Four suspected rhino poachers were shot and killed by rangers in two South Africa parks over the weekend, the authorities said. Three of the poachers were shot in Kruger, one of the nation’s premier safari destinations, while another was killed in KwaZulu-Natal national park, another popular safari location. More than 333 rhinos were poached in the country in 2010, triple the amount from 2009. [Associated Press]
Canada, Russia and the United States have underreported the amount of fish being harvested from Arctic waters for decades, a new study says. Nearly one million metric tons of fish were caught in the Arctic between 1950 and 2006, nearly 75 times higher than the catches reported to the United Nations in that period, the study found. The underreporting “has given us a false sense of comfort that the Arctic is still a pristine frontier when it comes to fisheries,” the lead author said. [Vancouver Sun]
The cable channel Animal Planet will join an expedition into Uwharrie National Forest in North Carolina in search of Bigfoot. The creature was allegedly caught on video in the area by a local man who used a Zagnut candy bar as bait. “They are using modern technology to finally find the legendary and elusive creature,” an Animal Planet spokeswoman says.