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Giraffes make an impressive comeback in Niger

4 hours ago From dw.com  View Original Article

Bonn, GERMANY - The leaves of the tree are gently swaying as a five-meter-tall giraffe stretches that final few inches to grab a snack off the treetop. It is a West-African giraffe, a species that can only be found in the Koure reservation about 37 miles (60 kilomet ...

WDC helps expose large shipment of endangered fin whale products

4 hours ago From us.whales.org  View Original Article

Plymouth, MASSACHUSETTS - A coalition of conservation and animal protection organizations, including WDC has confirmed today that more than 1,500 tonnes of products from endangered fin whales were shipped from Iceland to Japan in July 2016.

The discovery comes ...

Germany offers anti-poaching assistance

4 hours ago From newera.com.na  View Original Article

Windhoek, NAMIBIA - German Ambassador to Namibia Christian Schlaga says his government is committed to assisting Namibia in its anti-poaching efforts in terms of infrastructure development.

To date, he said, the German government has availed about N$75 mi ...

New York authorities confiscate $4.5 million worth of illegal elephant ivory

5 hours ago From weekherald.com  View Original Article

Sioux Falls, SOUTH DAKOTA - Authorities in New York have just seized upwards of $4.5 million worth of illegal elephant ivory items in an operation they describe as the largest bust of this kind in the history of the state.

Officials report that the ivory—which wa ...

Activists in more than 140 cities are marching for elephants and rhinos

5 hours ago From takepart.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - This weekend, wildlife officials from some 183 countries are meeting in Johannesburg to decide how best to keep the world’s endangered elephants and rhinoceroses from succumbing to the illegal wildlife trade.

On Saturday, activists in ...

Sea otters are making an incredible comeback

Archived, 2 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Just in time for Sea Otter Awareness Week, scientists released the latest number of southern sea otters along the coast of California. The results were celebrated: officials counted the highest number yet since they started keeping track in 1983.

New Zealand kea, the world's only alpine parrot, faces extinction

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The world’s only alpine parrot is at threat of extinction in New Zealand as numbers plummet in the face of threats from non-native predators and human development.

The kea is the world’s only mountain-dwelling parrot and also one of th ...

Kenya out to persuade world to impose total ban on ivory

Archived, 2 days ago From citizentv.co.ke 

Nairobi, KENYA - As the eyes of wildlife conservation experts turn to Johannesburg, South Africa for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Kenya is looking to push for total ban of ivory and Rhino horns trade.

So far abou ...

Court ruling quashes industry move to undermine EU ban on new animal test data for cosmetics

Archived, 2 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed the EU’s 2013 ban on cosmetic animal testing and trade with a verdict today that expressly forbids companies from relying on results from animal tests conducted outside of the EU after March 20 ...

Space for Giants, ICCF and Stop Ivory unite to bring poachers to justice

Archived, 3 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - The ICCF Group, conservation charity Space for Giants and the Elephant Protection Initiative’s implementation charity Stop Ivory have agreed to work together with host governments to strengthen criminal justice systems in elephant-range states in ord ...

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Millions of trees are dying across the US

Action: Climate Change

Throughout the U.S., trees are dying at an astonishing rate. The reasons for the die-off vary from location to location — dro ...

New Zealand kea, the world's only alpine parrot, faces extinction

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The world’s only alpine parrot is at threat of extinction in New Zealand as numbers plummet in the face of threats from non-n ...

Deforestation: choking off the earth’s lungs

Action: Stop Deforestation

Deforestation is one of the biggest threats facing our planet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 31 percent of land on ea ...

River pollution puts 323m at risk from life-threatening diseases, says UN

Action: Stop Pollution

A week before Russia’s Daldykan river was turned red by a leak from a metals plant, the UN issued a warning as chilling as it ...

Obama's offshore drilling puts whales and dolphins in peril, groups warn

Action: Save Our Oceans

Environmental groups have turned on the Obama administration over offshore oil and gas extraction, warning it puts whales and ...

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