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Fighting trafficking of Cambodia’s vulnerable bears

Archived, 4 days ago From scidev.net 

London, U K - In their wild habitats in Asia, the Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus), and the Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) play an important role in keeping the ecosystem healthy, by doing things such as spreading seeds throughout the forest through their fae ...

Honeybees, butterflies to get help from new federal plan

Archived, 4 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - It's no secret that in recent years, US honeybee and butterfly populations have been in serious decline.

Though it wouldn't be the first time, now the federal government is stepping in, announcing its plan to boost numbers of these he ...

More Americans think animals deserve same rights as humans

Archived, 4 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - A new poll shows that the number of Americans that believe animals are entitled to having the same rights and protections as humans has grown.

A Gallup poll called 1,024 randomly selected numbers and asked Americans 18 years old and ov ...

Birds have right to freedom, dignity

Archived, 5 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - A high court in New Delhi, India, has made history by acknowledging that birds have the right to “live with dignity,” fly wherever they want without being trapped in a cage, and their “fundamental rights” protect them from cruelty.

“I ...

Dog fighting would be criminalized in N.J. under advancing bill

Archived, 5 days ago From nj.com 

Newark, NEW JERSEY - Leaders of dog fighting rings in New Jersey could be prosecuted under the same laws as organized crime members under legislation passed by the state Senate on Monday.

The bill (S736), which passed 35-0 would establish the crime of lead ...

Colorado takes steps to protect greater sage grouse

Archived, 5 days ago From bakken.com 

Fargo, NORTH DAKOTA - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday ordered state agencies to take steps to protect the shrinking population of greater sage grouse in hopes of avoiding a listing under the federal Endangered Species Act, which would trigger tougher conservatio ...

Frisco man sentenced for role in smuggling rhino horns to China

Archived, 5 days ago From friscoblog.dallasnews.com 

Dallas, TEXAS - A Frisco man who worked as an Asian art appraiser was sentenced last week to 25 months in federal prison for his role in smuggling rhinoceros horns and other protected items to China.

During a hearing in Beaumont on Thursday, Ning Qiu, ...

Welcome back beavers, says Moray-based charity

Archived, 5 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - Beavers should be released at more sites in Scotland, a conservation charity has said.

Moray-based Trees for Life said the animals were a "keystone species" that played "a critical ecological role".

Scottish Natural Heri ...

Hamilton man gets jail time in poaching of 9 black bears

Archived, 5 days ago From missoulian.com 

Missoula, MONTANA - A Hamilton man will serve jail time, pay restitution and lose his hunting privileges after pleading guilty to his part in what’s been called the largest bear poaching case in state history.

Richard Sublette, 56, pleaded guilty to three ...

Singapore authorities seize illegal ivory, rhinoceros horns, big cats' teeth estimated at $8 million

Archived, 5 days ago From straitstimes.com 

Singapore , SINGAPORE - The authorities here have seized a shipment of illegal ivory, rhinoceros horns and teeth of African big cats with an estimated value of $8 million.

The shipment, which consists of about 3.7 tonnes of illegal ivory, is the second larges ...

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Arctic ice cap is smallest since late 1970s

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The Arctic ice cap this year is the smallest it has been since the late 1970s, when satellite monitoring of the polar region ...

Billionaire’s bid to save rare wolves ends up on the brink of extinction

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Supporters of the endangered Mexican gray wolf on Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico, demanded that state commissioners reverse ...

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