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Illegal wildlife trade finds a new marketplace—social media

Illegal wildlife trade finds a new marketplace—social media

SOURCE: The Kathmandu Post DATE: January 9, 2021 SNIP: People buying groceries, electronic gadgets, dresses and books online has become common these days with the availability of the internet and social media. But the internet has also become a place for trade in...
Fishermen are cutting off the beaks of endangered albatrosses

Fishermen are cutting off the beaks of endangered albatrosses

SOURCE: Natural History Museum DATE: November 17, 2020 SNIP: Some fishermen targeting tuna, swordfish and halibut in the southwest Atlantic are cutting the beaks off live albatrosses to free them from hooks, before tossing the birds back into the ocean to die. The...