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Virgin annoucement signals another victory for WDC campaign against captivity shows

21 hours ago From us.whales.org  View Original Article

Plymouth, MASSACHUSETTS - Another positive step in WDC’s campaign to end whale and dolphin captivity shows was taken today with an announcement by Virgin Holidays stating that they will no longer sign up any new attractions that feature captive whales and dolphins for theatri ...

A ray of hope for lions

21 hours ago From voices.nationalgeographic.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Could protected areas be the key to protecting Africa’s lions?

Africa’s lion population has undergone a significant and sustained decline in recent years; recent estimates suggest that as few as 20,000 lions remain in the wild. Despite ...

Local animal shelter takes in over two dozen dogs from Louisiana

22 hours ago From wmdt.com  View Original Article

Salisbury, MARYLAND - The Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne's County is doing something they have never done before.

They are accepting dogs from outside of the county to help an overcrowded animal shelter in Louisiana.

A truck filled with ...

PETA to move Supreme Court against laws allowing Jallikattu, Kambala

22 hours ago From economictimes.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Mumbai, INDIA - Animal rights group PETA today said it will move the Supreme Court challenging the legislation passed by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka state assemblies allowing Jallikattu and Kambala respectively.

However, the body has not yet decided on ...

Proposed Trump policy threatens critically endangered Grauer’s gorilla

22 hours ago From mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - For weeks, the primatologists had followed a group of Grauer’s gorillas over rugged terrain — hacking through dense rainforest; following knife-edged ravines; and crossing a nearly impenetrable mountainous landscape in the eastern part of the Democra ...

Alert: 3,890 wild tigers left on earth

22 hours ago From koreatimes.co.kr  View Original Article

Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - Wild tigers, the majestic animals that once roamed the earth in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction.

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the number of tigers has to 3,890 worldwide.

Although this is ...

Kenya’s ‘Elephant Guardian’ will deliver water to thirsty animals ‘until it rains’

22 hours ago From people.com  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - He’s like no delivery man you’ve ever heard of.

Patrick Kilonzo Mwalau, dubbed “the Elephant Guardian,” is saving animals by delivering water to them in dry regions of Tsavo, Kenya, and a fundraising page created five months ago to fun ...

World’s saddest bear finally finds sanctuary after losing almost all her fur

25 hours ago From express.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - Dominga’s 14-years have been filled with never-ending chapters of sadness after she was stolen with her sister from the mountain forests of the Andes by wildlife traffickers only to end up in a zoo.

When her sibling died four years ago ...

Tons of pangolin scales up in flames in Cameroon

45 hours ago From panda.org  View Original Article

Gland, SWITZERLAND - Cameroon on February 17 burnt over three tons (3094 kg) of pangolin scales in ongoing fight against poaching and illicit trade of this lone mammal with scales.

The scales, which were seized from traffickers mostly at airports in Yaound ...

Environmental groups back feds in lawsuits over hunting ban

46 hours ago From newsminer.com  View Original Article

Fairbanks, ALASKA - More than a dozen environmental groups are seeking to join lawsuits filed by the state of Alaska over a federal ban on certain hunting techniques in national refuges and preserves.

The two lawsuits filed in January claim the U.S. Fish ...

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Antarctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever extent

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Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of manmade glob ...

Alert: 3,890 wild tigers left on earth

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Wild tigers, the majestic animals that once roamed the earth in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction.

Deforestation in Brazil increased 30% in 12 months, agency says

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In the 12-month period that ended last August, deforestation in Brazil increased in almost 30 percent.

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A new report shows that air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death in the world – and the number five cause of ...

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Just a few miles off the Florida coast lies the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world. These corals, which ran ...

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