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Female army veteran fights poachers in Africa

Archived, 5 days ago From ameriforce.net 

Bloomington, INDIANA - Expecting nothing less from the Army lately; Kinessa Johnson embarks for Africa with a mission to put a halt to poaching.

Another tattooed crusader does it again! Kinessa Johnson is a US Army Combat Veteran and Anti-Poaching Advisor fo ...

Twenty Javan slow lorises are returned to freedom in the wild

Archived, 6 days ago From internationalanimalrescue.org 

Uckfield, U K - In cooperation with the Centre for Conservation and Natural Resources (BKSDA) in West Java and the Halimun Salak National Park, the team from our Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Indonesia recently released twenty Critically Endangered Javan slow ...

Fighting rhino poaching in India

Archived, 6 days ago From thewire.in 

New Delhi, INDIA - It takes less than 20 mg of rhino horn to prosecute poachers. This is all scientists need to discover a rhinoceros’ unique DNA pattern, a sort of genetic fingerprint investigators can use to link criminals involved in poaching and trading of rhino ho ...

Tusker elephant rescued after decades of torture!

Archived, 6 days ago From satprnews.com 

Warsaw, POLAND - The wildlife conservation NGO Wildlife SOS launched the 36 hour long rescue operation to move the ailing elephant from Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh to the safety of the organisation’s Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura.


River otters are thriving again in Colorado, showing statewide conservation efforts can work

Archived, 6 days ago From denverpost.com 

Denver, COLORADO - Spunky, fish-chomping river otters who faced extinction in Colorado and other Western states are bouncing back — evidence that pollution control and wetland protection bring results.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists say that, aft ...

Washington congressman steps up to help end orca captivity in the U.S.

Archived, 6 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - While opposition to keeping orcas in captivity was around long before the documentary Blackfish started making waves, the film unquestionably helped bring the issue to a much wider audience.

More people started asking questions about w ...

Zimbabwe elephants and injured wildlife receive second chance

Archived, 8 days ago From ifaw.org 

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - Visiting the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) recently with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board members James Costas and Gregory Mertz, I was reminded that in the field of wildlife rehabilitation, we are always learning—from each other ...

Priyanka Chopra and Tom Hardy speak up for ‘forgotten dogs’ in the new PETA campaign

Archived, 8 days ago From indianexpress.com 

Noida, INDIA - Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has teamed up with Hollywood stars Tom Hardy and Casey Affleck for a new PETA video that encourages viewers to treat their dogs like family by never leaving them chained up outside to suffer in the cold, hungry and alon ...

The clouded leopard: conserving Asia’s elusive arboreal acrobat

Archived, 8 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - If quizzed on what we know about Asia’s clouded leopard, most of us would be stumped. But ask an expert who works with these wild cats, and you’ll get an earful. “They are phenomenal athletes. They can climb like no cat I’ve ever seen. They can hang ...

400 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand’s ‘whale trap’ beach

Archived, 8 days ago From newscientist.com 

Sutton, U K - More than 400 pilot whales beached themselves on Thursday in one of the worst whale stranding New Zealand has ever seen. The animals washed up on beaches at Farewell Spit on the South Island, a known black spot for whale strandings. At least 300 died ...

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