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Conservation groups decry Louisiana's lack of regulation of turtle trade

Archived, 5 days ago From houmatoday.com 

Houma, LOUISIANA - Before they become pets in Turkey or ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine, many of the world's commercially-sold turtles hatch in Louisiana.

Recently, conservation groups have challenged the state's Department of Wildlife and Fi ...

Sea Shepherd catches Japanese poaching fleet

Archived, 5 days ago From scoop.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - After five weeks of patrolling the Southern Ocean, Sea Shepherd has located the Japanese whale poachers’ factory whaling vessel in the Australian Whale Sanctuary with a dead minke whale on its flensing deck, the first to be documented since the Inter ...

Queens warehouse transforms into makeshift cat hospital for hundreds of felines exposed to bird flu

Archived, 5 days ago From ny1.com 

New York, NEW YORK - "It'll be great to see these guys get out and go to homes," said Tim Rickey, with ASPCA.

This cat is among more than 500 felines on the road to recovery at this Long Island City warehouse.

"We have about 45 responders he ...

Mkapa wants complete ban on trade in ivory

Archived, 5 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Former president Mr Benjamin Mkapa yesterday called on the international community to support Tanzania in its war against poaching.

He said that the intervention would help to end the problem. Mr Mkapa was speaking after a five-kilomet ...

Rare forest carnivore on track for endangered species protection

Archived, 5 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it is considering protecting Northern Rockies fishers under the Endangered Species Act. Fishers once inhabited old-growth forests in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah, but the species was ...

Plan released to restore grizzly bears in North Cascades

Archived, 7 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced they’re considering increasing the population of grizzly bears in the North Cascades by moving bears from other populations. Grizzly bear numbers in the North Cascades are d ...

Supreme Court refuses to lift NGT ban on kite manja

Archived, 7 days ago From hindustantimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Nylon and glass-coated manja will not be used for flying kites, with the Supreme Court on Friday declining to interfere with a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order that banned sale of such thread.

“It’s too bad if you use it,” a bench o ...

Ethiopia: Stand together against poaching

Archived, 7 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - According to The Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCO), A number of foreigners and and Ethiopians are caught poaching ivory, tiger skin and other game animals every year. In fact, these greedy and illegal wildlife traders are mostly caught ...

Flight to hope for homeless DeSoto County pets

Archived, 7 days ago From desototimes.com 

Hernando, MISSISSIPPI - On a wing and a prayer for a loving, permanent home, 70 to 80 shelter and rescue-based dogs and cats from North Mississippi (including possibly 25 from DeSoto County), West Tennessee and East Arkansas are to be airlifted from Memphis International Ai ...

Supreme Court turns down plea to allow bull-taming sport Jallikattu before Pongal

Archived, 8 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea seeking to allow the controversial sport Jallikattu played during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu.

A bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi told a group of lawyers, who request ...

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