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International spotlight means hope for Indonesia’s Bandung Zoo bears

Archived, 11 days ago From animalsasia.org 

Hanoi, VIETNAM - Viral footage of sun bears at Bandung Zoo begging for food has prompted greater awareness of their plight via global media coverage.

As a result of the coverage, the Indonesian government has been inundated with letters highlighting th ...

Rhino numbers recover, but new threats emerge

Archived, 11 days ago From thethirdpole.net 

London, U K - Once abundant across the vast landmass from Myanmar in the east to the Indus in the west, from Nepal in the north down to the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in the south, the Rhinoceros unicornis, or Indian rhinoceros was pushed to the brink of extin ...

UN addresses issue of whale-ship collisions

Archived, 11 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that overlap with shipping lanes vital to the economies of ma ...

Tanzanian couple jailed over haul of poached ivory

Archived, 11 days ago From af.reuters.com 

London, U K - A Tanzanian court has sentenced a married couple to 20 years in jail each for illegal possession of 210 pieces of ivory from nearly 100 poached elephants, the government said on Tuesday. Peter and Leonida Loi Kabi, who pleaded not guilty, were sen ...

PETA and other animal-protection groups sue USDA over website blackout

Archived, 11 days ago From peta.org 

Norfolk, VIRGINIA - A coalition of leading animal-protection groups—including PETA, Beagle Freedom Project, Born Free USA, and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals—along with public health advocacy group the Physicians Committee for Respons ...

Congress seeking to unwind decision by professional wildlife managers and restart inhumane and unethical hunting practices on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

Archived, 11 days ago From humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Humane Society of the United States launched a hard-hitting television advertising campaign to stop a movement in Congress to allow egregious killing methods targeting grizzly bears and wolves in Alaska on National Wildlife Refuges – the one cate ...

Discovery of new shark species highlights need to protect Belize waters

Archived, 12 days ago From panda.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - The discovery of a new shark species in Belize waters comes as a reminder of the need to protect the waters around the Central American country, home to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve system, the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere.

Group of 'extinct' antelope released into wild in southern Sahara

Archived, 12 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A group of scimitar-horned oryx, an antelope declared extinct in the wild, have been reintroduced to their original home on the edge of the Sahara desert.

Fourteen captive-bred animals were released in a remote area of Chad and joined ...

Fifteen dogs rescued from dogfighting and neglect in Costa Rica

Archived, 12 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - A raid of a suspected dogfighting ring in Purral, Costa Rica, resulted in the rescue of 15 severely neglected dogs, several of whom showed clear signs of fighting. The Costa Rican National Animal Health Service conducted the seizure, with the help of ...

Wings of Rescue saves 450 Mid-South pets

Archived, 12 days ago From wmcactionnews5.com 

Memphis, TENNESSEE - Hundreds of adoptable Mid-South animals are on their way across the country to find loving homes.

Thanks to Wings of Rescue, the pets were removed from Mid-South animal shelters and saved from the risk of euthanasia.

Abo ...

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