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Wolves win major hunting victory in Michigan court

8 hours ago From care2.com  View Original Article

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - After a protracted legal battle, wolves have once again come out on top in Michigan. The state’s court of appeals has ruled against a law that effectively authorized wolf hunting in 2014.

It’s not the first attempt to legalize wolf hun ...

Japan reconsiders its role in driving the slaughter of elephants

9 hours ago From takepart.com  View Original Article

Beverly Hills, CALIFORNIA - Though China has earned much of the blame for the massive slaughter of elephants across Africa over the past decade, Japan has been an equal partner in this continuing environmental crime—and a stubbornly determined one. When delegates to the Convent ...

New technology helping govt curb wildlife crime

9 hours ago From thehimalayantimes.com  View Original Article

Kathmandu, NEPAL - Use of modern technology has helped the government successfully curb wildlife crime in last five years.

The government started using technology for wildlife conservation only after it joined hands with Crime Investigation Bureau of Nep ...

Fighting the underground trade in hippo teeth

9 hours ago From nationalgeographic.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Investigators posing as buyers lured the suspects to a lodge near Buliisa, a town in western Uganda, as night set in. The two men arrived by motorbike with the contraband concealed inside a nylon sack. “They requested for me to take the sack inside a ...

Ivory bound for Egypt seized in South Sudan

9 hours ago From worldbulletin.net  View Original Article

Istanbul, TURKEY - Authorities Tuesday seized a half-ton of smuggled ivory at the international airport in Juba, the capital of the conflict-ridden country of South Sudan in the Greater Horn of Africa region.

The shipment was smuggled from an unspecified ...

PETA and dozens of groups call for ban on cetacean captivity at Vancouver Aquarium

11 hours ago From inews880.com  View Original Article

Toronto, CANADA - Dozens of international animal rights groups are renewing pressure on the Vancouver Aquarium’s cetacean program.

They’ve written the Park Board to block the import of any more belugas, whales, or dolphins.

It’s been two ...

Providing a safe sanctuary for sloth bears

31 hours ago From deccanherald.com  View Original Article

Bengaluru, INDIA - On a recent trip to Agra, I discovered that the city has so much more to offer than the iconic Taj Mahal. Once such is Wildlife SOS’s ‘Agra Bear Rescue Facility’. Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani. It wa ...

More than half of shark species in Mediterranean at risk of extinction

32 hours ago From dw.com  View Original Article

Bonn, GERMANY - The Mediterranean is a "key hotspot of extinction risk" according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The alarming assessment refers to a new survey of shark, ray and chimera populations in the Mediterranen regio ...

Comedian John Bishop loves turkey at Christmas, but not on his plate

32 hours ago From hsi.org  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Comedian John Bishop poses with his beloved rescued turkeys in a series of photos to help Humane Society International/UK urge people to celebrate animals this Christmas by leaving meat off the menu this holiday season. The charity has produced a fre ...

Montreal’s pit bull ban is now in effect

32 hours ago From care2.com  View Original Article

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - It was a sad day for dog lovers last week when a court overturned a temporary suspension of Montreal’s new pit bull ban. Now pit bull type dogs are no longer welcome in the Canadian city.

Earlier this fall, city councilors voted to pas ...

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