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U.S., China ban ivory trade to protect Africa’s elephants

Archived, 12 days ago From vanguardngr.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The U.S. Government and its Chinese counterpart are collaborating to ban ivory trade to help preserve the elephant population particularly from Africa. A statement made available in New York on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of State, noted that U. ...

150 animals seized from rescue organization

Archived, 12 days ago From thevindicator.com 

Liberty, TEXAS - Early Wednesday morning, Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputies working with the Houston S.P.C.A and armed with an animal seizure warrant issued out of Justice of the Peace Larry Wilburn’s Pct. 4 court seized over 150 dogs, cats and one horse from a self- ...

Endangered Species Act successes continue: Bat, cactus, buckwheat all found to have recovered

Archived, 12 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to remove the lesser long-nosed bat and gypsum wild buckwheat from the list of endangered species and to downlist the Kuenzler hedgehog cactus from endangered to threatened, reflecting full recovery o ...

Lawsuit filed to protect endangered San Joaquin kit fox from 8,000-acre grapevine development

Archived, 12 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety filed a lawsuit today challenging Kern County’s approval of the sprawling 8,000-acre Grapevine project. The development will straddle Interstate 5 and create a new city of 12,000 dwelling ...

Beavers could be reintroduced to Wales after centuries' absence

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Beavers could return to Wales for the first time in hundreds of years, after being successfully reintroduced in other parts of the UK.

Wildlife experts are submitting a licence application to release 10 beavers in the south of the coun ...

Working to save the endangered red wolf

Archived, 13 days ago From chattanoogapulse.com 

Chattanooga, TENNESSEE - The beautiful and cunning red wolves are animals that are native to North America, and are in the biological family of canids, which are meat-eating animals that include wolves, jackals, foxes, coyotes, and the domestic dog. Red wolves are far more t ...

PETA urges Louis Vuitton parent company to stop using crocodile

Archived, 13 days ago From sundayworld.com 

Dublin, IRELAND - PETA alleges that two of the farms investigated regularly supply crocodile skins to Louis Vuitton's parent company, the luxury fashion conglomerate Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH).

"Workers electroshocked crocodiles then attempted t ...

UAE bans keeping wild animals as pets

Archived, 13 days ago From aljazeera.com 

Doha, Qatar - The private ownership of wild animals has been outlawed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where keeping exotic creatures as pets is a status symbol for some, according to local media reports.

Media reports said on Wednesday that the n ...

Last endangered Mexican porpoises to be rounded up by US Navy-trained dolphins

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - US Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers will participate in a last-ditch effort to catch the last few dozen of Mexico’s vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction.

The trained animals will use their sonar to locate the extremel ...

BLM urged to shut down illegal coyote-killing contests in Wyoming

Archived, 13 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Animal-protection and environmental organizations are urging the Bureau of Land Management to shut down two upcoming coyote-killing contests in Wyoming that haven’t been permitted by the federal agency. These contests are slated to take place partly ...

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