Wildlife

The southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas), adult female, in Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa. Image credit: Derek Keats / CC BY 2.0.

Rapid global warming is driving southern yellow-billed hornbills to local extinction

In a study published in the journal Borders in Ecology and Evolutiona team of scientists in South Africa evaluated the effects of air temperature and drought on the reproductive production of southern yellow-billed hornbills (Tockus leucomelas) in the Kalahari desert. The southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas), adult female, in Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa. Image …

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The climate crisis is driving the cousins ​​of the Lion King character to local extinction

The climate crisis is driving the cousins ​​of the Lion King character to local extinction

Newswise – The yellow-billed hornbill, Zazu’s cousin, a fan favorite The Lion King, risks local extinction due to the climate crisis. Researchers studied the effects of high air temperature and drought on the reproductive success of southern yellow-billed hornbills in the Kalahari Desert between 2008 and 2019. This study is one of the first to …

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Famous colorful bird in “The Lion King” almost extinct

According to new research, a colorful bird that became famous in “The Lion King” is wiped out by climate change. Global warming is reducing the reproductive success of the southern yellow-billed hornbill, which is commonly seen in dry bush and woodland areas of South Africa. Typically on a safari, you will see yellow and red …

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See you?  A fifth of all reptile species could go extinct, a new study says

See you? A fifth of all reptile species could go extinct, a new study says

Credit: Pixabay / Public Domain CC0 Reptiles are in trouble: in fact, more than 21% of reptile species are threatened with extinction worldwide, according to a one-of-a-kind global assessment of more than 10,000 species. The results show that some reptiles, including many crocodile and turtle species, require urgent conservation efforts to prevent extinction. “The findings …

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7 Wildlife Documentaries to Watch on Endangered Species Day |  Endangered

7 Wildlife Documentaries to Watch on Endangered Species Day | Endangered

Every year, on the third Friday in May, communities around the world celebrate Endangered Species Day, a key date on the environmental calendar dedicated to protecting endangered wildlife. Begun in 2006, the day includes several special events such as bird walks, nature hikes, lectures and educational webinars. And we’re adding a number of top-notch views …

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Threatened Species Crested Lark

The German city bans cats from going outdoors to save the endangered crested lark

Waldorf cat owners are dissatisfied with cat ban imposed by city authorities as a solution to protect crested lark species Some cat owners in the German city of Waldorf have been ordered by the authorities to keep their pets indoors until the end of August. This is to protect the rare bird, the crested lark, …

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Three fines for illegal clam poaching worth up to £ 10,500

Three fines for illegal clam poaching worth up to £ 10,500

Three men who were illegally captured poaching on the Dee Estuary were convicted of their crimes. Court hearings heard the trio would make a significant profit from the clams, which were valued at up to £ 10,500. In late 2020, after receiving information about illegal clam poaching, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) launched an investigation with …

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