The giant otter photographed for the first time since 30 years!



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The giant otter photographed for the first time since 30 years!

The giant otter, last sighted 30 years ago and believed extinct by the hopes, has been photographed for the first time for years in the fresh waters of Argentina. This was announced by the Rewilding Argentina Foundation. This was discovered by the experts of the Fundación Rewilding Argentina which operates at the Campo El Teuco Station in the El Impenetrabile National Park, in the waters of a lagoon on the banks of the Bermejo River.

The closest documented populations of giant otters are currently found in the Paraguayan Pantanal, more than 1000 kilometers away. With the discovery of this specimen, four giant otters inhabit Argentina. The one just discovered is the only one currently living in complete freedom.

The giant otter is the largest in the world.

It lives in large rivers and wetlands in northern and central South America. In Argentina it was considered extinct and is threatened with extinction around the world. In the Bermejo River, where the discovery took place in recent days, the dates are even older, dating back to at least 100 years ago.

Prince of Liechtenstein accused of killing bear Arthur

According to the Romanian environmental group Agent Green and the Austrian VGT, Prince Emanuel of Liechtenstein killed Arthur, the biggest bear in Romania. Associated Press, a Romanian news agency, said the prince received permission from the Romanian Environmental Agency to hunt down a female bear who had caused damage to farmers in the village of Ojdula.

However, according to ambient groups, the prince did not kill the female bear for which he received permission, but the famous bear Arthur, the oldest specimen in Romania. Gabriel Paun, president of the NGO Agent Green, said: "I wonder how the prince could have confused a female bear who enters to do damage in a village, with the largest male alive, who lived in the depths of the forest.

Prince did not come to solve the problem of the locals but to kill the bear and take home the biggest trophy to hang on the wall." The brown bear is a species protected by international laws: moreover, Romania banned trophy hunting in 2016.

There are several dangers that endanger the survival of the bear: the most important are obviously climate change and activity. Human. Romanian Environment Minister Ta'nczos Barna said an investigation was opened to determine the precise circumstances of the bear's killing.

Ann-Kathrin Freude, coordinator of the Austrian NGO VGT, added: "Trophy hunting must be banned without exception, otherwise the conflicts will escalate and the species will be endangered, as has already happened in much of Europe. And It is a shame for Austria that Prince Emanuel has abused an exemption to kill this beautiful bear."