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Sea Shepherd investigation reveals huge volume of shark fins evading international shipping bans

Archived, 17 days ago From seashepherd.org.au 

Williamstown, AUSTRALIA - Despite a worldwide ban on the transportation of shark fins by major shipping carriers, a three-month investigation by Sea Shepherd Global -- as part of their global shark defense campaign Operation Apex Harmony -- has verified that large shipments o ...

Arkansas sanctuary completes large big cat rescue

Archived, 17 days ago From ktts.com 

Springfield, MISSOURI - It’s being called the biggest big cat rescue in U.S. History.

The Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas has successfully rescued 115 different animals from a roadside zoo in Colorado.

It took five- ...

IAR marks World Wildlife Day with the release of three rescued orangutans returning to freedom in the forest

Archived, 19 days ago From internationalanimalrescue.org 

Uckfield, U K - Our team in Indonesia have released three orangutans into a national park in West Kalimantan after they were driven out of the forest by massive land clearance operations to make way for agricultural plantations. News of the orangutans’ translocation ...

IFAW seeks to engage youth in tackling wildlife conservation

Archived, 19 days ago From capitalfm.co.ke 

Nairobi, KENYA - Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount.

The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protec ...

Six stranded dolphins, one of them pregnant, are rescued in Wellfleet

Archived, 19 days ago From provincetown.wickedlocal.com 

Provincetown, MASSACHUSETTS - In what was described by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a busy week in a busy 2017 season, two separate marine mammal strandings were reported in Wellfleet.

Five common dolphins stranded high up in the marsh behind ...

PETA, resident sue Arcadia in attempt to stop coyote trapping

Archived, 19 days ago From pasadenastarnews.com 

Pasadena, CALIFORNIA - Animal rights organization PETA and a resident filed a lawsuit Thursday in an attempt to halt the city’s recently approved plan to trap and kill coyotes.

The lawsuit follows a 4-1 City Council vote Feb. 21 to approve a $15,000 contract ...

China’s young celebrities appeal for wildlife protection on World Wildlife Day

Archived, 19 days ago From ifaw.org 

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - On this year’s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the ‘Protect Our Wildlife Star’ campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Junkai Wang and Xiaot ...

European Parliament adopts robust report on trade policy and wildlife protection

Archived, 20 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The European Parliament today voted overwhelmingly in favour of a robust report concerning EU Common Commercial Policy in the context of wildlife sustainability imperatives. This non-legislative report – initiated by the Parliament’s Committee on Int ...

Quokka sighting brings hope for Northcliffe population

Archived, 20 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - Quokkas are small marsupials native to a small corner of south-western Australia and considered endangered. The local population around Northcliffe had been badly hit by a massive bushfire in 2015.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conduct ...

PETA outraged at Pittsburgh Penguins for using actual penguins during hockey game

Archived, 20 days ago From people.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium have ruffled some feathers.

According to CBS Pittsburgh, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is furious that a group of live penguins was brought out on the ice during t ...

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Arctic ice sets new record low for winter: scientists

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The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-t ...

China-backed dam project may threaten Myanmar wildlife sanctuary

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Environmental activists say plans for a large dam threaten wildlife sanctuaries in Myanmar’s northern Karen state.

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Four years ago a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity shut down oil leasing on federal lands in California. But now ...

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