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Tons of pangolin scales up in flames in Cameroon

13 hours ago From panda.org  View Original Article

Gland, SWITZERLAND - Cameroon on February 17 burnt over three tons (3094 kg) of pangolin scales in ongoing fight against poaching and illicit trade of this lone mammal with scales.

The scales, which were seized from traffickers mostly at airports in Yaound ...

Environmental groups back feds in lawsuits over hunting ban

14 hours ago From newsminer.com  View Original Article

Fairbanks, ALASKA - More than a dozen environmental groups are seeking to join lawsuits filed by the state of Alaska over a federal ban on certain hunting techniques in national refuges and preserves.

The two lawsuits filed in January claim the U.S. Fish ...

Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve

14 hours ago From eurekalert.org  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent and 81 percent because of poaching, a new Duke University-led study finds.

"Our research suggests that more th ...

Zimbabwe anti-poaching unit scores success

14 hours ago From voanews.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - An anti-poaching unit operating on the west of Zimbabwe’s Matusadona National Park is reporting no elephants poached for nearly two years. The unit is hoping its vigilance can be copied nationwide and that combined with education efforts it will help ...

Maximum jail term for animal cruelty should rise to five years, charity says

14 hours ago From dailymail.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.

The current six-month maximum custodial term for the worst criminal cases was descr ...

Animal protection laws promised after Indonesian bear footage goes viral

19 hours ago From animalsasia.org  View Original Article

Hanoi, VIETNAM - Footage showing sun bears in poor conditions at Bandung Zoo set the internet alight last month with people around the world voicing anger and sorrow that any animal could be kept in such appalling conditions.

With those conditions not ...

Possible decline in rhino poaching

35 hours ago From citizen.co.za  View Original Article

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - A local NGO, Outraged SA Citizens Against Poaching (Oscap), has revealed a possible further decline in the numbers of rhinos poached in South Africa for 2016.

According to Oscap founder Allison Thompson, her organisation’s statistics s ...

BOS Foundation saves orangutan from extinction

37 hours ago From antaranews.com  View Original Article

Jakarta, INDONESIA - The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation is keen to release as many Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) as possible into their natural habitat in its efforts to save this protected species from extinction.

In cooperation with the ...

Colorado sanctuary rescues lions, tigers & bears from Argentina

38 hours ago From prnewswire.com  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - The Wild Animal Sanctuary, the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuary, has successfully rescued (3) Bengal Tigers, (2) African Lions and (2) Grizzly Bears from inhumane conditions at a closed zoo in Colon, Argentina.

...

Eve to Detroiters: Unchain your dogs

38 hours ago From detroitnews.com  View Original Article

Detroit, MICHIGAN - Eve has a message to Detroiters: Unchain your dogs.

The rapper and actress is featured in three PETA billboards on Metro Detroit highways that state: “Unchain Your Friends. Chained Dogs Suffer Every Day.”

The billboards ...

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Antarctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever extent

Action: Climate Change

Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of manmade glob ...

Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent ...

Deforestation in Brazil increased 30% in 12 months, agency says

Action: Stop Deforestation

In the 12-month period that ended last August, deforestation in Brazil increased in almost 30 percent.

It is a ...

Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide

Action: Stop Pollution

A new report shows that air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death in the world – and the number five cause of ...

Protect coral reefs at Port Everglades

Action: Save Our Oceans

Just a few miles off the Florida coast lies the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world. These corals, which ran ...

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