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EU set to ban raw ivory exports from July

34 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The EU is set to ban raw ivory exports from 1 July as it struggles to deal with what was almost certainly another record year of ivory seizures across the continent in 2016.

Europe sells more raw and carved ivory to the world than anyw ...

Tiny bear cub is rescued in India after his mother is killed by poachers

35 hours ago From internationalanimalrescue.org  View Original Article

Uckfield, U K - Our partners Wildlife SOS have rescued a ten week old bear cub in India after he was found clinging to his dying mother on the edge of a tiger reserve in India.

The mother bear had been electrocuted by a high voltage wire rigged up by ...

Casey Affleck teams up with PETA again

35 hours ago From durhamregion.com  View Original Article

Woodbridge, CANADA - Casey Affleck has teamed up with PETA to speak out against animal cruelty.

The 'Manchester by the Sea' star, who is nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars on Sunday (02.26.17), appears in a disturbing new video for the animal welfare o ...

NZ sea lions' plight sees conservationists in desperate race to save rare breed

35 hours ago From tvnz.co.nz  View Original Article

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - It's estimated there are just under 12,000 New Zealand sea lions left, and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has been to the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands to see first hand what's being done to save them.

The New Zealand sea lion po ...

Petition launched to save animals from cruel pesticide poisoning tests in Brazil

35 hours ago From hsi.org  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - In an effort to spare the lives of thousands of animals from needless suffering in cruel and obsolete agrochemical tests in Brazil, Top Model Fernanda Tavares has joined Humane Society International and the National Forum for Animal Protection and De ...

King Kong Zoo permanently shut down after being sued by the Animal Legal Defense Fund

37 hours ago From aldf.org  View Original Article

Cotati, CALIFORNIA - In another victory for captive animals, a lawsuit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund has permanently closed the inhumane King Kong Zoological Park. The unaccredited roadside menagerie in Murphy, N.C., shut down shortly after the Animal Legal Defe ...

280 groups oppose western governors' association's efforts to weaken Endangered Species Act

39 hours ago From biologicaldiversity.org  View Original Article

Tucson, ARIZONA - More than 280 environmental, animal-protection, faith-based, outdoor-recreational and social-justice groups sent a letter today to the National Governors Association urging the organization to oppose any upcoming legislative changes to the Endangered ...

Saving Simba and Lula, last two survivors of Mosul zoo

Archived, 2 days ago From enca.com 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - Simba the lion and Lula the bear are the Mosul zoo's only survivors -- the other animals were killed by shelling, starved to death or ate each other during the fighting.

Covered in dirt and excrement, the pair paced up and down their c ...

Namibia proposes tougher penalties for rhino, elephant poachers

Archived, 2 days ago From newsghana.com.gh 

Accra, GHANA - Pohamba Shifeta lamented the losses of the animals despite massive investments by the government and conservation partners towards combating illegal hunting of rhinos and elephants.

The southern African country that is home to 2,700 rh ...

Raising Kenya's orphaned elephants

Archived, 2 days ago From cnn.com 

Atlanta, GEORGIA - Besides humans, baby elephants are among the slowest animals to grow up.

"They are born nearly blind, they are totally helpless and all they can do is pretty much follow the mother and suckle", elephant scientist Cynthia Moss told CNN. ...

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Great Barrier Reef could face another big coral bleaching event this year

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The Great Barrier Reef faces an “elevated and imminent risk” of more widespread coral bleaching this year, the reef authority ...

Alert: 3,890 wild tigers left on earth

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Wild tigers, the majestic animals that once roamed the earth in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction.

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

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