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Illegal shark fins found aboard foreign fishing vessels

Archived, 13 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels also had illegally altered fishing nets on board, while a third Chinese vessel was ...

New IUCN programme to help carnivores and humans coexist across Africa

Archived, 14 days ago From iucn.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - The new programme aims primarily to halt the decline of lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and Ethiopian wolves, increasingly threatened by poaching, habitat fragmentation and human encroachment on wild habitats. Made possible by funding from the ...

New animal foster database headed by actress Alison Eastwood could help end pet homelessness!

Archived, 14 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The pet homelessness crisis in the U.S. and throughout the world shows no signs of abating any time soon. It is estimated that 70 million cats and dogs are currently living on the streets in towns and cities across the U.S., with an estimated six to ...

Mexican government stands in solidarity with Sea Shepherd against illegal poachers

Archived, 14 days ago From military-technologies.net 

Warsaw, POLAND - Thanks to a swift response by the Mexican government, a potentially dangerous confrontation by hostile fisherman towards Sea Shepherd was averted on Thursday March 30.

A temporary restraining order issued against the fisherman on March ...

Campaign launched to stop mobile petting zoo coming to town

Archived, 14 days ago From echo-news.co.uk 

Basildon, U K - A Campaign has been launched to stop a mobile petting zoo coming to Leigh.

Animal charity Southend Animal Aid isn’t happy with Leigh Town Council’s plans for Easter Monday.

J&C Party Pets is set to bring baby rabbits, bo ...

More than 100 pangolins are rescued from wildlife traffickers in Vietnam

Archived, 14 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - The car chase that ensued on a major road in Vietnam led to an unexpected discovery: a load of 118 critically endangered pangolins weighing 556kg.

Local police in the province of Ha Tinh knew something was amiss when the driver of a mi ...

Scientists eye new tools for whale safety

Archived, 14 days ago From capecodtimes.com 

Hyannis, MASSACHUSETTS - There are still limitations to the technology, but scientists hope the expanded use of unmanned listening devices and whale call recordings will help better protect whales by using the sounds they make.

“There are a lot of potential ap ...

Ground-breaking initial success in protecting Mali’s elephants, but it must be sustained

Archived, 16 days ago From nationalgeographic.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Despite a surge in poaching combined with a deepening insurgency, Mali has deployed its first ever anti-poaching unit to protect the remarkable desert-adapted elephants. Although it is very early days, no poaching has occurred since. How did it happe ...

Time to get tough on animal trafficking

Archived, 16 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - When even seasoned experts are taken aback by the scale of wildlife trafficking across Malaysia, you know we’re in trouble. Yet taken aback experts at TRAFFIC, an international anti-trafficking watchdog. And rightfully so.

Recent arres ...

PETA to challenge legislation to resume bullock cart races

Archived, 16 days ago From oneindia.com 

Bengaluru, INDIA - Animal rights organisation PETA on Friday said it plans to challenge the legislation of Maharashtra government for resumption of bullock cart races. The Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday passed a legislation for resumption of bullock cart races across ...

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