Live Rhinoceros Sold In Online Black Market Read this article from Newsweek about ivory traders who amplify the extinction of the species by selling ivory from live specimens in an online black market.
Polar bear to disappear by 2100 Canadian study (open access - freely available online) shows that, because the great Arctic thaw is altering marine ecosystems, the polar bear is likely to be extinct by 2100. Research was conducted by the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta. The article was published in scientific journal, PLoS One.
Norway stops financing seal hunt Not all is lost, however, as Norwegian MPs voted for the abolition of Norway's annual subvention for seal hunting (about 12 million Norwegian crowns, i.e. about 1,3 million euros). Read French-speaking article from Le Monde.
CMS adds 30 more species to the list of 'protected' species Another good news in November was the International Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals held in Quito declared 30 more species affected by climate change (including the Polar Bear) as 'Protected Migratory Species of Wild Animals'.