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Thousands in Ohio ask state to ban unlimited wild turtle trapping

Archived, 12 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club Ohio have sent more than 3,800 letters asking the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to end unchecked commercial collection of the state’s wild turtles.

Turtle traders in Ohio can n ...

Don’t wait five years to ban ivory trade, Hong Kong

Archived, 12 days ago From scmp.com 

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong - In 1989, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora banned the international trade of ivory. Yet, ivory sourced before the 1989 ban can, subject to licensing and registration, still be legally bought and sold ...

Call for nation plan for penguin conservation

Archived, 12 days ago From stuff.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - Half the world's threatened penguin species live around New Zealand, and Forest & Bird is calling on the Government to protect them.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimated 10 of the world's 18 penguin speci ...

Lush shampoo bar re-launches in the United States to support global #BeCrueltyFree campaign

Archived, 12 days ago From humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Cruelty-free beauty company Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is re-launching its global best-selling New Shampoo Bar to encourage consumers to get behind The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund, and Humane Society Inter ...

Saved: the endangered species back from the brink of extinction

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The saiga antelope makes a strange pin-up for the conservation world. With its odd bulbous nose and spindly legs, it is an unlovely looking creature – particularly when compared with wildlife favourites such as the polar bear or panda.


Recent rescue of 14 slow lorises shows what the illegal pet trade really looks like

Archived, 13 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Javan Slow lorises are among the unfortunate animals who can be found on the critically endangered species list. Why is this? Well, they often fall prey to poachers and traders who attempt to sell them for profit.

Recently, the Interna ...

Kenyan wildlife campaigners kick off long walk to save elephants

Archived, 13 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - Wildlife campaigners in Kenya on Saturday embarked on a 617 kilometers walk that will cover nine counties to raise awareness on threats to elephants and other iconic mammals.

Speaking at the flagging off ceremony for the walk that will ...

Anti-poaching efforts get into higher gear

Archived, 13 days ago From eturbonews.com 

Haleiwa, HAWAII - Tanzania’s law enforcement, tasked with the protection of wildlife and the fight against poaching, is increasingly becoming assertive again in Tanzania, having gained newfound confidence that the country’s new political leadership is supporting them ...

Saving Africa's only native penguin species

Archived, 13 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - Penguin: the word elicits images of snowy landscapes, icebergs and tightly huddled groups of penguins bracing the harshest of elements. One penguin species that bucks this cold climate trend is the hardy African Penguin Spheniscus demersus, found onl ...

Upzip and donate your fur trim for a good cause, says PETA

Archived, 13 days ago From thestreet.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - As chilly temperatures give way to sunny T-shirt weather, the ever-busy animal rights group PETA has a proposal for you.

As part of its Clean Your Closet—And Clear Your Conscience campaign, it asks you to go through your winter closet ...

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Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

Action: Climate Change

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

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

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

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day

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They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to mi ...

Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution

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Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damagi ...

Protect whales from crab traps

Action: Save Our Oceans

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