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Thai business leaders pledge to be ivory free with WildAid

Archived, 7 days ago From wildaid.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - On Thai Elephant Day, WildAid united 15 prominent Thai business leaders with a pledge to never use elephant ivory or other wildlife products.

In a show of solidarity, the nation's top business leaders joined our call and urged stronger ...

Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino

Archived, 7 days ago From ifaw.org 

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the worlds leading rhino conservationists.

Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and ph ...

Rescued orangutans airlifted to freedom in Borneo

Archived, 8 days ago From todayonline.com 

Andrew Road, SINGAPORE - Conservation groups in Indonesia have returned 17 critically endangered orangutans to their natural forest habitat in the past month, airlifting some by helicopter to a remote area of Borneo where they hope the rehabilitated great apes will be safe f ...

Baby rhinos and elephants to get some Nova Scotian love

Archived, 8 days ago From metronews.ca 

Calgary, CANADA - Its a long way from Nova Scotia to South Africa, but Nadine Ferguson is doing her part to help baby rhinos and elephants orphaned by poachers.

The Middle Sackville resident recently became involved with grassroots organization Blanket ...

Success! Florida Zoo was ordered to stop forcing baby tigers to swim with tourists

Archived, 8 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Theres no doubt tiger cubs are adorable, but our desire to interact with them is causing great harm to those little babies. The ongoing problems at Dade Citys Wild Things (DCWT) in Florida are a prime example of why encounters with them need to end ...

Conservation groups oppose effort to remove wolf protections in California

Archived, 8 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Four conservation groups filed a motion today to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to remove California Endangered Species Act protections from wolves. The lawsuit, against the state Fish and Wildlife Commission, was brought by the Pacific Legal Foundat ...

Three arrested for trafficking 159 ivory tusks

Archived, 8 days ago From panda.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - The tusks were stocked in a metallic seal and concealed in the back booth of a car. Said to have been transited from the town of Djoum in the South Region of Cameroon, the suspects disclosed they were taking the tusks to the north of the country. The ...

Chinese cat finally finds her forever home after the longest wait

Archived, 8 days ago From animalsasia.org 

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong - For beautiful Baochun whose name means spring a lifetime of waiting and hoping is finally over.

As a stray fending for herself in a Beijing park, Baochun grew up the hard way. She survived by foraging for food scraps and from the ...

PETA urges extra caution with pets in snow storm

Archived, 9 days ago From wtnh.com 

New Haven, CONNECTICUT - While Connecticut deals with blizzard-like conditions, pet owners are being warned to take extra caution dealing with family cats, dogs and other animals.

PETA receives thousands of complaints every year about people who leave animals ...

High above, drones keep watchful eyes on wildlife in Africa

Archived, 9 days ago From nytimes.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Night has fallen at Liwonde National Park, but the trespassers are clearly visible. Three hundred feet in the air, a thermal camera attached to a BatHawk drone tracks their boat, a black sliver gliding up the luminous gray Shire River.


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