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Struggle to save the scaly pangolin

15 hours ago From nytimes.com  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - With its scaly exterior, peculiar body shape and propensity for rolling into an armored ball when threatened, the pangolin has invited comparison to the artichoke and the pine cone.

But a 3-year-old female pangolin at the Phnom Tamao W ...

Live animal circus acts raise ire of Adelaide councillor and RSPCA

17 hours ago From abc.net.au  View Original Article

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - RSPCA chief executive Tim Vasudeva said it was cruel to use lions, monkeys and elephants in shows and keep them in small enclosures for long periods.

He said many countries had now banned such performances.

"You've got 3 ...

Bond girl in fight to save Malaysian wildlife

17 hours ago From news.asiaone.com  View Original Article

Singapore, SINGAPORE - Malaysian movie star Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh is taking on the role as spokesman for wildlife conservation in her homeland.

For a start, the Ipoh-born Bond girl will be involved in a documentary on Sabah's wildlife conservation efforts.

Rescued circus lions from Peru and Colombia to live in Colorado

18 hours ago From cpr.org  View Original Article

Centennial, COLORADO - Thirty-three lions removed from circuses in Peru and Colombia will get their first taste of freedom on the Colorado plains any day now when they arrive at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg.

Pat Craig, the director of the sanctuar ...

British tiger parts trader gets 120 hours community service

18 hours ago From wildlifenews.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - The British courts have again shown contempt for endangered species as a tiger parts trader – Catherine Emberton 29yrs, of Gleadless Road, Sheffield – was given a 120 hour community service order and forced to pay a £60 victim surcharge. Emberton had ...

Three arrested for poaching tiger cub in Madhya Pradesh's deputy speaker's farm

18 hours ago From economictimes.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Mumbai, INDIA - A day after a male tiger cub was killed by poachers inside the farm owned by deputy speaker of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Rajendra Singh, state forest officials have arrested three people including farm's caretaker Kundan Sahu.

Two other ...

Two poachers sentenced

18 hours ago From odt.co.nz  View Original Article

Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - The maximum penalties for poaching had increased to reflect the enormous interest in this type of offending and the possible risks that could flow from it, Judge Michael Crosbie told a man caught poaching on Matakanui Station last weekend.

2 slender loris rescued, sent back to their home

20 hours ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Mumbai, INDIA - They were captured from the wild and brought here to be traded on the internet. For three weeks, these round-eyed creatures were kept in captivity. Thanks to the efforts of wildlife volunteers and activists, a pair of slender loris has been released ...

Henry Cavill to be special guest at Siam Cup clash

21 hours ago From itv.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Superman actor Henry Cavill will be the VIP guest at Jersey RFC's annual Siam Cup clash against Guernsey on May 2nd.

He will be there as an Ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, which is the focus of a major fund-rais ...

Chocolate company, NGO work together to save lemurs

21 hours ago From news.mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Madécasse (pronounced “mah-DAY-kas”), which brands itself as an eco-conscious and socially responsible company known for its bean-to-bar-in-Madagascar chocolate,, has teamed with the Lemur Conservation Foundation to benefit the country's wildlife. Du ...

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