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South Africa shoots rhino poachers, but lets kingpins walk, new report finds

Archived, 10 days ago From wildaid.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Rhino poaching middlemen and kingpins continue to operate with impunity in South Africa, according to a new WildAid report, which reveals how the country has failed to prosecute or sufficiently punish those arrested for high level involvement in rhin ...

Urgent global action needed to halt vaquita extinction

Archived, 10 days ago From panda.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - With an estimated 30 or fewer individuals remaining, the vaquita are the focus of new WWF analysis released today calling for immediate collective action to protect the species. The world’s most endangered marine mammal urgently needs a coordinated g ...

Ray of hope for endangered Cross River Gorilla in West Africa forest

Archived, 11 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - With only about 300 individuals remaining in the wild, conservationists have expressed concern that the critically endangered Cross River gorilla could be extinct if everyone does not come on board to protect the species, found only in the Nigeria-Ca ...

Leonardo DiCaprio wants to save endangered porpoise; Mexican President all ears

Archived, 11 days ago From edition.cnn.com 

Atlanta, GEORGIA - Leave it to Leonardo DiCaprio to remind us that social media can serve a porpoise.

The vaquita porpoise, to be precise.

The actor and activist used Twitter and Instagram this week to get his millions of followers to sign ...

Chinese appetite for totoaba fish bladder kills off rare porpoise

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The world’s rarest marine mammal is on the verge of extinction due to the continuing illegal demand in China for a valuable fish organ, an undercover investigation has revealed.

There are no more than 30 vaquita – a five-foot porpoise ...

Famous rare white wolf killed in Yellowstone, $15,000 and growing reward offered

Archived, 11 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - The Center for Biological Diversity is contributing $5,000 toward a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for illegally shooting and killing a famous wolf in Yellowstone National Park.

The 12- ...

Smuggled tortoises worth RM1.3 million seized at KLIA

Archived, 11 days ago From freemalaysiatoday.com 

Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA - Malaysian customs today foiled an attempt to smuggle hundreds of the world’s most endangered tortoises into the country from Madagascar, a senior official said Monday.

The 330 ploughshare and radiated tortoises seized at Kuala Lumpur I ...

Thirty critically endangered slow lorises return to freedom in the rainforest

Archived, 11 days ago From internationalanimalrescue.org 

Uckfield, U K - Thirty Javan slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) seized by police in Indonesia have been released in the Mount Ciremai National Park in West Java.

The 18 females and 12 males were confiscated in seizures in January 2016, September 2016 ...

Rwanda places a high value on its mountain gorillas

Archived, 11 days ago From fauna-flora.org 

Cambridge, U K - The Government of Rwanda, one of the three range States for the Critically Endangered mountain gorilla, is making headlines for doubling the price to spend one hour with gorillas in Volcanoes National Park from US$750 to US$1,500.

Whil ...

Paul Allen goes digital to save the world’s most-endangered animals

Archived, 12 days ago From livemint.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - If he has his way, Paul Allen will have 90,000 square miles (234,000 sq. km) of African territory covered with smart sensors and drones by the end of this year to bring hyper-connectivity to Africa’s remotest, most wildlife-packed corners. It’s the b ...

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