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Uganda gets serious on its anti-poaching methods

46 mins ago From ryot.org  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial surveys.

Poachers have ...

Tanzania pledges action on elephant 'slaughterhouse' as numbers fall again

48 mins ago From itv.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Tanzania today promised firm action against poachers who are turning part of the country into a “slaughterhouse” as new figures showed thousands of elephants have been lost in the past year alone.

The figures released today show the ea ...

Lang Lang urges Chinese travelers to ‘say no to ivory’ in new PSA

1 hours ago From wildlifenews.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - Lang Lang, the world’s most famous classical pianist, has stepped up to fight the global ivory trade in a stirring new public service announcement (PSA) to be distributed throughout his native China, the world’s largest market for ivory.

Migrating monarch butterflies might actually take to the highway

2 hours ago From smithsonianmag.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Monarch butterfly population has been in decline, but the North American insects are getting some unlikely help with their migration.

This month, a Pollinator Health Task Force, formed at President Obama's request and including gov ...

Leona Lewis pushes for animal test ban in Brazil

5 hours ago From contactmusic.com  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - The Bleeding Love hitmaker is a keen campaigner for animal rights and she has penned a personal note to the Brazilian Senate as members prepare to consider a veto on vivisection.

Supporters fear the proposed new legislation has too man ...

Seaquarium trainers will no longer perform in water with Lolita

7 hours ago From miamiherald.com  View Original Article

Miami, FLORIDA - Nearly a year after being cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the way trainers interact with Lolita the killer whale, the Miami Seaquarium said Monday that trainers were no longer going in the water during performances.

Green criminologist calls for stronger action on UK illegal wildlife trade

8 hours ago From birdwatch.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - A senior wildlife crime lecturer has called for more cases to come before the British courts, and for more resources and stiffer sentences.

The illegal wildlife trade is an urgent environmental and conservation issue and has led to the ...

Hopes climb for Queensland koalas and Tassie devils with state listings

22 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Two embattled icons of Australian fauna have received a boost to their survival hopes, with Queensland’s koalas given blanket vulnerable status and the Tasmanian devil promoted to become an emblem for the state.

On Sunday Queensland’s ...

David Attenborough calls on ordinary people to help save Africa's elephants

25 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - David Attenborough has said Africa’s rhinos and elephants face extinction from poaching, possibly within a decade, calling on people to support the conservation charities who stand between those species and oblivion.

The pioneering wil ...

In a remote corner of Madagascar, a new hope for saving endangered lemurs

26 hours ago From takepart.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - The world became a little better for lemurs in May, thanks to a new conservation move by the island nation of Madagascar—the native home of the small primates.

On May 23, the Malagasy government officially opened Makira Natural Park, a ...

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