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Minneapolis City council votes to ban elephant bullhooks

28 hours ago From humanesociety.org  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Humane Society of the United States applauds the Minneapolis City Council for voting unanimously to pass a measure prohibiting the use of bullhooks on elephants in circuses and traveling shows.

Christine Coughlin, Minnesota state d ...

Starving mama orangutan and baby saved from decimated forest

29 hours ago From onegreenplanet.org  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Fires that devastated large areas of Borneo continue to affect the wildlife that calls the heavily forested area home, leaving many injured, homeless, and hungry. Some of the most vulnerable animals are orangutans. Luckily, rescue groups on the groun ...

KWS installs tracking devices for elephants and rhinos in Maasai Mara

32 hours ago From allafrica.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers and the Narok County government have started a joint operation to install tracking devices on elephants and rhinos in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve amid growing concern over poaching.

The new effort ...

Congress requires NIH to rethink primate experiments

32 hours ago From peta.org  View Original Article

Norfolk, VIRGINIA - By signing the federal spending package, President Barack Obama mandated that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct the first-ever ethics review of experiments on primates. And several members of Congress are ready for it to happen and see ...

ALDF scores first victory in an endangered species act lawsuit on behalf of endangered animals in captivity

Archived, 2 days ago From aldf.org 

Cotati, CALIFORNIA - Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, won the first major victory in an Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit brought on behalf of endangered animals in captivity. As a result, AL ...

UK MEP calls for EU to take action against trophy hunting

Archived, 2 days ago From neurope.eu 

Brussels, BELGIUM - The Born Free Foundation, an international wildlife charity, is urging European politicians to support calls to ban the import of animal trophies into the European Union by signing a new Written Declaration.

According to a press releas ...

Ringling Bros. elephants visit Greensboro for the last time

Archived, 2 days ago From greensboro.com 

Greensboro, NORTH CAROLINA - Bonnie and Kelly Ann were dancing.

Nothing too fancy. A shuffle back and forth. A little two-step to liven things up in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Simple — but their moves had a purpose.

“They don’t know you guys,” ...

Scientists discover an imperiled bumblebee bouncing back in unexpected places

Archived, 2 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - The western bumblebee hasn’t had much good luck in recent years.

Once one of the most common bee species in the northwestern United States and Canada, the large and charismatic insect has disappeared from much of its original range. Ov ...

Emergency conservation for Mediterranean Monk Seal in Lebanon

Archived, 2 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - In March 2015, a seal was found dead trapped in fishing nets on the coast of Beirut, Lebanon. When post-mortem confirmed that seal was pregnant, this was a saddening event on its own. But a group of conservationists were further compelled to action w ...

Congo announces ivory trafficking arrests

Archived, 2 days ago From gmanetwork.com 

Quezon City, PHILIPPINES - Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said Thursday they had made three arrests as Kinshasa seeks to dismantle a major ivory trafficking syndicate.

"We have netted three big fish... organisers," Cosma Wilungula, direc ...

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