Animals

WWF report says online wildlife trade is on the rise in Myanmar

WWF report says online wildlife trade is on the rise in Myanmar

BANGKOK (AP) — A report from the World Wide Fund for Nature shows that illegal online wildlife purchases are on the rise in Myanmar, threatening both public health and endangered species. The report released on Friday found that enforcement of prohibitions on such transactions weakened amid political unrest following a military coup in 2021. The …

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Six new species of miniature frogs have been discovered in Mexico

Six new species of miniature frogs have been discovered in Mexico

CNN — They’re tiny, adorable and endangered: Six new species of miniature frogs have been discovered in Mexico by researchers from the University of Cambridge, London’s Natural History Museum and the University of Texas at Arlington. At just 15mm long when fully grown, all six species are smaller than a penny (around 19mm in diameter), …

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Population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals highest in decades

Population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals highest in decades

HONOLULU (AP) — The population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals has surpassed a level not seen in more than two decades, according to federal officials. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said this week that the seal population has grown steadily over the past two years. Officials estimated that the population increased by more than …

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