The Guilfordian

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor

April 28, 2017

Brazil On April 25, indigenous people protesting in Brasília, Brazil, clashed with police officers. About 4,000 people attended the protest, which concerned legislation about indigenous land rights. Farmers and native groups have clashed in recent months. “We carried 200 coffins symbolizing the...

Efforts needed to stop hunting

Efforts needed to stop hunting

Daequan Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016

Millions of dollars have been spent on hunting exotic and endangered wildlife in Africa, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of animals perish in order to become an Instagram post or a decoration in someone’s home. The truth of trophy-hunting is scary. Jimmy...

White rhino population continues to fall with recent death

White rhino population continues to fall with recent death

Nicole Zelniker, Senior Writer

November 14, 2014

Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya, last hope to many endangered species, suffered a loss this past October with the death of the northern white rhino Suni. Suni’s death leaves six northern white rhinos in existence. The species is now critically endangered. “They were killed in the Garamba...

Blue whale population on the rise, yet facing continued endangerment

Juliet Magoon, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

According to the research of Cole Monnohan and Trevor Branch, scientists at the University of Washington’s Branch Lab, California blue whales are at 97 percent of previous historic levels. Their research reveals a rebound for the California blue whale population, while other groups of blue whales...