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Malaysian authorities seize record haul of pangolin scales

Archived, 19 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Malaysian authorities have seized more than 2 million dollars (1.82 million euros) worth of pangolin scales at one of the country's main airports in its largest-ever such haul, officials said Monday.

Customs officers found more than 70 ...

France bans breeding killer whales in captivity

Archived, 19 days ago From telegraph.co.uk 

London, U K - France on Saturday banned the breeding in captivity of dolphins and killer whales under tighter rules that campaigners hope will eventually herald the end of shows involving the animals.

Environment Minister Segolene Royal had on Wedne ...

Two lions survive 10‚000km trip to South African sanctuary

Archived, 19 days ago From heraldlive.co.za 

Port Elizabeth, SOUTH AFRICA - Former zoo lion Nelson and confiscated “exotic pet” Ciam are this weekend exploring their new spacious and natural enclosures in the bush at the Born Free sanctuary at the Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape‚ after a 10‚000km trip from Europe.< ...

Morocco goes all out to save its iconic monkey

Archived, 19 days ago From thehindu.com 

Chennai, INDIA - “If nothing is done, this species will disappear within 10 years,” warns a poster on Ahmed Harrad’s ageing four-wheeler, showing Morocco’s famed Barbary macaque monkey.

Mr. Harrad spends his time criss-crossing northern Morocco to try ...

Torrey Smith just paid the adoption fee for 46 dogs and cats at a Baltimore shelter

Archived, 19 days ago From washingtonpost.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Torrey Smith and his wife, Chanel, took time over the weekend to help animals who need a second chance find their forever homes.

Smith, who will play for the Philadelphia Eagles this season, and his wife picked up the adoption fees for ...

With circus closing, activists focus on zoos

Archived, 19 days ago From lasvegassun.com 

Henderson, NEVADA - When the Ringling Bros. circus was founded, Ulysses S. Grant was president and the South was in the middle of Reconstruction. The storied act will sadly come to an end this month. Ringling, after years of harassment from animal rights activists, anno ...

Four more Chinese airlines ban shark fin

Archived, 21 days ago From wildaid.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Responding to concern from conservationists, another major Chinese airline group has agreed not to transport shark fin products on its flights. In a letter to WildAid, the Eastern Air Logistics Co said the company has banned shipments of shark fin ac ...

George and Amal Clooney donate $10k to dog rescue charity

Archived, 21 days ago From thespec.com 

Hamilton, CANADA - George and Amal Clooney have donated $10,000 to a dog rescue charity.

The parents-to-be made a sizeable gift to Camp Cocker Rescue in Sherman Oaks, California after hearing about what had happened to nine new dogs before the organisati ...

Animal-rights activists decry circus elephant’s treatment

Archived, 21 days ago From flkeysnews.com 

Marathon, FLORIDA - Nosey the elephant’s journey from Africa to the United States happened more than 30 years ago on a retrofitted airliner owned by an eccentric millionaire with an affinity for wild animals.

She was part of a 1984 airlift from Zimbabwe p ...

WWF said budget should boost national parks to save species

Archived, 21 days ago From northernstar.com.au 

Goonellabah, AUSTRALIA - The Federal Government is being lobbied to enlarge national parks in northern New South Wales and create new ones to help save an Aussie icon - the koala.

The World Wide Fund wants next week's Federal Budget to include funding for more ...

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