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Existing Chinese laws could shut down dog and cat meat trade

29 hours ago From animalsasia.org  View Original Article

Hanoi, VIETNAM - China’s animal charities are determined to highlight the criminal behaviour of dog and cat traffickers and meat traders in a bid to end the industry for good.

This was the main theme that came out of the recent China Companion Animal S ...

Uganda's fight against poaching gets a boost

30 hours ago From allafrica.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Kidepo Valley National Park now has a secure anti-trafficking storage facility after it received one from the Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF).

This is the third such facility constructed by UCF for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (U ...

Women could be a key to great ape conservation in the Congo

30 hours ago From mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Ongoing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has taken a heavy toll on the country’s women, with sexual violence there gaining the DRC a label as the “most dangerous place to be a woman.” The nation’s civil strife — along with bushm ...

Animal rescue organizations teaming up to help with 100 plus cats removed from home

36 hours ago From wwmt.com  View Original Article

Kalamazoo, MICHIGAN - Rescue crews are treating more than 100 cats that were removed from a single home in Calhoun County, some of them in critical need of medical care.

Police say the cats were removed from the home of a 64-year-old woman in Athens, after ...

The California condor – and four more species brought back from the brink of extinction

Archived, 2 days ago From telegraph.co.uk 

London, U K - The line between death and survival can be so thin as to be all but invisible. Just ask the California condor. Here is an animal of such magnificence that its name almost does it a disservice – a feathered vision which once soared across a whole cont ...

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

Archived, 2 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec ...

Trump sued for revoking protections for wolves, bears in Alaska

Archived, 2 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - In the first constitutional challenge of its kind, the Center for Biological Diversity today sued the Trump administration for repealing protections for wolves, bears and other wildlife on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges. President Trump signed le ...

PETA files another complaint against Carolina roadside zoo due to possible animal negligence

Archived, 2 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Jacksonville, FLORIDA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has once again filed a complaint against the roadside zoo, Tregembo Animal Park, in Wilmington, North Carolina after receiving a video from a concerned citizen showing animals that appeared to be in ...

Circus ban in Mohave County closer to becoming reality

Archived, 2 days ago From havasunews.com 

Lake Havasu City, ARIZONA - In a 3-2 vote, Mohave County Board of Supervisors directed the county attorney’s office to draft an ordinance banning the use of wild and exotic animals for traveling commercial display or performances such as circuses.

The ordinance w ...

Pregnant prairie dogs need to be protected not shot

Archived, 2 days ago From humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Montana media outlets have reported that Greg Gianforte announced he would take Donald Trump Jr. on a hunting excursion to shoot Black-tailed prairie dogs in Montana. For prairie dogs, March through June is peak breeding season, which means pregnant, ...

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Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

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"It's almost time to say farewell to our glaciers," Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summi ...

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

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A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants ther ...

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