Wildlife-&-Environment

Conservationists decry NSW shark net trial after protected species caught and killed
Wildlife-&-Environment

Conservationists decry NSW shark net trial after protected species caught and killed

New South Wales shark nets caught just one targeted shark but continued to kill protected species this summer, a result environmentalists have described as “unfathomable”.Figures released this week from a trial of shark nets on northern NSW’s beaches show they have caught a single bull shark in November and December.The nets caught no […]

Himalayan littering leading to brown-bear habit changes
Wildlife-&-Environment

Himalayan littering leading to brown-bear habit changes

Large-scale littering in the Himalayas by trekkers and campers have led to Himalayan brown bears — a critically endangered species close to extinction — being drawn to human detritus and losing their natural abilities to hunt. Conservationists say such One such “conditioned-animal”, a nine-month-old brown bear, was found running haywire with its head stuck […]