By Heidi Harley

science / science - 5 years ago

Pro-hunting nations block whale sanctuary bid

Pro-whaling nations on Tuesday blocked a near two-decade effort to create a South Atlantic haven for the endangered marine mammals, deepening divisions at an already fractious International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil. The South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary was backed by 39 countries with 25 v...

science / science - 5 years ago

Dozens of rare Hermann's tortoises stolen in Corsica

A turtle conservation park on the French island of Corsica is asking the public for help after 56 rare Hermann's tortoises, considered a nearly threatened species, were stolen from the site. The A Cupulatta park in Vero, about 30 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of Ajaccio, issued its appeal on Face...