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Scientists miscalculate penguin population

Archived, 4 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - It seems Adélie penguins - the species made famous by the animated film Happy Feet - are doing much better than previously thought.

Scientists have more than doubled their estimates of the penguin population living along a 5,000-kilom ...

South Sudan bans ivory trade for 10 years

Archived, 6 days ago From businessdayonline.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - President Salva Kiir of South Sudan on Wednesday banned ivory trade in an attempt to curb poaching in the violence-plagued country, which is believed to have become a hub for ivory smugglers.

While ivory trade has been banned internati ...

New hope for critically endangered Tanzanian tailorbird

Archived, 6 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - One of the world’s rarest birds appears to occur in slightly higher numbers than previously thought. The bird is also responding positively to conservation efforts that involve working with farmers to allow re-growth of vegetation necessary for the b ...

Kruger Park finds early success in new system to detect and intercept rhino poachers at night

Archived, 6 days ago From voices.nationalgeographic.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - A group of three poachers move silently through the bushveld, hidden from the naked eye by the darkness of night. Armed with a rifle and carrying a grim collection of hacking and cutting tools, they have but one goal – to kill yet another of Africa’s ...

Officials: 30 wolf-dogs, 14 horses seized from 'deplorable conditions' in Wisconsin

Archived, 6 days ago From channel3000.com 

Madison, WISCONSIN - More than 40 animals living in "deplorable conditions" were seized from a property in northern Wisconsin, officials said.

Photos taken Friday morning show specialists with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ...

Saving orphaned baby rhinos in India

Archived, 6 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A baby rhino is easy to dismiss as cute.

With a barely visible stub of a horn and thick, folded skin that resembles armor, a young rhino can seem small and delightful. But even a few-weeks-old rhino calf can be aggressive. A seemingly ...

Gabon’s jungle was once a refuge for elephants—now it’s a killing field

Archived, 7 days ago From nrdc.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The tropical rainforests of the Minkébé National Park in northern Gabon are dense, wet woods—the sort of terrain where a hiker could get lost straying just a few feet off the trail. This seemingly impenetrable thicket has protected a thriving populat ...

Success! Vancouver bans captive whales and dolphins

Archived, 7 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Animal advocates are celebrating a major victory for captive whales and dolphins following an announcement that the Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously to ban keeping them on display at the Vancouver Aquarium.

The Vancouver Aquarium ...

Kenya Wildlife Service strategy will boost conservation of rhinos

Archived, 7 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is developing a new strategic framework to revitalize conservation of rhinos whose survival is at stake due to human and climatic threats, officials said on Tuesday evening.

KWS Director General Kitili ...

HSI calls on Brazilian Senate Commission of Science and Technology to pass airtight ban on cosmetic animal testing

Archived, 7 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Humane Society International is praising Senador Randolfe Rodrigues for championing strong amendments to proposed federal legislation to ban cosmetic animal testing and trade in Brazil. If adopted, the proposed changes would close major loopholes in ...

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