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World’s most endangered fruit bat could soon be extinct due to rapid forest loss

Archived, 6 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Widespread deforestation is causing severe population decline in the little-known Livingstone’s fruit bat (Pteropus livingstonii), a new study has found.

The rare bat is found only on two small islands of Anjouan and Mohéli in th ...

Conservation plans to protect the albatross

Archived, 6 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands is this week launching an ambitious conservation effort to help protect the albatross.

South Georgia is a globally important breeding site for a number of seabirds, in ...

Mute Swans are given police protection during rare visit to Malta

Archived, 6 days ago From internationalanimalrescue.org 

Uckfield, U K - Max Farrugia, IAR’s Chairman in Malta, reports that 12 Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) have been gracing the artificial dam in Marsalforn Valley in Gozo, prompting hundreds of people to travel there to get a glimpse of them. The last time a flock of these ...

Activists rescue dogs raised for meat from farms in South Korea

Archived, 7 days ago From globalnews.ca 

Burnaby, CANADA - International animal rights activists rescued 10 canines from a dog farm in Wonju on Tuesday as part of its campaign to end the dog meat trade in South Korea.

Ten dogs were rescued from a farm where 200 of them were being raised for hu ...

Blitz nets 443 poachers

Archived, 7 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Harare, ZIMBABWE - A Joint blitz by police officers and rangers from the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) led to the arrest of 443 suspected poachers, with 57 convicted and sentenced last year alone.

In a statement yes ...

Giving fur coats back to the animals

Archived, 7 days ago From theage.com.au 

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - The last time I remembered seeing the fur coats I was wearing the fluffy brown one.

I was eight years old, playing dress-up at my aunt's inner-city semi in the late 1970s, and utterly captivated by her immense wardrobe of treasures. Sh ...

Animal rescue group takes on dogs being left out in the cold

Archived, 7 days ago From stewardshipreport.com 

New York, NEW YORK - One year ago, a community was rocked by an image of a frozen dog that was posted on social media by an animal control center in New Jersey. The dog had been found frozen to death on a city street, and the picture was posted as a message to others of ...

Lawsuit launched to protect wolves, lynx from PolyMet copper mine

Archived, 7 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The Center for Biological Diversity and Earthworks today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service under the Endangered Species Act for their approval of the PolyMet open-pit copper mine on the Superio ...

Once a trophy hunting concession, now a snow leopard sanctuary

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Sometimes wildlife champions come as high as heads of state. Since taking office in 2011 the current president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, has turned the former Soviet Republic into a centre point for snow leopard conservation and research. Pe ...

Roger Moore calls for UK ban on wild animal circuses

Archived, 8 days ago From ewn.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - Sir Roger Moore has called for wild animal circuses to be banned from touring the UK.

The James Bond legend has written a letter on behalf of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) urging British Prime Minister Theresa May ...

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