature record, with each day hotter than the last. The heat peaked on Tuesday when the temperature reached 121 F (49.6 C)

      If unprecedented heat wasn’t enough of a problem, almost a full week of extremely hot and dry conditions set the stage for another danger: wildfires.


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