On the day that an alliance of animal welfare and conservation groups protested outside the office of main sponsor of the National Hare Coursing event, independent socialist TD for Dublin North, Clare Daly, confirmed that she was drafting a Bill to abolish the cruel so-called “sport” of hare coursing.
These Arctic animals are some of the wildlife at greatest risk from climate change: Living about as far north as the planet allows, they have few options for adapting to rising temperatures and disappearing sea ice.
A stranded seal pup that may have had an injured flipper lay on a pipeline at the sea near Baldoyle, Dublin overnight before eventually making it’s way back into the sea as the tide came in. Video : Bryan O'Brien
Twenty years after wolves were reintroduced in the Northern Rockies, many politicians would still love to see them eradicated, and hunters and ranchers are allowed to kill them by the hundreds. But the animals are not only surviving—they're thriving, and expanding their range at a steady clip. For the people who live on the wild edges of wolf country, their presence can be magical and maddening at once.
The 66th megamouth shark specimen ever seen washed ashore this morning in Marigondon, a port in the Albay province of the Philippines. Megamouth sightings are rare – so rare, in fact, that the species remained undiscovered until 1976!
A new discovery by a Simon Fraser University doctoral student in the School of Resource and Environmental Management, published in Oryx, demonstrates that orangutans may be even more adaptable than he first thought.