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Connecticut Senate votes against bear hunt, amends bill language to forbid trophy-hunting activities

Archived, 8 days ago From humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Connecticut Senate voted against legislation that would have permitted a bear hunt in Connecticut for the first time in more than 100 years.

After an hour-long floor debate, the Senate removed language allowing a bear hunt through ...

Senate committee approves ban on shark fins

Archived, 8 days ago From humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Humane Society Legislative Fund and The Humane Society of the United States applaud the passage of S.793, the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017, by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee this morning. S.793 would prohibit ...

European Commission applauded for ending raw ivory exports

Archived, 9 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The European Commission announced that it would end the export of old raw ivory by 1st July 2017 following the adoption of a new EU guidance on ivory trade. From this date onwards, EU Member States will no longer be able to issue export documents for ...

Ravaged by deforestation - but a new refuge brings hope for the Cherry-throated Tanager

Archived, 9 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - Just five hundred years ago, the Atlantic Forest formed a thick green blanket across the east coast of Brazil. Then settlers arrived from Europe, sparking one of the most terrifying rates of deforestation the world has ever seen.

Today ...

Tanzania: Kenya, Tanzania launch aerial count of elephants and buffaloes

Archived, 9 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Wildlife stakeholders on Tuesday launched a 14-day aerial count of elephants and buffaloes in the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.

The count, conducted by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Narok Co ...

California’s capital just banned the sale of puppy mill dogs!

Archived, 9 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Victory for companion animals! California’s capital, Sacramento, has just passed an ordinance banning the sale of commercially-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in the city.

Instead, pet shops will be required to partner with ...

New whales, dolphins banned from Vancouver Aquarium

Archived, 10 days ago From ctvnews.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - No new whales or dolphins will be brought to tanks at the Vancouver Aquarium, ending a years-long fight by animal welfare activists who believe the highly social marine mammals are better off in the ocean.

On Monday night, the Vancouve ...

Ontario SPCA helping pups find new homes down south

Archived, 10 days ago From cbc.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - The Ontario SPCA is helping over 40 dogs and puppies find a new home in southern Ontario.

This latest pack arrived in Thunder Bay from Wabaseemoong Independent Nation on Monday evening en route to Sudbury.

Judy Decicco, ...

Mapping seizures to aid conservation of imperilled Helmeted Hornbill

Archived, 10 days ago From traffic.org 

Cambridge, U K - An updated trade hotspot map by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), and TRAFFIC reinforces the position of China and Indonesia as the world’s most important countries involved in the illegal trade in Helmeted Hornbill Rhinoplax vigil parts ...

Pangolin poachers arrested in Tzaneen

Archived, 10 days ago From reviewonline.co.za 

Polokwane, SOUTH AFRICA - Police spokesperson Lt. Col Moatshe Ngoepe says police in the province will continue the fight against crime affecting protected species.

This follows yet another arrest in connection with Pangolin Poaching, in Tzaneen, where three peo ...

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