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Little hope for a tiny porpoise

Archived, 6 days ago From deccanherald.com 

Bangalore, INDIA - In the shallow sea waters of the Gulf of California swims a porpoise that few have seen, its numbers dwindling so fast that its existence is now in peril. Known mostly by its Spanish name, the snub-nosed vaquita is the world’s smallest cetacean, a mi ...

Illegal wildlife trade threatens species at Unesco sites, says WWF

Archived, 6 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Almost half of the Unesco world heritage sites designated for their importance to nature are threatened by the illegal wildlife trade, a WWF report has said.

Poaching, illegal logging and fishing, and the trafficking of rare species ar ...

Hong Kong’s ivory traders should back the total ban, as they have enough time to adapt

Archived, 6 days ago From scmp.com 

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong - The Legislative Council’s environmental affairs panel has just finished discussing the government’s proposal to phase out the local ivory trade. The goal is clear – phase out the trade, and give traders five years to do so.

I met with ...

SA, Malaysia join forces to resolve rhino horn case

Archived, 6 days ago From citizen.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa and Malaysia will be collaborating to establish the source of 18 rhino horns, weighing up to 51kg, recently recovered in Kuala Lumpur.

According to wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic, the horn was found at the airpo ...

New York’s model commitment to homeless animals

Archived, 6 days ago From huffingtonpost.com 

New York, NEW YORK - There was a lot of excitement last week when New York became the first state to offer its residents free tuition for four-year public colleges – a move which will change lives in New York as well as inspire other state governments. But in that same 2 ...

Dogs trained in Wales help fight rhino poaching in Africa

Archived, 7 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - Extremus Dog Training in St Clears works with charity Animals Saving Animals in the conservation effort.

It has seven dogs in Africa and is training puppies Badak, Murwi and Diego to join them.

Director Darren Priddle sa ...

National Aquarium plans sanctuary for their dolphins

Archived, 7 days ago From whalesanctuaryproject.org 

Orem, UTAH - The National Aquarium in Baltimore announced plans to build a seaside sanctuary, either in Florida or the Caribbean, and to move all eight of the dolphins currently at the aquarium to the new sanctuary by 2020.

This is a major decision ...

Alicia Machado strips down for PETA

Archived, 7 days ago From people.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Venezuelan actress Alicia Machado joins the long list of celebrities, such as Dulce María and the members of Fifth Harmony, who have teamed up with PETA Latino to help raise awareness for animal rights.

“It’s a pleasure and an honor ...

Former drug users turn conservationists to save the Philippine Eagle

Archived, 7 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - Drug addicts, members of the Dumagat ethnic group, and local conservationists. It is rather eclectic, this bunch of people crossing the River Dupinga. The locals know the river all too well, and fear it. It brings water and fish, life really, if the ...

Summitt the bear continues to improve at Appalachian Bear Rescue

Archived, 7 days ago From heraldcourier.com 

Bristol, VIRGINIA - A calm black bear, found underweight and severely anemic last month by an observant farmer in rural Sullivan County, Tennessee, continues to improve and is now residing in larger digs at Appalachian Bear Rescue.

Summitt, named in honor ...

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Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

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"It's almost time to say farewell to our glaciers," Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summi ...

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A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants ther ...

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