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"Wild, threatened, farmed: Hong Kong’s Invisible Pets", a report by the ADM Capital Foundation

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 18 May 2022 - An extraordinary four million exotic animals, from all corners of the world were imported into Hong Kong between 2015 and 2019, compounding risk of spec...

One-fifth of reptiles worldwide face risk of extinction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the king cobra is “vulnerable.” More than 1 in 5 species of reptiles worldwide are threatened with extinction, according to a comprehensive new assessment of thousands of specie...

Taiwan set to ban import of over 8,000 species

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is poised to ban the import of over 8,000 species with an updated list of contraband goods published by the Bureau of Foreign Trade on Monday (April 18). A total...

Celebrities: Monkeys near Florida airport delight visitors

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As departing jetliners roared overhead, an aging vervet monkey moped on a mangrove branch one recent afternoon in the woods he inhabits near a South Florida airport, his ego b...

Locals fret as Colombia to declare hippos invasive species

PUERTO TRIUNFO, Colombia (AP) — Álvaro Molina has had his run-ins with the burly bunch of neighbors with disreputable contacts who showed up about a decade ago along the river in front of his house in...

Biden: Infrastructure plan gives $1B for Great Lakes cleanup

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday that a $1 billion infusion from the bipartisan infrastructure deal would restore the Great Lakes harbors and tributary rivers that have been p...

Brrr! It got so cold in Florida, iguanas fell from trees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A cold snap in Florida is different than in other places. We put on heavy coats when it's 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). No blizzard conditi...

Taiwan to set up government units for pet management for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is establishing a unit for pet industry supervision at central and local governments, the first of its kind in the country, as it seeks to improve animal welfare. ...

Taiwan’s Pingtung caught nearly 20,000 green iguanas last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 19,733 green iguanas were caught in Pingtung County in 2021, which is 2.3 times the number caught in the previous year and the most of any part of the country, ...

Taiwan fighting to stave off invasion by cane toads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmentalists are battling to contain an outbreak of the poisonous, invasive cane toad species in Taiwan’s Nantou County. Members of the Taiwan Amphibian Cons...

Taiwan hiker bitten by Thai spitting cobra

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has undergone two surgeries after being bitten by a Thai spitting cobra in a mountainous area of Taichung, prompting fears among experts that the highly venomous sna...

Native American confirmed as head of National Park Service

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved the nomination of Charles “Chuck” Sams III as National Park Service director, which will make him the first Native American to lead the agen...

Climate change disrupting natural cycles at drier Lake Tahoe

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Drought fueled by climate change has dropped Lake Tahoe below its natural rim and halted flows into the Truckee River, an historically cyclical event that’s occurring sooner ...

Thousands of red swamp crayfish invade Taiwan creek

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City Moat has been swamped by thousands of red swamp crayfish, also known as Louisiana crawfish, posing a threat to the local environment. Native to freshwater ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 28 The Wall Street Journal on top generals, Senate hearing and Afghanistan: ...