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More than 80 'fighting' animals seized from Union County home

7 hours ago From news4jax.com  View Original Article

Jacksonville, FLORIDA - A man was arrested Tuesday on drug possession and distribution charges, and is also facing possible illegal game and animal fighting charges.

The Union County Sheriff's Office said its investigators, deputies, SWAT team and Drug Task F ...

Cruelty to elephant: PETA writes to forest dept for action

8 hours ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Mumbai, INDIA - After Sunday's incident at Amber Fort where an American tourist, Nayiri Miller, witnessed eight persons ill-treating an elephant, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), India has written to Rajasthan Forest Department. In the letter, PET ...

Hong Kong launches bill to ban domestic ivory trade

9 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Hong Kong has launched a landmark bill to ban its domestic ivory trade, amid accusations that authorities were lagging behind China in phasing out the market.

Hong Kong is home to the world’s biggest retail ivory market, with more item ...

Only 30 left in the wild: Saving the nearly extinct vaquita

10 hours ago From ecowatch.com  View Original Article

Cleveland, OHIO - In one of the longest campaigns in Sea Shepherd's history, Operation Milagro III concluded its six-month operation in Mexico's Gulf of California to protect the near-extinct vaquita porpoise and the endangered totoaba bass.

Two Sea She ...

Last of his kind: Rhino named Sudan, 43, the final hope for scientists as they launch desperate bid to save species

10 hours ago From mirror.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - He is the last of his kind - and the last hope for the future of his species.

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, spends his days snoozing under the baking sun at the Ol Pejeta conservation centre in Kenya.

There ...

Kenyan police arrest 6 suspects with 216 kg of ivory

31 hours ago From xinhuanet.com  View Original Article

Beijing, CHINA - Kenyan police on Tuesday arrested six suspects after being found with 216 kilograms of ivory worth 210,000 U.S. dollars in a house in Utawala residential area, Nairobi.

Head of Special Crimes Prevention Unit Noah Katumo said the suspec ...

Wiper using wireless collars to stop elephant poaching in Africa

33 hours ago From zdnet.com  View Original Article

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - A team of entrepreneurs in the United States have combined their expertise to combat elephant poaching in Africa, creating Wiper, a wireless anti-poaching device that uses GPS tracking and gunshot detection technology to automatically send the locati ...

Two more rescued orangutans return to their forest home

33 hours ago From care2.com  View Original Article

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Two more critically endangered orangutans, Amin and Shila, have finally been returned to their home in the rainforest.

Amin is a male who was estimated to be two years old when he was rescued in 2013. He was being kept by one of the em ...

Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals

38 hours ago From the-japan-news.com  View Original Article

Tokyo, JAPAN - The animals won’t travel two-by-two, but thousands of safari stalwarts will soon begin their journeys from Zimbabwe to Mozambique in one of Africa’s largest ever wildlife transfers.

Fifty elephants, 100 giraffes, 200 zebras and 200 buf ...

IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction

41 hours ago From ifaw.org  View Original Article

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017.

“Any trade in rhin ...

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