Best of our wild blogs: 25-26 Nov 18

Living shores of Beting Bemban Besar
wild shores of singapore

Terumbu Pempang Tengah is alive
wild shores of singapore

Night Walk At Windsor Nature Park (23 Nov 2018)
Beetles@SG BLOG

Butterfly Anatomy - Part 4
Butterflies of Singapore

[FREE Exhibition] Beneath tide, Running forest - An art and science exploration of Singapore's marine biodiversity
Psychedelic Nature

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Products from threatened species of sharks and rays sold in Singapore: Study

NEO CHAI CHIN Today Online 25 Nov 18;

SINGAPORE — Shops in Singapore have been found to sell meat, fins and other products derived from endangered and vulnerable species of sharks and rays.

The finding, made by researchers who did DNA sequencing and matched the results against databases, has prompted a call for active monitoring of the retail trade and better labelling of products here.

Monitoring the trade would require the authorities to check if retailers have obtained the appropriate permits under an international agreement that ensures trade does not threaten wildlife species with extinction.

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145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

AFP Yahoo News 26 Nov 18;

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities said Monday.

The stranding was discovered by a hiker late Saturday on Stewart Island, 30 kilometres (19 miles) off the southern coast of the South Island.

Half of the whales were already dead and due to the condition of the remaining whales and the remote, difficult to access location, the decision was made to euthanise the remainder.

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