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Poacher's 77-Year Sentence Welcomed

7 hours ago From All Africa  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 77 years in prison.

The Nelspruit Regional Court, on Tuesday, sentenced Mandla Chauke to 15 years for murder, 10 years for e ...

Govt Committed to Taking Stand Against Illegal Ivory Trade

7 hours ago From All Africa  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Ministry of Environment reiterated Friday the Angolan Government's efforts to implement the Strategic Plan in Conservation Areas, deploring recent news in which illegal trade of Ivory and other items from poaching are taking place in Angola.

Conservationists call for Canary Islands whale sanctuary instead of oil scheme

7 hours ago From The Guardian  View Original Article

London, U K - Months before oil exploration is slated to begin in the Canary Islands, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is calling on the Spanish government to abandon the search for oil and instead create a sanctuary for whales and dolphins in the region.

Bow-Wow Luau celebrates summer, helps plight of rescue animals

9 hours ago From The Landmark   View Original Article

Holden, U K - The dog days of summer bring more than just sultry heat to animal shelters. As the temperatures rise, so does the need for supplies to keep sheltered dogs happy and healthy during the summer months.

With the growing number of homeless ...

Hollywood Stars, Malibu Community Raises $600,000 for the California Wildlife Center

9 hours ago From The Star-Ledger   View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - The Hollywood and Malibu communities rallied together on Sunday, July 20, to raise $600,000 for the California Wildlife Center (CWC) at a fundraiser hosted by Oracle founder Larry Ellison and his girlfriend, animal activist and philanthropist Nikita ...

US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

9 hours ago From Chron  View Original Article

Houston, TEXAS - Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...

California Man Leaves $800,000 to Homeless Cats in Will

13 hours ago From Ecorazzi   View Original Article

Miami, FLORIDA - Brian Russell Kirchoff was always a cat lover. In life and in death. The real estate attorney in San Rafael, California made sure his fortune went to take care of homeless cats after he was gone by leaving $800,000 in his will to the Marin Humane Soc ...

Ring-tailed Lemur Infants Born At Lemur Conservation Foundation

13 hours ago From PR Web  View Original Article

Herndon, VIRGINIA - Lemur Conservation Foundation welcomes the arrival of four ring-tailed lemur infants. All four ring-tailed infants are part of family groups living in LCF's multi-acre forest habitats, providing scientists and our animal husbandry team the opportuni ...

Yellowstone could send bison to Nebraska

14 hours ago From Rapid City Journal   View Original Article

Rapid City, SOUTH DAKOTA - A report released last week by the Department of the Interior examines the possibility of moving bison from Yellowstone National Park to several sites in Nebraska and nine other states.

Suitable Nebraska sites identified were Agate Fos ...

The Surprising Threat to the Honeybee

15 hours ago From NationSwell   View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Gardeners, take note: The flowers that you planted to attract bees could actually bring about the death of the endangered insect.

We’re a big champion of the honeybee. And who wouldn’t be: About one-fourth of the foods Americans consum ...

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Melting glaciers giving rise to new lakes in Himachal Pradesh

Action: Climate Change

Melting of glaciers is resulting in the formation of smaller lakes in the high hills of Himachal Pradesh and is posing threat ...

Poacher's 77-Year Sentence Welcomed

Action: Wildlife Conservation

National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 77 years in pr ...

Singapore logger continues peat clearance despite fire threat

Action: Stop Deforestation

International customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL, which is part ...

Hercules begins clean-up of contaminants along southern, eastern boundaries

Action: Stop Pollution

Hercules, Inc. has begun a clean-up of on and off-site contamination that the Environmental Protection Agency said will prote ...

Coal dust 'spread across Barrier Reef'

Action: Save Our Oceans

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore, a Senate inquiry has heard.

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