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Agreement seals chance of better future for Vietnam’s elephants

19 hours ago From animalsasia.org  View Original Article

Hanoi, VIETNAM - The improved conservation and welfare of Vietnam’s captive and wild elephants is behind an agreement sealed this week in Dak Lak Vietnam by the Vietnam Elephant Initiative - headed by Animals Asia.

The partnership which also includes W ...

Gisele Bündchen on why she's supporting the United Nations' 'Wild for Life' campaign to end poaching

19 hours ago From people.com  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Gisele Bündchen is going wild for a good cause.

The model is asking fans to support the United Nations' Wild for Life campaign.

"Recently, I was made aware of the numerous challenges facing so many of our most beloved ...

Indian Ocean sharks at risk from deepwater gillnets

21 hours ago From traffic.org  View Original Article

Cambridge, U K - TRAFFIC is urging governments whose fisheries operate in the Southern Indian Ocean to consider a total ban on the use of deepwater set gillnets at their forthcoming meeting this July.

The use of deepwater gillnets is a potentially dev ...

Ivory of eight elephants seized at Juba Airport

21 hours ago From radiotamazuj.org  View Original Article

Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - Security forces at Juba International Airport have arrested an SPLA soldier who was carrying with him from Juba to Renk elephant tusks from eight elephants.

The arrested suspect told journalists that he was given money to buy the tusks ...

New Cambodian protected forest offers hope for endangered wildlife

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

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A new protected area in northern Cambodia has raised hopes for the future of five critically endangered bird species.

About 65,000 hectares of the Western Siem Pang protected forest, long-recognized as an important biodiversity hotspot ...

Four circus elephants rescued by Wildlife SOS in pune

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

Mumbai, INDIA - Four elephants were rescued on Friday from Rambo Circus in Pune, Maharashtra, following a two day and a night long operation by a rescue team from Wildlife SOS in coordination with FIAPO, PETA, Police and Forest department. The four elephants will so ...

Swaziland acting as 'puppet' to South Africa in bid to legalise rhino horn trade

43 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Swaziland has been accused by one of the world’s leading conservationists of being a puppet of South Africa in a bid to open the floodgates to a potentially calamitous legal rhino horn trade.

South Africa appointed a committee to study ...

Police sieze haul of elephant tusks from Madrid home

46 hours ago From thelocal.es  View Original Article

Madrid, SPAIN - The investigation began in March when authorities received notice from trade inspection authorities that someone was trying to legalize the sale of their €200,000 collection of elephant tusks.

The person claimed that they had inherite ...

Amanda Holden strips totally naked - but it's all in the name of charity

46 hours ago From dailyrecord.co.uk  View Original Article

Glasgow, U K - She's not shy about flashing the flesh so it’s no surprise to see Amanda Holden stripping off for charity.

The 45-year-old posed naked for her latest project in a bid to promote a vegetarian lifestyle as part of PETA ’s new campaign.

Lawsuit launched to protect endangered cats in Arizona, Texas from Government killing

Archived, 2 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The Center for Biological Diversity and the Animal Welfare Institute today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ensure that endangered ocelots aren’t inadvertently killed as part of its long-running program to kill co ...

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