Eyes on Washington week ending 04.20.18

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified at congressional hearings earlier this month for the company’s role in the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica’s, exploitation of weaknesses in Facebook’s privacy controls to collect personal information about 87 million people without their consent. During the proceeding he was also questioned about Facebook’s role in facilitating the illegal trade in … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.20.18

Eyes on Washington week ending 02.02.18

Information and Recommendations on animal and plant species for CoP18 Last week, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) published a Federal Register notice inviting the public to provide information and recommendations on animal and plant species for which the U.S. should consider submitting proposals to amend the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 02.02.18

67 tiger deaths in India

In just six month 67 tigers have died—and the Indian government does not know why—the New Indian Express reported early this month. In a worrying trend in the first six months this year, 11 tigers died every month, which means one tiger death reported every three days. What should concern the government more is that … Continue reading 67 tiger deaths in India