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Environmental groups back feds in lawsuits over hunting ban

Archived, 6 days ago From newsminer.com 

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 ...

Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve

Archived, 6 days ago From eurekalert.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent and 81 percent because of poaching, a new Duke University-led study finds.

"Our research suggests that more th ...

Zimbabwe anti-poaching unit scores success

Archived, 6 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - An anti-poaching unit operating on the west of Zimbabwe’s Matusadona National Park is reporting no elephants poached for nearly two years. The unit is hoping its vigilance can be copied nationwide and that combined with education efforts it will help ...

Maximum jail term for animal cruelty should rise to five years, charity says

Archived, 6 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.

The current six-month maximum custodial term for the worst criminal cases was descr ...

Animal protection laws promised after Indonesian bear footage goes viral

Archived, 7 days ago From animalsasia.org 

Hanoi, VIETNAM - Footage showing sun bears in poor conditions at Bandung Zoo set the internet alight last month with people around the world voicing anger and sorrow that any animal could be kept in such appalling conditions.

With those conditions not ...

Possible decline in rhino poaching

Archived, 7 days ago From citizen.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - A local NGO, Outraged SA Citizens Against Poaching (Oscap), has revealed a possible further decline in the numbers of rhinos poached in South Africa for 2016.

According to Oscap founder Allison Thompson, her organisation’s statistics s ...

BOS Foundation saves orangutan from extinction

Archived, 7 days ago From antaranews.com 

Jakarta, INDONESIA - The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation is keen to release as many Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) as possible into their natural habitat in its efforts to save this protected species from extinction.

In cooperation with the ...

Colorado sanctuary rescues lions, tigers & bears from Argentina

Archived, 7 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - The Wild Animal Sanctuary, the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuary, has successfully rescued (3) Bengal Tigers, (2) African Lions and (2) Grizzly Bears from inhumane conditions at a closed zoo in Colon, Argentina.


Eve to Detroiters: Unchain your dogs

Archived, 7 days ago From detroitnews.com 

Detroit, MICHIGAN - Eve has a message to Detroiters: Unchain your dogs.

The rapper and actress is featured in three PETA billboards on Metro Detroit highways that state: “Unchain Your Friends. Chained Dogs Suffer Every Day.”

The billboards ...

Saving Ugandan lions one radio collar at a time

Archived, 7 days ago From voices.nationalgeographic.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - It’s about a day’s journey by road from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a drive I spend either taking in the views of the Ugandan countryside or catching a quick nap if I’m feeling jet-lagged. Not so this time.

On the way, my ...

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Great Barrier Reef could face another big coral bleaching event this year

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The Great Barrier Reef faces an “elevated and imminent risk” of more widespread coral bleaching this year, the reef authority ...

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