Tag Archives: poaching

Lemur poaching continues in Madagascar [warning: graphic pictures]

A lemur poacher was intercepted with 32 dead lemurs on New Year's Eve in Madagascar's northeastern town of Vohemar, suggesting that killing of lemurs for the commercial bushmeat trade continues on the island nation, reports Fanamby, a Madagascar-based ...

Lemur poaching continues in Madagascar [warning: graphic pictures]

A lemur poacher was intercepted with 32 dead lemurs on New Year's Eve in Madagascar's northeastern town of Vohemar, suggesting that killing of lemurs for the commercial bushmeat trade continues on the island nation, reports Fanamby, a Madagascar-based ...

Thousands of marine turtles slaughtered in Madagascar for food

Over 10,000 marine turtles are being killed in one region of Madagascar for food every year, according to a new study in Animal Conservation. Although fishing for marine turtles is illegal, it has not stopped local artisanal fishermen from pursuing

1000 rare tortoises poached each week in Madagascar

One thousand endangered tortoises are being illegally collected each week in southern Madagascar, reports WWF.

‘No hope now remains’ for the Alaotra grebe

World governments have missed their goal of stemming biodiversity loss by this year, instead biodiversity loss has worsened according to scientists and policy-makers, and a little rusty-colored bird, the Alaotra grebe (Tachybaptus rufolavatus) is perha...

Once common tortoise from Madagascar will be ‘extinct in 20 years’

The radiated tortoise, once common throughout Madagascar, faces extinction within the next 20 years due to poaching for its meat and the illegal pet trade, according to biologists with the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and the Wildlife Conservation So...