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Hong Kong takes action to address illegal totoaba trade, help critically endangered vaquita

47 hours ago From greenpeace.org  View Original Article

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - The totoaba trade, which originates in Mexico and is often funnelled through the United States before reaching Hong Kong and China, has devastating consequences for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise that frequently drown in illegal fishing n ...

Appalachian Bear Rescue releases orphaned cub sisters into wild

Archived, 2 days ago From wkrn.com 

Nashville, TENNESSEE - After weeks of planning, Appalachian Bear Rescue said they have released two bear cubs back into the wild.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than to announce that Summer and Juliette were released back to the wi ...

Wildlife Aid releases orphaned badger cubs at sites near Bletchingley and Godstone

Archived, 2 days ago From getsurrey.co.uk 

Surrey, U K - Orphaned badgers enjoyed their first taste of freedom after they were released into the wild last week.

The release was carried out by Leatherhead-based charity, Wildlife Aid Foundation (WAF), last Thursday, November 18 after it took p ...

Sharks win appeal in Ecuadorian court

Archived, 2 days ago From seashepherd.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - Earlier this month, on November 6, 2015, an appeal hearing took place in the notorious Fer Mary case.

This case dates back to 2011 , when the Ecuadorian Navy and rangers of the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) apprehended the industrial ...

Orphaned otter cubs rescued by animal welfare charity

Archived, 2 days ago From eveningtimes.co.uk 

London, U K - Three orphaned otter cubs found on a roadside and at a flooded river bank are being cared for by animal welfare officers.

Two of the cubs are female, aged around 10 weeks, and were rescued from the banks of a river in Earlston in the B ...

South African court lifts ban on domestic rhino horn trade

Archived, 2 days ago From wwf.panda.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - WWF regrets today’s decision by South Africa’s High Court to lift the ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn, and fully supports the Minister of Environmental Affairs’ prompt announcement to appeal the decision.

The decision means tha ...

South Korea passes law to mandate use of alternative tests for cosmetics

Archived, 2 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - South Korea has passed a law that from 2018 will mandate the use of non-animal alternative tests for cosmetics where such alternatives have been accepted by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. Humane Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree Korea cam ...

24 pangolins set free from wildlife traffickers in Vietnam

Archived, 2 days ago From tuoitrenews.vn 

Chi Minh City, VIETNAM - A Vietnamese wildlife conservation program has coordinated with an international fund to release 24 pangolins, an endangered wildlife species, back to their natural habitat in central Vietnam, as the animals have recovered after a period of rehabilit ...

Baby orangutan left to die in the sun rescued by charity

Archived, 2 days ago From telegraph.co.uk 

London, U K - A baby orangutan left to die in a filthy cardboard box in the sun in Borneo is showing further strong signs of recovery less than two months after being saved by a British charity.

Rescuers said the baby ape's appearance is now "beyond ...

Rhino poaching: 12 kingpins arrested

Archived, 2 days ago From news24.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Twelve people believed to be the kingpins of a rhino poaching syndicate operating in Gauteng and North West have been arrested. This after a joint operation by law enforcement agencies.

The 12 were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday dur ...

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