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Taiwan bans cosmetics animal testing

16 mins ago From hsi.org  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Taiwan has joined the growing global momentum to end cosmetics cruelty today with passage of legislation to end cosmetics animal testing. The bill, proposed by Legislators Wang YuMin and Zhuang Rui Xiong, amends Taiwan’s Control for Cosmetic Hygiene ...

Brazil to support South Atlantic whale sanctuary bid

54 mins ago From mexicostar.com  View Original Article

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Brazil is going to support the creation of a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic to protect cetaceans from hunting and ensure their survival. Environment Minister Sarney Filho will uphold that when the International Whaling Commission votes on the ...

New snow leopard conservation plan in offing

1 hours ago From myrepublica.com  View Original Article

Kathmandu, NEPAL - The government is all set to bring in a new Snow Leopard Conservation Action Plan for Nepal, aimed at safeguarding one of the most endangered wildlife species in a more effective way.

Until the new plan kicks in, the Snow Leopard Conse ...

How one U.S. zoo is supporting African wildlife conservation

1 hours ago From voices.nationalgeographic.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Staff at the Seneca Park Zoological Society in Rochester, New York had graciously allowed me to come face to face with Bill, the resident southern white rhinoceros who, funnily enough, was more interested in being petted than eating his helping of b ...

An unwanted catch: Conservationists refocus to save the whales.

23 hours ago From csmonitor.com  View Original Article

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS - When the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was founded in 1946, commercial hunting was the most significant threat to whale populations. But when the commission passed a whaling moratorium in 1982, the threat changed.

Bycatch is n ...

Elephant owners cannot be unkind to the animals, must follow law: SC

24 hours ago From hindustantimes.com  View Original Article

New Delhi, INDIA - Elephant owners, including temples, cannot be unkind to them and must follow the law, the Supreme Court said on Thursday.

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy observed that those keeping elephants in captivity, whether priva ...

How technology is helping animals lead normal lives

24 hours ago From tech.co  View Original Article

Arlington, VIRGINIA - Technology offers many benefits to the animal kingdom, ranging from pet search websites that help them find a home all the way to tracking devices that enable us to learn about the habits and needs of whales. Americans alone have adopted approximatel ...

China looks to expand wild giant panda population

24 hours ago From gbtimes.com  View Original Article

Tampere, FINLAND - The population of wild giant pandas in China is set to grow by more than 300 within the next decade, according to conservation plans reported by Chinese media this week.

The Chinese government is looking to expand giant panda numbers ...

Hunting threatens hundreds of animals with extinction

25 hours ago From takepart.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - The hunting of wildlife for bushmeat has become a “global crisis” that threatens to wipe out more than 300 species, or a quarter of all threatened terrestrial mammal species on Earth, a first-of-its-kind study released Wednesday warned.


Catalonia’s bullfighting ban overturned by Spain’s Constitutional Court

27 hours ago From hsi.org  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Constitutional Court of Spain has overturned Catalonia’s ban on bullfighting that was introduced in 2010 following huge public and Parliament approval. Animal protection organisation Humane Society International/Europe sharply criticized the cour ...

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Climate change is dulling the survival instincts of fish

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The sensory systems of fish are short-circuiting, and a new study blames climate change.

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Hunting threatens hundreds of animals with extinction

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The hunting of wildlife for bushmeat has become a “global crisis” that threatens to wipe out more than 300 species, or a quar ...

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In the past two months, another 100 hectares of tropical rainforest have been demolished in Tambopata National Reserve, where ...

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