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400 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand’s ‘whale trap’ beach

Archived, 17 days ago From newscientist.com 

Sutton, U K - More than 400 pilot whales beached themselves on Thursday in one of the worst whale stranding New Zealand has ever seen. The animals washed up on beaches at Farewell Spit on the South Island, a known black spot for whale strandings. At least 300 died ...

Kenya, Tanzania enhance wildlife protection partnership

Archived, 17 days ago From newsghana.com.gh 

Accra, GHANA - Robust partnership between wildlife conservationists in Kenya and Tanzania has led to a dramatic slump in poaching of iconic mammals like elephants and rhinos, experts said Thursday.

The experts and campaigners said this while attendin ...

Back from the brink of extinction: How the Gangetic dolphins made a comeback

Archived, 17 days ago From hindustantimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - On the verge of extinction, recent spotting of Gangetic dolphins in the state’s river system has brought cheer to scientists, forest officers and environmentalists. The species, one of the four freshwater dolphins in the world, was declared India’s N ...

Javan leopard sighting raises hopes for rare big cat

Archived, 18 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Four Javan leopards have been spotted in an Indonesian national park where they were previously thought to have died out, raising hopes for the future of the rare big cat.

The leopards were filmed in Cikepuh wildlife sanctuary on Java ...

Monarch butterfly population drops by nearly one-third

Archived, 18 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released today confirms butterfly numbers fell by nearly one-third from last year’s count, indicating an ongoing risk of extinction for America’s most well-known butterfly. Scientists report that ...

Animal campaigners launch petition to stop horrific dog torture in Romania

Archived, 18 days ago From theecologist.org 

London, U K - On the 29th January 2017, three leading animal welfare campaigners from the UK made a mercy mission to Romania.

Anneka Svenska, 43, Wildlife TV Presenter and Conservationist who had previously rescued 300 dogs from Romania and dog meat ...

Nebraska lawmakers mull ways to deter poaching, including raising fines

Archived, 18 days ago From omaha.com 

Omaha, NEBRASKA - Lingering outrage over the illegal slaughter of more than two dozen antelope in a western Nebraska poaching case has triggered a pair of proposals to stiffen game laws in the state.

Under one bill, Nebraska would join a 44-state compac ...

Uganda: Government in new move to control poaching

Archived, 18 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Government plans to create a new special court for poachers who face fines of up to Shs20m and a jail sentence of more than two years.

In the proposed draft Bill to amend the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Act, government has set toug ...

Another cruel festival halted in Vietnam following public outcry

Archived, 18 days ago From animalsasia.org 

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong - A Lunar New Year festival in which a live buffalo is hung has been ended in Vietnam after angry netizens vented their fury and politicians acted.

Footage of last year’s Dong Cuong New Year festival went viral in Vietnam this week. Shoc ...

Dog-loving Cristiano Ronaldo finds a simple way to help 80 pups in a struggling kennel

Archived, 18 days ago From washingtonpost.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Cristiano Ronaldo is a wealthy man, and luckily for a struggling kennel in Portugal, he’s willing to share. According to Portugal’s Correrio de Mahna, after hearing 80 dogs were in need, the 32-year-old star sent a signed jersey to the kennel to help ...

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