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Saving orphaned baby rhinos in India

Archived, 5 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A baby rhino is easy to dismiss as cute.

With a barely visible stub of a horn and thick, folded skin that resembles armor, a young rhino can seem small and delightful. But even a few-weeks-old rhino calf can be aggressive. A seemingly ...

Gabon’s jungle was once a refuge for elephants—now it’s a killing field

Archived, 6 days ago From nrdc.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The tropical rainforests of the Minkébé National Park in northern Gabon are dense, wet woods—the sort of terrain where a hiker could get lost straying just a few feet off the trail. This seemingly impenetrable thicket has protected a thriving populat ...

Success! Vancouver bans captive whales and dolphins

Archived, 6 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Animal advocates are celebrating a major victory for captive whales and dolphins following an announcement that the Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously to ban keeping them on display at the Vancouver Aquarium.

The Vancouver Aquarium ...

Kenya Wildlife Service strategy will boost conservation of rhinos

Archived, 6 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is developing a new strategic framework to revitalize conservation of rhinos whose survival is at stake due to human and climatic threats, officials said on Tuesday evening.

KWS Director General Kitili ...

HSI calls on Brazilian Senate Commission of Science and Technology to pass airtight ban on cosmetic animal testing

Archived, 6 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Humane Society International is praising Senador Randolfe Rodrigues for championing strong amendments to proposed federal legislation to ban cosmetic animal testing and trade in Brazil. If adopted, the proposed changes would close major loopholes in ...

Fighting wildlife trafficking must be made a priority

Archived, 6 days ago From euractiv.com 

London, U K - The recent brutal slaying of Vince, a four-year old southern white rhino, at the Thoiry Zoo, 60km from Paris, was met with great shock and incredulity. How was it possible that such a magnificent animal – kept within the apparently secure confines of ...

MISSIONMAP to support Rhino Air in anti-poaching operation

Archived, 7 days ago From verticalmag.com 

Kitchener, CANADA - LOGIMAP, the creators of the MISSIONMAP airborne mission management system have partnered with Panasonic Toughbook Australia in donating a hardware/software package to Rhino Air. Rhino Air is a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to using helico ...

PETA convinces Boston-based travel co. to stop offering elephant rides

Archived, 7 days ago From bostonherald.com 

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it’s convinced a Boston-based travel, cruise and tour company to stop including elephant rides on its trip itineraries.

Vantage Deluxe World Travel confirmed the decision in an email yes ...

SPCA seizes dogs, puppies and horses

Archived, 7 days ago From princegeorgecitizen.com 

Prince George, CANADA - BC SPCA constables have seized 13 adult dogs, seven puppies and seven horses from a property in Cheslatta, south of Burns Lake.

The seized dogs, primarily Australian shepherds and mixed breeds, included six puppies under two days old a ...

Børns stands up for big cats still abused in circuses

Archived, 7 days ago From peta2.com 

Norfolk, VIRGINIA - Børns is full of love and compassion for big cats in circuses. This rock-god-in-the-making has a huge soft spot for animals and an electrifying, powerful voice that he’s using to speak up for them.

As a multi-talented musician who love ...

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