Africa Lost At Least 745 Rhinos To Poachers in 2012

Rhino Poaching Up Drastically

Almost three percent of Africa’s rhino population was killed by poachers in 2012. The trend appears to be rising even faster. Experts predict that if poaching continues to increase at this rate, rhino populations could be wiped out within 10 years.

“Well-organized and well-funded crime syndicates are continuing to feed the growing black market with rhino horn,” says Mike Knight, Chairman of the IUCN SSC African Rhino Specialist Group, a group of rhino experts within IUCN’s Species Survival Commission. “Over the past few years, consumer use of rhino horn has shifted from traditional Asian medicine practices to new uses, such as to convey status. High levels of consumption – especially the escalating demand in Vietnam – threaten to soon reverse the considerable conservation gains achieved over the last two decades.”

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There are currently 5,055 Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) and 20,405 White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) in Africa. Although these numbers have increased slightly over the last two years, there is no room for complacency. In 2012, at least 745 rhinos were poached throughout Africa – the highest number in two decades – with a record 668 rhinos killed in South Africa alone. In 2013, one rhino has been lost to poaching every 11 hours since the beginning of the year – a rate that is higher than the average for 2012.

Illegal trade in rhino horn is coordinated by well-organized criminal syndicates which transport the horns primarily to Vietnam and China. Mozambique has also been identified as a key driver of poaching activities, with poachers making cross-border raids into the South African Kruger National Park, home to the world’s largest rhino population. Mozambique is also a major transit point for illegal horn to Asia.

IUCN experts call upon the international community – especially the key consumer and transit states such as Vietnam, China, Laos and Mozambique – to urgently address the crisis by strengthening and enforcing regional and international trade laws, particularly in relation to rhino horn.

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“The rhino community is encouraged by the signing of a recent Memorandum of Understanding between South Africa and Viet Nam to address the rhino poaching epidemic as well as other conservation issues,” says Simon Stuart, Chair of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission. “However, it needs to be reinforced with tangible government action on both sides. International and regional collaboration needs to be strengthened, as does sharing of information, intelligence and expertise to address wildlife crime issues.”

Updated facts on the rhino crisis come on the eve of the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) that will take place from March 3-14 in Bangkok, Thailand. Illegal rhino horn trade will be one of the many issues discussed at the meeting.

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Sick Animals Are Symptoms Of Bigger Health Threats

Wildlife Killed By Toxic Exposure

The following information lists a very lengthy series of deadly and disturbing events around the world involving thousands, possibly millions, of animals. These deaths are sad enough from a humane and compassionate point of view, but if we callously think of animals as bio-sensors, these deaths could be an indication of things to come for humans–if they haven’t already started to take their toll. A concerned wildlife conservationist put together this list and shared it with me. Her work is astonishing.

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  • 10th December 2012 – 1,600 dead Sheep is a mystery in Nigeria.
  • 7th December 2012 – Hundreds of Chickens killed due to Avian Flu on Penghu Island, Taiwan.
  • 7th December 2012 – 25,000 Fish found dead in Guangdong, China.
  • 7th December 2012 – Large Fish kill found in a river in Pudong, China.
  • 6th December 2012 – 19 horses found dead in Canon City, Colorado, America.
  • 6th December 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead and dying on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, America.
  • 6th December 2012 – 36+ Buffalo died from unknown disease “a mystery” in Kanchanpur, Nepal.
  • 4th December 2012 – Large Fish kill on the Yaojiang River in Ningbo, China.
  • 3rd December 2012 – Hundreds of dead Carp washed up in Pinto Lake, California, America.
  • 2nd December 2012 – 50 birds found dead on road in Collin County, Texas, America.
  • 1st December 2012 – Catfish die-off near Marco Island in Florida, America.
  • 30th November 2012 – 10 TONNES of Fish found dead in ecological park in China.
  • 30th November 2012 – 4,000 wild Ducks found dead from Avian Flu in Krasnodar, Russia.
  • 24th November 2012 – 26 Turtles die from disease during past few months in West Virginia, America.
  • 22nd November 2012 – Large fish kill found on Liwan Lake in China.
  • 21st November 2012 – 4,000+ Birds killed due to outbreak of Avian flu in Dhaka, Bangladesh. LinkDead Starlings Missouri
  • 20th November 2012 – 100 dead starlings found on road baffles scientists in Missouri, America.
  • 20th November 2012 – Hundreds of Fish found dead along the banks of a pond in Phuket, Thailand.

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  • 19th November 2012 – Fish kill found in rivers of Barangay Estefania down to Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, Philippines.
  • 17th November 2012 – 50,000 Chickens killed due to Bird flu outbreak in New South Wales, Australia.
  • 16th November 2012 – Huge stocks of wild Salmon wiped out due to sea lice on the coast of Ireland.
  • 16th November 2012 – 40 TONNES of Red Tilapias Fish die en-masse in Thanh Binh, Vietnam.
  • 16th November 2012 – Thousands of dead gizzard shad Fish found dead on Lake Erie in New York, America.
  • 15th November 2012 – 40,000 Fish found dead in 30 acres of ponds in Quanzhou, China.
  • 15th November 2012 – 28 Whales beach themselves and die on Golden Bay, New Zealand.
  • 14th November 2012 – Thousands of Birds have dropped out of sky into the sea in England.
  • 14th November 2012 – 6,000 dead Deer due to EHD disease in Nebraska, America.
  • 13th November 2012 – Large Fish kill found on Shimen Lake in China.
  • 12th November 2012 – 100+ herds of livestock killed by unidentified disease in Lamwo, Uganda.
  • 12th November 2012 – Mass deaths of Seagulls turning beaches into mass graves in Morocco.
  • 10th November 2012 – Update: 185,000 Hens now killed due to rare outbreak of salmonella in Northern Ireland.

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  • 10th November 2012 – Large Fish kill in a river in Guangdong, China. LinkDead Whales New Zealand
  • 9th November 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish found washed up in St Peters Billabong, Australia.
  • 8th November 2012 – Die-off of spawning Salmon in Longfellow Creek, Seattle, America.
  • 8th November 2012 – 13,000+ Deer have died from disease in Michigan, America.
  • 7th November 2012 – Outbreak of Anthrax has wiped out 50 percent of Roan Antelopes and killed 30 Hippos in Kruger Park, South Africa.
  • 7th November 2012 – Large Fish die-off found in Shenzhen River in China.
  • 7th November 2012 – Fish kill found along a 7 mile stretch of Bradford Branch in Ohio, America.
  • 7th November 2012 – Die-off of Seagulls a “mystery” on Lake Neangar in Australia. Link
  • 6th November 2012 – Acres of Fish ponds full of dead Fish in Nanchang in China.
  • 5th November 2012 – 500+ Pigeons suddenly drop dead in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district in India.
  • 4th November 2012 – 700 Waterbirds found dead along shore of Lake Michigan in America.
  • 4th November 2012 – Thousands of Cattle dead from drought conditions in Zimbabwe.
  • 4th November 2012 – 80 Whales and Dolphins beached (majority dead) off King Island in Tasmania.
  • 3rd November 2012 – 4,000+ Birds killed due to avian flu outbreak at Gazipur farms in Bangladesh.
  • 1st November 2012 – 84 Sea Turtles wash ashore dead in Egypt.
  • 31st October 2012 – 125,000 hens killed due to rare outbreak of salmonella in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
  • 31st October 2012 – 25 Bee Hives containing 1 MILLION Bees were destroyed by hurricane Sandy in New York, America.
  • 31st October 2012 – Massive Fish kill reported in Chizhou City, China.
  • 31st October 2012 – “Millions” of dead Fish found on Illawong Beach, Mackay, Australia.
  • 31st October 2012 – 9,000 Fish found dead in a pond in Xiamen, China.
  • 31st October 2012 – 15,000+ Fish found dead on Lake Madeline in Texas, America.

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  • 26th October 2012 – Fish kill in Prairie Creek, Blairstown, America.
  • 26th October 2012 – 40 Whales have stranded and died on Andaman Island in India.
  • 25th October 2012 – 900+ dead Birds wash ashore on Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan, America.
  • 24th October 2012 – 3,600 Turkeys dead from Birdflu outbreak near Bangalore, India.
  • 24th October 2012 – 5,000+ Deer have died from disease in Missouri, America.
  • 23rd October 2012 – Massive Scallop die-off from Red Tide in America.
  • 23rd October 2012 – 40,000 lbs dead Fish found floating in ponds in Foshan, China.
  • 23rd October 2012 – Large Fish kill in Yong River, Ningbo, China.
  • 23rd October 2012 – Mass Fish deaths appearing along coastal areas of Sri Lanka.
  • 22nd October 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish scattered along Collier beaches in Florida, America.
  • 22nd October 2012 – Tens of thousands of Gizzard Shad Fish dead in Oneida Lake, New York State, America.
  • 21st October 2012 – 28,600 Sheep stranded for weeks in Pakistani Port, killed due to disease, Pakistan.
  • 19th October 2012 – 45+ Flamingos and Avocets found dead in Walvis Lagoon – “A never seen before phenomenon”, Namibia.
  • 19th October 2012 – A Virus is killing Doves all across the Permian Basin, America.
  • 19th October 2012 – 1,000 Livestock have been killed due to Bird Flu in Dien Bien, Vietnam.
  • 17th October 2012 – Fish die-off could be in the MILLIONS in Neuse River, North Carolina, America.
  • 17th October 2012 – 7,000 Cattle killed by flooding in Pakistan.
  • 17th October 2012 – “Significant” Bass die-off, thousands dead in Dickinson County lakes, Iowa, America.
  • 16th October 2012 – 343 Cattle and Buffaloes dead from unknown disease, with 500 more affected in Sualkuchi, India.

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  • 16th October 2012 – Fish kill in Dalton Creek, Georgia, America.
  • 15th October 2012 – 8,000 Catfish have died in Brisbane River, Australia.
  • 15th October 2012 – Thousands of Deer are dying from disease in Indiana, America.
  • 15th October 2012 – 2,000 Chickens killed due to Bird Flu outbreak in Bode, Nepal.
  • 13th October 2012 – HUNDREDS of TONNES of Salmon killed by parasite across Western Isles in Scotland.
  • 12th October 2012 – Thousands of Fish killed by Red Tide at Anson Bay in Australia.
  • 12th October 2012 – Mass death of Hammerhead Shark pups found in Hawaii.
  • 12th October 2012 – Large die-off of Silver Carp Fish in Jimo Reservoirs, China.
  • 11th October 2012 – Tens of thousands of Fish found dead in ponds in Dagupan City, Philippines.
  • 11th October 2012 – 70 rare Sea Turtles found dead near beaches at Lake Bardawil, Egypt.
  • 9th October 2012 – Massive Fish kills caused by Red Tide along Florida coast, America.
  • 9th October 2012 – 400 Cows and Goats dead from disease in Kamrup Rural District, India.
  • 8th October 2012 – Hundreds, possibly thousands of Deer continue to die from disease in North Carolina Foothills, America.

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  • 8th October 2012 – Hundreds of animals have died from Anthrax in Manicaland, Zimbabwe.
  • 7th October 2012 – 150 dead Birds found in Chicago during September. A 50 Percent increase over August. America.
  • 7th October 2012 – Large Die-off of farmed Fish, caused by unknown disease in Muktagachha, Bangladesh.
  • 5th October 2012 – 1000+ Fish killed by contamination in a creek in Vancouver, Canada.
  • 4th October 2012 – Numerous Honeybee colonies dead from mosquito spraying in Massachusetts, America.
  • 4th October 2012 – 2,043 dead Deer from disease in Illinois, America.
  • 4th October 2012 – 15,000 dead Fish a “mystery” on Coquitlam River in Canada.
  • 4th October 2012 – Fish kill caused by “Red Tide” on Sarasota Beaches, Florida in America.
  • 2nd October 2012 – 43 Pilot Whales dead after 46 stranded on beach in Indonesia.
  • 1st October 2012 – 100 Starlings dead after flying directly “into a car on a highway” in Austria.
  • 1st October 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in Katherine river in Australia.
  • 28th September 2012 – Massive Fish kill in Harvey’s Run River, Pennsylvania in America.
  • 28th September 2012 – Ongoing Fish kill caused by algea at Roosevelt Lake, Arizona, America.
  • 26th September 2012 – Major Die-off of Deer, “worst in decades”, in Wyoming, America.
  • 26th September 2012 – 2000+ Birds have died from Avian Botulism in Oregon, America.
  • 25th September 2012 – Hundreds of Fish found dead in the Neuse River, North Carolina, America.
  • 24th September 2012 – Large Fish kill, causing complete wipeout of Fish in North Sterling Reservoir, Colorado, America.
  • 24th September 2012 – Thousands of Sheep dead “from Vaccine” in Uzbek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • 23rd September 2012 – Last remaining 20 Ducks found dead in Arden Park – No Ducks left, Arizona, America.
  • 22nd September 2012 – 8000 Cattle killed by “cold weather and rain” in Swaziland.
  • 21st September 2012 – Die-off of Rabbits is a “mystery” in St Louis, America.

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  • 21st September 2012 – 13,000 Sheep buried alive in snow storm is “unprecedented disaster” in Iceland.
  • 21st September 2012 – 15 Beluga Whales have washed up dead since July leaving scientist puzzled in Quebec, Canada.
  • 19th September 2012 – Large Fish kill in Lake Auburn, Maine, America.
  • 19th September 2012 – 588 Cattle dead from cold and disease causes shock in Mpumalanga, Dead Cows South AfricaSouth Africa.
  • 19th September 2012 – 6,300 Ducks dead from avian flu in Guangdong, China.
  • 18th September 2012 – Hundreds of Prairies Dogs dead in Arizona, America.
  • 18th September 2012 – Tens of thousands of reared fish die on Cha Va River in Vietnam.
  • 17th September 2012 – Dozens of Pigeons found dead in Birkenhead, Australia.
  • 17th September 2012 – Mass Fish kill in Lakeview Park, Corpus Christi in America.
  • 14th September 2012 – UPDATE: 22.3 MILLION Birds killed due to bird flu in Mexico.
  • 14th September 2012 – 131,000 Fish killed due to disease in New York State, America.
  • 14th September 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish found in a creak in Arlington, America.
  • 14th September 2012 – Mounds of dead Fish (bottom dwellers) found along Mangalore coast, raising concern in India.
  • 14th September 2012 – 2,200 Deer have died this year from a disease that is spreading in Nebraska, America.
  • 13th September 2012 – Hundreds of thousands of dead Jellyfish line the shores of Cable Beach in Australia.
  • 12th September 2012 – Large Fish kill from New Smyrna Beach to Oak Hill, Florida, America.

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  • 12th September 2012 – 362 Cattle found dead in Manzini, Swaziland.
  • 12th September 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish in Arrowhead Lakes, Arizona, America.
  • 12th September 2012 – MILLIONS of dead fish in the Salton Sea in California, America.
  • 10th September 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish litter Lake Vista in New Orleans, America.
  • 8th September 2012 – Fish kill in San Carlos Lake in Arizona, America.
  • 7th September 2012 – Hundreds of dead cattle found after Hurricane Isaac in Plaquemines Parish America.
  • 7th September 2012 – 30 Dolphins washed up dead on beaches during August in Bulgaria.
  • 7th September 2012 – Mysterious disease has caused a Moose die-off in Sweden.
  • 6th September 2012 – Tens of thousands of dead Fish and dead birds line the shores of Lake Erie in Canada.
  • 5th September 2012 – 400 Deer found dead in Caldwell County, North Carolina in America.
  • 5th September 2012 – Large Fish kills reported around Louisiana in America.
  • 5th September 2012 – New highly toxic strain of Bird flu discovered, killing 181,000 ducks and chickens this year in Vietnam.
  • 5th September 2012 – Tens of thousands of Nutria Rats washed up dead on Mississippi beaches in America.
  • 4th September 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish along Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana, America.
  • 4th September 2012 – Fish kill in Bayou Casotte in Jackson County, America.
  • 4th September 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found in Broadkill River – “The River smelled like dead fish” – in Delaware, America.
  • 2nd September 2012 – Dozens of Birds falling dead every day in Pakki Tibbi village, India.

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  • 2nd September 2012 – 16 Whales dead after mass stranding of 26 Whales off coast of Fife in Scotland.
  • 2nd September 2012 – 17 Whales dead after 22 beach themselves in Florida, America.
  • 1st September 2012 – 58,000 Ducks and Chickens dead from Bird Flu in Quang Ngai, Vietnam.
  • 30th August 2012 – Die-off of Whitefish in Eastern Idaho Rivers a “mystery”, America.
  • 30th August 2012 – “Significant” fish kill on Tuscarawas River in NEW PHILADELPHIA, America.
  • 30th August 2012 – 50,000 Chickens dead from bird flu in North 24-Parganas, India.
  • 29th August 2012 – Hundreds of Salmon wash up dead on shores of OSOYOOS LAKE, Canada.
  • 29th August 2012 – Hundreds of Rats found dead sparking fears of the Plague in Walled City, near Jaipur, India.
  • 29th August 2012 – 24 Sea Turtles found dead on beaches of Oaxaca in Mexico.
  • 28th August 2012 – 1,000 TONNE Fish kill in Baiyangdian Lake in China.
  • 28th August 2012 – 45,000 Baby Sea Turtles and Eggs destroyed by Earthquake in El Salvador.
  • 28th August 2012 – 100 Deer found dead during past 2 weeks in Cook County, America.
  • 28th August 2012 – 30 Rare Antelopes killed by anthrax in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
  • 23rd August 2012 – 2,700 Pheasants dead from disease in Wyoming, America.
  • 22nd August 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found in Cuyahoga River, Ohio, America.
  • 21st August 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in the river Weaver in Cheshire, United Kingdom.
  • 20th August 2012 – Major Fish kill on the shores of Anson Lake, Texas, America.
  • 20th August 2012 – Thousands of Fish continue to die in Neuse River in North Carolina, America.
  • 20th August 2012 – Fish kill in Highland Park in Texas, America.
  • 20th August 2012 – 20,000 Fish found dead in Contraband Bayou, Louisiana, America.
  • 20th August 2012 – Thousands of Fish wash up dead on shores of Missisquoi Bay in Montreal, Canada.
  • 18th August 2012 – Tens of thousands of Birds killed due to bird flu in Vietnam.
  • 17th August 2012 – 1 MILLION Fish have been killed by “red tide” in Texas, America.
  • 17th August 2012 – Lots of various Fish and Stingrays washing up dead off Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, America.
  • 17th August 2012 – Large fish kill on Ghannouch beach in Tunisia, Africa.
  • 16th August 2012 – Over 900 Deer killed by virus across 8 Counties in Michigan, America.
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  • 16th August 2012 – Hundreds of Fish, entire stock of lake found dead in Widnes, United Kingdom.
  • 16th August 2012 – 100 Cattle dead from Anthrax outbreak in Colorado and Texas, America.
  • 16th August 2012 – Fish kill in Wolf Creek, Iowa, America.
  • 15th August 2012 – 5,000 Fish found dead in Sugar Creek, Ohio, America.
  • 15th August 2012 – Dozens of Birds fall from sky dead in New Jersey, America.
  • 14th August 2012 – UPDATE: 431 Bison killed by Anthrax outbreak in Fort Providence, Canada.
  • 14th August 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish discovered along 5.5km of Kiltha River in Ireland.
  • 14th August 2012 – Mysterious disease kills 68 cattle in Pakistan.
  • 13th August 2012 – Mysterious illness killing Elk and tens of thousands of wild birds in Sweden.
  • 13th August 2012 – Hundreds of Thousands of dead Fish on beaches from Matagorda to Dead Fish on BeachesGalveston, Texas.
  • 13th August 2012 – First ever mass Fish die-off along shores of Pago Bay in Guam.
  • 11th August 2012 – Thousands of Earthworms found dead in parking lot in Komatsu city Ishikawa, Japan.
  • 10th August 2012 – 200 TONNE Fish die-off on the Zi River in China.
  • 10th August 2012 – 500 TONNES of Salmon to be killed due to virus outbreak in Vancouver, Canada.
  • 10th August 2012 – Mass Fish death a “mystery” on a coastal region of Japan.
  • 10th August 2012 – 3,000 Fish killed by pollution in Scarborough, United Kingdom.
  • 9th August 2012 – Hundreds of Crabs washing ashore dead on Tiana and Shinnecock Bay in America.
  • 9th August 2012 – Mass Die-Off of Shrimp is a “mystery” in Vietnam.
  • 9th August 2012 – 20,000 dead Fish in Lake Contrary, Missouri, America.
  • 8th August 2012 – 786,000 Chickens dead, 41,000 ducks dead and over 300 Pigs dead in South Korea.
  • 7th August 2012 – 900 Birds found dead in Minnesota, America.
  • 7th August 2012 – Large Fish kill on the Neuse River in North Carolina, America.
  • 6th August 2012 – UPDATE: 167 Peacocks now dead from Ranikheit disease in Pakistan.
  • 6th August 2012 – Thousands of dead fish in a lake in Srinagar, India.
  • 6th August 2012 – Major Fish kill along 4km of the Dunleer River in Ireland.
  • 5th August 2012 – 40,000 Sturgeon and thousands of other Fish dead in Iowa and other Central States in America.
  • 4th August 2012 – 66,800 Birds killed by bird flu in Vietnam.
  • 3rd August 2012 – 340 Bison dead in largest ever Anthrax outbreak in Fort Providence, Canada.
  • 3rd August 2012 – 3,000 Fish found dead on Petit Jean River in Arkansas, America.
  • 3rd August 2012 – Massive Bird kill on beaches of Bandon, Oregon, America.
  • 3rd August 2012 – Massive Fish kills right across America.
  • 3rd August 2012 – 150 Sheep and Goats killed by virus in Pakistan.
  • 31st July 2012 – Dozens of Baby Turtles found dead on beach in Cayman Brac,  TurtlesIslands.
  • 31st July 2012 – At least 20 Deer found dead in Stone Mountain State Park in America.
  • 30th July 2012 – UPDATE: 100 Peacocks now dead in Pakistan.
  • 30th July 2012 – UPDATE: 5 MILLION Birds now killed due to flu virus in Mexico.
  • 30th July 2012 – 4,000 Fish dead in Ascot Waters Marina, Australia.
  • 29th July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found in the Colorado River, America.
  • 27th July 2012 – 2,500 Fish found dead in Doe Park Reservoir in Bradford, England.
  • 26th July 2012 – Fish kill in a canal in Plantation, Florida, America.
  • 25th July 2012 – 30 Turtles wash up dead on Pavana dam in India.
  • 24th July 2012 – 100 Turtles wash up with 20 dead on beaches in Uraguay.
  • 23rd July 2012 – 50 dead Peacocks is a “mystery” in Pakistan.
  • 23rd July 2012 – Fish kill found on Big Sandy Lake in Minnesota, America.
  • 23rd July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish wash ashore on Ma-Me-O Beach, Alberta, Canada.
  • 23rd July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish wash ashore on Volusia’s beaches, Daytona, America.
  • 22nd July 2012 – Massive Fish kill on Lake Erie in Ohio, America.
  • 21st July 2012 – 1,700 Cattle and 105,000 Turkeys killed by heat in South Dakota and Minnesota, America.
  • 21st July 2012 – Thousands of fish washing ashore dead on Lake Elsinore in California, America.
  • 20th July 2012 – 300 Birds found dead on Agate Beach in Oregon, America.
  • 20th July 2012 – 1300 Animals dead from virus outbreak in Kenya.
  • 20th July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish line beaches in Piney Point, Maryland, America.
  • 20th July 2012 – Large number of dead Fish in Shangqiu City Lake in China.
  • 19th July 2012 – Hundreds of Frogs found dead in Chesterfield Lake, Missouri, America.
  • 19th July 2012 – UPDATE: 3.8 Million Birds now killed due to flu virus in Mexico.
  • 17th July 2012 – MILLIONS of “weird”, and “unknown” Crab like creatures wash onto beaches, either dead or dying in Hawaii.
  • 17th July 2012 – 17 Seal Pups wash ashore dead around the Bay of Firth in Scotland.
  • 17th July 2012 – 200 TONS of Fish have died in Egypt.
  • 17th July 2012 – 10,000 Fish found dead in River in Liu Yueqing City, China.
  • 16th July 2012 – 100,000 dead Fish found in Lam Taklong creek in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.
  • 16th July 2012 – Mass Fish death in south lake of Wuhan, China.
  • 14th July 2012 – 512 Penguins wash up dead on Rio Grande do Sul beaches in Brazil.
  • 13th July 2012 – 450,000 Salmon to be killed due to virus outbreak in Newfoundland, Canada.
  • 12th July 2012 – Tens of thousands of Fish dying and many birds dying in Horicon Marsh America.
  • 12th July 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in the Avis Dam in Namibia, Africa.
  • 12th July 2012 – 6,500 dead Fish in Twin Lakes in North Carolina America.
  • 12th July 2012 – Thousand of dead fish found on the Vermilion River in Illinois America.
  • 11th July 2012 – 58,000 Fish kill on the Des Moines River in Iowa America.
  • 11th July 2012 – 40 acres of Pond with dead Fish in Xindong village China.
  • 11th July 2012 – 2.5 Million Birds now killed from flu virus in Mexico.
  • 11th July 2012 – 19,000 Fish dead in Lake Odessa America.
  • 11th July 2012 – Thousands of small Fish washing up dead on Northwest Coast of Ireland.
  • 10th July 2012 – Another 23 Bison found dead, making total of 151 deaths in Fort Providence Mass Bison Deaths CanadaCanada.
  • 10th July 2012 – Dozens of dead Birds found in Illinois America.
  • 10th July 2012 – Lobster mass die-off continues in Connecticut America.
  • 9th July 2012 – 28 Dead Seals. Unusual high number of deaths this year. “The Seals look terrible” Netherlands.
  • 9th July 2012 – 450,000 Salmon to be killed due to virus outbreak in Newfoundland Canada.
  • 9th July 2012 – “Catastrophic” Fish kill on Geneva Lake, also over 200 Pike dead on Fountain Lake in Minnesota America.
  • 8th July 2012 – “Mysterious” mass Salmon deaths at Marlborough Farm, New Zealand.
  • 8th July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka.
  • 7th July 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found floating on Godavari River, India.
  • 7th July 2012 – Over 50 Ducks and Geese found dead in Ohio, leaving locals baffled, America.
  • 6th July 2012 – 128 Bison found dead in Fort Providence Canada.
  • 6th July 2012 – 560 Wild Animals killed by flooding in Kaziranga India.
  • 6th July 2012 – Many thousands of dead Fish found in Silver Lake, Delaware America.
  • 6th July 2012 – Mass Fish kill on Salt River in Arizona.
  • 6th July 2012 – Fish kill in Trout River, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
  • 6th July 2012 – Fish kill in Patoka River, Indiana.
  • 6th July 2012 – Mass Oyster deaths: 60 Million snout otter clams dead, leaving farmers broke in Quang Ninh Vietnam.
  • 5th July 2012 – Mass Fish kill due to volcanic eruption near the Canary Islands.
  • 5th July 2012 – Fish kill on Century Village Lakes in Florida.
  • 5th July 2012 – Fish kill on Roy Lake in South Dakota.
  • 5th July 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in James River in Lamoure North Dakota.
  • 5th July 2012 – Over 20 dead Birds (Egrets) found in Rockport Texas.
  • 4th July 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead on Dexter City Lake in Missouri America.
  • 3rd July 2012 – 14 TONS of dead Fish found in Changshou Reservoir in China.
  • 3rd July 2012 – Major Fish kill: Hundreds of thousands of Fish dead in Lake Wichita Texas.
  • 3rd July 2012 – Hundreds of Fish found floating dead in Upstate Lake South Carolina.
  • 3rd July 2012 – Fish Kill: Catfish die-off on Lake Buffum near Fort Meade Florida.
  • 3rd July 2012 – 2,300 dead Fish washed ashore on South River in Butts County, Georgia America.
  • 2nd July 2012 – Thousands of Fish dead in Chautauqua Lake in Havana Cuba.
  • 2nd July 2012 – Thousands of Chickens killed due to Bird Flu outbreak in Xinjiang China.
  • 2nd July 2012 – 10,000 Fish dead in South Knoxville Pond in Tennessee America.
  • 2nd July 2012 – 18 mass Fish kills have happened in past 2 months in Periyar River in India.
  • 1st July 2012 – Mass Fish deaths in Fujian Jinjiang Cizao Reservoir, China.
  • 30th June 2012 – 1,000,000 Birds died or culled at 129 Farms due to Avian Flu in Mexico.
  • 29th June 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish line the banks of Pottersburg Creek in Ontario Canada.
  • 29th June 2012 – 73 Turtles wash ashore dead, scientists concerned, in Australia.
  • 28th June 2012 – Fish die-off in Platte River in Nebraska.
  • 28th June 2012 – Fish kill in river Vartry in Wicklow Ireland.
  • 26th June 2012 – 200,000 Bird deaths at three farms in Mexico.
  • 26th June 2012 – Over 75,000 Goats killed by a disease epidemic in Congo.
  • 26th June 2012 – Thousands of dead Sardines wash ashore on Taboga Island in Panama.
  • 26th June 2012 – Fish kill in Wisconsin Counties
  • 25th June 2012 – Several thousand fish dead in a lake in Georgia America.
  • 25th June 2012 – Thousands of Fish die in Gomti River India.
  • 23rd June 2012 – Mass Cattle death a “mystery” in Elgin Texas.
  • 23rd June 2012 – 67 Birds found dead at Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary Hawaii.
  • 22nd June 2012 – Mass deaths of Horses and Cattle due to snake bites in Kiev Ukraine. Link (Russian)
  • 22nd June 2012 – Fish kill on Lake Odessa in Louisa County America.
  • 21st June 2012 – Dead turtles washing ashore along Delaware and New Jersey coasts, scientists not sure why in America.
  • 21st June 2012 – 150 Birds washing up dead or dying on East Florida beaches in America.
  • 20th June 2012 – 750 Bee Hives poisoned killing thousands of Bees in New South Wales Australia.
  • 20th June 2012 – Hundreds to Thousands of fish washing ashore dead on Sutherland Reservoir Nebraska.
  • 19th June 2012 – 17 dead Seals wash ashore in Parnu Estonia.
  • 19th June 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish found in Red Hill Creek Canada.
  • 19th June 2012 – Fish die-off at Buffalo Pound Lake in Canada.
  • 19th June 2012 – Over 4,000 Fish found dead in River Nene England.
  • 16th June 2012 – Fish kill in Big Birch Lake in Todd County Minnesota.
  • 15th June 2012 – Fish kill found in canal near lake Manitoba in Canada.
  • 15th June 2012 – Mass death of Sardines (about 10,000) found in Kanagawa Japan.
  • 14th June 2012 – 130 Sea Birds found dead in Australia.
  • 11th June 2012 – Fish kill along 1.5Km of the Chovva Canal in India.
  • 9th June 2012 – 40 TONS of dead Fish in a pond in township of Guangzhou China.
  • 8th June 2012 – Large number of dead Fish found in East Lake Park China.
  • 7th June 2012 – 200 TONNES of dead Sardine washed up in port of Ohara in Japan.
  • 7th June 2012 – Hundreds of Birds found dead in East Melbourne Australia.
  • 6th June 2012 – Over 100,000 mass Fish die-off in Feidong Ning Kong (sic) Reservoir China.
  • 6th June 2012 – Mystery surrounds massive Fish kill in Coevorden Netherlands.
  • 6th June 2012 – Over 10,000 dead Carp found in Blue Springs Lake, Missouri.
  • 6th June 2012 – 5,000 dead Fish in a lake is a mystery, UK.
  • 5th June 2012 – Alarming Reindeer Die Off on St Paul Island in Alaska.
  • 5th June 2012 – Thousands of Dead fish found in Imperial Lakes in Florida.
  • 5th June 2012 – 2500 Fish dead in Swan River in Australia.
  • 31st May 2012 – Thousands of Fish dying along coast of Burma.
  • 30th May 2012 – Large Fish die-off in a Lagoon in Chacahua Mexico.
  • 30th May 2012 – 500 Fish die in Canal in England.
  • 30th May 2012 – Thousands more Fish turning up dead in Maryland.
  • 30th May 2012 – Red tide Kills 55 Million Abalone in China.
  • 29th May 2012 – Mass Fish death – 13,000 Fish found in Ohatchee Alabama.
  • 27th May 2012 – Entire Fish Farm stock to be killed after virus found for first time in waters of Washington State.
  • 25th May 2012 – 10 TONS of dead Fish found in Laguna de Bay Philippines.
  • 25th May 2012 – 300 Dolphins wash up dead during past several weeks raising concern in the Black Sea Russia.
  • 25th May 2012 – Thousands of Shellfish found dead in Peru.
  • 25th May 2012 – 540 Antelopes die in Kasakhstan.
  • 24th May 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in a pond in Sichuan China.
  • 24th May 2012 – Hundreds of Fish found dead in Briar Creek in North Carolina.
  • 23rd May 2012 – 60,000 – 100,000 dead Fish in three Creeks in Maryland USA.
  • 21st May 2012 – Thousands of the “most resilient species of fish” found dead on Mula-Mutha River banks in India.
  • 20th May 2012 – Hundreds of Fish found dead at Clear Lake in Minnesota.
  • 20th May 2012 – Large Fish kill reported in Sanya Egret Park China.
  • 19th May 2012 – 500,000 Salmon destroyed after virus found in fish farm in Vancouver Canada.
  • 17th May 2012 – Mass Bee deaths – “Staggering losses” reported in Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio USA.
  • 17th May 2012 – Mystery surrounds 34 Dead Deer on Greater Qiu Islet in Taiwan.
  • 17th May 2012 – Over 8 TONS of Fish poisoned in Guiyang China.
  • 16th May 2012 – Fish kill in Arcadia Lake in Oklahoma.
  • 15th May 2012 – Over 10,000 Fish dead in Guanzhou China.
  • 14th May 2012 – Another Fish kill in Lake Bito in MacArthur Town Philippines.
  • 14th May 2012 – Thousands of farmed Fish found dead in ponds in Nanjundapuram village India.
  • 13th May 2012 – Mass Fish death reported in Pathalam belt in River Periyar in India.
  • 12th May 2012 – 500 Fish have died in Eichbaum lake in Germany.
  • 12th May 2012 – 2,300 Birds found dead on beaches in Chile.
  • 10th May 2012 – Fish kill in South Negril River in Jamaica.
  • 10th May 2012 – UPDATE: 5,000 Birds found dead on beaches in Peru.
  • 10th May 2012 – 550 TONS of dead Salmon in Norway.
  • 10th May 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish washing up on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Canada.
  • 8th May 2012 – 12 TONS of Fish found dead in Chengdu, Sichuan China.
  • 8th May 2012 – Hundreds of dead fish in Brake Lake, Perry County America.
  • 8th May 2012 – Low numbers of Muttonbirds returning to NZ is “most unusual event” in 20 years studying these birds New Zealand.
  • 7th May 2012 – Fish kill in Kuwait Bay in Kuwait.
  • 6th May 2012 – Mass Fish death found in Heritage Park Pond in Massachusetts.
  • 5th May 2012 – 50,000 Fish found dead in a pond in Shenzhen in China.
  • 5th May 2012 – Mass Bird death discovered in waste water in Finland.
  • 4th May 2012 – A local “phenomena” with numerous dead fish appearing on the same day in Spain.
  • 4th May 2012 – 2 TONS of dead Fish found in a River in Jinzhou China.
  • 4th May 2012 – Mass Fish kill found in Muttar River causing panic in India.
  • 3rd May 2012 – Dead Fish are washing up on shore of Lake Houston in America.
  • 2nd May 2012 – Large number of fish found dead in River in China.
  • 2nd May 2012 – Many dead Fish washing up dead in Village causing panic in Turkey.
  • 30th April 2012 – Hundreds of Bull RedFish found dead in Alabama.
  • 28th April 2012 – 1200 Pelicans found dead in Peru.
  • 27th April 2012 – Mass Fish kill on Lake Elsinore in California.
  • 26th April 2012 – Mysterious Death of possibly thousands of Storks in Thailand.
  • 25th April 2012 – 11,000 dead Fish found in River in Kettering, America.
  • 25th April 2012 – 28,000 dead Fish found in River in Strongsville, America.
  • 25th April 2012 – Porpoises dying in alarming numbers, causing concerns of a local “ecological catastrophe” in China.
  • 25th April 2012 – 4 Dolphins wash ashore dead at Bandra Bandstand in India.
  • 22nd April 2012 – Thousands more Fish wash ashore dead in Pakistan.
  • 19th April 2012 – Thousands of Fish, also Cows and Dogs killed in Pakistan.
  • 17th April 2012 – Thousands of fish (30 species) dead in a creek in Tennesse.
  • 17th April 2012 – Thousands of fish continue to turn up dead in the Zandvlei Estuary in South Africa.
  • 17th April 2012 – Several thousand Fish found dead in River in India.
  • 17th April 2012 – Thousands of Dead Fish found floating in Pond in India.
  • 16th April 2012 – Mass Livestock deaths in Kyrgyzstan.
  • 13th April 2012 – Mass Bees falling dead in Canyon Country California.
  • 13th April 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish litter Ocean Floor in Durban South Africa.
  • 11th April 2012 – 300 more Dolphins found dead on beaches in Peru.
  • 11th April 2012 – 14,000 Fish dead in Creek in Missouri.
  • 9th April 2012 – Thousands of fish found dead in Lake in India.
  • 9th April 2012 – 3 Whales wash up dead in India.
  • 6th April 2012 – Over 50 Turtles wash ashore dead in India.
  • 6th April 2012 – Thousands of Dead Fish found in waterway in Malaysia.
  • 5th April 2012 – Thousands of Dead Fish found floating in Ganga river in India.
  • 4th April 2012 – 615 Dolphins Found Dead on Beaches in Peru.
  • 4th April 2012 – Over 100 Dead Catfish found in Boyne River Australia.
  • 3rd April 2012 – Thousands of Dolphins are dying in Gulf of Mexico.
  • 1st April 2012 – 9,000 Livestock killed by Foot and Mouth Disease in Egypt.
  • 1st April 2012 – 3,000 Dolphins have washed up dead this year in Peru.
  • 30th March 2012 – Hundreds of Birds Killed in Hail storm in Texas.
  • 29th March 2012 – 10,000 Geese and Waterfowl dead in Siskiyou County America.
  • 20th March 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish wash up on riverbank in Singapore.
  • 20th March 2012 – Thousands of dead Fish found in River in Minnesota.
  • 17th March 2012 – 4 beached Whales die in East China.
  • 13th March 2012 – Tens of Thousands of Salmon deaths a “mystery” in Marlborough New Zealand.
  • 13th March 2012 – 5,000 Fish found dead in a lake in Malaysia.
  • 12th March 2012 – Disease Kills 170 Chickens in South Africa.
  • 9th March 2012 – Dozens of birds drop dead in University grounds in Florida.
  • 8th March 2012 – 34 Dolphins wash up dead along coast in Texas.
  • 4th March 2012 – 400 Grey Seals found dead off Cape Breton in Australia.
  • 3rd March 2012 – Many Little Penguins Dying in Perth, Australia.
  • 2nd March 2012 – Thousands of Jellyfish wash ashore in Texas.
  • 1st March 2012 – 800kg dead fish found in Cyprus.
  • NOTE: During 2011 – Record number (335) of Sea Otters either found dead or ill along California coast in America.
  • 28th February 2012 – Over 20,000 Chickens dead in Dharke in Nepal.
  • 27th February 2012 – Thousands of fish found dead at nature reserve in UK.
  • 25th February 2012 – 60 Gulls found dead in New Zealand.
  • 21st February 2012 – 3,000 Tuna Fish found dead off coast of Dubai.
  • 21st February 2012 – 25 Rare Turtles wash up dead in Bangladesh.
  • 18th February 2012 – Thousands of Lambs being killed by incurable virus in the UK.
  • 16th February 2012 – Tonnes of dead Fish wash ashore in Somalia.
  • 15th February 2012 – 100 dead birds found along highway in Maryland America.
  • 9th February 2012 – Over 200 Dolphins wash up dead in Peru.
  • 9th February 2012 – 800 dead Birds found in Christchurch New Zealand.
  • 7th February 2012 – Dozens of dead Birds found on beach in Florida.
  • 6th February 2012 – Tens of Thousands of Birds to be “culled” due to H5N1 virus in Nepal and India.
  • 3rd February 2012 – Thousands of Fish wash up dead in Nigeria.
  • 3rd February 2012 – 100 Pigeons found dead in South Dakota.
  • 3rd February 2012 – 1,000 Fish found dead floating in two ponds in Virginia.
  • 31st January 2012 – 800 Star Fish found dead on beach in Japan.
  • 31st January 2012 – Massive Fish death in Philippines.
  • 27th January 2012 – 64 Dolphins and Porpoises found dead along the Atlantic Coast.
  • 27th January 2012 – 10,000 Fish found dead in Japan.
  • 27th January 2012 – 12 Dolphins wash up dead in Louisiana.
  • 24th January 2012 – 5,000 Fish found dead in Perth’s River in Australia.
  • UPDATE: 85 Dolphins beached, 61 dead in Cape Cod in America.
  • 24th January 2012 – 82 Whales dead in New Zealand.
  • 22nd January 2012 – Hundreds of dead Birds found in India.
  • 21st January 2012 – 4 Whales found dead on beach in New Zealand.
  • 19th January 2012 – 20,000 Birds killed by oil spill in New Zealand.
  • 19th January 2012 – 3 TONNES of dead Fish wash ashore in Somalia.
  • NOTE: During the past 6 years, 6.7 MILLION Bats have died from White Nose Disease in America.
  • 16th January 2012 – 53 Fur Seals found dead on Beach in Australia.
  • 14th January 2012 – 30 Dolphins beach, 20 dead in Cape Cod in America.
  • 11th January 2012 – Hundreds of dead Fish wash ashore in The Bahamas.
  • 10th January 2012 – 2000 Chickens dead in India.
  • 10th January 2012 – Large number of dead fish found floating across 3km of river in China.
  • 9th January 2012 – Hundreds of Wildlife Animals found dead in Zimbabwe.
  • 9th January 2012 – Dozens of Turtles found dead in Florida.
  • 8th January 2012 – Thousands of Deer have died during past few months in Northern Plains in America.
  • 7th January 2012 – Thousands of Dead Fish found floating in the Gholani River in India.
  • 7th January 2012 – 7 Whales become stranded and die in New Zealand.
  • 7th January 2012 – Thousands of Fish found dead in California.
  • 5th January 2012 – 3000 Dead Fish in Ghana.
  • 4th January 2012 – Oil soaked birds washing up dead on Western Isles of Scotland.
  • 2nd January 2012 – 20 TONNES of Fish wash up dead on beach in Norway.
  • 1st January 2012 – 200 Blackbirds found dead in Arkansas USA.

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Ten Collared Wolves Shot Near Yellowstone National Park

Collars Used To Track, Kill Wolves

Hunters have killed two radio-collared wolves that roamed Grand Teton National Park, localizing a debate about the legal killing of “park” wolves used for research. Details about the animals are few because a state statute prevents the park from releasing wolf-specific information, Grand Teton spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said. A look at harvests in hunt areas bordering the park shows that it’s likely many more Grand Teton wolves have been killed. Wyoming Game and Fish Department harvest data shows 13 wolves reported killed in hunt areas bordering the park.

For wildlife managers, the portion of those that were park wolves is inconsequential and biologically insignificant. Because wolves range great distances, the loss of those that use the parks is unavoidable. The deaths of well-known wolves and sound wolf management are different issues, said Mike Jimenez, wolf management and science coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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“When you radio-collar wolves, especially in areas where you can see them and identify them, those wolves take on identities,” Jimenez said. “Those wolves evoke strong emotions, that’s an issue.”

“Wyoming has a very sound hunting program with conservative quotas,” Jimenez said. “That’s a separate issue. How you blend those two together, that becomes very challenging.”

Mark Bruscino, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s large carnivore supervisor, echoed those sentiments.

“We’re managing to conserve wolves in Wyoming on a population scale,” Bruscino said.

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“Wolf populations are very dynamic,” he said, downplaying the death of individual animals. “Wolves get killed by other wolves, they get road-killed, they die in attacks on prey. Those niches will be filled quite quickly.”

Wildlife managers and pro-wolf groups are at odds following the shooting of at least 10 collared animals that frequent Wyoming’s two national parks. Included in the bunch was wolf 832F, a Lamar Valley pack alpha female, that was dubbed the “most famous wolf in the world.”

Eight collared animals have been shot outside of Yellowstone National Park. On Monday, Montana closed a portion of its hunt area abutting the park. Conservation groups are now calling for a similar buffer zone with limited or no hunting in Wyoming.

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