I am an Irish journalist based in Southeast Asia. I also travel frequently to Australia. I specialise in environmental and human rights issues and have my own website, Changing Times. I have been a journalist for about 40 years and am a skilled editor and proofreader. I have worked for major news...
Lawyers for captive chimpanzees Tommy and Kiko have taken the unusual step of publishing a fully annotated document that lays out their criticisms of a New York appeal court’s ruling that denied habeas corpus for the chimpanzees. The annotated version of the June 8 ruling is available as an interactive multimedia web page via Genius Annotations and as a downloadable PDF.
Habitat clearance, disease, dog attacks, car hits, and climate change are threatening the survival of Australia’s most iconic animal. The effects of climate change on koalas and the ravages of diseases such as chlamydia were main issues raised at a national conference about the beleaguered animal, and delegates heard that koalas are already functionally extinct in some areas of Australia.
Delegates to the national koala conference in Port Macquarie in the eastern Australian state of New South Wales heard today (Saturday) about the plight of koalas who are displaced when blue gum plantations are harvested. “Koalas have moved into these plantations and have thrived,” said Tracey Wilson from Mosswood Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation in southwest Victoria.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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